We work closely with the officers, board members and community managers of homeowner associations and condominium regimes to handle a variety of legal issues they face on a daily basis. In that capacity, we have represented over 65 community associations. If you are an officer or board member of a community association, or you are a community manager searching for legal counsel concerning HOA law, we are here to help.
In today’s litigious society, board members, community managers and the association itself can easily be the target of civil lawsuits. As such, it is important for associations and their community managers to follow the governing documents, i.e., covenants/restrictions, bylaws, architectural review guidelines, etc. It is equally important for associations and their community managers to uniformly enforce the governing documents without engaging in selective enforcement. We can help assess the current framework of your governing documents, draft the necessary revisions and then work in conjunction with you to enforce them properly.
In handling community association law, we can help with:
Collection of delinquent accounts/unpaid dues
Drafting an initial set of governing documents or a complete rewrite of your existing documents
Preparing a targeted amendment which only addresses specific governing documents
Issuing written legal opinions which interpret confusing provisions in your governing documents, offer guidance on difficult liability issues, etc.
Making claims against developers for inadequately funding the HOA, poor turnover of the HOA or breaching their fiduciary duty to the HOA
Pursing covenant violations by homeowners
Handling construction defect litigation for the HOA
Offering advice regarding board and membership meetings
Advising the Board on issues related to insurance, contracts, elections and other tort issues.
In terms of pricing, our firm offers several options to fit your budget:
● We frequently quote fixed attorney fees to:
a) handle collections based upon the task at hand in a lock-step approach, i.e., demand letter, lien, lawsuit, etc. Case costs are not included (those are separate from attorney’s fees).
b) draft/revise governing documents (we can overhaul all of your governing documents or draft specific documents/provisions tailored to address certain sections/problematic language – depending upon the client’s preference, we can include case costs in our quote or bill separately for those items).
c) prepare a written legal opinion answering a single question or numerous issues (depending upon the client’s preference, we can include case costs in the quote or bill separately for those).
d) provide unlimited legal advice calls and emails to your Board Members/Community Manager on a monthly basis (based upon the size and legal needs of the HOA, we can tailor a quote to meet your situation—case costs are not included).
● We can also handle legal matters on an hourly basis if you prefer.
Please call us today to discuss the legal issues affecting your community association.