Community Associations Law

The representation of community associations such as condominiums, cooperatives and other planned unit developments has become increasingly more sophisticated as the courts and the New Jersey legislature have sought to regulate this area of the law.

At Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, PC, we have extensive experience in representing community associations, developers and individual owners in all facets of this complex field.
Our Community Association Group, which is headed by William D. Bierman and Thomas C. Martin, concentrates in the following community association-related areas:

  • General counseling for all types of community associations as counsel to the association or on individual issues involving such matters as transition from the sponsor
  • Master Deed and By-Law review and changes; consultation on capital improvements; negotiating and drafting contracts
  • Supervision and collection of maintenance accounts
  • Compliance with administrative rules and regulation
  • Litigation involving actions concerning sponsors and developers
  • Complex construction matters
  • Defense of community associations from actions brought by unit owners
  • Obtaining insurance coverage on behalf of associations and general litigation involving community associations.
  • Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights actions on behalf of associations.
  • Real estate related matters including zoning, variances, assessments, real estate tax appeals and environmental matters.
  • Administrative law and representing associations before State agencies.
  • Representing sponsors and developers in establishing community associations; drafting community association documents; and addressing the overall conversion process.

Our overall understanding of community associations gives us a unique insight and enables the firm to provide quality legal services for all community association-related matters. Through technology and our office’s many resources, we can respond to the needs of our clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner delivering superior legal representation at a reasonable cost.

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