Condominium Association Representation

The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein has developed long term relationships with our Common Interest Community clients, including Condominium Associations and Cooperatives, by providing them with guidance on everything from the daily questions of a Community Association Manager to advice on long term strategic plans of the Board of Directors.

We realize that Association Boards are responsible for their owners’ property and funds, and we work diligently to ensure that our clients satisfy their responsibilities and are protected from liability. Through our comprehensive representation and counseling we help Associations direct and manage their Community proficiently, effectively and legally.

Among the types of services routinely provided by the Law Office of Juda J. Epstein to Common Interest Community clients are the following:

  • Legal counsel in the application of state and local law and court rulings and administrative decisions impacting on the operation of Community Associations.
  • Compliance with applicable Federal laws, such as the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Fair Housing laws, and the Employment Discrimination Laws, as well as similar state and local statutes and ordinances.
  • Interpretation, amendment and enforcement of the governing documents of the Association to wit, Declaration of Condominium, Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, the Articles of Incorporation, the By-Laws of the and the Rules and Regulations.
  • Answering day-to-day legal questions regarding operational, technical, regulatory, and practical issues.
  • Collection of delinquent assessments and common charges.
  • Assisting the Board of Directors on fiscal and legal matters, such as budgeting, levying special assessments, and establishing reserves.
  • Addressing maintenance and repair issues and distinguishing between those projects which require Board approval and those which require unit owner approval.
  • Drafting and reviewing requests for proposals, contracts for the management, maintenance, repair/replacement and operation of the community.
  • Assisting in planning and developing contracts for construction projects and complying with construction lien laws.
  • Counseling owners ad-hoc committees in the pre-transition phase of the Community's evolution.
  • Providing legal counsel for post-transition, unit owner-controlled Association on developer issues, including the resolution of warranty, accounting and representation claims, and the establishment of on-going operational controls.
  • Reviewing loan documents and structuring commercial lines of credit and/or arranging sources of financing for the associations lease/purchases of capital improvement items.
  • Litigation with developers.
  • Amending as needed the By-Laws and Declaration.
  • Keeping the Association up to speed on continuously evolving legislation.
  • Individual Unit Owner representation against Condominium Associations that ignore and are in violation of the governing documentation of the Association, local ordinances and State Statutes in what is perceived as a ‘David Vs. Goliath’ scenario.

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