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1. Re: Legal Expenses: Average Cost (score: 30)
Author: Craig Ragland <>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 09:57:41 -0700 (PDT)
Louis, Are you engaging with the Canadian Cohousing Network on questions like this? When I once spoke with some U.S. Cohousing Professionals about a different Canadian issue,...

2. RE: Legal agreements + info on Cascade CoHousing (score: 28)
Author: Rob Sandelin <>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 93 09:46 CST
I am working on a Cohousing Resouce Guide which will include pointers to legal documents. If you would be interested in helping other groups find legal stuff, send me a message sometime with what you...

3. Re: Pre-Paid Legal Services (score: 28)
Author: fertilezone <>
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 15:51:45 -0500
considering this (Pre-Paid Legal Service). -- I understand how you feel. 10 years ago private practitioners hated HMO's for changing their world. And now these pre-paid legal plans are doing the same...

4. Re legal structure and function of monthly community meetings. (score: 24)
Author: Evdavwes <>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 19:44:33 -0700 (PDT)
Hello, cohousing listserv, I am a member of Westwood Cohousing in Asheville, NC, built in 1997-98. (_www.westwoodcohousing.com_ ( ). I apologize in advance for the l...

5. Legal Advice Scams (score: 23)
Author: fertilezone <>
Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 18:13:42 -0500
Don't sign anything without the approval of an Attorney. Get yourself the best RE attorney you can find .. you need proper legal advice. -- Is there a well recommended "do-it-yourself book" that addr...

6. Re: Re legal structure and function of monthly community meetings. (score: 23)
Author: Sharon Villines <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 10:09:49 -0700 (PDT)
I would love to hear how other communities are organized. Are your monthly (or other regular) meetings official meetings of the HOA? Have any of you developed the structure envisioned in the "Westwoo...

7. Re: Re legal structure and function of monthly community meetings. (score: 23)
Author: Fred H Olson <>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 09:10:06 -0700 (PDT)
Craig Ragland Craig [at] is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at]> after deleting very long quote to being very l...

8. Legal agreements + info on Cascade CoHousing (score: 22)
Author: IAN_HIG <>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 93 19:29 CST
I am a member of Cascade CoHousing in South Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and am interested in obtaining copies of legal agreements, body coporate rules, constitutions or what ever you call the agreeme...

9. RE: Legal issues - general (score: 22)
Author: Rob Sandelin <>
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 95 13:52:09 PDT
Stephen farley asked about legal stuff pertaining to LLC and non-profit. Real estate law is developed at the state level so the best source of legal information is from someone within the state you a...

10. RE: legal structure: varys with state laws (score: 22)
Author: Rob Sandelin (Exchange) <>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 10:53:24 -0600
legal and financial aspects are quite similar. I would point out that WA state, which is where Cascadia Cohousing is from, has no such thing as an LLC. Laws governing partnerships, incorporation, con...

11. Re: land easements, legal issues, qualifying for subsidies (score: 21)
Author: Fred H. Olson <>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 07:28:44 -0500
greenclips [at] is the author of the message below but due to a problem it was posted by the Fred the list manager: owner-cohousing-L [at] -- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -- member...

12. RE: Need legal opinion from CA groups (score: 21)
Author: Rob Sandelin <>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 19:42:01 -0700 (MST)
I am interested to know about who cares about these things. In CA are there HOA cops which monitor what you do? At Sharingwood I am quite sure at times we have not operated legally. We don't care, as...

13. Re: Need legal opinion from CA groups (score: 21)
Author: David L. Mandel <>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 20:22:01 -0700 (MST)
Please ask your accountant what law s/he thinks it would be violating. I hesitate to answer before hearing this. I suspect the issue is IRS tax exemption, in which case the question would come up onl...

14. legal form (score: 21)
Author: Lynn Nadeau <>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 12:17:00 -0600 (MDT)
Many cohousings use some form of condo legal form. You'll need to look at your state real estate law - a knowledgeable lawyer could greatly help - since states differ in what is required of various e...

15. RE: Legal services consultant (score: 21)
Author: Rob Sandelin <>
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 17:33:04 -0700 (MST)
I have acted in such capacity on a few occasions. What conventional attorneys wanted to know from me is, how is this legally different from a standard (condo, coop, etc.) and are there legal issues w...

16. Legal Documents setting up Cohousing Communities (score: 21)
Author: sally thompson <>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 20:18:45 -0700 (PDT)
We are looking for documents we can read and perhaps use as wording for setting up legal agreements among ourselves and between ourselves and professionals of all levels we will be working with. Plea...

17. Re: getting money up front and non-profit legal structure (score: 21)
Author: David Heimann <>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 15:22:02 -0800 (PST)
Hello, In our development era (Jamaica Plain Cohousing), we began with member capital contributions similar to what Kristen is talking about. However, as the initial phase moved into full-fledged lan...

18. Legal Structure (score: 20)
Author: gpye <>
Date: Fri, 12 May 95 10:54 CDT
Greetings! I'm a member of a beginning cohousing group in Durham, NC. We are five "committed" families and two or three "interested." We are currently wrestling with the issue of what type of structu...

19. re: legal structure (score: 20)
Author: Buzz Burrell <>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 21:07:40 -0600
Boy, was that a good question. Wish I had asked it myself last year. Geneva proceeded merily along as a regular corporation, thinking since there would be no profits to the shareholders (us), there...

20. Re: legal and financial issues (score: 20)
Author: Rowena Conkling <>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 19:16:37 -0500
different legal entities and limit options. YOu really need to get local legal advice (and I'm not just drumming up business for my fellow attorneys!) At Cambridge Cohousing under Massachusetts law,...

21. Re: need help with learning legal issues in uses of common land (score: 20)
Author: Lynn Nadeau <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 09:39:02 -0500
Rights and responsibilities regarding common land and facilities are spelled out in our CC&Rs (Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions), which, along with the Bylaws are inherently attached to all de...

22. RE: legal help needed (score: 20)
Author: Rowenahc <>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 16:51:27 -0700 (MST)
This is the kind of thing that needs advice from a lawyer familiar with your state's law. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, if you fail to file your corporate annual report you cease to have a co...

23. Re: legal help needed - dissolving development corp (score: 20)
Author: Jim Snyder-Grant <>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 06:40:27 -0700 (MST)
New View (Acton MA) did this. The cost was somewhat less. We wrote up an agreement between the dev corp & the condo association that the condo association would agree to spend down the remaining dev...

24. Need legal opinion from CA groups (score: 20)
Author: Marty Roberts <>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 11:42:02 -0700 (MST)
We have been given an "opinion" by our accountant that it is not legal to use our HOA dues to pay consultants for training, conflict resolution, workshops, retreats, etc. This person says HOA dues ar...

25. Re: Using Legal Advice [WAS: Concerning Consensus and established CoHo communities (score: 20)
Author: Sharon Villines <>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 13:13:04 -0800 (PST)
The benefit of lawyers in our situation could be to introduce reasonableness into the discussion about what is actually harmful to the community. In a group that has committed to consensus, or that...

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