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

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