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Condominium, Homeowners Associations & Cooperative Law

Our Community Associations Practice

Representing Condominium and Homeowners Associations and Housing Cooperatives

The goal of condominium and homeowners associations, housing cooperatives and property managers is to improve the collective experience of community living.  Caulkins & Bruce, PC  represents numerous common interest communities throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, DC — both as general counsel and for specific disputes, litigation and collections. The firm provides practical guidance to common interest community boards and managers regarding the unique variety of issues that confront community living entities.  The attorneys at Caulkins & Bruce also represent individuals involved in disputes with their community associations.

Legal issues facing Community Associations

Even in routine operation, condominium and homeowner associations, housing cooperatives and property managers face numerous legal issues.  With their knowledge of common interest community law, the Arlington based lawyers of Caulkins & Bruce are a reliable and efficient source of legal counsel.  Caulkins & Bruce provides advice concerning:

  • Drafting and revising governing documents
  • Reviewing and drafting contracts
  • Drafting and enforcing rules and covenants
  • Advising on operating procedures, risk management and corporate governance
  • Developing collection procedures and facilitating collections
  • Providing advice on Fair Housing Act issues
  • Providing counsel regarding the Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act and Virginia Condominium Act
  • Providing advice on the District of Columbia Human Rights Act

Litigating Community Association disputes

Condominium and homeowner associations and housing cooperatives are frequently involved in litigation stemming from disputes with developers, contractors and with their members and residents.  If not properly addressed, these matters can become a substantial drain on a community association’s resources.  As experienced business and civil litigators centrally located in Arlington, VA, the legal team at Caulkins & Bruce works to efficiently resolve such disputes. They use their substantial knowledge regarding common interest community issues and related law to build a strong position during negotiation of disputes.  Having a strong litigation team, the lawyers of Caulkins & Bruce are prepared to take cases to trial when settlement or other resolution is not a viable alternative.

Respected Community Association lawyers in Northern Virginia

Property management companies and HOAs throughout Northern Virginia and Washington trust the attorneys of Caulkins & Bruce, PC for their experience with all areas of condominium, homeowner and cooperative law. Our Arlington office is located near the Courthouse Metro Station. Our Leesburg office is located near the Loudoun County Circuit Court. The firm offers flexible scheduling by special arrangement. Call the office toll-free at 1-888-558-5799 or complete the online contact form to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your legal issue with an experienced attorney.


Do you have a dispute with your condominium / homeowners association or housing cooperative? Call us today at 703-558-3670 to request a free 30-minute, in-person consultation.

Representative Matters
  • "Obtained a judgment for condominium association in excess of $1 million against developer of condominium in Fairfax County."

  • "Defended an officer of a government contractor in a case involving enforcement of a non-competition agreement."

  • "Defended and achieved favorable settlement of wrongful termination and discrimination claims brought in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia."

  • "Served as outside counsel to several franchisors, prepared franchise agreements, franchise disclosure documents and state franchise registrations, and counseled franchisors regarding franchise compliance issues."

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