Condominiums & Homeowners' Associations

Providing Effective Legal Counsel to Condominiums and Homeowners’ Associations Throughout the Eastern Shore

The phrase “it takes a village” is applicable to the day-to-day and long-term issues that arise in the management of condominium and homeowners’ associations (HOAs) in Maryland. Neighbors cooperatively sharing responsibilities and collectively addressing concerns can add significantly to a community’s quality of life. Conversely, ineffectiveness, distrust and a lack of communication can lead to costly and time-consuming disputes as well as diminishing property values.

Many problems faced by condominium and homeowners’ associations can be avoided and contentious issues can be efficiently resolved with the assistance and guidance of experienced legal counsel. The attorneys at McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker work in close collaboration with each other as well as community association boards to establish effective governance, prudent management and the effective resolution of disputes. With deep roots on the Eastern Shore, we have developed strong relationships with numerous common communities as well as businesses essential to community living, such as management companies, insurance companies, accounting firms, lending institutions and other professionals.

From developer transition periods to day-to-day governance to the resolution of owner disputes, we understand and address the issues that condominium and homeowners’ associations regularly encounter, such as:

  • Amendments to declarations, bylaws and rules
  • Collection of delinquent assessments
  • Contracts, license and easement agreements
  • Disabled resident and FHA complaints
  • Enforcement of restrictions and rules
  • Litigation, mediation and other alternative dispute resolutions
  • Preparation and review of condominium and HOA loan documents
  • Transition from developer-controlled boards
  • Tax liabilities
  • Election and removal of board members
  • Conversion of rental project to condominium
  • Acquisition and development financing

The skills, local connections and unique focus of MDSW attorneys in numerous legal disciplines allow us to be well-positioned to comprehensively represent community associations. Our extensive experience in real estate transactions and litigation, construction law as well as zoning and land use matters are just a few examples of how MDSW brings together a breadth and wealth of legal knowledge to better serve our clients.

We know that association board members want to meet their responsibilities and serve their community effectively. We also know that managing a community involves diverse personalities as well as complex and sometimes delicate issues. As counsel, we see ourselves as a trusted resource which board members can turn to for guidance and direction, whether in the ordinary course of business or during times of urgency.

Consult Our Eastern Shore Condo and Homeowners’ Association Lawyers

With offices in Easton, Cambridge and Ocean City, Maryland, McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker, LLC offers Eastern Shore condo and homeowners’ associations experienced and sophisticated legal representation. To discuss your legal needs and the best approach for your case, call us at (410) 820-0222 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.