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Why can’t co-ops cooperate when disaster hits? published in Reuters Legal News, authors Michael Zigelman, Esq., Louie Castoria, Esq., June 16, 2022

Posted Jun 17, 2022

In those rural days of yesteryear, if a barn burned or blew down the neighbors would rally together to rebuild it. It wasn’t required by law, unless you count the Golden Rule, nor was it in the declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) in the nonexistent homeowners association’s bylaws. It was the charitable thing to do, but it also made good sense: Many hands make light work, and your barn might be next.

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Michael L. Zigelman is the co-managing partner of the New York City office of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP and chair of its General Liability Coverage Practice Group. He can be reached at

Louie Castoria is a partner in the San Francisco office of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP, and co-chair emeritus of the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group. He also teaches Law at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He can be reached at

This article was first published on Reuters Legal News and Westlaw Today on June 16, 2022. Thomson Reuters is a commercial publisher of content that is general and educational in nature, may not reflect all recent legal developments and may not apply to the specific facts and circumstances of individual transactions and cases. 

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