Homeowners Association Boards Should Try to Avoid Meeting in Public Places

I recently was at the kind of restaurant where you walk up and order your food or coffee at the counter, and then sit in the café area.  Two tables away from me was a

Confusion over Officers versus Directors in a Homeowners Association or Condominium Association

In my 30 years of representing community associations of all sorts, one issue that comes up frequently is to distinguish between a director and an officer. In almost all governing documents for community associations, and

Should Your Board Consider Amending Your Governing Documents? Here’s How You Can Start!

A substantial part of our firm’s practice involves the preparation of amendments to a community association’s governing documents, along with the supporting documents such as notices to the homeowners, proxies, and ballots. Typically, the governing

Homeowners Associations and Budgeting for Attorney’s Fees

We have all seen the TV commercials: “What’s in your wallet?” A similar question is, “What’s in your budget (for attorney’s fees, that is.)”   Several years ago, a property manager told me that all

“HOME Act” pending regarding tax deduction for homeowners

Mandatory assessments may become a federal income tax deduction for homeowners   The “Helping Our Middle-Income Earners Act” or “HOME Act” is new federal legislation that is currently pending in the House of Representatives.  The

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