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Michael S Karpoff

Litigation Attorney at Princeton, NJ

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Michael S. Karpoff  is a partner in the Princeton, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP and is a member of the firm’s Community Association Group and the firm’s Professional Licensing and Regulation Practice.

Mr. Karpoff is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney and oversees the Community Association Group’s litigation. He has served as lead counsel for numerous plaintiffs in construction defect cases during the past 25 years.

In addition to community association law and litigation, Mr. Karpoff concentrates his practice in administrative law including professional and occupational licensing and regulation, construction code and zoning matters. Previously, as a New Jersey Deputy Attorney General, he represented professional and occupational licensing boards and other state agencies before entering private practice in 1984.

His practice now includes representing professional and occupational licensees before New Jersey regulatory boards. He also served as the attorney for the Highland Park Zoning Board from 1987 until 1996

In addition to being admitted to practice law in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, Mr. Karpoff is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for New Jersey.

Licensed for 42 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 12/04/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1980
Updated 11/06/2022

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Hill Wallack LLP
202 Carnegie Center
P.O. Box 5226
Princeton, NJ, 08543-5226

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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hill Wallack LLP
  • 1997 - Present
  • Director/Shareholder
  • Perl Karpoff & Kessler, PC
  • 1989 - 1996
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lane & Perl
  • 1984 - 1989
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • NJ Department Of Law & Public Safety: Division of Law, Professional Boards Section
  • 1980 - 1984
  • Law Assistant
  • NJ Department Of Law & Public Safety: Division of Law, Professional Boards Section
  • 1980 - 1980
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Education

  • Rutgers Law School - Newark
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Boston University School of Public Communication
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1974
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • AB - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Associations

  • Law & Politics, New Jersey Monthly
  • Included in Super Lawyer Lists for Construction Litigation
  • 2010 - Present
  • Community Associations Institute
  • Director, NJ Chapter
  • 2008 - Present
  • College of Community Association Lawyers
  • 2000 - Present
  • Certified by Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney
  • 1996 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 1984 - Present
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • 1984 - Present
  • Community Associations Institute
  • 1984 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • 1980 - Present
  • Law & Politics, New Jersey Monthly
  • Included in Super Lawyer List for Associations/Non-Profit
  • 2005 - 2005
  • NJSBA Real Property, Probate & Trusts Section, Common Interest Ownership Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Board Certified - Civil Trial Attorney Since 1996
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2012
  • Included in Super Lawyer Lists for Construction Litigation
  • Law & Politics, New Jersey Monthly
  • 2012
  • Included in Super Lawyer Lists for Construction Litigation
  • Law & Politics, New Jersey Monthly
  • 2011
  • Included in Super Lawyer Lists for Construction Litigation
  • Law & Politics, New Jersey Monthly
  • 2010
  • Committee of the Year
  • Community Associations Institute, NJ Chapter
  • 2007
  • Author of the Year
  • Community Associations Institute, NJ Chapter
  • 1999
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Publications

  • CAI 31st Annual Community Association Law Seminar
  • Assessment Collections in a Troubled Economy - Coping with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 2010
  • CAI 30th Annual Community Association Law Seminar
  • The Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in Community Associations
  • 2009
  • 79 Pa. Bar Assn Quarterly 83
  • The Right to Speak in Community Associations: Constitutional or Contractual?
  • 2008
  • “Real Estate, Title Insurance & Construction Law” Supplement, New Jersey Law Journal S-11, 190 N.J.L.J. 407
  • Community Governance - Court affirms rights of private communities to govern themselves
  • 2007
  • NJSBA New Jersey Lawyer 22
  • The ABCs of ADR: Perspectives and Pointers
  • 2006
  • 7 J. Comm. Assn. Law 119
  • Public and Media Relations for the Community Association Attorney: A Lawyer’s Perspective
  • 2005
  • 2 J. Comm. Assn. Law 50
  • Public Access to Private Communities: Is There a Constitutional Right?
  • 1999
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Community Association Collections: Practice, Pointers & Pitfalls
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • NJICLE Community Association Law Summit: Top 10 Topics for 2011
  • Protecting Community Assets in the Face of Owner Opposition
  • 2011
  • NJICLE Community Association Law: Update 2009
  • Recent Developments Regarding ADR for Community Associations
  • 2009
  • CAI 30th Annual Community Association Law Seminar
  • The Ethics of Honoring the Attorney-Client Privilege
  • 2009
  • CAI 27th Annual Community Association Law Seminar
  • Dangerous Residents and Other Security Issues: Protecting Members While Preserving Rights
  • 2006
  • NJICLE Seminar
  • Community Association Law Update – 2004
  • 2004
  • CAI-NJ Conference & Exposition
  • Facelifts and Building Codes
  • 2000
  • NJICLE Seminar
  • Community Association Collections: Practice, Pointers & Pitfalls,
  • 1993
  • National Association of Accountants-Raritan Valley Chapter Meeting
  • Ethics
  • 1989
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Princeton Litigation Lawyer Michael S Karpoff
Michael S Karpoff
Litigation Attorney
Princeton, NJ
Licensed for 42 years