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New York City’s Condo and Co-op Law Firm

New York City’s Condo and Co-op Law Firm

Seasoned Legal Counsel for Condominiums and Co-op Proprietary Leases

When it comes to the governance and legal needs of condominiums and cooperatives, BBG is the trusted law firm representing over 300 boards of directors and managers in the greater New York area. Our practice serves buildings of all sizes, including prestigious addresses throughout New York City. With years of experience and a deep understanding of cooperative and condominium law, we provide practical, economical, and efficient legal services tailored to meet the unique needs of each client.

A Full Range of Condominium and Cooperative Law Services

At BBG, we offer a wide range of legal services related to condominium and cooperative governance. Our experienced team provides expert strategic advice on various matters, including:

  • Corporate governance matters: We assist boards of directors and managers in navigating complex governance issues, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, proprietary leases, by-laws, and house rules. Our goal is to help maintain effective governance structures and promote harmonious community living.
  • Enforcement of obligations: We provide legal assistance in enforcing obligations outlined in proprietary leases, by-laws, and house rules. This includes addressing maintenance arrears, preparing requisite notices, and initiating non-payment proceedings when necessary.
  • Amendments of governing documents: When changes or updates are required in governing documents, such as by-laws or house rules, our team offers guidance and support. We help draft and implement amendments to ensure legal compliance and alignment with the evolving needs of the community.
  • Board and shareholder meetings: We provide assistance in organizing and conducting board and shareholder meetings. Our attorneys ensure compliance with relevant legal requirements, facilitate effective communication, and assist in addressing any issues or concerns that may arise during these gatherings.
  • Conversion and Offering Plans: Conversion (new construction) offering plans must be developed according to strict rules established by the Attorney General’s office. The AG’s office must then review and approve the condo conversion plan, after weeks of back-and-forth negotiations. Building owners need to be aware that New York State laws are in place to protect tenants, as much as or more so than any other state. Careful steps need to be taken in the conversion process, and we walk our clients through those steps.
  • Dispute resolution: In the event of disputes between shareholders or with the board, our firm offers skilled representation and mediation services. We aim to find amicable solutions and resolve conflicts in a fair and efficient manner, preserving the integrity of the community and minimizing disruption.
  • Subletting and occupancy matters: We assist in addressing issues related to illegal subletting and transient occupancy. Our team guides boards in developing and implementing policies to ensure compliance with applicable laws and protect the interests of the community.
  • Contract negotiation and preparation: BBG handles various aspects of contract negotiation and preparation, including contracts for major capital projects, professional services, and vendor agreements. Our attorneys provide comprehensive legal guidance to protect the interests of the condominium or cooperative during these transactions.
  • Purchase/sale transactions and financing: We offer legal support and representation in purchase/sale transactions, including negotiations, due diligence, and contract drafting. Additionally, our team provides assistance with financing matters, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and safeguarding the interests of our clients.
  • Lease negotiation and preparation: Whether residential or commercial leases, our firm assists in negotiating and preparing lease agreements. We ensure that leases comply with legal requirements, protect the interests of our clients, and address the unique needs of the condominium or cooperative community.
  • Litigation support: BBG provides comprehensive litigation services in all courts, handling disputes that may arise within the condominium or cooperative context. Our experienced attorneys advocate for our clients’ interests and strive to achieve favorable outcomes through effective legal representation.
  • Department of Buildings and regulatory matters: We handle a wide range of matters before the Department of Buildings, Board of Standards and Appeals, and the Environmental Control Board. Our team has extensive knowledge of the regulatory landscape, ensuring compliance and efficient resolution of regulatory issues.

Why Choose BBG as Your Next Condo and Co-op Law Firm

Experience and Expertise

With years of experience in the field of condominium and cooperative law, BBG has honed our expertise in this specialized area. Our attorneys possess a deep understanding of the intricacies and nuances of cooperative and condominium governance, enabling us to provide knowledgeable and effective legal counsel to our clients.

Proven Track Record

BBG has successfully represented over 300 boards of directors and managers in the greater New York area. Our impressive portfolio of clients speaks to our ability to deliver positive outcomes and meet the unique needs of each community we serve. When you choose BBG, you’re choosing a firm with a proven track record of success.

Tailored and Practical Solutions

We recognize that every condominium or cooperative community has its own set of challenges and requirements from unique zoning issues to transactions and financing. At BBG, we take a personalized approach to each case, crafting tailored and practical solutions that address the specific needs of our clients. We understand that legal matters can be complex, so we strive to provide straightforward and actionable advice to help our clients navigate their issues with confidence.

Comprehensive Services

BBG offers a comprehensive range of legal services encompassing all aspects of condominium and cooperative governance. From corporate governance matters to litigation, contract negotiation, and regulatory compliance, our firm is equipped to handle a wide spectrum of legal needs. By choosing BBG, you gain access to a full-service firm capable of addressing all your board’s legal requirements under one roof.

Innovative and Creative Approaches

At BBG, we pride ourselves on our ability to think outside the box and find innovative and creative solutions to complex legal challenges. We understand that the landscape of condominium and cooperative law is constantly evolving, and we stay abreast of the latest developments and trends. This enables us to provide forward-thinking advice that positions our clients for success in a dynamic environment.

Client-Centric Approach

At the core of our practice is a dedication to client satisfaction. We prioritize clear and open communication, actively listening to our clients’ concerns and goals. Our attorneys maintain strong relationships with our clients, fostering trust and collaboration throughout the legal process. When you choose BBG, you can expect personalized attention, responsive service, and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for your community.


Solve Your Legal Needs With NYC’s Leading Condo and Co-op Law Firm

At BBG, we understand the unique legal needs of condominiums and cooperatives in the New York area. With our comprehensive range of legal services, seasoned team of attorneys, and commitment to client satisfaction, we are well-equipped to handle any legal challenge. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover why BBG is the go-to law firm for condominium and cooperative matters. Let us provide the legal guidance and innovative solutions you need to navigate the complexities of governance, transactions, and disputes within your community. Together, we can ensure a successful and harmonious living environment for all.

Here at BBG, not only are we effective litigators and negotiators for our clients, we are also a trusted resource.

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