Negotiated Resolution for Homeowners Association in Breach of Contract Case

Dinsmore was retained to defend a homeowners association (HOA) in connection with a lawsuit filed against it by a real estate developer and a management company related to the golf course associated with the neighborhood. The case stemmed from the ouster of the HOA’s old board of directors and the subsequent repudiation of a contract by the HOA’s new board members. The developer and management company sought a declaration of rights regarding a lease for the golf course and an associated management agreement. They also sought monetary damages associated with both the termination of the management agreement and a prior alleged debt owed by the HOA in connection with a prior purported lease for the golf course. Working with the HOA’s outside counsel, who pursued affirmative claims against the developer, management company, and others, we negotiated a resolution to this complex contract and real property dispute.