The Real Estate attorneys at McLane have extensive experience in the many facets of condominiums – including their formation, sale, acquisition, expansion and termination – and we strive to tailor each condominium and unit structure to best meet the needs of the project. We have assisted clients in projects as small as two-unit residential projects, to representing master unit owner associations, to projects involving mixed retail, hotel and residential use.
We represent residential and commercial condominium associations and advise them on a wide spectrum of matters ranging from operational and liability issues to litigation matters. A recent example of our work involved successfully arguing on behalf of a residential condominium unit owner's association before the New Hampshire Supreme Court that the association could make a special assessment on all 120 unit owners for the repair charge related to a limited common area (Carleton v. Edgewood Heights, 156 NH 407 (2007)).
Our attorneys are particularly well-versed in mixed-use condominiums, and we understand the importance of balancing the residential and commercial interests within these unique developments. Recently we represented the first residential purchaser in a mixed-use condominium, and amended the Declaration to affect such a balance to protect the interests of our client.
Recent years have proved challenging for real estate development. When developments are in default and at a standstill, we counsel successor developers in overcoming the difficulties of completing unfinished condo projects. In these and all of our representations, we strive to provide practical counsel and assistance to our clients, whether they are developing, selling or buying a condominium unit or project.