Sachs Sax Caplan's attorneys in the Community Associations 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.
Representing condominium associations, 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 Community Associations Practice Group has 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.
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.