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. Best Practices When Your Condo/HOA is Asked to Conduct a Wellness Check on an Owner
  2. How Not to Reimburse Owners and Board Members for Condo/HOA Expenses
  3. Experts: Debit Cards Are Too Loosey-Goosey for Condo/HOA Finances
  4. Condo/HOA Gardening Policy Dos and Don’ts
  5. Does Your Condo/HOA Need Extra Insurance If You Permit Rentals?
  6. What to Know About Various Ways to Accept Payments from Condo/HOA Owners
  7. Oops! When You’ve Been Doing Things Wrong at Your Condo/HOA for Years
  8. No HOA Quorum for 15 Years–That’s Not a Typo
  9. Are Florida Condos Refusing Residents with FEMA Vouchers?
  10. How Nervous Does This Reader’s Question Make Our HOA/Condo Experts?
  11. Does the Business Judgment Rule Apply to Community Associations?
  12. Racial Tensions and Your Condo/HOA: What You Can Do
  13. Are Racial Incidents Happening at Condos/HOAs More Often or Just Getting More Press?
  14. Seen These New Ploys Condo/HOA Owners Are Deploying to Beat Your Rental Restrictions?
  15. Condo/HOA Owners Are Crafty! Another Way to Try to Get Around Rental Restrictions
  16. Owner Wants Violations Records – To Use Against Your HOA: What To Do?
  17. What to Know About Adding a Concierge Service to Your HOA
  18. HOA Committee Chair Flat Out Refuses to Step Down. Wait, What???
  19. How to Undo This Mess, or Who Can Remove an HOA Committee Chair?
  20. HOA Boards Can Upend their Predecessors’ Decisions. Usually. And It Might Not Be Smart
  21. When You Can and Can’t Undo a Prior HOA Board’s Action
  22. You Should Totally Hold a HOA Town Hall! Wait, What’s a Town Hall?
  23. Is the Tide Turning on Assistance Animals and HOAs?
  24. What’s Your Risk – and Plan – If There’s a Breach of Your HOA Data?
  25. What HOA Election Records You Can Withhold
  26. Lawsuits Booted Because HOA Boards Didn’t Follow Their Governing Documents
  27. What Say (and Not Say) When You’re Recruiting Future HOA Board Members
  28. California Court Allows Owner to Sue for Bad – Faith HOA Board Actions
  29. Here’s What Not Include in Your HOA Meeting Minutes
  30. HOA Treasurer Wants Reimbursement; Board Appears Balk
  31. Did This HOA Board Go Astray in Its Minutes
  32. Delinquent HOA Board Candidates: Can You Spill Beans?
  33. Revealing When HOA Board Candidate Has Been Delinquent
  34. Can This HOA Protect Its Roads from Its Builder?
  35. How Respond Owners Requests for HOA Violation Records
  36. Even Board Members Can Be Excluded from Executive Session
  37. Do You Need an HOA Asbestos Management Policy?
  38. HOA President Out Control: Here’s the Simple Solution
  39. 5 Things Board Members Can Do Stop a Rogue Board President
  40. Should HOAs Try to Combat Zika?
  41. HOA President Is Out of Control: Here’s the Simple Solution
  42. Do You Need HOA Employees to Sign Confidentiality Agreements?
  43. HOA Owner Repairs Basement. Waits Years. Seeks Reimbursement. What to Do?
  44. More on Who’s Responsible for Which HOA Unit Repairs
  45. HOA Rules are Awesome–If You Can Enforce Them
  46. The Problem with Strict HOA Rules: Enforcement’s a Pain!
  47. California Mandates New FHA/VA Disclosures; Should Other States?
  48. Board Member Booted.  Bad Omen for Board?
  49. HOA Board Member Disqualified: What Happens to Actions He Participated In?
  50. New York State Permits Racial Bias Claim Against HOA
  51. HOA Owners Can Give Proxies. Can Board Members?
  52. The Flaws You’ll Find in Fundraising for Your HOA
  53. HOA Need Repairs? Have a Fundraiser! Or Not.
  54. Is This HOA Board’s Insurance Policy Fair to Owners?
  55. How an HOA Board Got Back on Track in Enforcing Rules
  56. Veterans Claim They Were Denied Access to HOA Pool
  57. The Supreme Court’s New Disparate Impact Case: What It Means to HOAs
  58. Florida Makes Phony Service Animals a Misdemeanor.  Now What?
  59. Will Wisconsin Supreme Court Help Associations?
  60. Here’s a New One on Us: An HOA Rejuvenation Period
  61. How to Determine How Much Insurance Your HOA Needs
  62. HOA In-No Win Situation: Should It Have Stood Its Ground?
  63. As Though Parking Doesn’t Already Anger HOA Owners Enough…
  64. To Reimburse or Not Should HOA Cough Up?
  65. Is There Any Doubt These Legal Fees Are A Common HOA Expense?  Yes.
  66. 7 Types of  Stale, Out-of-Date HOA Rules You Should Freshen Up Now
  67. Is It Time to Rethink These 7 Types of HOA Rules?
  68. Update: Has Florida Law Changed for When Nobody Runs for Office?
  69. Four Tips for Peacefully Co-Existing with Your HOA’s Mixed Use of Neighbors
  70. Individual HOA Board Members: Your Authority is Limited
  71. Should You Consider “Factoring” Your HOA’s Delinquencies?
  72. Does Your HOA Have a Kid-Related Rule Like This One? Rethink It.

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