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HTMLStarbucks 'Race Together' May Brew Up Legal Risk
Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015
Customers ordering a latte at their local Starbucks may have seen something more than just their name scrawled on the side of the cup. A new initiative launched earlier this month by Starbucks Corp., at the direction of CEO Howard Schultz, has urged baristas to write “Race Together” on...

 

HTMLShould You Stay or Should You Go? Directors - Think Twice Before Tendering That Resignation!
Donna DiMaggio Berger; Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 2, 2015, previously published on January 25, 2015
How many times have you thought about resigning from your association's board of directors because you felt that your efforts and time were not appreciated at best and were resented at worst? I often tell my association clients that I understand how they feel because I do. I served on my HOA Board...

 

HTMLEmail Intelligence-does your Board Possess It?
Donna DiMaggio Berger; Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 2, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
In my last blog entry, I discussed the considerable downside to sending a resignation via email. Today, I am discussing the pros and cons of board members and managers using email for other purposes and how to craft a sound email policy for your association.

 

HTMLProposed Legislation to change Chapter 558
Sanjay Kurian; Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
The Legislature will be considering legislation this year to change Chapter 558, Florida Statutes. Chapter 558 is required process for any party seeking to pursue claims for construction defects. The original goal of Chapter 558 was to provide an opportunity to settle defect claims without...

 

HTMLPay Attention to the Solicitation Requirements for the Bidding Entity
William J. Cea; Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
When submitting a bid to perform public work, pay attention to the solicitation requirements for the bidding entity. Must the bidding entity possess a particular license? Can any of the work be subcontracted? Do subcontractors have to be listed in the bid? These are all important questions that...

 

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)

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 


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