Upon purchasing and moving into a new condominium in Westchester, New York, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s client began to recognize an array of controversial actions being made by her condominium’s board of managers. In particular, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s client realized that the original sponsor of the condominium had been dominating and corrupting the board of managers by bullying and intimidating other board members and residents throughout the years since the condominium’s inception. The bully sponsor harassed our client during her move in, threatening legal action over alleged condominium rule “violations,” which did not actually apply and were otherwise non-existent.

The firm successfully pushed back against the sponsor’s legal threats against its client and also learned that the condominium had not been following proper board election procedures. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. encouraged its client to run for election herself in an attempt to restore order in the board.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. attorney Rachel Sigmund McGinley assisted in organizing support for Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s client’s candidacy and despite the short amount of time that the client had to ensure that the election was properly conducted, with Rachel Sigmund McGinley’s guidance and expertise of condominium governance, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s client was elected to the board and is now serving as Vice-President. Her election replaced the bully on the board who decided not to run again after being frustrated by Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s client’s successful resistance to the legal issues that board counsel had raised.

With Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s client’s new title of Vice-President and having Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. behind her, the client is beginning to address the condominium’s by-law requirements that have been ignored for years. She hopes that her position will allow the board and the condo’s governance to finally operate in accordance with the law and all by-law provisions.

Rachel Sigmund and John M. Desiderio of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. represented the condominium unit owner in this matter.