Tag Archives: law

Finding the Right Attorney

 

Next to selecting a manager, probably the most important decision an association can make is selecting legal counsel.  The community association field is complex and ever-changing, and boards have a responsibility to find a legal expert with diverse talents and capabilities who will provide the best council for the association.

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The Ethical Path

 

The differences between right and wrong and good and bad aren’t always obvious.  Is your association board leading with morals and principles in mind?

Mark Smith, president of the Sun City Aliante Homeowners Association in North Las Vegas, doesn’t want the appearance of impropriety – even the hint of...

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Playing with Fire

Few association budgets can accommodate the huge sums of money required to pursue or defend a lawsuit, and no one is happy to see an association’s money spent on lawyers.

Beyond the expense, a lawsuit can put you and your neighbors through the emotional wringer and create irreparable damage to personal relationships as well as obstacles to effective governing.

The best way to spare your community such trauma is by studying your community’s governing documents, understanding your legal responsibilities and staying alert for these common legal predicaments.

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Meeting Moment – Fatal Flaws

Most of the time difficult situations that arise during a meeting can be resolved on the spot, but occasionally, “fatal flaws” arise: those few errors or situations that arise that cannot be fixed at that meeting. 

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