TAMPA, FL – Shumaker Partner Jonathan Ellis has been elected President of the Board of Directors for the Tampa Club. Located in the heart of downtown, the Tampa Club is a members only business and social club favored by Tampa’s business elite since 1981. Club membership consists of senior level executives, professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as military, civic and community leaders.
Jonathan is board certified in condominium and planned development law by The Florida Bar and his clients turn to him for his experience in the many complex areas of community association law (Condo and HOA). The foundation of his practice stems from the fact he is president of his own homeowners association and he can relate to the issues his clients are facing. Jonathan represents associations from general collections and enforcement of covenants to revitalizations of convents and general corporate matters. He serves as general counsel for numerous community associations. His litigation experience ranges from foreclosure of liens, even through bankruptcy, to defending the Association’s officers and directors when sued. He has handled Housing Urban Development (HUD) and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) inquiries, construction defect cases, Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) issues, turnover, injunction hearings, determination of covenant validity, contested elections and corporate control disputes to name just a few.
Most importantly, Jonathan views the role of the attorney, as just that, the attorney. He understands the role of the board of directors, the property manager and other professionals, and he recognizes that for an association to run well, each needs to respect the role of the other.