Top Regulatory Compliance Challenges in 2013

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Jonathan Fertel, Vice President – Client Services, SiteCompli
Bradley Green, Senior Attorney, Cohen Hochman & Allen
Paul Volodarsky, Senior Litigation Associate, Cohen Hochman & Allen

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  • Top Regulatory Compliance Challenges in 2013

    1. 1. Top Regulatory Compliance Challenges in 2013:Staying Ahead of Violations, Fines, Hearings, Equipment Inspections, Permits and More Presented By: Jonathan Fertel, Vice President – Client Services, SiteCompli Bradley Green, Senior Attorney, Cohen Hochman & Allen Paul Volodarsky, Senior Litigation Associate, Cohen Hochman & Allen Text your questions: 937-675-0203
    2. 2. Located in downtown Manhattan, CHA is aleading Administrative law firm focusing onNYC regulatory law. CHA’s attorneysrepresent clients in violation hearings aswell as a variety of other NYC propertymatters: Environmental Control Board,Health Department, Housing Court,Consumer Affairs, Office of AdministrativeTrials and Hearings and Criminal Court.The firm has more than 25 years ofexperience in challenging New York Cityviolations. Robert Hochman is a formerdirector of administrative enforcement atthe New York City Department of Building.The firm’s attorneys include several formerprosecutors from the Department ofBuildings and a former administrative lawjudge of the ECB.
    3. 3. SITECOMPLI SiteCompli provides a breakthrough technology that automatically and continuously updates and aggregates data on violations, complaints, inspections, fines, hearings, jobs, permits and more across various city agencies (DOB, ECB, HPD, DEP, DSNY, FDNY, etc.) SiteCompli does this in a fraction of the time that property managers take to do the same tasks manually, enabling owners and property management firms to save time and money by avoiding unnecessary fines while focusing on solving problems rather than identifying them.
    4. 4. AGENDA  THE CHANGING REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT  Escalating Penalties: The AEUHAZ1 violation  New Inspection Violations: Elevators & Boilers  Energy & Electrical Code: Enhanced Enforcement  STAYING AHEAD OF THE VIOLATION CURVE  Communication & Documentation: Managing Your Relationships  Being Proactive: Challenging Your Violations  Awareness: Knowing Your Issues and Opportunities  COMPLIANCE IN 2013  Additional Inspection Violations and Penalties  Backflow Installation & Inspections  Transient Use Penalty Exposure  What To Expect Post-Sandy  SUMMARY AND Q&A
    5. 5. INSPECTONS ELEVATORS VIOLATIONS INSPECTONS BOILERS VIOLATIONS VIOLATIONS FACADES DOB INSPECTONS VIOLATIONS CONSTRUCTION INSPECTONS VIOLATIONS OTHER NOVs VIOLATIONS VOs CERTS. TO OPERATE FDNY / INSPECTIONS VIOLATIONS DSNY REGISTRATIONS VIOLATIONS DEPENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD DOT ETC. REAL ESTATE COMPLIANCE IN NYC HEALTH OTHER LANDMARKS VIOLATIONS EMERGENCY REPAIRS LITIGATION REGISTRATIONS
    6. 6. CHALLENGING THECLASSIFICATIONS There are three classes of Department of Buildings ECB Violations:  CLASS 1 (IMMEDIATELY HAZARDOUS) Examples: installing a water line without a permit, structural cracks in the façade, failure to provide unobstructed exit passageway  CLASS 2 (MAJOR VIOLATIONS) Examples: broken walkway steps, failure to register the boiler  CLASS 3 (LESSER VIOLATIONS) Examples: parking a commercial vehicle in a residential district, dead storage of vehicles

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