Joseph M. Walsh
Joseph M. Walsh has been in private practice in the Saratoga Springs region since 1981. A significant portion of his practice includes representing condominium and homeowners’ associations (“Community Associations”), and acting as counsel to Sponsors of Homeowners’ Associations and Condominium Offering Plans under New York's "Blue Sky" Law, the Martin Act. His representation of Community Associations involves monetary collections, enforcement of covenants and restrictions, advising Boards about fiduciary responsibilities, drafting Declarations and By-Laws and rules and regulations, and also counseling the Boards through the transition of control from Sponsors. He also represents clients in a wide variety of residential and commercial real estate transactions, including environmental law, subdivision and zoning matters, and handles many different types of real property litigation matters, including easement rights and boundary line disputes. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law.
He also represents lenders making loans to Community Associations throughout New York State, with loan amounts ranging from $100,000 to $6,000,000.Back to top
He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association since 1994, was the State-wide Co-Chair of the Section's Condominiums and Cooperatives Committee from 1996 until 2006 and has been the Co-Chair of the Section’s Continuing Legal Education Committee since 2006.
In addition to his real estate practice, he represents several local non-profit organizations and a variety of business clients, and in the course of such representations often advises employers about labor and employment law issues, such as employment contracts, labor union collective bargaining agreements, employee terminations and employment-at-will relationships. He has appeared before the National Labor Relations Board and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage Appeals Board in Washington, D.C., and has represented employers in unemployment insurance and worker’s compensation hearings. He has been counsel for the Town of Wells in Hamilton County since 1987. He is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and regularly acts as bond counsel to several municipal bond issuers.
Mr. Walsh has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, a Master’s Degree in Urban and Developmental Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Juris Doctor Degree from Albany Law School of Union University.
He was admitted to practice in New York and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, in 1981. He is a member of the Saratoga County, New York State and American Bar Associations and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.Back to top