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HOMEOWNERS AND CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION LAW

The laws involving homeowners associations and condominium associations are very specific and can be complicated. Having an advocate work alongside the board of directors can be imperative to its success. We represent numerous North Carolina homeowners associations and condominium associations in a wide range of matters, including association governance, compliance, contracts, interpretation of governing documents, disputes, and collections. partner with our clients to develop strategies for handling with owners, developers, contractors, insurance companies and banks.

Representation of our HOA and condominium association clients includes the following:

General Counsel

A significant portion of community association representation is acting as the association’s general counsel. Our firm is ready to go to bat for our clients with quick response times and solid legal and practical advice. The “practical” part of general counsel work is imperative to the success of a community association. As general counsel, we help boards and managers with board meetings and membership meetings, board and association governance, member documents requests, board training, board removal matters, contract review, interpretation and negotiation, fair housing issues and compliance, governing document interpretation and opinions, governing document review and amendment, hiring and termination guidance, real property and common area matters, property taxes and exemptions, regulatory and statutory compliance, and zoning matters.

Collections

Most often, assessments are the sole income for an association, so it is imperative to collect the past-due assessments from owners. Our attorneys have resolved tens of thousands of association collection cases. We are always cost-conscious in the handling of every collection matter, and have an efficient collection practice that offers economical, creative and timely collections of assessments.

Association Governance

Advising clients on corporate matters and compliance, education and training notices, voting, board meetings and membership meetings, board training, board removal matters.

Covenant Enforcement

It is important to enforce the covenants and restrictions in a homeowners or condominium association in order to maintain the integrity of the community. Our firm offers pre-litigation and litigation assistance to both associations and individuals living within an association, including offering legal opinions on architectural review, document review, enforcement strategies, and fine policies and procedures.

Litigation

We represent associations with administrative law disputes, arbitration, collection lawsuits, failure to enforce or waiver defense, injunctive lawsuits, mediation and neighbor-to-neighbor disputes.