Marijuana: Coming Soon to an Association near you…. 

July 14, 2014 in Articles

On June 16, 2014, Governor Rick Scott signed two bills into law, collectively referred to as Charlotte’s Web, which legalize the use of marijuana to treat conditions such as epilepsy, […]

Bullies on the Board? Don’t get stiff Armed!

May 30, 2014 in Articles

It’s great when board members are serious about their job, but, often times, disastrous when one board member decides to take his or her job too seriously. That’s when it […]

“Shame List” of Delinquent Owners – To Publish or Not to Publish?

January 14, 2014 in Articles

Board members often ask if they can expose these delinquent owners by publishing their names in a newsletter or by adding such information to the minutes of a board meeting. […]

Monkey Business – May Be Allowed in Your Community!

November 20, 2013 in Articles

Can your declarations stop your neighbor from operating a cleaning service from their home? With today’s technology, it has become much easier to run a business from one’s home. That, […]

Don’t Pet That Pooch

September 20, 2013 in Articles

Richard Sanzare was bitten by a dog owned by two people who leased a residence in the Coconut Key community. The bite occurred while Sanzare walked his own dog on a […]

$12 Million Reasons Your Associations Need Liability Insurance

August 15, 2013 in Articles

On January 16, 2011, Andrew Curtis, a nine-year-old boy, and his father were riding their bicycles on U.S. Highway 1 in the town of Jupiter, Florida. Andrew was following his […]

About Community Living

July 26, 2013 in Articles

Membership Means Organization Rules & Regulations Your Community Association is a non-profit corporation registered with the State of Florida. As such, it is managed by a Board of Directors whose […]

A “Tail” of Two Doggies: Lessons of Both the Absurd and Practical in Dealing with Pet Cases

July 21, 2013 in Articles

In my legal practice, few cases are more prone to absurd happenings, bizarre government policies, and expensive litigation than pet cases.  Well meaning associations set up rules to either prohibit […]

Florida Bar Looks at Issue of Managers and the Unauthorized Practice of Law

June 15, 2013 in Articles

Due to a growing number of complaints, the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law discussed the ever present issue of what constitutes “unauthorized practice of law” or […]

How to Improve Collection Rates for Your Association

May 30, 2013 in Articles

Collecting Assessments may be tough, but you have to do it if your association is going to survive. Most associations struggle with collecting delinquent assessments, but it is a necessity. […]