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Entitled to Tabulated Election Results?

  • By: Stephen Lasser, The New York Cooperator
  • Published: July 24, 2009

Q: Do the shareholders in a New York City co-op have the right to obtain the tabulated results of a board of director’s election, rather than simply the names of the shareholders that won? If you are a shareholder who is running for the board, are you entitled to know how many votes (shares) you received? Are you entitled to know how many votes (shares) your opponents’ received?

A: “It can be very difficult for a shareholder who is not a board member to gain access to cooperative election materials such as proxies and ballots,” says Stephen M. Lasser, an attorney shareholder in the Manhattan office of the law firm Stark & Stark. Download PDF

About the Author Stephen M. Lasser is the managing partner of Lasser Law Group. He has
focused his practice on real estate as both a litigator and a transactional
attorney for approximately 20 years. Read More