Coops & Condos

Comprehensive Representations as Transactional, Litigation & Outside General Counsel

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The boards of cooperative and condominium associations bear a significant responsibility in enforcing the building's governing documents, rules and responsibilities to preserve property values and quality of life for all residents.

However, board actions and policies can lead to disputes with residents, shareholders/unit owners, vendors or others with interests in the property. When these conflicts escalate into litigation, co-op and condo boards need experienced legal counsel to defensibly uphold their authority and decision-making.

At The Law Office of Alexander Paykin, P.C., our co-op and condo litigation team provides steadfast advocacy and pragmatic strategies to resolve legal challenges facing associations, boards and property managers. We prioritize protecting the community's interests and enforcement powers without prohibitive costs or disruptions.

Our attorneys represent co-op and condo boards in all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution, including:


Outside General Counsel to the Board

Contract Negotiations & Review

Building Staff Relations

Annual Meeting & Election Oversight

Local Law & General Violations

Shareholder/unit owner Inquiries

Enforcement of Proprietary Leases, Bylaws and House Rules

Updates to Governing Documents

Common Charge Liens & Foreclosures

Coop Evictions

Resident Conflicts

Alleged housing discrimination claims

Nuisance disputes with residents

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance

Shareholder/Unit Owner Challenges to Board Actions


Construction Defect Lawsuits

Vendor Contract Disputes

Insurance Coverage Litigation

Neighbor Conflicts

Robert Hawkins, Esq., The Law Office of Alexander Paykin, P.C.

No matter the nature of the specific work, our firm has the resources and talent to vigorously represent your building's interests in all transactional and litigation matters you might encounter.  We also stand ready to be your daily counselors and advisors, ready to help with any issue where an experienced lawyer's advice would serve you well.

The Law Office of Alexander Paykin, P.C. can assist with all condominium and cooperative board needs in New York State.