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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...

 

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.

 

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...

 

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...

 

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?

 

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...

 


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