We help developers:

  • carefully establish the rights of the developer and the expectations and obligations of the homeowners, as well as the HOA, in recorded covenants, including drafting CC&Rs (declaration), bylaws, and articles of incorporation,
  • establish the freedom, authority and rights necessary to effectively develop and market the community with minimum risk of disputes with owners or related to the HOA,
  • ensure a proper legal foundation is laid for successful relationships with the homeowners association and property owners. 

We are experienced establishing and operating:

  • Expandable developments
  • Townhomes
  • Single family
  • Condominium
  • Commercial
  • Mixed-use
  • Resort communities

We provide the following services:

  • Governing document drafting, interpretation, review, amendment and enforcement.
  • Assistance with corporate governance issues, including meeting and voting advice, how to use various types of ballots and proxies, understand proper procedures, respond to owner demands for records, draft board resolutions.
  • Compliance with applicable federal laws, such as the Fair Housing laws (helping avoid discrimination claims), the Telecommunications Act of 1996, as well as similar state and local statutes and ordinances.
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts for the management, maintenance, repair and operation of the community.
  • Advise regarding a developer's obligations as to establishing the financial basis of the HOA, including establishing reserves.
  • Pursuing and defending all types of litigation on behalf of associations.
  • Legal counsel in the application of state and local law and court rulings and administrative decisions impacting the operation of homeowner associations.
  • Answering day-to-day questions regarding operational, technical, regulatory, and practical issues.
  • HOA insurance issues, including Directors & Officers coverage.
  • Collection of delinquent assessments.
  • Helping boards understand and fulfill their duties.