Operations

The general operations practice encompasses the broadest spectrum of work the firm handles. The operations practice includes every aspect of running a community association. A brief sample of just a few of the topics recently handled by our attorneys include:

Bank Loans – since 1995, Kaman & Cusimano has been involved in over 100 community association loan transactions having a total value of over $80 million, ranging from a low of $10,000.00 to the highest ever reported condominium loan in Ohio of $12 million

Contract drafting for specific association benefit and protection, including contracts for
  • Management
  • Oil and gas
  • Roof, siding, drainage, sewer lines, retaining walls, windows, foundations, elevators and other property repairs
  • Landscaping and snow removal
  • Trash removal
  • Laundry equipment
  • Interior decorating
  • Engineer, architect, and consultant contracts
  • Website hosting and other Internet services
  • Utility, cable television, and security
Contract review, including analysis of
  • Compliance with Federal safety and immigration requirements
  • Liability for damage and injuries
  • Method of payment and change order procedures
  • Insurance requirements
  • Completion deadlines and liquidated damage remedies
  • Right to inspect and approve work and withhold payments
  • Termination rights and remedies
  • Dispute resolution
Declaration and Bylaws review, interpretation, and drafting, including
  • Complete rewrite and update of declaration and/or bylaws
  • Determination of Association and owner maintenance responsibilities
  • Determination of insurance responsibilities and liabilities from water leaks, common property repairs, and other causes of damage
  • Determination of board power and authority and requirements for owner votes
Easement drafting and review, including easements for
  • Utility installations
  • Roads
Employee matters, including
  • Employee handbook drafting and review
  • Employment contracts, including non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
  • Employee benefits, discipline, and termination issues
  • Workplace discrimination and harassment claims
  • Review of proposed contracts
FHA condominium approvals, including
  • Assessment of ability to qualify for FHA financing
  • Completion and submission of FHA forms, including statement of compliance with Federal requirements
Government matters, such as
  • Building code, fire code, and zoning code issues and compliance
  • Eminent domain and taking issues
Handbook of Rules/Information reviews, including verification of compliance with
  • Declaration and Bylaws
  • State and Federal laws, including satellite dish regulations and fair housing law
Insurance Policy Review including
  • Compliance with association declaration
  • Analysis of risks included and excluded from coverage, such as interior building damage, discrimination claims, and flood damage
Nonprofit Corporation monitoring and compliance, including
  • Timely renewal of association’s/community’s corporate status
  • Serving as statutory agent
Reserve and Budgeting guidance, including
  • Full funding requirements and ability to obtain waiver of same
  • Allocation of year-end budget surplus
  • Definition and determination of capital improvements and reserve expenses
  • Required annual budget motions
Satellite Dishes including
  • Drafting customized rules and regulations in compliance with Federal law
  • Drafting liability and waiver forms to protect association interests


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