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Directors Usually Permitted To Hold More Than One Office

Q: Can the president of a condominium association also serve as the treasurer? None of the other board members would accept the treasurer’s position, and our president now has a dual role. (K.S., via e-mail) A: Unless prohibited by the condominium documents, yes. Section 718.112(2)(a)1 of the Florida Condominium Act provides that a condominium association’s […]

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Monmouth County’s Top Lawyers 2018

Congratulations to Robert I. Rabinowitz, who has been selected as one of Monmouth County’s Top Lawyers of 2018. Robert is listed as among the top of his field in Securities Law. The annual listing is comprised of the region’s most prominent attorneys, selected through peer review, across more than 28 practice areas. A shareholder in […]

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Unanimous Approval Likely Not Required For Amendments

Q: My association levied a special assessment to fund a repair project to our clubhouse. The project is now complete and there is money left over from the special assessment. The board has been discussing what it should do with this money and has not yet come to an agreement. Isn’t the association obligated to […]

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No Obligation to Deobligate Saves Money and Provides Certainty

With word recently that Congress passed legislative language in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that amends the FEMA Stafford Act, one could almost hear the collective sigh coming from local governments in disaster-prone regions throughout the country. Over the last decade in Florida alone, numerous counties and local governments have been forced by […]

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Neighbors Can Deal With Nuisances Directly

Q: I live on the second floor of a condominium building, where I own the unit. The unit above me is rented to a nice young couple, but they are “night owls” and have a lot of friends over to visit. Sometimes, things get quite noisy (loud music, doors slamming when friends leave, boisterous talk […]

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Daily Business Review Selects Yolanda Cash Jackson as Most Effective Lawyer

The Daily Business Review is announcing its 14th annual Most Effective Lawyers recognizing their stellar achievements for clients in the past year. By far the most competitive categories were class action/mass torts and complex/business litigation, reflecting the dominance of challenging and nuanced litigation as well as the mastery of its South Florida practitioners. Attorneys handled […]

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Four Lessons from Ghostbusters and Unusual Halloween Laws

As you get ready to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, I wanted to share with you some strange laws on the books while also discussing how Ghostbusters may be the all-time greatest film for anyone interested in starting a new business. For instance, real estate sellers in Florida are generally not obligated to disclose paranormal activity […]

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HOA or Civic Association?

Civic Associations and Homeowners Associations: How do they Differ? We are all grateful for the improvements to our neighborhood that have been accomplished by the Victoria Park Civic Association such as the rezoning of our elementary school (Victoria Park children now have the option of attending Virginia Shuman Young or Harbordale Elementary). Their countless successes […]

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