Practice Area Details
Community Association Law
Real estate developers and condominium homeowner associations face numerous legal challenges in the construction, creation, and management of a residential community. Beattie Padovano, LLC helps their clients navigate these challenges. We assist in registration with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. We can prepare all the required documents including the Application for Registration, the Public Offering Statement, Master Deed, By-Laws and Rules and Regulations of the development. This team also works with our land use attorneys to obtain the necessary municipal approvals for construction of the development. With that done, we help our client incorporate additional phases within the community or to correct, modify, or update previously approved documents.
Once construction is complete, the group assists with the creation of the homeowners association and establishes the board of directors of the association. We offer advice and guidance in transitioning from a developer-controlled board to one controlled by the owners.
As counsel for established community associations, we render legal advice and services on matters such as corporate organization, collection of common expense assessments (including filing and foreclosure of assessment liens), owner violations of regulations, easements, and amendments to association documents. Assistance with preparation of meeting notices, voting ballots and proxy documents can also be provided. One of our attorneys can even attend board meetings or unit owner meetings, if needed.