– Practice

We know that there are many good law firms in the region. Here is what we believe distinguishes ours.


  • Sharp Focus and Deep Experience:We are not a general-purpose law firm. Instead, and by choice, we are devoted to serving Community Associations representing condominium and cooperative home ownership. We have in-depth experience in the legal and business matters affecting Community Associations, including hundreds of cases resolved and settlement agreements executed. Thanks to our range of experience, including the burgeoning field of environmental consulting, we can often provide counsel that helps Board members and homeowners avoid serious issues.


  • High Levels of Service:We answer calls and inquiries promptly, follow up on our commitments, bill fairly and accurately, and take a “no surprises” approach to working with our clients. We are respectful and polite in making collections, but firm in protecting the interests of your Association.  


  • We Provide Value at Every Turn: We keep overhead low and our rates highly competitive. Where possible, we provide legal research and paralegal services through our own resources instead of using higher-cost options. We know that Community Association budgets are tight and work to make every one of your Association’s budget dollars count.


  • Our Reputation Is Our Most Important Asset:We are proud that most of our new clients come from referrals. We value each of our clients and pride ourselves on building long-term relationships. Our firm also has highly productive relationships with many of the region’s top property management companies, who know us well and appreciate our reputation for integrity, excellence and timely response.

Helping You Serve Your Ownership Community

If you serve on the Board of a Community Association, you are well aware of the oversight and fiduciary responsibilities that come with your position. There are many positive benefits to home ownership through a Community Association, but there are also times when legal expertise is needed to ensure harmonious and successful operations.
When experienced counsel is needed, the Law Firm of Daniel T. Kopec is a source you can turn to with confidence. We are based in Chester, New Jersey, and admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Formed in 2006 by Daniel and Marykathryn (“MK”) Kopec, we are deeply experienced in—and sharply focused on—Community Association legal and business matters.
We are a married couple with complementary skills and a hard-earned reputation for high levels of professionalism and client service. We are not looking to be the region’s largest law firm. We simply want to be your firm of choice when it comes to your Community Association needs.

Commercial Litigation

Daniel T. Kopec has extensive knowledge and experience pursuing and defending Breach of Contract Actions, Business Torts and general business related matters. He practices regularly in State and Federal Court. He also is involved in alternative means of Dispute Resolution including Arbitration and Mediation.

Community Association Law

Mr. Kopec represents several Community Association in a variety of matters ranging from all aspects of collection of assessments, review and revision of Governing Documents, draft review of Vendor Contracts and attendance at regular and Special Meetings.  References can be provided. 

Construction Litigation

Daniel T. Kopec has represented Owners, Contractors, Construction Managers, and Subcontractors in State and Federal Court and in Mediation and Arbitration of Construction Defect and warranty claims, contract disputes, delay damages, and lost profit.

Mr. Kopec’s legal arsenal is complimented by years of hands on experience in construction practices and procedure. Mr. Kopec has also tried Construction cases involving the Construction Claims and the Home Improvement Regulations promulgated by the New Jersey Attorney General for the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.

Insurance Litigation

Daniel T. Kopec has extensive experience handling the defense of personal injury claims.  He has over seventeen years experience handling matters for Insurance Companies and Self Insurance Pools for Municipal Entities.  He has experience with Jury Trials, Bench Trials, Motion Practice and Depositions.