We keep your community running properly

Cooperative apartment corporations and condominium associations are unique housing entities.  Their boards are charged with the responsibility of maintaining the physical condition of the properties, managing the organization’s finances, enforcing organizational documents (i.e. declarations, proprietary leases, by-laws & house rules), and resolving disputes.  That is why it is so important to work with a lawyer who understands New York coop and condo law and is committed to finding effective resolutions.

Sonnenschein, Sherman & Deutsch, LLP represents cooperative apartment corporations, condominium associations, and individual unit owners. We can help you with any of the following:

  • Structuring and operation of coops and condominiums
  • Drafting and revision of coop and condominium documents including proprietary leases, declarations, by-laws, house rules and advice regarding compliance issues
  • Negotiating agreements with managing agents
  • Providing general legal counsel regarding the governing documents of and the statutes, rules and regulations applicable to New York coops and condos
  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts for the maintenance and repair of the association’s property
  • Drafting and negotiation of complex agreements for major capital improvements such as façade work, replacement of major mechanical systems, and installation of cogeneration plants and construction loan financing for same
  • Oversight of lien enforcement and foreclosure
  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial and professional leases
  • Drafting and negotiation of access agreements
  • Securing the obligations of purchasers wishing to hold title in the form of a trust or LLC

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  • New York Office


    494 Eighth Avenue
    16th Floor
    New York, New York 10001


    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM