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Howard Perl has been involved in all aspects of community association law, including transactional, collections, mediation, arbitration, construction defects and litigation. He is Florida Bar Board Certified in Condominium & Planned Development Law and is certified by the State of Florida as a facilitator for continuing education credit courses for Community Association Managers. He has prepared and conducted informational seminars for continuing education credits for community association managers and Board members. Howard handles community association arbitration and mediation cases, as well as community association-related litigation.

Mr. Perl holds the AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating for an attorney, for both ethical and standards and legal ability. In 2019, he was named as a fellow to the College of Community Association Lawyers. The CCAL has fewer than 175 members who distinguish themselves through contributions to the development of community association law.

Mr. Perl retired as a Major in the Army Reserves after 33 years of service and was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from July 2005 to July 2006.


  • College of Community Association Lawyers, Fellow
  • Best Lawyers in America©, Community Association Law (2022 – present)
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell (2013 – Present)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star Award (2013, 2014)


Mr. Perl is an active member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and holds the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) designation from CAI. Mr. Perl is also past President of the Greater Miami Chapter of CAI, as well as a past member and Chairman of Florida Legislative Alliance, a statewide committee of CAI for interacting with the legislature as it pertains to condominium and homeowner legislation.

Mr. Perl is a member of the American Bar Association and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of the Florida Bar.