Practice Areas

Our practice encompasses areas such as corporate governance, meeting requirements, statutory interpretation and compliance, vendor and contracts, covenant enforcement, document amendments, rule and restriction enforcement, corporate issues, document preparation and government relationships.

We also assist individuals owning property in Florida community associations defining and understanding their rights and responsibilities.

Community Association Law

Gelfand & Arpe’s experience covers the entire spectrum of legal counseling of Condominium and Homeowner Associations.

Collection of Assessments

Collecting delinquent assessments is a difficult job. We can handle it for you getting timely results in a cost-effective manner.


We encourage parties to settle disputes amicably, but our skilled attorneys will provide aggressive litigation when appropriate.


Breaking News

Planning for New Legislation

PLANNING FOR NEW LEGISLATION: JULY 1, 2017 WHAT IS YOUR ASSOCIATION’S STATUS             This firm has repeatedly warned that the Florida Legislature adopted a number of bills deliberately intending significant changes to how Florida community associations operate and requiring action by associations by July 1, 2017. Since we started reporting on the proposals, especially the ... more

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Estoppel Certificate Changes

PAPER CHASE: SIGNIFICANT ESTOPPEL CERTIFICATE CHANGES             Hot off the presses, the Florida Legislature published the enrolled version of the “estoppel certificates” legislation, Senate Bill 398er. Unless vetoed by the Governor, this Bill will become law on July 1, 2017, substantially changing procedures concerning the preparation and issuance of estoppel letters by Florida condominium, homeowners’ ... more

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Mortgage Foreclosures

Article published in the Florida Community Association Journal September 2015 Mortgage Foreclosures: How Much Worse Can It Get?

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