Homeowner Associations and Condominiums

Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law

Homeowner and condominium associations provide a number of advantages for residents:

  • A sense of community
  • Pooled maintenance of outdoor spaces and common areas
  • Affordable amenities like gardens and exercise rooms
  • Potential for lower costs through shared ownership.

But maintaining a healthy community of home owners means knowing the law and paying attention to issues such as:

  • Dues collection / fund management
  • Pets, parking, noise and neighbors
  • Insurance coverage and damage disputes
  • Governance and exceptions, for instance, for disabilities
  • Building or landscaping defects

Wisconsin Condominium Law

Our real estate attorneys know condominium and community association law. We’ve worked with over 45 different residential or mixed-use community and condominium associations. Additionally, our experience with nonprofit organizations has helped us recognize and spread best practices for governing boards of directors.  We work with associations to:

  • Improve the association’s governing practices
  • Convert rental units or individually-owned buildings into shared ownership communities
  • Transition the board from developer to owners’ control
  • Create or change bylaws, rules and policies
  • Negotiate or review related real estate contracts
  • Defines the roles and responsibilities of officers & directors
  • Provide statutory interpretations
  • Enforce rules
  • Collect dues

We can also provide legal counsel, advocacy and court representation to community associations on such legal issues as:

  • Employment and personnel matters
  • Insurance coverage and claims
  • Construction defects
  • Management contracts

As a small, but focused firm, we service almost any legal matter faced by Wisconsin community associations. We’ll help you create a healthy community where your board is effective, and residents can thrive.