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Dynasty ElevatorMeridian Capital GroupJonathan Baron Design Inc.Big Apple Fire Sprinkler Co., Inc.Hi-Rise LaundrySmith, Buss & Jacobs LLPLiberty Elevator CorporationBest Energy PowerH.S.C. Management Corp. AMOClaim Solutions InternationalThe Cotocon GroupAll-Ways Elevator, Inc.EphocaSchneider Buchel LLPKagan Lubic Lepper Finkelstein & Gold LLPNational Maintenance Supply, Inc.Rosenwach Tank Co. LLC

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Schedule

9:00am
Doors Open for Attendee Check-in/Registration
9:00am - 4:30pm: Exhibit Hall Open/Food Court
Hundreds of exhibitors featured offering all types of co-op, condo and HOA services. If you get hungry, don't fret. Our conveniently located in-house food court offers a wide array of tasty snacks and light meals to keep you energized as you take in the Expo.
9:30am - 3:30pm: Educational Seminars
Industry professionals will present in-depth seminars designed to give attendees a wealth of insider information.
11:00am - 3:00pm: Free Advice Booths
Experienced professionals in fields ranging from law to finance to association maintenance will be on-hand throughout the show with advice and answers for both board members, managing agents and residents.

Seminars

9:30am - 10:30am, Room 1
Today's Mortgage Market - Interest Rates, Volatility, & What Your Board Should Know
Sponsored by: Meridian Capital Group
Speakers:
Steven Geller, Managing Director, Meridian Capital Group
Nicoletta M. Pagnotta, Senior Vice President, Meridian Capital Group
Avi Geller, Vice President, Meridian Capital Group

As the lending landscape remains challenging for individuals, associations, and co-ops alike, things like funding major projects or refinancing an underlying mortgage can be even trickier than usual. This presentation will map out the current financing landscape, highlighting some of the strategies and products available to meet your community's needs, and offering professional answers to your board's biggest borrowing questions.
10:30am - 11:30am, Room 2
Up With the Sun - How Your Building Can Save Money, Create Value, & Reduce its Carbon Footprint with Solar
Sponsored by: Best Energy Power
Speaker: Ronnie Mandler, Owner/President - Best Energy Power

Solar power is gaining traction in multifamily communities nationwide - but concerns about funding, installation, and ROI still have some boards hesitant. This informative discussion will explain how solar works, break down its costs, explore financing options and subsidy programs, and demonstrate how going solar can help your building save big on operating costs - especially in light of Local Laws 92, 94, and 97, which require co-op and condo buildings over 25,000 square feet to have solar on the roof, or risk fines for noncompliance.
11:30am - 12:30pm, Room 1
Recovering Common Charge & Maintenance Arrears - Effective Collections Strategies for Boards & Managers
Sponsored by: Schneider Buchel LLP
Speaker: Marc H. Schneider, Esq.

A predictable, consistent inflow of cash is crucial for all multifamily communities to function - so unpaid maintenance and common charges pose a big problem for boards and residents alike. Arrears can lead to unpaid bills, neglected maintenance, and delayed capital projects. Marc H. Scheider, Esq, a legal pro will offer practical strategies for not only quickly recovering unpaid monies, but getting the most monies back, including interest, late fees and legal fees, so your community can stay solvent and financially stable.
12:30pm - 1:30pm, Room 2
Local Law 97 Compliance - Deconstructing the Law & its Impact on Multifamily Buildings
Sponsored by: The Cotocon Group
Speaker: TBD

Complying with Local Law 97 (LL97) has many New York multifamily boards and managers stressed - the expense of reducing carbon emissions to acceptable levels (and avoiding steep fines for noncompliance) is daunting, and in many cases prohibitive. While no building may be able to attain total carbon neutrality, this expert panel will offer practical strategies for minimizing capitalization while maximizing decarbonization. Other issues to be discussed include resources to help boards reach compliance, implications for rent-controlled buildings, and the City’s Covered Buildings List (CBL).
1:30pm - 2:30pm, Room 1
Resident Rights vs. Board Confidentiality – New Standards for Access to Records & Disclosure of Private Information
Sponsored by: Smith, Buss & Jacobs LLP
Speakers:
Kenneth Jacobs, Partner - Smith, Buss & Jacobs LLP
Eric Blaha- Chair of the Legislation Subcommittee of the Co-op/Condo Committee of the NYC Bar Association
Ryan Houck, Associate, Smith, Buss & Jacobs LLP

What rights do individual owners have to inspect their association’s books? What rights do boards have to limit owner review? When can a board restrict what an owner discloses to other owners, or what board members disclose to owners? This panel of legal experts will discuss these questions and more, including what personal information the US Treasury Department can require board members to disclose under the recently-passed Corporate Transparency Act (CTA).
2:30pm - 3:30pm, Room 2
Looks Matter - Refreshing Co-op & Condo Building Common Areas
Sponsored by: Jonathan Baron Design Inc.
Speakers:
Jonathan Baron, ASID, IIDA, Founder and President, Jonathan Baron Design Inc
Nicholas Rada, NYS Registered Architect Leed AP
Ivan Butkovi, NYC Licensed Electricial, Founder & President, Einstein Electrical Corporation