We were referred to Sullivan & Barros for the formation of the HOA for 42 fee simple townhomes we were developing alongside a 121-unit multifamily project. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the services we received from the firm. The townhome community is part of a larger multifamily development, which added a lot of complexity to the HOA structure and formation due to the presence of common area parcels, shared infrastructure, overlapping easements, and shared costs to name just a few items. As such, in addition to preparing the HOA documents for the townhomes, Sullivan & Barros also had to prepare a Declaration of Common Easements, Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions to govern the relationship between the townhome parcels and the multifamily parcels. Every time I thought I identified some detail or nuance that wasn’t fully addressed in the documents, Tony would politely, but without hesitation, point out the provision where he already had it covered – his mastery of the documents and details impressing me each time. I look forward to working with Tony and Norma again, and unequivocally recommend Sullivan and Barros to others.
Over the past 8 years, Tony Barros has provided invaluable counsel in structuring joint ventures and negotiating and closing debt and equity capital structures and facilities, advising on TOPA implications in connection with acquisitions of multi-family properties, and establishing mixed-use and residential condominium associations for my real estate development projects. Often times, transactions require creative legal thinking and the ability for legal counsel to respond promptly to various demands and time constraints in order to close the deal, and Tony Barros has come through every time for me in these areas. Additionally, Tony offers great overall business advice and guidance and truly cares for his client’s wellbeing and success.
The team at Sullivan & Barros has been nothing short of amazing. They have been a tremendous resource for our Company since we began operation and our go to Partner for all of our Condominium registration and zoning needs. I can’t praise them enough for all of the knowledge they possess, guidance they have provided, attention to detail given and most importantly timing is always of the essence for Sullivan & Barros. The zoning team has also successfully navigated the complex community meeting, BZA and zoning approval process at DCRA. They have been instrumental in our success. I am proud to recommend Sullivan & Barros as the premier one stop shop for all of your zoning and condominium registration needs.
My Company has been using Sullivan & Barros, LLP for over 8 years now and we are very satisfied with their work and professionalism. Tony and his team have handled all details in drafting condo docs for us and making sure approvals have been completed through the city and DCRAs bureaucracy. In addition, Tony has assisted in all aspects of helping develop a hard money lending division of my company--from preparing detailed loan documents to making introductions to numerous developers in need of capital with short notice.
Marty has been a constant resource in getting zoning opinion letters and providing creative ideas of what can be built in a given tax lot. Also, he gives an accurate pulse of the political environment in each ANC District and guides us on how to work with the community to build a project that will appeal to multiple constituencies that is still economically viable.
I have worked with Sullivan & Barros on a number of different projects over the years. The strongest compliment I can give to S&B (or any partner) is that they treat me like family. The firm has always treated my legal issue as if it was as important to them as it was to me. They are an effective advocate & a good friend. Whether it is something basic like a condo registration or complicated like a BZA hearing, I always know that S&B will offer sound legal thinking, timely filings and thoughtful insights. I cannot recommend S&B highly enough.