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Take It To the Board: Assessing Collections with Joy Mattingly, Becker & Poliakoff

In this episode of Take It To the Board, host Donna DiMaggio Berger speaks with Becker Shareholder Joy Mattingly, who oversees Becker’s collection and foreclosure practice. Joy is an experienced litigator who represents all types of associations in collecting the delinquent assessments needed to fund the community’s essential services. She’s a graduate of University of […]

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Community Update – December 2021

Before heading into the New Year, we look back at the year’s most popular reads. This month’s featured articles highlight the topics you found most interesting in 2021 – from fining committees to questions about remote meetings. From all of us at Becker, we wish you a happy holiday and a joyous, healthy, and prosperous […]

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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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Community Update – October 2021

In addition to this month’s featured articles, don’t miss all new episodes of our podcast, “Take it to the Board.” In the most recent episode, host Donna DiMaggio Berger is joined by Becker Employment Law Shareholder Jamie Dokovna for an informative discussion on best practices to create and protect a safe work environment. Learn what Jamie thinks […]

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A Guide to Sending the New Notice of Late Assessment

As of July 1, 2021, associations are required to send delinquent owners a Notice of Late Assessments, giving the owners 30 days to bring the account current prior to turning the account over to the association’s legal counsel for collections. Failure to provide the delinquent owner with this 30-day notice will preclude the association from […]

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“Condominium Associations Should Have Written Collection Policies & Procedures,” FLCAJ Magazine

The 2021 legislative session brought some significant changes to the Condominium Act, the Cooperative Act, and the Homeowners Association Act. These changes went into effect on July 1, 2021, and many of them impacted the collections and foreclosure process for community associations. At the outset, we always recommend that community associations work with their association’s […]

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VIDEO: New Legislation Changes Collections & Foreclosures Process for Florida Community Associations

 Recently, the Florida Legislature enacted significant statutory changes that impact community association collections and foreclosure actions. The updates to Chapter 718, Chapter 719 and Chapter 720 of the Florida Statutes go into effect on July 1, 2021 and include requirements regarding: Delivering statements or invoices to association members and how that association must notify […]

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New Legislation Changes Collections & Foreclosures Process for Florida Community Associations

Recently, the Florida Legislature enacted significant statutory changes that impact community association collections and foreclosure actions. The updates to Chapter 718, Chapter 719 and Chapter 720 of the Florida Statutes go into effect on July 1, 2021 and include requirements regarding: Delivering statements or invoices to association members and how that association must notify members […]

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Community Update – March 2021

Paperwork isn’t the most glamorous part of being a community association member, but this edition of Becker’s Community Update outlines why ignoring administrative tasks would be a big mistake. From governing documents and electoral procedures to zoning and entitlement status, having your details safely squared away sets you and your community on the right path. […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Joy Mattingly, Community Association Law

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Becker showcases the inspiration, philosophies, and expertise of the women attorneys and lobbyists who help elevate our firm and client service.  Joy Mattingly is an experienced litigator and leads the firm’s collection and foreclosure practice. She regularly develops comprehensive collections strategies for community, condominium, and homeowner associations and cooperatives. […]

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Webinar: The Bounce Back: Safeguarding Your Community Association’s Financial Health in a COVID-19 Climate

Becker Shareholders Donna DiMaggio Berger and Joy Mattingly joined Affinity Management Services Co-Founder Raphael Aquino for “The Bounce Back: Safeguarding Your Community Association’s Financial Health in a COVID-19 Climate,” a webinar. The panelists discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many tenants, property managers, and business owners across the country to take some financial hits. […]

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25 Becker Attorneys Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law

  Becker’s Community Association practice group has been an industry leader since we opened our doors in 1973. Today, we’re proud to announce that we have the largest, dedicated team of Board Certified attorneys in Condominium and Planned Development Law in the state of Florida. Board certification demands rigorous testing and is in recognition of […]

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Eight Becker Attorneys Newly Board Certified in Condominium & Planned Development Law

June 3, 2019 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – We are pleased to announce that eight Becker attorneys are newly minted as Florida Bar Board Certified in Condominium & Planned Development Law. The specialty encompasses the practice of law that involves representing community associations and their members, property owners, sellers, purchasers, developers, lenders, governmental agencies, and […]

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Show me the Money: Crafting Successful Collection & Foreclosure Strategies for Community Associations

December 5, 2017 Start: 2:00 PM End: 4:00 PM Show Me The Money: Crafting Successful Collection & Foreclosure Strategies for Community Associations Provider #0000811, Course #9625735, 2 IFM/ELEPresented by: K. Joy Mattingly, Esq. and Howard J. Perl, Esq. Are collection issues still plaguing your association? Are bank foreclosures dragging on for years with no end […]

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CANCELLED: Show me the Money: Crafting Successful Collection & Foreclosure Strategies for Community Associations

September 14, 2017 Start: 10:00 AM End: 12:00 PM Due to Hurricane Irma, this course is cancelled. It will be rescheduled in the near future. – Thank you Show Me The Money: Crafting Successful Collection & Foreclosure Strategies for Community Associations Provider #0000811, Course #9625735, 2 IFM/ELE Presented by: K. Joy Mattingly, Esq. and Howard […]

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