Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wanted: New Lawyer for Condo Association

With the new Board of January 2013 we need to secure our own independent legal representation. 

The firm now used, Hess and Applebaum PA, also represents the condo Developer and Concord Management, a clear conflict of interest with them also representing us, and they have on multiple occassions given questionable advice to the Association and they could not be relied on to give independent advice if we contract for another management firm.   

I have looked for some condo lawyers and the below 3 which I suggested to the Board, all are experienced condo lawyers.

Since the first two of these are major legal firms either would be well qualified to assist in a change of management firms in 2013.  Both have very interesting Q and A sections about condo issues.
 
The 3rd is a smaller local firm which is very familiar with NCC and was the firm I used in my 3 year litigation against the Developer controlled Boards for permitting violations of our rental requirements here at NCC.

Becker and Poliakoff
Paradise Village

348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Suite #7
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida 32548
http://www.becker-poliakoff.com/community-association-law

Sachs Sax Caplan, P.L.
660 E. Jefferson Street, Suite #202
Tallahassee, FL 32301

http://ssclawfirm.com/community-associations

Daniel W. Uhlfelder, P.A.
124 East County Highway 30-A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

http://www.dwulaw.com