Contract Negotiation And Preparation
We assist clients with vendor relationships. From contract negotiation, to drafting to dispute resolution, to contract suits.
We assist in formulation of resolutions addressing policies and administration. Some common resolutions address parking and towing, implementation of fines and alternative dispute resolution “ADR”, placement of satellite dish antennas, collection of debts, board member conduct and confidentiality.
We believe in Alternative Dispute Resolution and serve as ADR facilitators and mediators. A number of our attorneys also volunteer for the Community Association Institute’s dispute resolution service and/or the Superior Court’s Volunteer mediation program.
Governing Documents Review And Amendment
Governing Documents are prepared by developers – but the developers don’t live there. We assist with governing document review and amendment so that the governing documents meet the needs of those who live there.
Many associations have found themselves with long project lists but short on cash. We assist associations who have decided to borrow the necessary funds.
Municipal Services Reimbursement
Municipalities must either provide garbage removal, snow removal and street lighting to associations in the same fashion that the municipality provides these services to residents who do not live in an association or pay the association what it would have cost the municipality to provide the service. Many municipalities shirk this responsibility. We assist associations in obtaining required municipal services or reimbursements.
We assist associations in addressing the impact nearby land development may have on the association and its residents. We appear at planning and zoning boards and voice association concerns. We also meet with developers to mitigate possible impacts.
Transition/Developer Disputes/Construction & Financing Defects
We work to resolve association construction and financing disputes. We have been particularly successful in achieving results without litigation. We do not represent developers, their subcontractors or material suppliers.
General Business Construction Defects
A number of our attorneys have business backgrounds. They apply this knowledge in litigating business disputes which have included, among others, planning and zoning issues, business breakups, commercial collections, contractor’s failure to perform, bankruptcy litigation and board authority challenges.
Although we pride ourselves on resolving developer disputes without litigation, we do regularly represent associations in litigation when the developer refuses to amicably resolve the construction and financing deficiencies.