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Condominium & HOA

Assessments to zoning: Husch Blackwell has extensive experience with condo association and HOA law.

More than 650 Wisconsin condominium and homeowners associations (HOAs) trust Husch Blackwell to handle their unique real estate, corporate, construction, environmental, contract, insurance, finance, tax, bankruptcy and litigation issues. Our law firm's HOA and condo association attorneys have extensive experience assisting condominium associations and HOAs with enforcing their rules and restrictions, managing common amenities, amending declarations and bylaws, collecting delinquent assessments, and defending (and better yet, avoiding) HUD and Fair Housing Act issues. We partner with our clients to develop strategies for dealing with condominium unit owners, developers, contractors, insurance companies and banks.

Only two Wisconsin attorneys are admitted to the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), which recognizes excellence in the practice, and both are on our Husch Blackwell team. Our HOA and condominium attorneys also are involved as speakers, writers, members and leaders of industry organizations such as the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Our guidance to condominium and HOA clients includes:

  • Assessments, liens and foreclosures
  • Board member powers, duties and protections
  • Construction defects and contracts
  • Contracts with vendors and property managers
  • Declarations, bylaws and rules
  • Fair housing/discrimination issues
  • HUD loan certification
  • Insurance
  • Maintenance and repair checklists
  • Notice requirements
  • Rentals and leasing
  • Reserve account issues
  • Unit sales and purchases
  • Turnover from developer
  • Voting procedures
Blog | February 20, 2019
When is a Business NOT a Business?
Blog | February 13, 2019
Short-Term Rentals—A Tale of Two Cases
Blog | January 22, 2019
Smoking Ban Was An Unreasonable Request
Blog | January 2, 2019
When Are Fees Unreasonable?
White Papers | November 14, 2018
The Fiction of the One-Year Warranty

Lawyers often have to correct common misunderstandings clients have regarding certain legal principles, such as the ability to recover attorney’s fees in litigation and what may be covered by their insurance policies.

Blog | September 12, 2018
Know Your Governing Documents
Blog | August 22, 2018
Banning Short Term Rentals
White Papers | August 16, 2018
When & How to Use Digital Signatures in Construction

An electronic signature, or e-signature, is simply data in electronic form used by a signatory to indicate assent on an electronic document.

Blog | August 8, 2018
Negligence and the Association
White Papers | July 11, 2018
2018 Condominium Statute Amendments

What Every Condominium Association Must Do

Blog | May 16, 2018
Banks & a Deed in Lieu
Blog | May 8, 2018
Quiet Title Actions
Blog | April 18, 2018
Collecting Large Fines
Blog | March 19, 2018
2018 Condo & HOA Issues
Blog | February 5, 2018
You Can’t Do That
Blog | January 30, 2018
Elections from Hell
Blog | January 24, 2018
Bored – Then Run for the Board
Blog | December 6, 2017
Combating First Mortgages
White Papers | July 26, 2017
Condominium Record Retention Schedule
Seminars | October 24, 2019
Association Academy: Collections
Seminars | September 11, 2019
Association Academy: Insurance
Seminars | February 21, 2019
Association Academy - Myth Busters!
Seminars | 09/21/2018
Association Academy

Please join Husch Blackwell for a seminar that will explore how your Association can better protect its assets through smarter contracting.

Seminars | February 23, 2018
Association Academy 2018
Seminars | February 21, 2018
Association Academy February 2018
Seminars | October 5, 2017
Association Academy October 2017
Seminars | September 8, 2017
Association Academy September 2017
News Releases | April 4, 2019
JD Supra Honors Three Husch Blackwell Thought Leaders

The Readers’ Choice Awards reflect a deep dive into JD Supra's reader data in 26 established categories.

Testimonials Condo association board member

“A sincere appreciation to Dan Miske for his expertise, coaching and encouragement throughout the entire mediation and arbitration process. He was a great team member.”

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Testimonials Former Subdivision Treasurer

“I want to thank you for helping our subdivision in our collection matters. … We seem to have fewer collection problems this year, but we will have at least one to pursue. [Our new treasurer] will follow up with you. Again, thank you for your work!”

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Client Results

Condo association recovers increased insurance premiums through special assessment.

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