Sachs Sax Caplan's HOA Attorneys in the Community Association practice group have extensive experience in Homeowners Associations and Country Club legal governance and, as pioneers, have long been credited with bringing about landmark changes in this area of the law.
Representing homeowners associations, country club boards, developers, 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. In particular, these attorneys have led the way in creating and structuring mandatory country club membership provisions for owners in established communities with amenity packages.
The Firm’s Community Association Law Group is led by attorneys who are Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law. Our 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, governmental relations, covenant enforcement and reserve irregularities, with creative solutions backed by solid experience.
Homeowners Associations and Country Clubs are governed by Chapter 720 of the Florida Statutes. The Florida Homeowners’ Association Act applies specifically to not-for-profit organizations that operate residential homeowner’s associations in Florida and directs the formation, management, powers and operations of HOA’s and country clubs in Florida.
Attorneys in the Community Association Law practice area are well-versed in the provisions of Chapter 720 and prepared to guide HOA Clients through the myriad of legal pieces that comprise sound HOA and country club governance. From general provisions that include the formation of a HOA board, to obligation of members, and transition of association control to disclosures prior to sale of residential properties, our HOA lawyers stand at the ready to assist HOA boards, management companies and individual home owners.
Interacting with the Commercial Litigation & Appeals Group, the Firm is 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.
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 ...View Profile
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 ...View Profile
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 ...View Profile
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 ...View Profile
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 ...View Profile
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 ...View Profile
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 ...View Profile
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 ...View Profile
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 ...View Profile
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 ...View Profile
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 ...View Profile
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