Cooperative & Condominium Law

RLR has expertise representing cooperative housing corporations, condominiums, and their boards, as well as shareholders, unit owners, developers, sponsors, and managing agents, in all aspects of the law, and currently represents many cooperatives and condominiums throughout the greater metropolitan area.

The firm routinely advises cooperative and condominium boards and managing agents regarding the full gamut of problems they face, such as disputes or litigations/workouts with defaulting sponsors, proxy fights regarding control of boards of directors and managers, disputes with managing agents and contractors, lien and mortgage foreclosures, enforcement of nonpayment of maintenance and common charges claims, sales of defaulting owners’ shares and proprietary leases, labor/union arbitrations and litigations and employment discrimination claims, claims relating to alleged failure to approve sales of cooperatives apartments, disputes with contractors, design and engineering professionals, and sponsors in connection with claims for construction and design defects, fraud claims and litigations against sponsors and others relating to the conversion of cooperatives and condominiums, and defending claims against boards and/or board members.

RLR also handles transactional matters such as underlying building mortgage refinancings; negotiation of construction and maintenance agreements; retail stores, restaurants, food service establishments; and other commercial uses; managing agent agreements; commercial leases; garage agreements; development and expansion agreements; and deals with regulatory matters and governmental agencies, including the New York State Attorney General’s Office.