Community Association Law

The firm’s Master Planned Community and Condominium Practice Group consists of attorneys who represent developers and resident-controlled community associations throughout Texas.  Our team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff are experienced in all aspects of community association law, including representation of community associations during and after developer control, as well as the transition of a community association from developer to resident control, including:

  • Advising community associations on day-to-day operational and governance issues, including the interpretation and application of community covenants, policies and procedures;
  • Collection of delinquent assessments;
  • Enforcement of restrictive covenants;
  • Preparing and reviewing management contracts and contracts for the operation, maintenance and repair of common areas, common elements, and other association owned amenities and facilities;
  • Interpretation and review of insurance policies for compliance with governing documents and advising risk management policies and procedures;
  • Amending governing documents to modernize them or conform them to current law;
  • Assisting boards of directors with fiscal matters, such as budgeting, levying special assessments and establishing reserves and with fiduciary obligations and safeguards;
  • Counseling developer representatives or owner committees in the pre-transition, transition and post-transition phases of a community development;
  • Advice and counseling on boards of directors on warranty, construction and accounting claims;
  • Assisting developers with secondary mortgage approvals for developments (FHA, Fannie Mae, VA, etc.);
  • Arbitration, mediation and litigation services; and
  • Advising boards of directors on federal laws such as the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Fair Housing Act, the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, Title VII and other employment discrimination laws, as well as similar state and local statutes and ordinances applicable to community associations.

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