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Below are links to articles published in the HOA Leader Publication where Christopher J. Shields, Partner is quoted as an experienced attorney in community association law.  We invite you to read them for your own interest and information.

  1. Owner Wants Violations Records – To Use Against Your HOA: What To Do?
  2. What to Know About Adding a Concierge Service to Your HOA
  3. HOA Committee Chair Flat Out Refuses to Step Down. Wait, What???
  4. How to Undo This Mess, or Who Can Remove an HOA Committee Chair?
  5. HOA Boards Can Upend their Predecessors’ Decisions. Usually. And It Might Not Be Smart
  6. When You Can and Can’t Undo a Prior HOA Board’s Action
  7. You Should Totally Hold a HOA Town Hall! Wait, What’s a Town Hall?
  8. Is the Tide Turning on Assistance Animals and HOAs?
  9. What’s Your Risk – and Plan – If There’s a Breach of Your HOA Data?
  10. What HOA Election Records You Can Withhold
  11. Lawsuits Booted Because HOA Boards Didn’t Follow Their Governing Documents
  12. What Say (and Not Say) When You’re Recruiting Future HOA Board Members
  13. California Court Allows Owner to Sue for Bad – Faith HOA Board Actions
  14. Here’s What Not Include in Your HOA Meeting Minutes
  15. HOA Treasurer Wants Reimbursement; Board Appears Balk
  16. Did This HOA Board Go Astray in Its Minutes
  17. Delinquent HOA Board Candidates: Can You Spill Beans?
  18. Revealing When HOA Board Candidate Has Been Delinquent
  19. Can This HOA Protect Its Roads from Its Builder?
  20. How Respond Owners Requests for HOA Violation Records
  21. Even Board Members Can Be Excluded from Executive Session
  22. Do You Need an HOA Asbestos Management Policy?
  23. HOA President Out Control: Here’s the Simple Solution
  24. 5 Things Board Members Can Do Stop a Rogue Board President
  25. Should HOAs Try to Combat Zika?
  26. HOA President Is Out of Control: Here’s the Simple Solution
  27. Do You Need HOA Employees to Sign Confidentiality Agreements?
  28. HOA Owner Repairs Basement. Waits Years. Seeks Reimbursement. What to Do?
  29. More on Who’s Responsible for Which HOA Unit Repairs
  30. HOA Rules are Awesome–If You Can Enforce Them
  31. The Problem with Strict HOA Rules: Enforcement’s a Pain!
  32. California Mandates New FHA/VA Disclosures; Should Other States?
  33. Board Member Booted.  Bad Omen for Board?
  34. HOA Board Member Disqualified: What Happens to Actions He Participated In?
  35. New York State Permits Racial Bias Claim Against HOA
  36. HOA Owners Can Give Proxies. Can Board Members?
  37. The Flaws You’ll Find in Fundraising for Your HOA
  38. HOA Need Repairs? Have a Fundraiser! Or Not.
  39. Is This HOA Board’s Insurance Policy Fair to Owners?
  40. How an HOA Board Got Back on Track in Enforcing Rules
  41. Veterans Claim They Were Denied Access to HOA Pool
  42. The Supreme Court’s New Disparate Impact Case: What It Means to HOAs
  43. Florida Makes Phony Service Animals a Misdemeanor.  Now What?
  44. Will Wisconsin Supreme Court Help Associations?
  45. Here’s a New One on Us: An HOA Rejuvenation Period
  46. How to Determine How Much Insurance Your HOA Needs
  47. HOA In-No Win Situation: Should It Have Stood Its Ground?
  48. As Though Parking Doesn’t Already Anger HOA Owners Enough…
  49. To Reimburse or Not Should HOA Cough Up?
  50. Is There Any Doubt These Legal Fees Are A Common HOA Expense?  Yes.
  51. 7 Types of  Stale, Out-of-Date HOA Rules You Should Freshen Up Now
  52. Is It Time to Rethink These 7 Types of HOA Rules?
  53. Update: Has Florida Law Changed for When Nobody Runs for Office?
  54. Four Tips for Peacefully Co-Existing with Your HOA’s Mixed Use of Neighbors
  55. Individual HOA Board Members: Your Authority is Limited
  56. Should You Consider “Factoring” Your HOA’s Delinquencies?
  57. Does Your HOA Have a Kid-Related Rule Like This One? Rethink It.

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