Association Law

Condominium, HOA & Co-ops

Wright County Association Attorneys

WelcomeHomeThe Buffalo, Minnesota attorneys at Halvorson Langemo & Paschke cover the entire spectrum of legal counseling of condominium, cooperative, time shares and homeowners associations. In addition, the practice group provides counseling to country clubs, master associations and owners’ ad hoc committees.

They play an integral part of their client’s professional team assisting the Board and management prepare for and conduct meetings; answering questions about documents and the pertinent law; enforcing the covenants and restrictions and; drafting and negotiating contracts for provision of services.

Buffalo Association Attorneys

We are often responsible for providing legal counseling to the officers and directors, as well as the manager, on the operation of the Association. Among the types of services routinely provided to Community Association clients are the following:

  • Legal counsel in the application of state and local law and court rulings and administrative decisions impacting on the operation of Community Associations.
  • Compliance with applicable Federal laws, such as the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Fair Housing laws, and the Employment Discrimination Laws, as well as similar state and local statutes and ordinances.
  • Interpretation, amendment and enforcement of the governing documents — Declaration of Condominium, Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, the Articles of Incorporation, the Bylaws of the Association and the rules and regulations.
  • Answering day-to-day questions regarding operational, technical, regulatory, and practical issues.
  • Assisting the Board of Directors on fiscal matters, such as budgeting, levying special assessments, and establishing reserves.
  • Addressing maintenance and repair issues and distinguishing between those projects which require Board approval and those which require unit owner approval.
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts for the management, maintenance, repair and operation of the community.
  • Assisting in planning and developing contracts for construction projects and complying with construction lien laws.
  • Collection of delinquent assessments.
  • Providing legal counsel for post-transition, unit owner-controlled Association on developer issues, including the resolution of warranty, accounting and representation claims, and the establishment of on-going operational controls.
  • Reviewing loan documents and structuring commercial lines of credit and/or arranging sources of financing for recreation lease purchases, capital improvements, etc.