Success in Getting Client Elected to Condominium Board of Managers

By Rachel Sigmund McGinley

Upon purchasing and moving into a new condominium in Westchester, New York, our client began to recognize an array of controversial actions being made by her condominium’s board of managers. In particular, our 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 our client, and also learned that the condominium had not been following proper board election procedures. We encouraged our client to run for election herself in an attempt to restore order in the board.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. attorney Rachel Sigmund assisted in organizing support for our client’s candidacy and despite the short amount of time that the client had to ensure that the election was properly conducted, with Rachel’s guidance and expertise of condominium governance, our 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 our client’s successful resistance to the legal issues that board counsel had raised.

With our client’s new title of Vice-President and having Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. behind her, our 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 accord 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.

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