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HTMLCleanliness is Next to Godliness-Especially in a Community Association!
Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014
The fear of this century's next pandemic has increased with the recent media coverage of the growing spread of Ebola. Even without the risk of a highly contagious and fatal disease like this one, most of us already know that contact with crowds and multiple surfaces do increase our odds of becoming...

 

HTMLVideotaping Community Association Meetings-Where Do The Owners' Rights Start and the Directors' Rights End?
Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2014, previously published on November 2, 2014
Have you ever sat in a board or membership meeting only to notice at some point that someone in the audience is videotaping the meeting? Did the fact that you were being filmed concern you at all?

 

HTMLCan Your Association Save Time and Money by Using Email Notice?
Adam W. Carls; Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014
As we approach the end of the year, condominium and homeowners associations throughout Florida are preparing to send out annual meeting notices to members of their communities. For most of these associations, this will mean printing out and mailing hard copies of each notice, agenda, proxy,...

 

HTMLDoes Your Condominium, Cooperative or HOA Board Know If and When it is Appropriate to Grant a Hardship Exemption?
Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2014, previously published on October 5, 2014
I am often asked by boards for whom I am rewriting or amending governing documents to include the right to grant hardship exemptions for a variety of use restrictions. Typically, boards want the leeway to grant exceptions when it comes to leasing or selling units, altering units or limited common...

 

HTMLAmendments To HOA Governing Documents Can Be Complete Restatement
Joseph E. Adams; Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
Question: The board of directors of my homeowners’ association recently sent out proposed amendments to our declaration of covenants and restrictions. The amendment we are being asked to vote on includes the new language the board wants to add but does not call out the changes by underlining...

 

HTMLHow Can Your Attorney Help Build Your Community's Brand?
Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
My last blog discussed the importance of building a brand for your community association. Many of you may have agreed with the concept but struggled with the idea of how to achieve such branding for your community.

 

HTMLLimits On Owning Multiple Units in an HOA Becoming More Common
Joseph E. Adams; Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
Question: I live in a community governed by a homeowners’ association. The owners recently approved an amendment to the declaration of covenants that provides that no one individual can own more than two units in the community. I am wondering if such an amendment is legal. M.C. (via e-mail)

 

HTMLCaution to all Employers - An Employee Option Exercise is a Sale of Securities with a Duty to Disclose
Victor J. DiGioia; Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014
A recent Eleventh Circuit case, Finnerty v. Stiefel Laboratories, Inc., 756 F.3d 1310 (11th Cir. 2014), may have changed the disclosure landscape for privately-held companies—and not necessarily for the better.

 

HTMLControlling Your Insurance Claim - Community Associations Beware Something for Nothing
Christopher Mammel; Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
Whenever a casualty to property occurs - a fire, water leak, windstorm damage - community associations are often faced with the need to make emergency repairs. Water may need to be removed to minimize mold growth, a site may need to be cleared of debris and fenced off following a fire, windows may...

 

HTMLWhat Access Should A Board Member Have To Official Records?
Elizabeth "Beth" A. Lanham-Patrie; Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
Two attorneys with our law firm recently had the pleasure of presenting at the September 26th Florida Community Association Journal Expo a class entitled Covering Your Assets: Avoiding Board Member Liability. One of the questions that came up at that presentation was whether a Manager had to give a...

 


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