One of our primary areas of focus is representing condominiums and community associations (commonly referred to HOAs or homeowner’s associations) throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. We represent all sizes of condominium/community associations from two unit associations to 500-plus unit associations. The scope of representation includes the day-to-day legal needs of the association such as governing document review and interpretation to complex litigation (please see our Litigation Practice Group for additional litigation information).

Our representation in this practice area involves the representation and advising of managing boards, trustees, property management companies, and unit owners on all issues regarding the governance and operations of condominiums/community associations. Our advice is sometimes purely law-based, but frequently is a blend of law and a more practical approach based upon our years of experience.  MSU’s attorneys are members of and active participants in the New England Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAINE).

Below is a breakdown of common types of representation MSU performs for our Condominium/Community Association clients:

  • Recovery of Unpaid Fees/Assessments

  • General Representation

  • Attendance and facilitation of Board and Annual Meetings

  • Drafting condominium documents

  • Drafting amendments to condominium documents

  • Document review and interpretation

  • Drafting and/or updating Rules and documents

  • Rules Enforcement

  • Contract Review (see also our Construction Law Practice Group)

  • Contract Disputes (see also our Litigation and Construction Law Practice Groups)

  • Land Use and Zoning (see also our Real Estate Practice Group)

  • Liability Claims and Insurance Claims (see also our Litigation Practice Group)

Condominium/Community Association Practice Group Chair