Community Associations

We give community associations the guidance and strategic counsel they need to operate efficiently and effectively.

Community associations are governed by a complex set of statutes, regulations, and documents. Our lawyers apply their knowledge of community association law to help associations draft, record, and amend declarations, by-laws, and other governing documents; collect past due assessments; and enforce their governing documents. We provide practical, results-driven counsel on a full spectrum of issues, ranging from election disputes to document inspections. Additionally, we provide opinion letters that actually answer the question being asked. When not representing the association, we also represent individual unit owners. 

We have significant experience—and success—in helping clients interpret and enforce their governing documents. Clients turn to us to litigate disputes over the election of directors, obtain injunctive relief against association members in violation of an association’s restrictive covenants, record and foreclose claims of liens for unpaid assessments, and litigate the priority of those liens. We regularly counsel clients on day-to-day operations so they can avoid litigation. Our team also advises clients on various issues such as how to conduct elections and board meetings, how to regulate leasing and sales, and how to draft and enforce architectural restrictions.

Our Clients

  • Community associations
  • Board members
  • Developers
  • Individual unit owners

Our Services

  • Amendments
  • Annual membership and board meetings
  • Arbitration
  • Architectural guidelines and architectural review procedures
  • Bankruptcy issues
  • Board certification training
  • Budget adoption and notice compliance
  • Collection of unpaid fines and assessments
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Construction defect litigation
  • Contract review
  • Corporate counsel
  • DBPR issues
  • Document inspections
  • Drafting governing documents
  • Elections
  • Emotional support animals and service animals
  • Enforcement of covenants and restrictions
  • Estoppel certificates
  • Fair Housing Act
  • Financial reporting compliance
  • Fining policies and procedures
  • General counsel
  • HUD complaints
  • Hurricane policies
  • Land use and zoning issues
  • Levying special assessments
  • Liens
  • Litigation
  • Maintenance responsibility
  • Mediation
  • Meeting notice review and compliance
  • Mortgage foreclosures
  • MRTA issues
  • Opinion letters
  • Recall of directors
  • Rental policies
  • Reserves
  • Rogue board members
  • Rules and regulations
  • Revitalizing governing documents
  • Turnovers of control from developers
  • Water damage

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