Condos, Co-ops, HOAs & Managing Agents

Areas of Focus

  • Board elections and meetings
  • Breach of fiduciary duty disputes
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Common charge, maintenance fees, and HOA dues payment disputes and collections
  • Conflict of interest disputes
  • Contract review and negotiation
  • Corporate governance and drafting and review of policies
  • Drafting and interpreting governing and operating documents (such as deeds, proprietary leases, declarations, by-laws, rules, board resolutions, alteration agreements, and transfer closing documents)
  • Disputes between boards and managing agents
  • Disputes between neighbors
  • Disputes between owners/tenants and boards
  • Enforcement and interpretation of by-laws and house regulations and rules
  • Financing and refinancing
  • Judicial and non-judicial lien foreclosure
  • Leasing and sub-leasing
  • Liens
  • Managing agent agreements
  • Representation in judicial proceedings
  • Transfers of interest
  • Vendor and contractor disputes

Representative Matters

  • Serve as general counsel to boards of cooperative corporations and condominium associations
  • Assisted cooperative corporation refinance its underlying building mortgage and credit line mortgage
  • Drafted and negotiated management agreement on behalf of a managing agent
  • Represented tenant against lender’s non-judicial sale of tenant’s shares in cooperative apartment corporation
  • Represented cooperative corporation in negotiations with lender of non-paying tenants to obtain payment of outstanding maintenance fees and assessments
  • Successfully resolved condominium board’s action seeking to recover funds from its former managing agent
  • Successfully resolved on HOA’s behalf a homeowner’s attempted class-action lawsuit to enforce a purported easement for ingress and egress over HOA owned real property.
  • Assisted cooperative corporation resolve shareholder’s property damage claims

We invite you to contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.