We represent more than 4,000 condominium associations of all sizes in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. MEEB is also a member of a referral consortium with wholly independent offices in Washington D.C., Virginia, California, Colorado, Georgia, Arizona & Hawaii.
When it comes to representing condominium, homeowner and property owner associations, we do it all. Individually and collectively, our attorneys have decades of experience; drafting and amending condominium, HOA, and POA documents, crafting and enforcing rules, enforcing condominium, HOA, and POA liens, dealing with developer transition issues, negotiating and reviewing contracts, handling association bank loans, land acquisition and disposition transactions, and representing associations as plaintiffs and defendants in all manner of legal actions.
Our robust legislative action team that’s active in shaping condominium related legislature. Two of our partners head the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Legislative Action Committees (LACs), which track pending legislative and regulatory proposals, develop industry responses to them, educate lawmakers and regulators, and make sure the views of the condominium industry are represented and understood. The Rhode Island LAC scored a major victory recently in the passage of a long-sought “Super Lien” statute for condominiums in that state.
We have initiated or defended actions in a wide range of cases including: rules enforcement, document interpretation, homeowner disputes, property damage claims, housing discrimination claims, construction defect claims, contract disputes, premises liability claims and phasing and development rights claims.
• We’ve been retained to represent condominium associations in insurance-related disputes
• The firm serves as panel counsel for several insurance companies
We work on real estate & development issues including: landowner rights, zoning, land use issues, environmental claims, easement rights and view & air rights.
We represent developers in all phases of real estate development, including new construction, renovation and conversion of existing structures, and the acquisition of investment property. We also represent condominium associations in the withdrawal of undeveloped land, as well as in the extension and/or revival of unused development rights – a process that allows a community to sell the land and/or development rights outright to a new developer.
• Acquisition of land and buildings
• Zoning, land use, and environmental regulations
• Construction-related contract negotiations
• Contract dispute resolution
• Tax abatements
• Construction and permanent financing
• Drafting of governing documents for residential and recreational communities
• End sales
We represent lenders in closing loans to developers, condominiums and resort and time-share communities. We also represent developers, condominium, resort and time-share communities in obtaining the financing they need.
We represent the developers who create these projects, the lenders who finance them, and the owners’ associations that operate them. The representation of timeshare and resort communities is similar to our representation of condominiums. Doug Errico, who heads the firm’s commercial real estate practice, handled his first timeshare project in the early 1980’s and has been involved with numerous others since. Doug and the other members of the timeshare/resort team have represented developers, lenders and associations regionally and internationally.