Condominium Law

Condo Formation | Governance | Condo Bylaws | Disputes | Fee Collection

For more than thirty years, we have represented and advised condominium associations, property managers, developers, trustees and unit owners, and financial institutions in a wide variety of matters.

Formation:

We have considerable experience with the establishment and phasing of condominiums of all sizes throughout Massachusetts. This entails drafting the necessary documentation, including the master deed, declaration of trust and rules and regulations, as well as amendments thereto. We also assist in assuring compliance with applicable zoning and condominium removal ordinances, as well as assist in the extinguishment and revival of development rights.

Rules Enforcement and Collection:

Owners, trustees and property managers have the right to expect that those living in the association act in accordance with the established rules and regulations of the association. On behalf of these clients, we take the necessary action to collect outstanding condominium fees and special assessments, and to address grievances related to other conduct and activities not in compliance with association rules, such as disputes arising from nuisances, pet violations, and disruptive tenants.

Litigation:

We have successfully represented condominium associations in both the prosecution and defense of civil actions. We have represented associations in claims brought against contractors, developers, and architects arising out of breach of fiduciary duty, defective workmanship, warranty breaches, and violation of the warranty of habitability. In addition, we have considerable experience in the area of landlord-tenant law, including eviction for non-payment of rent, and pursuing enforcement of an association’s lien for unpaid common area charges and superlien enforcement against lenders.

Our lawyers regularly appear in state and federal courts as well as state and municipal boards and agencies.

Membership in CAI and IREM:

We are active members of the Community Association Institute, and have published numerous articles in Condo Media regarding condominiums. In addition, we actively participate in various seminars and presentations to condominium owners, managers, vendors, and trustees. Our attorneys participate in the Lawyers Committee of CAI. One partner has also been certified as a mediator for condominium issues.

The Massachusetts Condominium Act:

We are providing a copy of the updated Massachusetts Condominium Act to deliver access to the current condominium laws affecting condominium associations, trustees, property managers, and unit owners: Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 183A.

Contact the Massachusetts condo law attorneys at Goldman & Pease for a free initial and confidential consultation regarding your condominium legal matter.

The Massachusetts condominium lawyers at Goldman & Pease specialize in Massachusetts condominium law and serve the greater Boston metro region including Alston, Arlington, Belmont, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Canton, Dedham, Dover, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Norwood, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, West Roxbury, Westwood, and all of Massachusetts.