Practice areas

Co-op/Condo

New York City Co-op and Condo Lawyers

DL Partners is a leading law firm with extensive experience in co-op and condo law, serving clients and Boards of Managers throughout New York City. Our dedicated team of attorneys provides comprehensive legal services tailored to the unique needs of co-op and condo communities and their boards. Whether you are a co-op or condo board, individual shareholder, unit owner, property manager, or real estate investor, we are here to guide you through the intricacies of co-op and condo law.

Co-op and Condo Legal Services

Our attorneys specialize in a wide range of co-op and condo matters, offering strategic advice, transactional support, a thorough understanding of the regulatory landscape, and the interpretation of condominium and co-op Declarations and By-Laws, as well as effective dispute resolution. We provide the following services: 

Protecting Shareholder and Unit Owner Rights

We help clients understand and protect their rights as shareholders or unit owners, providing in-depth analysis of proprietary leases, declarations, by-laws, and house rules. Our attorneys guide you through your responsibilities within the co-op or condo, ensuring fair treatment and equitable decision-making.

Smooth Purchase and Sale Transactions

Navigating the purchase or sale of a co-op or condo unit can be complex. Our team works closely with clients to streamline the process, handling applications, coordinating board interviews, and ensuring all legal documentation is meticulously prepared and executed.

Resolving Co-op and Condo Disputes

Conflicts can arise in any community, and our attorneys have extensive experience in resolving co-op and condo disputes. From neighbor disputes to issues related to maintenance fees or common area usage, we employ strategic approaches to find amicable solutions, safeguarding the harmony and integrity of the community.

Comprehensive Co-op and Condo Advisory Services

We offer comprehensive advisory services to co-op and condo boards, shareholders, and unit owners, providing sound legal guidance on interpreting governing documents, navigating legal and regulatory requirements, preparing essential legal paperwork, and delivering skilled representation in complex disputes.

International Co-op and Condo Legal Services

In addition to our local experience, we assist clients with international co-op and condo interests. Our international services encompass advising on international co-op and condo laws and regulations, facilitating cross-border transactions, and developing strategies to mitigate risks associated with international property investments. 

Experienced Co-op and Condo Dispute Resolution

Our attorneys are well-versed in co-op and condo-related dispute resolution, including proprietary lease interpretations, maintenance issues, and other conflicts that may arise. We advocate on behalf of our clients, employing negotiation, mediation, and, when necessary, litigation to protect their rights and interests.

DL Partners understands the intricacies and potential challenges of co-op and condo law. Our commitment to personalized service and sound legal advice ensures that our clients receive the guidance they need at every stage of their legal journey. Contact us today to learn more about our co-op and condo law practice and how we can assist you in navigating the complexities of co-op and condo ownership.

We look forward to working with you

Frequently Asked Questios

What is a co-op?

A co-op, or cooperative housing, is a type of real estate ownership where residents own shares in a corporation that owns the building, and they lease their individual units from the corporation.

Why would I choose a co-op over a condo?

Co-ops often have lower purchase prices than condos, and they provide residents with a say in the building’s governance. However, co-ops also have more restrictive rules and can have more complex transactions.

What is a proprietary lease?

A proprietary lease is a document that outlines a co-op shareholder’s rights and responsibilities, including the use of their specific unit and their obligations towards the co-op corporation.

What are the responsibilities of a co-op board?

A co-op board is responsible for managing the building’s operations, including maintenance, finances, and enforcement of house rules. The board also approves or denies potential buyers.

What rights do I have as a co-op shareholder?

As a co-op shareholder, you have the right to occupy your unit, have a say in the co-op’s governance, and sell your shares, subject to board approval. Your rights and obligations are outlined in the proprietary lease.

What happens if there is a dispute within a co-op?

If there is a dispute within a co-op, it can often be resolved internally, through negotiation or mediation. If these methods are unsuccessful, legal action may be necessary. An attorney experienced in co-op law can provide guidance on the best course of action.

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