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ERIK SHAUGHNESSY

Erik is a Founding Principal of the firm and Chair of the firm’s Condominium/Community Association Practice Group. Since 2008, Erik has concentrated his practice on representing condominiums and community associations, with an emphasis on representing clients in lien enforcement actions to recover unpaid common expenses in state and federal bankruptcy courts; drafting, amending, and advising clients on governing documents; rules enforcement; and advising clients on questions concerning condominium/community association governance and best practices.  Erik represents condominiums and community associations throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Erik is active in state and local organizations concerning condominiums and community associations including
Community Association Institute (CAI).

In addition to his community association representation, Erik’s areas of practice include: residential and commercial leasing; residential and commercial landlord-tenant law; title examinations; and recording of instruments.

EDUCATION

  • B.A., Boston College, 2003

  • J.D., cum laude Suffolk University Law School, 2006 – Member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • New England Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAINE)

  • CAINE - New Hampshire Legislative Action Committee

    • Member: 2018 - Present

  • CAINE Attorney’s Committee

    • Co-Chair: 2019 - Present  

    • Member: 2008-Present

  • Emerging Leaders Network – Founding board member

ADMISSIONS

  • Massachusetts

  • United States District Court – Massachusetts

  • New Hampshire

  • United States District Court – New Hampshire

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • In Re Ames, 447 B.R. 680 (2011) (precedential decision concerning condominium lien enforcement and foreclosure)

  • Trustees of the Bartley Nolan Condominium Trust v. Kamel, 2017 Appeals Court Decision, in favor of the Condominium Trust regarding service of the lien enforcement complaint; obtained original judgment on behalf of Condominium Trust and prepared the legal memoranda for the Condominium
    Trust upon which the appeals court decision is based.

  • Representation of Condominium/Community Associations
    in thousands of lien enforcement matters throughout the District and Superior Courts.

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING

  • Presented for the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) Condominium Law and Practice Section in Feb. 2019 concerning Boston’s Ordinance for installation of electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS)

  • Presented for CAINE at their annual Expo 2018, regarding Bankruptcy and Lien Enforcement to recover unpaid common expense assessments

  • Publication: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Unit Owner Still Liable, Condo Media, September 2011

  • Interviewed and quoted for: “For Condo Associations,
    ‘Nuclear Option’ a Last Resort” Worcester Telegram, September 23, 2012

  • Presented education seminars in office for multiple condominium management companies on topics including:
    lien enforcement; budgets; bankruptcy; and procedural issues for condominium and managers.