Co-op Board Approval

New York City Attorney Helping You With the Co-Op Board Approval Process

Buying a co-op is not really buying real estate. Instead, you buy shares of stock in the cooperative corporation which holds the title to the building where the apartment is located. You'll get a "proprietary lease" which allows you to occupy a specific apartment. Financing is usually available for most co-ops.  A complicated co-op board approval process is required. A New York City co-op board lawyer will know how to navigate you through the process.

The co-op board typically requires that you submit an Application for approval as a shareholder.  The Application asks for both personal and financial information.  The co-op board may review your credit and tax returns.  The Board will also want to interview you.

Typically, the contract of sale for the co-op apartment is made contingent upon the approval of the sale by the co-op board.  If the board does not approve the sale, the contract can then be cancelled and the purchaser's contract deposit will be returned.  Co-op boards have very broad discretion with regard to approving or disapproving sales of co-op apartments.  It is very difficult to challenge the Board's decision in Court.

A good New York City co-op board attorney with special knowledge of co-op contracts and the co-op board approval process can help.  I have represented hundreds of clients who have bought or sold cooperative apartments.  I attempt to provide clients with guidance and suggestions regarding the co-op board approval process.

I graduated in the top 10% of my class at The New England School of Law in Boston and served on the staff of a NYC Councilperson and NYS Assemblyman.  I provide my clients with personal legal representation and am committed to the success of my clients.

If you have any questions just call (212) 355-2575 and someone will assist you or e-mail us for a consultation with a co-op board lawyer in New York City.