Community Association Legal Services

Since 2000, Matthew L. Winton has served hundreds of Oklahoma community association clients, including homeowner, condominium, and neighborhood associations. Legal services provided to these clients include:

Covenant Amendments

  • Amending covenants to receive the proper majority at the right time.
  • Resolving restrictive period problems
  • Amendments under 11 O.S. 42-106.1

Governing Documents & Association Creation

  • Drafting and filing of appropriate association creation language.
  • Conversion projects/ creating mandatory associations from voluntary neighborhoods
  • Rehabilitation and dedication projects
  • Amending covenants to receive the proper majority at the right time.

Corporate Counsel

  • Nonprofit incorporation
  • Corporate filings upkeep
  • Representation at annual meetings
  • Development of meeting procedures and forms
  • Vision/Mission planning
  • Continued general corporate counsel

Dues, Collections, and Finance

  • Annual and Special Assessments assistance
  • Development of effective collection techniques
  • Preserving claims through liens
  • Small claims collections
  • Lien Foreclosure
  • Financing for capital improvements

Litigation

  • Enforcement of aesthetic covenants
  • Injunctions for non-conforming structures
  • Recovery of attorneys fees and costs
  • Appeals

ADR - Alternate Dispute Resolution

  • Mediation of disputes and conflicts
  • Board & Architectural Committee appeals and dispute resolution

Real Estate Development

  • Creation of complete governance and organizational documents
  • Structuring of approved builder programs
  • Creation of architectural review committee forms and procedures
  • Various forms of community arbitration
  • Mediation of architectural standards, party-wall disputes and other conflicts
  • Early Neutral Evaluation of community disputes
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