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Hurricane Ian Webinar Series: Lee County

 For those of you recovering from Ian, our hearts are with you, and our team is here to help your community in any way we can. That is why we are bringing you as much information as possible to help guide you through the process in the aftermath of Ian. Different locales face different […]

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Hurricane Ian Webinar Series: Fort Myers Beach

 For those of you recovering from Ian, our hearts are with you, and our team is here to help your community in any way we can. That is why we are bringing you as much information as possible to help guide you through the process in the aftermath of Ian. Different locales face different […]

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Hurricane Ian Webinar Series: Sanibel/Captiva

 For those of you recovering from Ian, our hearts are with you, and our team is here to help your community in any way we can. That is why we are bringing you as much information as possible to help guide you through the process in the aftermath of Ian. Different locales face different […]

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Webinar: Concerns Regarding Construction Next Door

 The webinar is designed to teach volunteer board members and managers what concerns they should be aware of and what steps they need to take when new development near an existing community is contemplated and ultimately undertaken. Panelists will discuss: What an existing community can do to mitigate the impact of new construction The […]

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Webinar: Employment Trends and Recurring Issues That Impact Community Associations as Employers

 In this webinar, association employers will hear about changes in the employment landscape that impact them as employers. This webinar will also touch on recurring issues that associations face with personnel and best practices for handling them. Those who attend will learn about: Legal trends affecting the association workplace Independent contractor classification and the […]

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Webinar: Condominium Terminations – Unthinkable No Longer

 This course will address how aged infrastructure, insurance costs, maintenance costs, budgeting and reserve requirements, and real estate values have caused incremental changes in the Condominium Act and in attitudes towards making condominium termination more available. The course will include discussion aimed at setting practical expectations as to when and how a condominium termination […]

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Webinar: The Who What When and Where of Covenant Enforcement

 Join us for this highly anticipated webinar about the different methods of covenant enforcement, how to enforce covenants and collect fines, and what the possible defenses to enforcement are that an association could face. This program is not eligible for CEU credit or certificate of completion. SPEAKERS: Howard J. Perl SHAREHOLDER Ft. Lauderdale Becker […]

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Webinar: Casualty Insurance Claims 101 Your Hurricane Playbook

In this informative webinar, we cover what to expect in the event your community is damaged by a casualty event, such as a hurricane. Hear from Community Association Shareholder Jay Roberts, Construction Law & Litigation Shareholder Aaron Pruss, and Public Adjuster Joseph Connelly of Association Adjusting. They approach the conversation from their u

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Webinar: Loans and Borrowing Money – What Community Associations Need to Know

 There is a lot of confusion when it comes to obtaining a loan as a community association. This webinar is intended to clear the confusion and provide you with the necessary tools to obtain a loan. Topics Covered: What is and is not collateral for a community association loan. What type of loan documents […]

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Webinar: Red, White, and – Wait, Does the Constitution Really Govern My Association?

 This webinar will discuss how, and to what extent, Constitutional Law impacts actions taken by community associations. Joseph Adams and Jay Roberts will be discussing the general applicability of the Constitution, what a “state actor” is and why that matters, and how the courts have discussed the extent to which the Constitution impacts actions […]

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Webinar: How to Navigate and Respond to the New Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Temporary Guidelines for Condominiums

In reaction to the tragic condo collapse in Florida, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac amended their requirements that have resulted in lender questionnaires to be answered by associations and their managers that are ambiguous and impose potential liability. If the questionnaire is not completed the lender will not approve the loan to a buyer. But […]

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Webinar: Insurance Claims and Coverage for Community Associations: Navigating Florida’s Insurance

 The Florida insurance marketplace is in complete disarray. While Florida has experienced a difficult property market in the past, we have never seen those conditions carry over simultaneously to multiple lines of coverage. This has both driven up premiums/rates, lessened coverage and created a heightened sense of the reality of the “cost of living” […]

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Webinar: Vetting Vendors and Contracts

 This program is not eligible for CEU credit or certificate of completion. Choosing the right vendors for your association is an important task for every board. Vetting those vendors is just the first step. Join Becker Shareholders Howard Perl and Robyn Severs as they walk you through the process from start to finish. Competitive […]

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Webinar: 2022 Building Safety Law, SB 4D: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers!

  The Florida Division of Florida Condominiums, Cooperatives and Timeshares has posted the form (which they have titled Building Report) which must be submitted by all Florida condominiums and cooperative associations with buildings that are three stories or higher.   This information must be submitted ON OR BEFORE January 1, 2023.   Click here to […]

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Webinar: 2022 Legislative Session Wrap Up

 This program is not eligible for CEU credit or certificate of completion. Following a legislative session that is best known for what did not happen, this webinar gleans a few measures that are worth noting, with some additional discussion about what might be coming up in special sessions. Topics to be discussed:. An amendment […]

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Webinar: Navigating the Special Assessment Minefield

This program is not eligible for CEU credit or certificate of completion. Many associations are looking to undertake major renovation and repair projects in 2022 and special assessments will be needed in many cases to fund those projects. Our webinar will answer your questions about the process your board must follow to levy a special […]

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Webinar: How to Enforce Your Documents

In this webinar, we will discuss options available to community associations seeking to enforce their governing documents and defenses commonly raised by homeowners opposing actions by the association. There will also be a discussion regarding the recent changes to Florida Statutes and considerations for associations when pursuing different remedies. Topics include: Changes to Florida Statutes […]

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Webinar: Why You Need Good Governing Documents

Learn why it’s important for condo and community associations to have “good governing documents” and how that is the starting point for effective enforcement. Some of the topics covered will include: Maintenance Responsibilities Conflicts within governing documents and with the statutes Sale and Lease Restrictions Material Alterations ————————- SPEAKERS: Joseph Adams SHAREHOLDER Becker jadams@beckerlawyers.com Kevin […]

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Webinar: Tips, Tricks and Updates: Property and Casualty Insurance – How to Avoid Common and Costly Mistakes

Property and Casualty Insurance is one of the largest line items on every association’s budget. With rates continually on the rise, it’s important for board members and managers to learn how to maximize the benefit and manage risk to avoid costly and unnecessary expense. Topics include: What can an association do to keep its insurance […]

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Webinar: Don’t Skip the Fine Print: Understanding Vendor Contract Provisions

Has a prospective vendor presented your association with a standard one-size-fits all contract? Before signing on the dotted line, watch the replay of a discussion dedicated to successfully navigating the boilerplate provisions of a commercial contract. We discuss the importance of key contract clauses, why you should think twice before signing a vendor’s typical agreement, […]

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Webinar: Master Class for Real Estate Agents: Session 5

Is your customer considering an association-managed property? Make sure you can prepare them for the unique aspects of joining such a community and eliminate any future surprises. Becker co-hosts Scott Marcus and Elana Friedman Polashuk welcome special guest Bill Worrall of FirstService Residential to this week’s Master Class. Bill outlines the variety of association types […]

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Webinar: Master Class for Real Estate Agents: Session 4

Congratulations, you’ve matched your client with the perfect property! Do you know how to encourage them to be proactive during the financing segment of the purchasing process? Becker co-hosts Scott Marcus and Elana Friedman Polashuk welcome special guest HighTech Landing’s Kenneth Chong to this Master Class. Kenneth discusses the necessary documentation required to underwrite a […]

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Webinar: Master Class for Real Estate Agents – Session 3

Do you know how to keep your funnel filled with seller leads? Becker co-hosts Scott Marcus and Elana Friedman Polashuk welcome special guest Jason Smith of Keller Williams to this week’s Master Class. Jason, one of the most successful listing agents in South Florida, offers insight into his powerfully effective system, and explains how you […]

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Webinar: Avoiding Disaster – How To Take Control Of Your Construction Project

While the complexity of a community association construction project cannot be overstated, it is possible to successfully navigate the entire process. Becker attorneys Ken Direktor and Steve Lesser welcome experienced construction management pro James LaGreca DSS Condos to discuss just how it’s done. You’ll learn how to stay in the driver’s seat of your project, […]

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