Cooperative Law

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In our cooperative corporation practice, we provide general counsel services ranging from the negotiation and drafting of the most sophisticated construction contracts for refurbishing of the physical plant to simple material supply contracts. Our team is available to discuss the legal aspects of all board and management activities that cooperative corporations face today. We actively assist our clients in amending their by-laws and proprietary leases to reflect the realities of their constituencies. We also successfully negotiate agreements with shareholders whose use of apartments may infringe upon the goals of our client.

We regularly attend board and annual meetings, become involved with the more mundane but necessary aspects of the ownership of real property in New York such as resolution of disputes with the administrative agencies, contractors and vendors by assisting in obtaining licenses, permits and approvals.

We also handle any unusual aspects of coop real estate, such as the attendance at meetings or providing direction to the managing agent regarding the transfer of apartments, review and analysis of by-laws, proprietary leases, house rules and their enforcement, interpretation by the courts and recent statutes enacted by the legislature.

Although many of our successes have been in avoidance of costly litigation, we also provide our clients with full litigation services, ranging from the most sophisticated commercial matter to landlord/tenant cases.

SINCE 1970…

Our attorneys have represented over one hundred cooperative and condominium buildings in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island.