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

Reviewing and amending the Covenants and By-Laws

What are some common reasons to amend?   The Boards of Directors of many Indiana homeowners associations and condominiums feel that they are “stuck” with the covenants and by-laws that the developer wrote. Typically, there

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