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Convicted Felons Ineligible for Condo Board Service in Florida

Question: My condominium association’s annual meeting is next month. Several of us are concerned because we have been told that one of the individuals running for the board was charged with felony security law violations. While he was apparently never convicted, a lifetime ban from the securities industry was imposed against him …

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Donna DiMaggio Berger Interview on WLRN Topical Currents Segment: Association Records & Fraudulent Elections

Condo and association law shareholder Donna DiMaggio Berger was the featured guest on WLRN 91.3FM’s Topical Currents “At Your Service” edition on March 27 to discuss the bill Florida Legislators have filed which could give Condo and Homeowner Association boards a double-take. If passed, a volunteer board member could face criminal …

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Becker & Poliakoff Offers Condominium & HOA Classes Throughout Florida

We are committed to sharing our legal knowledge to help others. We do so by offering State-approved educational resources in various forms, including more than two dozen courses, conferences, panel discussions, personal meetings, and webinars that you can conveniently attend from your office or home. With this many available options, it is easy for …

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Condominium Associations Should List Their Attorney as the Registered Agent

Question: I am the President of my condominium association.  I just found out that the association was sued by a disgruntled owner.  Unfortunately, I just recently learned that the association has been “defaulted” in the lawsuit because we failed to answer the lawsuit by the deadline.  Apparently the process server served a …

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Criminal Penalty, Fire Sprinkler, Estoppel and HOA Rental Bills

Condo Criminal Penalties Bills

Senator Rene Garcia and Representative Jose Felix “Pepi” Diaz filed SB 1682, Relating to Condominiums, and HB 1237, Relating to Condominiums, respectively, which include board member term limits and criminal penalties against volunteer board members for certain violations, including failure to provide access to …

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