See below for important 2021 Statutory Changes

Community associations are multi-faceted corporations responsible for critical community functions such as budgeting and finances, covenant enforcement, and insurance and maintenance of common property and improvements.

A community association is obligated to perform its duties in the interest of its membership in accordance with the governing documents of the community association as well as applicable statutory and administrative law. To this end, it is critical that a community association be proactive rather than reactive in identifying issues of importance to the community and its members. 

Emmanuel, Sheppard, & Condon’s attorneys can assist in identifying critical issues which may affect the community association, and work to develop a comprehensive solution to those issues.  

If your community association is in need of legal representation, please contact us to request an information package about the services we offer. 

Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon’s attorneys routinely provide advice and services to our community associations such as: 

  • Compliance with applicable statutory law and administrative regulations 
  • Corporate governance and operation 
  • Collection of assessments and fines 
  • Foreclosure of claims of lien 
  • Covenant violations 
  • Document drafting, amendment, and revision 
  • Extension or reinstatement of covenants, conditions, and restrictions due to implications of the Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) 
  • Association management and service contracts 
  • Association mergers 
  • Termination of the condominium form of ownership 
  • Statutory pre-suit mediation for homeowners associations 
  • Election disputes and recall arbitration
  • Mediation and arbitration before the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes 

Maintaining Adequate Reserves

Does your association maintain adequate reserves?

2021 STATUTORY CHANGES

July 1, 2021 the following Florida Statutory changes will be effective.

EDUCATION CLASSES

Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon offers Florida Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations Board Member Education Classes, presented by Suzanne Blankenship, a Florida Board Certified Condominium and Planned Development Lawyer. The classes are approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation for Florida Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations. Classes are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Class completion certificates are issued upon completion. For more information, please contact Lindsay Bouler at class@esclaw.com.

  • Condominium Association Board Certification Class – Thursday, November 18 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm via Zoom.
  • Homeowners’ Association Board Certification Class – Thursday, December 9 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm via Zoom.

Best Practices in the Workplace for Community Associations

Join us via Zoom and learn best practices in the workplace to comply with state and federal employment laws related to employees and contractors for your association. Please RSVP to class@esclaw.com by November 1. Presented by Erick Drlicka, Board Certified Labor & Employment Lawyer, Jennifer Shoaf Richardson, Employment Lawyer, and Suzanne Blankenship, Board Certified Condominium & Planned Development Lawyer.

  • Friday, November 5 from 9:00 – 10:00 am

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