As the Founding Member of the firm, Mr. Calabrese has concentrated his practice on the representation of Community Associations since 1986. He is highly recognized for his advocacy on their behalf, especially in the areas of construction defect and transition litigation as well as general representation services. In the mid 1990s, during the statewide fire retardant treated ("FRT") plywood litigation, he was appointed the Chairman of the Plaintiff Association’s Steering Committee and was instrumental in achieving a successful model settlement for all plaintiff associations in New Jersey.
Through the years, Mr. Calabrese has lectured on the subjects of transition, toxic mold, rules and regulations and contracts. He represents Community Associations throughout New Jersey, handling on a daily basis matters involving general representation services, transition, construction litigation, and debt collection. Mr. Calabrese attends monthly board meetings where he provides guidance to Board Members on their fiduciary duty to the membership.
In 2017, Mr. Calabrese successfully completed a multi-party transition litigation case, obtaining for his client a settlement in excess of $18.5 million dollars. Mr. Calabrese also has experience in appellate matters and most recently was successful in overturning a lower court's decision regarding a Community Association's right to sell the property of a delinquent owner to satisfy its money judgment against such owner.