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“Opinion: Condo Associations Must Set Clear Coronavirus Rules – and Enforce Them,” Miami Herald

Shared ownership communities have heeded the call and have implemented COVID-19 protocol, reshaping their daily operations to better safeguard their residents. In the past few weeks, the governor and Florida cities and counties have revised their emergency orders numerous times to take into account the pandemic’s growing threat. Many communities also revised and tightened their […]

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“COVID-19 Presents Unique Questions for Associations – Part II,” News-Press

On March 9, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency in response to confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida. On March 13, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump, declared a national emergency. Numerous units of state and local government around the nation have enacted similar proclamations and have implemented a variety of different […]

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“Expanding The Professional Liability of Architects and Engineers to Contractors,” ActionLine

More than 45 years ago, the Florida Supreme Court established in A.R. Moyer v. Graham that an architect can be liable to a contractor who is impacted by the architect’s negligence. A.R. Moyer established the potential for liability even without contractual privity between the architect and the contractor. Opinions that have directly applied A.R. Moyer […]

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“COVID-19 Presents Unique Questions for Associations,” News-Press

The World Health Organization has declared the Coronavirus a pandemic. States of emergency have been declared at the federal, state and many local levels. Not surprisingly, we are being asked what steps associations can and can’t (and should and shouldn’t) take. All of the association statutes in Florida contain an “emergency powers” provision that gives […]

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“Managing Common Housing Under the Threat of COVID-19,” FCAP Managers Report

Managers are on the front lines of many challenging issues for private residential communities but managing a pandemic is uncharted territory for most. With the number of cases of COVID-19 increasing in Florida and the fact that Governor DeSantis has declared a State of Emergency, proactive community association management professionals are thinking about how this […]

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