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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

Posted in Events

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.

Legislative Webinar Q&A Round-Up

Posted in Legislation

The Community Association Leadership Lobby (“CALL”), the lobby arm of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., recently hosted a Legislative Webinar that focused on recent changes to Florida Law based on the 2011 Legislative Session. We were honored to have State Representative George Moraitis, who sponsored HB 1195 (this year’s large community association bill), join us as a guest presenter during the Webinar. We had a record number of attendees for the Webinar and we thank you for your continued support and interest.

Summary of 2011 Community Association Legislation

Posted in Legislation

We are pleased to announce that this year’s large community association bill, HB 1195, which previously passed out of the Legislature was formally signed into law yesterday by Governor Rick Scott. The effective date of HB 1195 is July 1, 2011. You can view the full text of HB 1195 by accessing the CALL website (www.callbp.com). CALL has also prepared a comprehensive summary of HB 1195 and several other important bills that impact community associations.

Community Association Legislation on the Way to the Governor

Posted in Legislation

We are pleased to announce that HB 1195 passed out of the Legislature today and will now be sent to the Governor for action. We have no reason to believe the Governor will veto the bill, but final confirmation normally takes a matter of 3 or 4 weeks. Here is a summary of the issues CALL worked on and drafted language for which are contained within this bill…