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Now is the time to Start Planning your 2019 Association Budget!

Most community association documents require an associations’ board of directors to adopt a budget for each fiscal year and early to late fall is typically the time of year devoted to that process. Because the management company is familiar with … Continue reading

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I just received notification that an owner has filed bankruptcy. What should our HOA know about bankruptcy?

  First off, flag the account – “BANKRUPTCY FILE”! If you have received notice of the bankruptcy this more than likely means that the association has been included in the debtor’s (owner or former owner) bankruptcy as a creditor. The … Continue reading

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Does Your Association Need a Few More Hands On Deck? Here are 9 Suggestions for Recruiting Volunteers!

  By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Provide social opportunities in the association where people get to know each other and have fun! People want to help people that they know personally. The best way to get volunteers is to ASK! Advertise … Continue reading

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Help! Our Board Meetings are Getting Out of Control with Conflict. What Can Our Board Do?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Unfortunately, board meeting conflict is becoming a common question that our law firm receives. First, it is important to establish that name calling, interrupting and personal attacks should be prohibited at all board and committee meetings. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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How Do You Feel About Mandatory Board Member Education? Good or Bad?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. As you may know, in 2013, the State of Florida adopted a new law that requires board members to follow certain “certification procedures”. Under Florida’s law, within 90 days after being elected or appointed to the … Continue reading

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A Board Code of Conduct – Good Idea or Bad Idea?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. I am often asked whether a board member code of conduct is a good idea or a bad idea. It really depends… Some boards need a code of conduct to clarify appropriate and not appropriate conduct … Continue reading

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What do I need to know when our association goes into transition?

by Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Question: Our association is about to transition from developer to owner control. Do you have any advice on this process? Answer: Yes, I do! Our firm has successfully helped numerous associations through the transition process. Transition from developer … Continue reading

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2016 Summary of Pending Arizona Legislation regarding Community Associations: April 4, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: It was another busy week last week at the Arizona Legislature!    After 82 days in session, 106 bills have passed and 89 have been signed by the governor. Last week, the first community association bill was signed … Continue reading

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2016 Summary of Pending Arizona Legislation regarding Community Associations: March 21, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: We are 68 days into the 2016 legislative session!   A  typical goal for each legislative session is to have all work finished by the 100th day.  In 2015, the Arizona legislature finished its work surprisingly fast (in 81 … Continue reading

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