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Community Association Bills Approved by Governor Scott; CALL’s Legislative Town Halls—CALL Alert for June 13, 2014

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

Today CALL held its first Legislative Town Hall of the year and we were honored to have eight State Legislators in attendance, including Sen. Ring, Sen. Sachs, Sen. Sobel, Rep. Moraitis, Rep. Rogers, Rep. Rodriguez, Rep. Stark, and Rep. Waldman as well as Ft. Lauderdale City Commissioner Dean Trantalis.  Here are some photos from the… Continue Reading

REGISTER NOW for CALL Town Hall on June 13; Legislative Update—June 5, 2014

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

Please forward this to your association members and friends.  There is still time to register for the CALL Legislative Town Hall, which is scheduled for Friday, June 13th from 10:00 am to Noon at the Ft. Lauderdale City Hall Commission Chambers-1st Floor, 100 North Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale.  The CALL Town Hall Meeting is open… Continue Reading

Invitation to CALL Legislative Town Hall Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday, June 13, 2014

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

CALL’s Legislative Town Hall Meeting will be held on Friday, June 13th from 10:00 am to Noon at the Ft. Lauderdale City Hall Commission Chambers-1st Floor, 100 North Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale.  Come join us for a frank discussion with this year’s bill sponsors and your elected officials on what just passed in Tallahassee and… Continue Reading

Second February Committee Week Update: New Bills, Flood Insurance – CALL Alert for February 14, 2014

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

Happy Valentine’s Day! This was the second of three interim committee weeks in the month of February. This week was fairly light as far as bills being heard in committee, but there is still much to tell you about, including some new bills that were filed. Joint and Several Liability and Safe Harbor (NEW BILL):… Continue Reading

Florida courts’ application of the “new” economic loss rule since Tiara Condominium Ass’n, Inc. v. Marsh & McLennan, Cos., Inc.

Posted in Construction Issues & Contractual Disputes, Legislation

The Florida Supreme Court’s March 7, 2013 decision in Tiara Condominium Ass’n, Inc. v. Marsh & McLennan, Cos., Inc., 110 So. 3d 399 (Fla. 2013), limited application of the economic loss rule [a judicially created doctrine that sets forth the circumstances under which a tort claim is prohibited if the only damages suffered are economic… Continue Reading

CALL 2013 Legislative Guides Now Available Online — CALL Alert for June 27, 2013

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

CALL’s 2013 Legislative Guides are now available online for viewing and printing.  There are three separate Legislative Guides—one for condominium associations, one for cooperative associations, and one for homeowners’ associations.  Each Legislative Guide includes a summary of the laws passed that specifically apply to each type of association, as well as a discussion of a… Continue Reading

Mortgage Foreclosure Bill Approved by Governor Scott — Call Alert For June 3, 2013

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

The mortgage foreclosure bill, HB 87, by Representative Passidomo, was approved today by Governor Scott.  This is great news for community associations who will now have a tool to expedite stalled mortgage foreclosure cases.  I applaud Governor Scott for signing the bill and commend Representative Passidomo for her hard work these past three years to… Continue Reading

New Proposed HOA Bill by House Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

A few weeks ago, the House Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee held a workshop to consider a number of issues related to homeowners’ associations (HOAs), including whether HOAs should be regulated by the State in the same manner as condominium and cooperative associations. The result of that workshop is a proposed committee bill (PCB) dealing… Continue Reading

Preeminent Regional Law Firm Joins Becker & Poliakoff

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Becker & Poliakoff announced today that Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., a Stuart, Florida-based law firm that represents more than 300 community associations as well as businesses, individuals and professionals throughout the Treasure Coast, is joining Becker & Poliakoff. Effective October 1, the attorneys and staff of Cornett, Googe will become part of the Becker… Continue Reading

2012 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards

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Join board members, managers and residents from hundreds of Florida communities for this annual celebration of community association excellence. Attend stimulating educational sessions and CEU classes, discover the latest solutions from top industry vendors, and network with industry professionals and community leaders from across the state.

Ceremonial Bill Signing Ceremony for HB 1195

Posted in Legislation

I recently had the pleasure of attending a ceremonial bill signing ceremony for HB 1195 at the Florida Capitol. HB 1195 was the comprehensive community association bill that passed during the 2011 legislative session and became effective on July 1, 2011.

More Q&A’s Regarding HB 1195

Posted in Legislation, Reader Q&A

We continue to receive questions regarding HB 1195, the comprehensive community association bill that passed during the 2011 Legislative Session and became effective on July 1, 2011. Therefore, I wanted to take an opportunity to answer some of the questions.