Negotiation & Drafting

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but an ambiguous or inadequate contract can cost your association hundreds of thousands of dollars.  A contract is a legally binding agreement that sets forth the rights, duties and obligations of the parties as to the goods or services being provided.  A community association’s board is tasked with the duty to carefully review the content of contractor proposals or agreements to ensure that the terms and scope of work meet the board’s expectations and adequately protect the interests of the association and its homeowners.  Engaging the services of legal counsel to assist in contract review and preparation is an essential and recommended component of meeting an association’s business needs.

The attorneys at Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. offer the following expertise on contractual matters:

  • Bidding procedures and bid packages
  • Contractor qualifications
  • Insurance requirements and endorsements
  • Contractor and vendor communications
  • Negotiation of contracts
  • Contract drafting
  • Enforcement of contract terms

Our experienced team of Southern California HOA attorneys can assist by reviewing a proposed project and by preparing a customized agreement addressing the business needs of your community association.  Investing time and resources to create a solid contract at the beginning of your project will end up saving your association time, aggravation and money in the long run.


For better or worse, contract disputes sometimes arise within community associations.  The starting point for successful outcome of contractual disputes is an understanding and analysis of the contract terms.  If your contract was negotiated and drafted by your legal counsel, this task should be easier.  Regardless, the attorneys at Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. are experienced in all aspects of contract enforcement, from determining whether a breach has occurred, what legal remedies are available, if dispute resolution procedures are required and whether litigation is necessary.  The HOA attorneys at Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. can provide the expert advice and guidance necessary to achieve a positive resolution for your community.

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