Community Association Law - Condominiums

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• Representing Condo Associations and Property Management Companies
• Developers, financial institutions & individuals
• Governing documents, collections, statutory and regulatory compliance
• Condo Association Attorneys dedicated to the development of community association law

Sachs Sax Caplan's Condominium Association Attorneys in the Community Association practice group have extensive experience in condominium and community association law and, as pioneers, have long been credited with bringing about landmark changes in this area of the law.

Our Clients

Representing condominium associations, financial institutions and individuals with respect to the vast array of difficult issues faced in the creation of and governance of these organizations, members of this practice group specialize in the preparation of, amendment, revision, elections, turnover, and enforcement of governing documents, collections, statutory and regulatory compliance, board meeting conduct and procedure, as well as the many varied aspects of interpersonal relations and corporate conflicts that develop in residential communities. These attorneys have led the way in creating and structuring mandatory country club membership provisions for owners in established communities with amenity packages.

Condo Association Attorneys in Boca Raton & Serving Community Associations Statewide

Our Condominium and Community Association attorneys have the ability to respond quickly and economically to the numerous ongoing issues that arise during the operation of community associations, including turnover of control from the developer to owners, construction defects, accounting irregularities, misrepresentations, termination of developer imposed contracts, recreation lease litigation and buyouts, recreational districts, condemnation, governmental relations, covenant enforcement and reserve irregularities, with creative solutions backed by solid experience.

Depth of Experience & Groundbreaking Decisions

Interacting with the Commercial Litigation & Appeals Group, this experience includes representation of clients in groundbreaking cases such as Ainslie v. Levy, et. al., where members of this practice group successfully argued that documents unit owners were forced to sign as a condition to closing could not supersede the rights granted to the condominium owners under Florida law. The Firm is also credited with establishing the right of unit owners to cancel a perpetual management reservation of control by the developer over recreational facilities at Century Village, Boca Raton. Preserving a historical tradition of expertise in this area of the law, attorneys in the Community Associations practice group continue to make enormous contributions to the development of community association law in Florida.

Florida Statutes Chapter 718 & Administrative Code Chapters 61B-75 through 79

Florida Condo Law relates to the operation, development, and resolution of issues for Condominiums and their owners. Condominiums are creatures of statute. In Florida, Chapter 718 of the Florida Statutes as well as the Florida Administrative Code Chapters 61B-75 through 79 provide the framework for all Florida Condominiums. Membership in a condominium association is mandatory for all owners within a condominium.

Florida Statutes Section 718.103 defines a condominium association as “any entity responsible for the operation of common elements owned in undivided shares by unit owners, any entity which operates or maintains other real property in which unit owners have use rights, where membership in the entity is composed exclusively of unit owners or their elected or appointed representatives and is a required condition of unit ownership.”

The laws that oversee condominium associations are constantly developing and changing with the times, with amendments being made to the relevant laws every year. Our condo association attorneys can provide you, your association, or management company with a yearly legal update where CEU credit is available.

Unresolved disputes or financial problems can directly impact the enjoyment everyone reaps from property ownership, it is important to work with competent counsel who thoroughly understands Florida law surrounding condo associations and is committed to a prompt response that finds an effective solution.

At Sachs Sax Caplan, our lawyers provide skilled representation for both associations and unit owners.

Below is a sample of matters where Sachs Sax Caplan has provided successful representation for its clients:

  • Governing Document Amendment, Revisions and Interpretation
  • Declaration, Covenant and Rule Enforcement
  • Selective Rule Enforcement
  • Late Fees and Regular Assessments
  • Special Assessments
  • Collection of Delinquent Assessments
  • Lien preparation
  • Lien Foreclosures
  • General Civil Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation
  • Insurance Coverage Issues
  • Condominium Foreclosure
  • Preparation and Review of Purchase Contracts
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Liens
  • Developer/Turnover Issues
  • Election Abuse/Annual Meeting Assistance
  • Purchase and Sale of Condo Units
  • Terminating Contracts
  • Disputes with the Association/Other Residents
  • Damage Caused by Residents and/or Guests
  • Theft
  • Damage to Vehicles
  • Parking Issues
  • Pet Issues
  • Noise Issues
  • Discrimination

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Community Association Law

  • Louis Caplan

    Louis Caplan

    Managing Partner

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    Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law Louis Caplan is a Founding Partner of Sachs Sax Caplan and Chairman of the Community Associations Practice Group. Mr. Caplan ...

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  • Michael Chapnick

    Michael Chapnick

    Principal

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    Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law Michael E. Chapnick is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Unit Development Law. Prior to ...

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  • Edward S. Hammel

    Edward S. Hammel

    Principal

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    Board Certified Condominium and Planned Development Law Edward S. Hammel is a Principal at Sachs Sax Caplan in the Community Associations Practice Group and is Board Certified in ...

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  • Brian T. Meanley

    Brian T. Meanley

    Associate

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    Brian T. Meanley is an Associate Attorney at Sachs Sax Caplan practicing within the Community Associations Practice Group. Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Meanley practiced Community ...

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  • Steven G. Rappaport

    Steven G. Rappaport

    Partner

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    Steven G. Rappaport is a Partner in the Community Associations Practice Group. Mr. Rappaport handles transactional matters for the firm’s community association clients, including ...

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  • Peter S. Sachs

    Peter S. Sachs

    Founding Partner

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    Board Certified Condominium and Planned Development Law Peter S. Sachs is a Founding Partner and Chairman Emeritus of Sachs Sax Caplan P.L. Mr. Sachs is Board Certified in Condominium ...

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  • Larry E. Schner

    Larry E. Schner

    Partner

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    Larry Schner joined Sachs Sax Caplan on December 1, 2016 after maintaining his own practice of Larry E. Schner, P.A. for twenty-five years in Boca Raton. Mr. Schner practices in the ...

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  • Vuth Un

    Vuth Un

    Associate

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    Vuth Un is an associate in the firm’s Community Association Practice Group. He started his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the 12th and 15th Judicial Circuit ...

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  • Michael Ungerbuehler

    Michael Ungerbuehler

    Associate

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    Michael Ungerbuehler has been helping community associations across the State of Florida with their legal needs for more than 20 years. In January 2018, Michael joined Sachs Sax Caplan ...

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  • Daniel A. Weber

    Daniel A. Weber

    Associate

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    Daniel A. Weber is an Associate Attorney at Sachs Sax Caplan practicing within the Community Associations Practice Group, and Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Condominium and ...

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  • Len Wilder

    Len Wilder

    Associate

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    Len Wilder is board certified by the Florida Bar in both real estate law and planned development and community association law, Mr. Wilder is an AV rated attorney who has been ...

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