+ Form Planned Communities
+ Planning & Zoning
+ Incorporate Assocations
+ Draft Covenants
+ Review Covenants
+ Draft Bylaws
+ Review Bylaws
+ Non-profit Law
+ Advise COA/ POA/ HOA Boards
+ Collections for Associations
+ Association Liens
+ Association Litigation
+ Construction Defects
+ Condo Defects
Allen Stahl + Kilbourne has extensive experience with homeowner, property, and condominium associations, representing over hundreds of associations across Western North Carolina. Our firm advises association clients of the proper administration of community associations. Our lawyers draft, review and interpret association documents. We competently assist association clients in the enforcement of association's covenants and restrictions. While we focus on preventative measures to avoid litigation, if necessary, we will prosecute or defend our clients' position in court through trial and the appeal process.
Our firm's experienced collections department adeptly handles the collection process for our association clients. We assist association clients in the preparation of collection policies and procedures. Our firm files liens on behalf of our association clients and institutes foreclosure proceedings or lawsuits against non-paying owners when necessary.
Our firm also represents developers in the complicated process of development planning including selecting the proper North Carolina community association form, building a development team, drafting association documents and interpreting local zoning ordinances. Allen Stahl + Kilbourne works to maximize the market success of a development while protecting developer clients from potential litigation.
Helpful Information and Websites for Community Associations:
Planned Communities in North Carolina are controlled by two North Carolina General Statutes, the North Carolina Planned Community Act, N.C.G.S. § 47F, and the North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act, N.C.G.S. § 55A.
Condominiums in North Carolina are controlled by two North Carolina General Statutes, the North Carolina Condominium Act, N.C.G.S. § 47C, and the North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act, N.C.G.S. § 55A.
North Carolina General Assembly
You can access the North Carolina Planned Community Act, N.C.G.S. § 47F, on the North Carolina General Assembly website through this link: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByChapter/Chapter_47F.html
You can access the North Carolina Condominium Act, N.C.G.S. § 47C, on the North Carolina General Assembly website through this link: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByChapter/Chapter_47C.html
You can access the North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act, N.C.G.S. § 55A, on the North Carolina General Assembly website through this link: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByChapter/Chapter_55A.html
Community Associations Institute
Many associations consider the Community Associations Institute an excellent resource for information.
North Carolina Secretary of State
Search for your association's name on the website below and confirm that your association is in good standing with the Secretary of State and that your association's registered agent information is accurate. Allen Stahl + Kilbourne is available to serve as your association's registered agent. Many associations find it advantageous to have our attorneys serve as the association's registered agent to avoid changing the registered agent information each year when new corporate officers are elected.