By: Alexander N. Rouhani
The DC Metro area recently endured winter storm Jonas. Many embraced the historic snow, especially kids who got a weeklong vacation. Homeowners, though, ended up spending some quality time with a shovel and were likely rewarded with a sore back. Likewise, Community Associations had to figure out...
By: Kathleen W. Panagis
What Does it Mean for a Condominium Project to be FHA Certified? When a condominium project is FHA certified, it means that the units located within the condominium project are eligible for FHA-insured loans. An FHA insured loan is a Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) mortgage insurance...
By: Kimberly J. Min
Law360, New York Whiteford Taylor & Preston has snagged an ambitious corporate attorney with more than a decade's experience working with public finance and real estate transactions, and who now hopes to expand her practice to develop more tax expertise in the municipal finance arena.
By: James A. Kahl, Jeffrey P. Altman, Stacey L. Pine
Avoid Common and Costly Missteps that Accompany Political Contributions, Lobbying and Gifts
By: Kevin A. Kernan
Montgomery County law now requires common ownership community board members to receive training in basic community association management. The Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) has launched a new online training program that allows board members to comply...
By: Dorothy Deng
By: Dorothy W. Deng and Michelle Sara KingReprinted with permission. Copyright, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, June 1, 2015, Washington, DC.
By: Megan C. Spratt
More associations are instituting automatic membership dues renewal programs, where members’ credit cards are stored and charged periodically. While this payment structure is very appealing to many associations, certain legal issues should be carefully considered before proceeding.
By: Roberto M. Montesinos
New laws will take effect in Montgomery County, Maryland on November 30, 2015 which will impact parking and towing policies in community associations. This article will highlight the new requirements under Chapter 30C of the Montgomery County Code (“Code”) of which all community associations in...
By: Stacey L. Pine
This article appeared in Association TRENDS and is reprinted with permission of the publisher.
By: Megan C. Spratt
On September 8, 2015, the Department of Justice issued technical assistance on testing accommodations under the ADA. The document covers who is entitled to testing accommodations, what types of testing accommodations are required, what documentation may be required of the individual...