Gregory A. Chandler, a partner at Eads Murray & Pugh, P.C., has been accepted into the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), becoming just the third Indiana attorney to be admitted into the prestigious national organization. Of the many thousands of community association attorneys nationwide, fewer than 175 have been accepted into CCAL. CCAL Fellows are considered to be leaders within the field of community association law and among the most respected community association attorneys nationwide. Chandler will be formally inducted at the upcoming Community Associations Institute (CAI) Law Seminar in New Orleans, LA, which kicks off on January 23.
Established in 1993 by CAI, CCAL consists of attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the evolution and practice of community association law, and who have committed themselves to high standards of ethical conduct. To gain acceptance, CCAL Fellows must have distinguished themselves within the community association field through substantial published writings, teachings and education, and industry leadership.
For nearly 11 years, Chandler has spent almost the entirety of his law practice representing homeowners and condominium associations. He has been immensely involved in the community association industry, serving the Central Indiana Chapter of CAI (CIC-CAI) as its 2016 President, 2015 President Elect, and 2017 Vice President, and as the Chapter’s Education Chair in 2016 and 2017. Chandler has taught continuing legal education courses on community association law, speaks regularly at CIC-CAI educational seminars, and has presented at the National CAI Law Seminar. He also writes frequently on legal issues applicable to homeowners associations and condominium associations.
With Chandler’s acceptance, two of Indiana’s three CCAL Fellows are with Eads Murray & Pugh. The firm’s founder Tom Murray became the first Indiana attorney inducted into CCAL in 2007.
CCAL provides a forum for the exchange of information among experienced legal professionals working for the advancement of community association governance. Its goals include promoting high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, improving and advancing community association law and practice, and facilitating the development of educational materials and programming pertaining to legal issues.
CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to helping homeowner and condominium associations meet the expectations of their residents. The organization accomplishes this mission by providing information, tools and resources to homeowner volunteer leaders and community managers who govern and manage common-interest communities. By helping its members learn, excel and achieve, CAI strengthens the governance and management of community associations throughout the country, making them better places to live.
More than 68 million people live in America’s estimated 338,000 homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives and other planned communities. Here in Indiana, approximately 970,000 Hoosiers live in 369,000 homes in 4,800 community associations