Homeowners Association Formation And Consulting Services
The law firm of Burns & Hansen, P.A., provides experienced counsel for forming, organizing and operating common interest communities (homeowners associations). We advise developers in getting projects on track, and we guide boards of directors in the handoff process and laying a solid foundation for the association entity.
Our West Metro firm serves as counsel to a broad range of homeowners associations, or HOAs, in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Twin Cities suburbs and statewide Minnesota such as townhome associations and planned unit developments (PUDs), condominium associations, gated communities and apartment co-ops.
HOA Formation And Organization
Our real estate attorneys have a wealth of experience in HOA formation and Minnesota’s association law. We provide front-end planning and advice for every aspect of establishing and organizing associations:
- Declaration, articles of incorporation and bylaws
- Electing a board of director
- Meetings, notices and minutes
- Covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&R)
- Sales or leasing of units
- Member dues and assessments
- Construction contracts (new units, amenities, roads, utilities)
- Property management (snow removal, garbage, landscaping)
Ongoing Counsel And Representation
Our goal in HOA formation is to provide a framework that eliminates most disputes or provides a forum to resolve them. But issues inevitably crop up in which the board needs a legal opinion to stand its ground or legal intervention to protect the association and the collective interests of its members. We advise on the collection of dues, amending covenants, expanding the development, improvements to the complex, contract interpretation and all matters that arise in the course of running an association.
We provide effective and cost-efficient litigation and dispute resolution for issues that cannot be resolved internally, including eviction, lien foreclosure and lawsuits by or against third parties.