By: Jefferson C. Glassie
Originally published in Associations Now Magazine, published by ASAE. Your association will be hacked. Are you ready? You often hear lawyers talking about risk -- potential legal and other problems that can arise for an association. Well, there is one new risk that isn’t just a possibility: Your...
By: Frank S. Jones, Jr.
The Federal Trade Commission has revised the filing and other dollar-denominated thresholds contained in the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”). These adjustments are made annually based on changes in the U.S. gross national product for the fiscal year ending...
By: Jennifer S. Jackman, Tiffany M. Releford
Proper classification of employees is critical to avoid potential liability for unpaid overtime. If that did not get your attention, then consider this: In addition to unpaid overtime, misclassification of employees can result in liquidated damages, equitable relief and reimbursement of...
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.