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

Mortgage Foreclosures

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

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Non-Residential Use

NON-RESIDENTIAL USE (BENNETT V. WALTON COUNTY) The ability to regulate and prohibit “nonresidential uses” was at issue in Bennett v. Walton County Case NO: 1D 14– 2571 (Fla. 1st DCA June 22, 2015).  The Bennetts challenged Walton County’s Land Development Code prohibition against nonresidential uses, as being unconstitutional, facially and as applied. The trial court ... more

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Hearsay-Business Records Exceptions

(SAS v. FNMA) Wednesday, the test for admission of a bank’s payment history pursuant to §90.803(6) Fla. Stat. (2014), was laid out in SAS v. Federal National Mortgage Association, Case No. 2D14-1003 (Fla. 2nd DCA June 10, 2015). The trial court’s judgment in favor of the borrower assertion of a lack of proof of damages after remand and ... more

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