Re: LLC Bylaws?
From: David Heimann (
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 16:44:21 -0700 (PDT)


We did a similar exercise, only we started with the condo docs for several other existing Massachusetts cohousing communities. We merged them together, did a lot of edits with the changes tracked, then eventually had our lawyer look at them when they were near completion. Our lawyer spent very little (billable) time on them, yet we were able to get definite legal input before acting on them.

David Heimann
Jamaica Plain Cohousing

Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 01:13:43 -0700
From: "Tonya Graham" <tonya8971 [at]>
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ LLC Bylaws?
To: "'Margaret Weatherly'" <martiew [at]>,        "'Cohousing-L'"
        <cohousing-l [at]>
Message-ID: <20070608081341.62C9C430777 [at]>
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We are doing a mix at Bear Grass Village (formerly Fordyce Street
Cohousing).  We had a lawyer give us a very standard, boilerplate layout for
our CCR's and bylaws.  Then we collected samples from other communities and
cross checked them against the boilerplate document to see where we wanted
to make changes.

When we did the actual changes, we did them with track changes on in
Microsoft Word so that the attorney could see what we were throwing out and
what we were adding.  Once the documents were edited by us to our
satisfaction, we sent them back to the attorney (with track changes) to
check to make sure that we hadn't thrown out anything important or added
anything that conflicted with anything else in the document.

We were able to save quite a bit of money and kept the benefits of legal
counsel.  At this point, it seems to have worked out pretty well.

Tonya Graham

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