Maryland and Wasgington DC Condominium Lawyers and HOA Attorneys representing Community Associations

Maryland Condominium Attorneys & HOA Lawyers

Representing Community Associations in Maryland and Washington DC

The condominium attorneys and HOA lawyers at Cowie & Mott provide legal representation and advice to condominium and homeowners associations throughout the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. We are members of the Chesapeake Region and Washington Metro Chapters of the Community Associations Institute as well as the Delmarva Condominium Managers Association, the Maryland Multi-Housing Association, and the Property Managers Association. Cowie & Mott is not only able to handle the day to day legal matters of  governance and business operations that face associations,  but are also skilled construction, business and litigation lawyers that represents condominium and homeowners association on a regular basis in complex transactional and litigation matters.  

Condominium attorney T. Allen Mott is the Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Associations Institute Chesapeake Region Chapter. Mr. Mott is well regarded for his representation of condominium and homeowners associations and served as lead counsel in a case where he obtained a 5.6 million dollar jury verdict in favor of a Maryland condominium association.

Condominium Attorney Nicholas Cowie is the instructor of the Community Associations Institute course entitled “Resolving Construction Defect Disputes with Developers.” Mr. Cowie  often drafts proposed legislation and testifies before the Maryland legislature on matters affecting homeowners and condominium associations. For example, Mr. Cowie drafted and led the effort to obtain passage of the Warranty Reform Legislation that extends warranty periods for Maryland condominium and homeowners associations in Maryland and worked to draft and obtain passage of the laws that strengthened the rights of associations in the transition process. Mr. Cowie is the author of the Maryland Condominium Construction Defect Law Blog and served as co Counsel in a case in which a jury awarded 6.8 million dollars in favor of a condominium association.

Developer Transition

All of the Maryland condominium attorneys and HOA lawyers at Cowie & Mott have extensive experience representing condominiums in litigation disputes and negotiations. We are known for representing newly created/converted condominium associations in resolving disputes regarding the transition of control from the developer to home owner elected Board, including over construction, assessments/fees, and governance.  Below are links to articles that explain the legal requirements that govern the developer transition process and also contain a “transition checklist” for newly elected homeowner-controlled boards that have assumed control over their association from the developer:

Transition Process for Maryland Condominiums 

Transition Process for Maryland Homeowners Associations

Transition Process for Washington DC Condominiums 

Community Association Governance and Business Operations

In addition to representing new condominium and homeowners associations in the developer / homeowner transition process, our Maryland condominium and HOA lawyers provide on-going legal advise and representation to our condominium and homeowner associations following the transition process. 

The condominium lawyers and HOA attorneys at Cowie & Mott provide legal opinions to community associations regarding architectural control, assessments, declaration & bylaw interpretation and compliance, contract negotiation, easements, governance (meetings, voting, proxies, resolutions, etc.), insurance matters, liability and risk avoidance, maintenance, repairs, and replacements, reserve studies and transition studies, rules promulgation & enforcement, and unit owner disputes, litigation and contracts.

Condominium and homeowners associations are in essence businesses. They collect funds, establish budgets, hire contractors and vendors, purchase insurance, and are responsible for the day to day operation of the community as well as the maintenance, repair and long-term replacement of the buildings and grounds. Some of the HOA and condominium legal services offered by our community association law practice include:

  • Contract preparation, review and negotiation
  • Declaration and Bylaw Amendments
  • Collection of Delinquent Assessments
  • Opinion Letters and Legal Advise  
  • Rules & Regulations Enforcement
  • Drafting Board Resolutions
  • Voting, Proxies, and Special meetings
  • Developer Transition Issues
  • Condominium Lien and Foreclosure Proceedings
  • Condominium and HOA Litigation
  • Construction Defects
  • Condominium Mechanic’s Lien Actions
  • Major renovation and repair projects
  • Architectural Control
  • Property Disputes and Easements
  • Statutory Resale Disclosures
  • Board Meeting Procedures
  • Condo HOA Open Meetings Laws
  • Full litigation Services (prosecution and defense)
  • Vendor payment and performance disputes
  • Developer Warranty Claims
  • Resolution of Threatened Lawsuits
  • Interpretation of Association Governing Documents
  • Misappropriation of Association Funds   Unit Owner Disputes
  • Insurance Issues
  • General Condominium Governance

The condominium association lawyers at Cowie & Mott, P.A. have long-term relationships with accredited condominium association professionals. We educate board members and homeowners on matters involving Maryland and Washington DC condominium law and represent the interest of the community association in reviewing and enforcing governing documents, providing  legal opinions to board members, and negotiating contracts with vendors and service providers.  The community association lawyers at Cowie & Mott also represents homeowner association communities (HOAs) in matters involving Maryland and Washington DC law. 

For more information about our Condominium and HOA law practice in Maryland and Washington DC, please visit our dedicated website ( or contact a Maryland condominium attorneys and HOA Lawyer at Cowie & Mott to discuss your community association law issues in Maryland and the District of Columbia.


Maryland Condominium Attorneys & HOA Lawyers Representing Community Associations in Maryland & Washington DC


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