The Firm is most well known for its pioneering role in the creation of the law pertaining to the operation of common ownership housing. Many of the leading cases in the field bear the Firm's name. Our attorneys are recognized as individual leaders in the field through published works, public service, legislative activities and industry group leadership positions. Several attorneys are members of the prestigious College of Community Association Attorneys (CCCA).
The attorneys in the Community Association Law Practice Group cover the entire spectrum of legal counseling of condominium, cooperative, time shares and homeowners associations. In addition, the practice group provides counseling to country clubs, master associations and owners' ad hoc committees. Each attorney plays an integral part of their client's professional team assisting the Board and management prepare for and conduct meetings; answering questions about documents and the pertinent law; enforcing the covenants and restrictions and; drafting and negotiating contracts for provision of services.
Each client is assigned a Community Association Attorney who is primarily responsible for providing legal counseling to the officers and directors, as well as the manager, on the operation of the Association. The Association's attorney also serves as a liaison between the client and other attorneys in the Firm to ensure that all the association's legal needs are being met by attorneys who practices exclusively in those specialized areas.
Among the types of services routinely provided to Community Association clients are the following:
Each community's designated attorney also serves as a liaison between the client and the Firm's other practice areas. The attorney works closely with the Firm's other practice groups including Collection/Foreclosure, Covenant Enforcement, Construction Law, Employment Law, and Telecommunication/Technology to be sure that all of the Association's legal needs are met in the most responsive, professional, and cost effective way possible.
Commitment to Communication
The Firm publishes a newsletter, Community Update, containing articles on developments in Community Association law, notes on significant case decisions, helpful tips on the business aspect of Association operations, and details on changes in legislation and administrative decisions. Additionally, the Firm sponsors many free educational seminars throughout the State on various topics related to the management and operation of community associations.
The Florida Condominium & HOA Law Blog
Find insightful analysis of current issues on our blog. The vast combined knowledge of the Firm's community association attorneys is shared with you to keep you and your community informed. Log on and subscribe to receive updates as they happen. Click here www.floridacondohoalawblog.com.
CALL — The Community Association Leadership Lobby
CALL is a statewide advocacy group which represents the interests of our over 4,000 community association clients. CALL provides information, education and other tools through the CALL website (www.callbp.com) and email alerts to keep its members up to date on issues and legislation that impact them and their communities. Through the Legislator Connect tool on the website, a CALL member can contact all 160 members of the Florida Legislature to convey his or her opinion on a particular bill with just the click of a button. CALL has established a strong reputation with legislators and public opinion leaders as a credible voice for the ever increasing number of Floridians living in common ownership housing. The website is accessible by each community association by using the Firm matter number as the password to log on to the site.
The website provides:
Click here to access THE CALL website.
Related Statutes and Administrative Codes
Chapter 718 - Condominiums
Chapter 61b-15 Through 25 - Condominiums
Chapter 719 - Cooperatives
Chapter 61b-75 Through 79 - Cooperatives
Chapter 720 - Homeowners' Associations
Chapter 721 - Timeshares
Chapter 723 - Mobile Homes
Chapter 468 Part VIII - Community Association Management
Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Common Interest Realty Associations