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“Hiding in Plain Sight: What Are Discriminatory Covenants” and Does Your Association’s Governing Documents Contain them?” Community Association Institute

One of the last few bills to be approved by Governor DeSantis at the end of this year’s legislative session was Senate Bill No. 374 which became law on September 4, 2020. The new law defines and prohibits “discriminatory restrictions” from any title transaction recorded in the State of Florida and creates section 712.065, Florida Statutes,

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Keeping Politics Out of Your Community Association

Not surprisingly, the chatter about whether or not political signs should be permitted in private residential communities has increased as we draw closer to the elections in November. Let’s first discuss whether or not an owner in a Florida HOA has the “right” to install signs. The short answer is “no” with one exception. FL […]

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CAI-New Jersey Legislative Action Committee Receives National LAC of the Year Award

The Community Association Institute of New Jersey’s Legislative Action Committee has received the Legislative Action Committee of the Year award. The award recognizes “a state legislative action committee for demonstrated organizational excellence, strong member support, and successfully raising the visibility and effectiveness of CAI.” Becker Shareholder David Ramsey, who also received the CAI’s “Excellence in […]

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David Ramsey Awarded CAI’s “Excellence in Government and Public Affairs” Award

Becker Community Association Shareholder David Ramsey is the recipient of the Community Association Institute’s “Excellence in Government and Public Affairs” award. The annual awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to CAI and the community association way of life and are the highest honors given out by the organization. David serves as Chair of […]

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“Continuity and Closures: How Community Associations Are Addressing COVID-19,” Community Association Institute

Ensuring continuity of operations and residents’ safety has become top of mind for community association board members, managers, and business partners as the COVID-19 outbreak begins to impact more and more of the U.S. Donna DiMaggio Berger, a shareholder with Becker in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and a fellow in CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers […]

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