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Florida – Court case could increase cost for homeowners associations

Court case could increase cost for homeowners associationsA pending opinion from the Florida Supreme Court could dramatically increase operating costs for thousands of homeowner associations statewide and substantially drive up condo owners’ expenses. The looming decision is connected to a recent Florida Bar opinion that, if enacted, will force community association managers to hire attorneys to handle various administrative duties now done primarily in-house.

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California – Manager can’t take on role of liaison between board and attorney

Manager can’t take on role of liaison between board and attorneyQuestion: I have been on my homeowners association board for two years. All communication between the board and the attorney goes through the association’s manager before distribution to the board. I just discovered the manager has been withholding communications the attorney has written to the board.

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Florida – Legal merger affects community associations

Legal merger affects community associationsMany of Central Florida’s largest community associations will have a new law firm starting Dec. 1 when Altamonte Springs-based Taylor & Carls merges with Becker & Poliakoff of Fort Lauderdale. About 1,000 community associations, mostly in the four-county Metro Orlando area, will shift from the 32-year-old Taylor & Carls firm to the state’s biggest firm for community-association legal work.

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Florida – Homeowner association managers squabble with Florida Bar over duties

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Homeowner association managers squabble with Florida Bar over duties | The Florida CurrentHomeowner association managers squabble with Florida Bar over duties A group representing homeowners’ association managers is fighting with The Florida Bar over its attempt to declare some of their actions the unlicensed practice of law.

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Florida – Miami-based Association Law Group partner sues firm over “millions”

Miami-based Association Law Group partner sues firm over “millions” – South Florida Business JournalA founding partner of Miami-based Association Law Group, Daniel C. Arnold, has filed suit against his former partners for allegedly forcing him into retirement and denying him millions in distributions. ALG grew rapidly over the past several years by creating new legal techniques to defend community associations.

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