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Governance Disputes

Hopefully, disputes about how an association governs itself are few and far between. However, such disputes arise in various contexts and our attorneys are equipped to provide counsel when these difficult situations arise. These disputes may take the form of bylaw or legislative errors, concerns about an association’s jurisdiction or authority, strained relations between and among members, strained relations between the membership and the association, controversial policy positions or other matters impacting an association’s ability to carry out its mission. These issues often require a careful balancing of legal, procedural, political and publicity considerations. They also can threaten the existence, or at least the integrity, of many associations if not handled appropriately. Unintended consequences are also a concern in this area and our Association Law attorneys can help you brainstorm possible scenarios in an effort to avoid embarrassing or damaging fallout.