DC Condominium & HOA Law

Sullivan & Barros, LLP represents the interests of developers, businesses, institutions, and homeowners’ associations (HOAs) in Washington, DC in legal matters involving condominium and HOA law. These matters are often challenging, involving multiple parties, complex laws and regulations, and potentially divergent interests. Our Condominium & HOA Law team is skilled in managing the various moving parts involved in successfully bringing a project to fruition and transitioning to association governance. The firm’s Condominium & HOA Law practice is supported by our complementary practices in Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Litigation, Washington, DC Zoning Law, and Business Law.

Partner Tony Barros spearheads the firm’s Condominium & HOA Law team. With nearly three decades of experience in DC real estate law, as well as experience as a real estate developer, Tony is uniquely qualified for this role. In his career, he has developed over 200 condominium units; one of his development projects won in the category of “Best Community Impact” in the Washington Business Journal’s 1998 “Best Real Estate Deals.”

Washington, DC Condominium Law

Sullivan & Barros has decades of experience representing clients in the development of mixed-use condominium regimes and both small- and large-scale residential condominium projects. We assist developers in creating expandable condominiums for phased projects, and master condominium regimes for mixed-use developments. Our services include assistance with:

  • Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) issues
  • Drafting and review of documents for master condominium associations
  • Drafting and review of documents for residential condominium associations
  • Drafting and review of documents for mixed-use condominium associations
  • Expandable/contractable condominium associations

Our team’s extensive background with DC condominium projects equips us to advocate for our clients regarding even the most complex or unusual legal issues. As both a litigator and transactional attorney, Tony Barros understands that unclear language in an agreement or governing document can expose a developer to costly litigation and delays. Tony’s litigation experience informs his drafting, helping to ensure that rights and obligations are clear and enforceable and that the prospect of litigation is minimized.

Washington, DC Homeowners’ Association (HOA) Law

Sullivan & Barros represents developers in the creation of homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominium associations. Our experienced team assists clients in establishing the infrastructure and governance of the project, from drafting declarations, bylaws and amendments, and board resolutions, to dealing with general governance, enforcement, and liability issues. Our services include assistance with issues such as:

  • Establishing HOAs
  • Establishing Master HOAs and Sub-HOAs
  • Establishing multi-use HOAs
  • Creating common easements, covenants, conditions and restrictions for residential, master, and multi-use HOAs

Our team approach allows us to offer our clients comprehensive legal support, and responsive personal attention in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Our depth and breadth of experience in Washington, DC HOA and condominium law allows us to strategize effectively to achieve our clients’ goals and advocate for their interests.

At Sullivan & Barros, we take pride in offering our clients the extensive real estate law experience of a large law firm, along with the dedicated personal service they have come to expect from a smaller firm. Our team approach enables us to operate efficiently and responsively, providing our clients with superior representation and excellent value.

To discuss DC Condominium and HOA law, contact us.