Gelfand & Arpe, P. A.


MICHAEL J. GELFAND
Regions Financial Tower
1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
   Suite 1220
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(561) 655-6224

 


BAR
MEMBERSHIPS:
The Florida Bar
Southern District of Florida Bar (Qualified in Trial and Bankruptcy Courts)
Middle District of Florida Bar
United States Eleventh Circuit Bar
American Bar Association
Palm Beach County Bar Association 
RATING

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Martindale - Hubbell "AV"®.
American College of Real Estate Lawyers
WorldClass Academy (Florida Chamber Foundation)
College of Community Association Lawyers

 

CERTIFICATIONS: Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer.
Arbitrator (Pursuant to Supreme Court of Florida Approved Program).
Mediator (Supreme Court Certified for County and Circuit Courts).
PROFESSIONAL,
CIVIC AND
COMMUNITY
POSITIONS:
American College of Real Estate Lawyers: Fellow, 2007 - Present. 
     Common Interest Ownership Committee: Member, 2007 - Present;  Vice-Chair 2011-2012;
     Chair 2012-Present.

Children's Advocacy Award "In recognition of outstanding Pro Bono service to the citizens of Palm Beach County." 1996.

Childrens' Home Society of South Florida:
     Pro Bono litigation co-counsel, 1992-1997.

City of Boca Raton:
    Special Master, 2005-2011.
    Builders' Board of Adjustments and Appeals:
               Chairperson, 1988-2004; Member, 1986-1988.

Flamingo Park Homeowners Association, Inc.:
     Various Committees: 2005-2010.
     Director 2008-2009.

Florida, State of Commissioner, Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, appointed by the Governor Crist, 2008-2011.

The Florida Bar
   Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Executive Council: Member 1997-Present.
   RPPTL Director, Real Property Division 2012-Present.
   RPPTL Section Secretary 2011- 2012. 
   RPPTL Legislative Review Committee: Chair, 2009-2011, Co-Vice Chair (Real  Property)
   2007-2009.
   RPPTL Condominium and Planned Development Committee: Chair, 2004-2007; Co-Chair,
   2003-2004; Vice-Chair, 1999-2003; Secretary, 1996- 999; Condominium Sub-Committee: Chair
   1997-2002; Member 1989-Present. 
   RPPTL Fellowship Committee: 2008 - 2010. 
   Speaker's Bureau: November 1998 - Present. 
   RPPTL Member Communications and Information Technology Committee: 2007-2012.

Forum Club of the Palm Beaches: 
     Director, 2007-2009.

National Association of Parliamentarians: Member, 1995-Present.

Palm Beach County Bar Association:
   Civil Circuit Rules Committee, Member: 1996-Presnt.
  
Condominium and Association Continuing Legal Education Committee,
               Chairperson: 1991-993, 1997 -2012; Member: 1988-Present.
   Foreclosure Committee, Member: 2008-2010. 
   Independence of the Judiciary Committee, Member: 2006-2008. 
   Small Claims Court Committee, Member: 1993-Present. 
   Bench/Bar Computer Access to Public Records Special Committee, Chairperson: 1991.

Palm Beach County Court:
   Arbitrator (listed): 2009-Present.
   Circuit Court Umpire 2007-2008.
   County Court Special Master, 1996-2001.   

Palm Beach County School System:
   Construction Oversight and Review Committee:
          Member,  2000 - 2007; 2008-Present; Vice-Chair 2005-2006.
   Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr., School of the Arts Advisory Committee, Chair 2006-2007; Member
         2003-2009.
   Palm Beach Lakes High School: 
        Magnet School Advisory Committee:  Member, 1995 - 2003.
        Youth Court Magistrate 2003 - Present. 
  Roosevelt Community Middle School Advisory Committee: Chair 2000-2002.
   Addison Mizner Elementary School Advisory Committee: Secretary 1996-2000.
  School Board Candidate, (Primary and General Election, District 6) 1998.
  Gifted Education Advisory Committee: Member  1997-1999.

Temple Israel of West Palm Beach: 
   Immediate Past President 2013- Present.
   Co-President: 2001-2013.
   Co-President Elect: 2010-2011.
   Vice President: 2007-2010.
   Trustee 2006 - Present.
   Religious Practices Committee: Chair 2007- 2011.
   Various Committee Memberships: 2005-Present.

Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, Inc.:
    Vice President of Membership 1993-1995.
     Corporate Secretary 1992-1993.
     Parliamentarian, 1988-1989.
     Various Committee Memberships: 1988 - 2005.

Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, Inc.:
    Chair 2006-2007.
    Chair Elect 2005-2006. 
    Immediate Past Chair: 2007-2008.
    Corporate Secretary 2003 - 2005; 2008-2009. 
    Director, 2003 - 2009.

LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE:  
December 2006 -Present Mediator, Arbitrator, Co-Owner
ARC MEDIATION, INC.
June 1991-Present Senior Shareholder
GELFAND & ARPE, P.A.
March 1989-June 1991 Supervisor: Real Estate Litigation
ST. JOHN & KING
500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 600
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
January 1984-March 1989 Senior Associate
BECKER, POLIAKOFF & STREITFELD, P.A.
3111 Stirling Road
Hollywood, Florida 33312-6525
[Broward County and West Palm Beach offices]
May 1982-Dec. 1983 Shareholder
ABRAMSON, ANSEL & GELFAND, P.A.
634 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130
Sept. 1981-April 1982 Law Clerk for Jon Mills, Esq.
McGALLIARD, MILLS & deMONTMOLLIN
4040 Newberry Road
Gainesville, Florida 32607

 

LEGAL SEMINAR
LECTURER/PRESENTER:

2013

"Condo & HOA Update: Closing the Deal — A Primer," 49th Annual Fund Assembly, Attorney’s Title Fund Services, Orlando, Florida.

"Condominium & HOA’s ABC’s" Town of Jupiter, Jupiter, Florida.

"2012 Case Law Update," Community Association Law, The New Normal, Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, Florida. 

"Legal Update: Recent Florida law on Arbitration and Mediation," Alternate Dispute Resolution Considerations For Real Property, Construction, Probate and Trust Law Practices, Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

"Homeowners’ Associations" Real Estate Certification Review, Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, Florida.

2012

"Florida Case Law Update: Practical Implications of Significant Decisions," Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Common Interest Realty Associations Conference, Orlando, Florida.

"Selected Florida Cases," University of Miami's 36th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (Invited, October 2012).

"2012 Update & Ethical Impact On: Foreclosure, Community and Real Property ADR," ARC Mediation, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"2012 Florida Appellate Decisions," ARC Mediation, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Real Property Case Law Update: Practical Implications of Significant Decisions," 32nd Annual RPPTL Legislative and Case Law Update, Palm Beach, Florida. 

"Community Association Law Update." Annual Meeting The Florida Bar, Orlando, Florida. 

"Deja Vu All Over Again? Case Law and Statutory Law Update: Practical and Ethical Implications," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach,

"Condominium and HOA Law," 2012 Florida College of Advanced Judicial Seminar, Office of State Courts Administrator, Naples, Florida.

"JNC Process," Walk a Mile in a Judge's Shoes, Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"Representing Florida Community Associations In Fair Housing Complaints," Fair Housing Symposium, Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity, West Palm Beach, Florida, Florida.

"Getting on Your Case: Florida Community Law Judicial Update," Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Tampa, Florida.

"Homeowners' Associations: Real Estate Certification Review," Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, Florida.

2011

"Can They Really Do That?" Palm Beach County Bar Association, Jupiter, Florida.

"Selected Florida Cases," University of Miami's 36th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

"Messiah, Martyr or Misanthrope? Receivers, Foreclosing Lenders & Bulk Buyers In a Community Association World," American College of Real Estate Lawyers, COIA Committee, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

"The Anatomy of a Community Association Turnover Meeting: Best Practices in Planning and Executing a Successful Transition of Control," American Legal Institute – American Bar Association, Video Seminar.

"Bulk Sales and Purchases of Distressed Condominium Units." American Legal Institute – American Bar Association, Video Seminar.

"2011 Legislative Update & Ethical Impact On: Foreclosure, Community and Real Property ADR," ARC Mediation, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

"Florida Appellate and Case Law Decisions: Substantive & Ethical Implications for Mediator and Arbitrators," ARC Mediation, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

"2011 Florida Real Property Case Law Update," The Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Palm Beach, Florida.

"Can They Do That," Palm Beach County Bar Association, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

"Top 10  Florida Judicial Decisions Impacting the Real Estate Practitioner: an Annual Review," South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Boca Raton, Florida.

"Community Association Law Update." Annual Meeting The Florida Bar, Orlando, Florida.

"Community Association Statutory and Case Law Update, and Related Ethical Issues," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"Law Week 2011 Community Association Statutory and Case Law Update," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"Recent Decisions," The Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Tampa, Florida.

"Homeowners' Associations: Real Estate Certification Review," Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, Florida.

"Road to the Bench/JNC." "F. Malcome Cunningham Bar Assn, West Palm Beach, Florida

2010

"Community Association Update," American Legal Institute-American Bar Association, Audio Webinar.

"Community Associations v. Foreclosing Lenders: ‘Gunfight at the OK Corral' Meets ‘Groundhog Day'," The Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Sections, Tampa, Florida.

"Small Claims Clinic," Palm Beach County Association, Jupiter, Florida.

"Selected Florida Cases," University of Miami's 35th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

"Aging and Obsolete Condominium Projects," American College of Real Estate Lawyers, COIA Committee, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"2010 Real Property Statutory and Case Law Update," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"2010 Florida Real Property Case Law and Statutory Update," BankAtlantic, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

"Legislative Drafting," The Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, Florida.

"2010 Legislative Update & Ethical Impact On: Foreclosure, Community and Real Property ADR," ARC Mediation, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

"Florida Appellate and Case Law Decisions: Substantive & Ethical Implications for Mediator and Arbitrators," ARC Mediation, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

"2010 Real Property Case Law Update," The Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Palm Beach, Florida.

"2010 Real Property Update," Central Florida Real Estate Counsel, Orlando, Florida.

"Florida Condominium Case Law and Statutory Update," Annual Meeting, The Florida Bar, Boca Raton, Florida.

"Case Law and Statutory Law Update and Practice Ethics, " Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"Florida Case Law Update," The Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Tampa, Florida.

"Judicial Nominating Commission Process," Florida Association of Woman Lawyers, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"Homeowners' Associations: Real Estate Certification Review," Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, Florida.

"Anatomy of a Turnover Meeting," The Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Tampa, Florida.

2009:

"Homeowner Association Governance: New Developments," American Legal Institute - American Bar Association, Audio Webinar.

"Issues in Distressed Common Interest Ownership Communities," American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Washington, D.C

"Selected Florida Cases," University of Miami’s 34rd Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

"Florida ADR Case Law Update," Supreme Court of Florida’s Dispute Resolution Center, 18th Annual Conference for Mediators and Arbitrators, Orlando, Florida.

"Real Property Case Law Update," The Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Palm Beach, Florida. 

"2009 Community Association Law Update," The Florida Bar Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida.

"2009 Real Property Statutory and Case Law Update," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida. (scheduled, June 2009).

"2009 Legislative and Case Law Update," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"Your "Friendly" Neighborhood Association: An Examination of Current Issues in Association Law for the REAL Property Practitioner," Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"How to Draft Legislation," Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, St. Petersburg, Florida.

"Homeowner Association Governance: New Developments in Troubling Times," American Legal Institute - American Bar Association, Audio Webinar.

"Law Week: Community Association Law Update: 2009 Legislative Session," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"Law Week: Small Claims Clinic," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.  (scheduled April, 2009)

"Face to Face - Various Topics - A Three Sided Round Table Discussion of Current Issues, " Ins and Outs of Florida Condominium Law -2009, Tampa, Florida. April 3, 2009.

"Case Law Update."  Ins and Outs of Florida Condominium Law -2009, Tampa, Florida. April 3, 2009.

"Homeowners' Associations: Real Estate Certification Review," Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, Florida.  (scheduled April, 2009).

"Distressed Projects," Central Florida Real Estate Council, Orlando, Florida. (scheduled, April, 2009).

"Distressed Condominium Sequel," American Legal Institute - American Bar Association, Video Broadcast.

2008:

"Selected Florida Cases," "University of Miami's 33rd Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida [Scheduled November 2008]

"Community Association & Condominium Conflicts, " Florida Dispute Resolution Center, Orlando, Florida [scheduled August, 2008]

"Real Property Case Law Update: Brisk to the End," The Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Palm Beach, Florida.

"Association Action! Community Decision Making and Participation," Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, New York.

 

"2008 Real Property Statutory and Case Law Update," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"2008 Legislative Session: It May Be Safe To Come Out Now," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"Mediating Commercial Lease Disputes: Stop Arguing - Start Talking," American Legal Institute - American Bar Association, Audio Webinar.

"Community Association Law," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"The New Age of Condominium Workouts - Perspectives From all Angles and the Tremendous Potential for Disaster," American Bar Association, Washington, DC.

"Homeowners’ Associations: Real Estate Certification Review," Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, Florida.

"Case Law Update," Ins and Outs of Florida Condominium Law - 2008 Edition, Tampa, Florida.

"Town and Homeowners’ Association Responsibilities," Town of Jupiter, Florida, Jupiter, Florida.

"Distressed Condominium Projects: A Survival Guide in Uncertain Financial Times." American Legal Institute - American Bar Association, Video Webcast.

2007:

"Selected Cases," University of Miami's 32th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Miami, Florida.

"The Condo Glut - A Survival Guide for Condominium Workouts," American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Miami Beach, Florida.

"Condo Glut Workout," American Legal Institute - American Bar Association, Teleseminar.

"Community Association & Condominium Conflicts: Significant Growth to Preserving the Peace," Florida Dispute Resolution Center, 16th Annual Conference for Mediators and Arbitrators Orlando, Florida.

"Parliamentary Procedures - Practical Balancing: The Right to Speak vs. The Right to Decide," Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, New York.

"Condominiums, Conversions, Etc.," Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Palm Beach, Florida.

"2007 Case Law and Statutory Update and Practice Ethics," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"2007 Legislative and Case Law Update: New Worries and Ethical Considerations," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"Case Law Update: What Transpired in 2006," Florida Bay Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, Florida.

"Homeowners’ Association: Real Estate Certification Review," Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, Florida.

"Parliamentary Procedures — Practical Balancing: The Right to Speak vs. The Right to Decide," Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, New York.

"Alternate Dispute Resolution and Community Associations: Do Not Pass Go! Why so Few Community Association Appellate Decisions?" Florida Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Tampa Florida.

2006:

"Selected Cases," University of Miami's 31th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Miami, Florida.

"Parliamentary Procedures — Practical Balancing: The Right to Speak vs. The Right to Decide," Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, New York.

"Association Action: Community Decision Making and Participation," Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, New York.

"Homeowners’ Association: Real Estate Certification Review," Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, Florida.

"They Changed it Again: 2006 Legislative Update and Ethical Considerations," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"2006 Community Association Law Update," The Florida Bar, Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida.

"Statutory and Case Law Update: Ethics and Responsibility in our Changing Environment," Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Palm Beach, Florida.

"Alternate Dispute Resolution in Condominium [& Homeowners’] Association Disputes," Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

2005:

"Selected Cases," University of Miami's 30th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Miami, FL.

"Homeowners’ and Condominium Association Law: 25th Annual Legislative and Case Law Update," Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Manalapan, FL.

"Condominium/Homeowner/Cooperative Decision Making", Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, N.Y.

"Homeowners’ Association: Real Estate Certification Review," Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, FL.

"Mediation: Homeowners Association Act," Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, FL.

"Statutory and Case Law Update: Ethics and Responsibility in Our Changing Environment," Palm Beach County Bar Association Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

"2005 Real Property Legislative Update: The Making of Kosher Sausage - Direct from Tallahassee and Hot Off the Press," Palm Beach County Bar Association Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Law Week 2005: Homeowners and Condominium Law," Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

2004:

"Case Law Update: 24th Annual Legislative and Recent Case Law Update," Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Palm Beach, FL.

"Case Law Update: Highlights of What Have They Done To Us Now, Tips For Clients And Ethical Issues For Counsel," University of Miami's 29th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Miami, FL.

"Issues and Ethics Impacting Out-of-State Counsel Considering Florida Community Association Law," Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Williamsburg, VA.

"Case Law Update: Judicial Divining of Legislative, Executive and Personal Actions," Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Case Law Update: Highlights of What Have They Done to Us Now, Tips for Clients and Ethical Issues for Counsel," Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Judicial Highlights for Community Associations: Have You See What Has Come down from the Mountaintop?" The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, FL.

2003:

"Case Law Update: Recent Development," University of Miami's 28th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Miami, FL.

"Evolving Condominium and H.O.A. Issues, The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Palm Beach, FL.

"Alternate Dispute Resolution: Can We Sue Yet?", Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Alternate Dispute Resolution", Overview of Real Property Litigation Issues, The Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, FL.

"Federal and State Fair Housing Law", The Nuts and Bolts of Fair Housing Litigation, The Florida Bar’s Equal Opportunity Law Section, Miami, FL.

"Current Issues in Fair Housing", Fair Housing Month 2003, Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity and Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL.

2002:

"Selected Case Law Update", University of Miami's 27th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Miami, FL.

"Case Law Update", Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Not Quite the Supreme Court Review: Florida Appellate Decisions Impacting Associations" Palm Beach County Bar Association Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Condominium/Homeowner/Cooperative Decision Making", Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, N.Y.

"News From the Front", The Florida Bar, The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Boca Raton, FL.

"Small Claims Clinic," Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminars, Boca Raton, FL.

2001:

"Selected Case Law Update", University of Miami's 26th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Miami, FL.

"Case Law Update", Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Condominium/Homeowner/Cooperative Decision Making", Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, N.Y.

"Condominium and Homeowner Association Update", Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, 37th Annual Fund Assembly, Orlando, FL

"Hot Topics", The Florida Bar, The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

2000:

"Selected Case Law Update", University of Miami's 25th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Miami, FL.

"Woodside Village v. Jahren: Whose Rights Come First" The Florida Bar Real Property Division Roundtable, Palm Beach, FL.

"Recent Cases" Palm Beach County Bar Association Annual Association Law Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Hot Topics: Condominium Association Law", The Florida Bar, The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Orlando, FL.

"Case Law Update", Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Small Claims Clinic," Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminars, Boca Raton, FL.

1999

"Fair Housing Accessibility & Accommodations" Florida Civil Rights Conference, Miami, FL.

"Restructuring the Community Association-How Does the Association Raise Capital for Substantial Improvements? Dealing with Demographic Changes in the Community.", University of Miami's 24th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Miami, FL.

"Condominium Update", The Florida Bar, The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Palm Beach, FL.

"Case Law Update", Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Recent Cases" Palm Beach County Bar Association Annual Association Law Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Condominium and Homeowners Association", Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminars, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Small Claims Clinic", Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminars, West Palm Beach, FL.

1998

"Recent Developments - Florida and Elsewhere - Judicial Update", University of Miami's Twenty-Third Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Miami, FL.

"Law Week Association Law Update", Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Condominium and Homeowner Association Assessments, Collections and Liens" Palm Beach Community College, Boca Raton, FL.

"1998 Condominium & Homeowner Association Law & Practice Seminar", Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, The Florida Bar, Tampa FL.

"Alternative Dispute Resolution", Community Associations Institute, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Condominium and Homeowners Association", Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminars, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Small Claims Clinic", Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminars, West Palm Beach, FL.

1997

"Assessments and Lien Foreclosures", Community Associations Institute, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Small Claims Clinic", Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminars, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Phantom Unit Assessments: RIS Corp. Decision Impact on Developers and Associations", The Florida Bar Condominium and Planned Development Committee.

"Case Law Update", Palm Beach County Bar Association Law Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

1996:

 "Insurance Update - Overview of Insurable Interests, Statutory Requirements and Operational Issues Facing Associations.", University of Miami's Twenty-First Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Miami, FL.

"Recent Developments: Florida Judicial Update", The Florida Bar's 20th Annual Condominium Seminar.

"Satellite Dish Regulation: Impact of Telecommunications Act Section 207", The Florida Bar Condominium and Planned Development Committee, Real Property Section Annual Meeting.

"Case Law Update", Palm Beach County Bar Association Annual Association Law Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Law Week Seminars: Homeowners and Association Law Update", Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Small Claims Clinic", Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminars, West Palm Beach, FL.

1995

"Florida Condominium Law", National Business Institutes.

"1995 Association Law Amendment Update", Palm Beach Atlantic College, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Small Claims Clinic", Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Seminars, West Palm Beach, FL..

1994

"Recent Developments - Florida and Elsewhere - Judicial Update", University of Miami's Nineteenth Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Miami, FL.

"Case Law Update", Palm Beach County Bar Association Annual Association Law Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Entrepreneurial Law", Palm Beach Community College, Boca Raton, FL.

Community Association Institute Association Law, Palm Beach Community College, Boca Raton, FL.

1993:

"Case Law Update", Palm Beach County Bar Association Annual Association Law Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

Community Association Institute Association Law, Palm Beach Community College, West Palm Beach, FL.

1992:

 "Recent Developments - Florida and Elsewhere - Judicial Update", University of Miami's Seventeenth Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Miami, FL.

"Case Law Update-Selected Cases", The Florida Bar's 18th Annual Condominium Law Seminar.

"Case Law Update", Palm Beach County Bar Association Annual Association Law Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

Community Association Institute Association Law, Palm Beach Community College, West Palm Beach, FL.

1991

"Case Law Update", Palm Beach County Bar Association's Annual Association Law Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

1990

"Transfer Restrictions and Occupancy: What is Arbitrary and Capricious?", The Florida Bar's 17th Annual Condominium Law Seminar.

"Recent Cases, Statutes and Rules", Palm Beach County Bar Association's Annual Association Law Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

1989:

"Limitations on Sale/Rental Approvals", Palm Beach County Bar Association's Annual Association Law Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL.

LEGAL WRITINGS: "Come on Down to Florida: The Water is Fine and the Sales are Brisk," ACREL NEWS (Vol 29, No. 3, August 2011)

"Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Liens," Florida Real Property Litigation (The Florida Bar, 5th Ed. 2009).

"Community Association Legislative Activity," Actionline (The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Summer 2009)

"The Plaza East Trilogy: Not a Nursery Rhyme, But Scary Warfare," 82 Fla. Bar Journal 4 (April 2008).

"Supreme Court on Trust Account Liability," Advisor (Florida Lawyers Mutual Ins. Co., 2nd Quarter 2008).

"Alternative Dispute Resolution," Florida Condominium and Condominium Association Law (The Florida Bar, 2007).

"Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Liens," Florida Condominium and Condominium Association Law (The Florida Bar, 2007).

"Community Association Law Update," Actionline (The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Fall 2007).

"Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Liens," Florida Real Property Litigation (The Florida Bar, 4th Ed. 2005).

"Community Association Law: Mutating Entities?" Actionline (The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Fall 2004).

"Alternative Dispute Resolution," Florida Condominium Law and Practice (The Florida Bar, 3rd Ed. 1996).

"Out of the Woodshed: Woodside Village v. Jahren," Actionline (The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Spring 2002).

"Condominium and Homeowner Association Liens," Florida Real Property Litigation (The Florida Bar, 3rd Ed., 2001).

"Condominium Association Arbitrations: Quick and Inexpensive Resolutions," Actionline (The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Summer/Fall 2001).

"Court Dismisses Qui Tam Documentary Stamp Tax Litigation Against Foreclosure Sale Purchasers," Actionline (The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, February/May 2001).

"Community Association Law: Florida Case Law Update Selected Cases," Actionline (The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, June/September 2000).

"Florida Community Association 2000 Legislative Update," Actionline (The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, June/September 2000).

"Legislation Regulating Our Homestead Owner/Controlled Communities," Actionline (The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, July/October 1999).

"Condominiums, Cooperative and Homeowners' Association: Hang On!," Actionline (The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, October/December 1998).

"Alternate Dispute Resolution," Florida Condominium Law and Practice (The Florida Bar, 1996).

"Condominium and Homeowner Association Liens," Florida Real Property Litigation (The Florida Bar, 2d Ed. 1996).

"Regulating the Homestead: Wholesale Revisions to the Homeowners' Association Law," Actionline (The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, June/July 1996).

"1995 Association Law Amendments," Manager's Report (1995).

"Review of 1991 and 1992 Amendments to Florida Statutes Chapter 718," Florida Condominium Law and Practice (The Florida Bar, Supp. 1993).

"Condominium and Homeowner Association Liens," Florida Real Property Litigation (The Florida Bar, 1993).

Contributor, Florida Admissibility of Evidence (Harrison, 1989).

LEGAL
EDUCATION:
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida.

Degree: Juris Doctor, May 1982.
Activities and Honors
: Order of Barristers; Moot Court Team; First Place award for the 1982 ABA/LSD Regional Moot Court competition, selected to represent the Moot Court Team at the ABA/LSD National Competition; Dean's Honor List (four of seven grading periods); Appellate Advocacy, Honors, Instructor and member of Board of Editors; Governmental Research Council, Director; John Marshall Bar Association, Representative; Academic Incentives Committee; New Student Advisor; Phi Delta Phi Fraternity; Law League Softball.

UNDERGRADUATE
EDUCATION:
Northwestern University School of Speech, Evanston, Illinois.

Degree: Bachelor of Science/Speech (Communication Studies/Political Science), June 1979.
Activities and Honors
Activities and Honors: Deru Senior Honorary Society; Speaker of the Forum (Student Senate); Student Bail Fund, Coordinator; Committee to Elect a Student Alderperson, Treasurer & Candidate; University Center Board, Chairman; Student Appeals Court Justice; University Center, Student Manager.


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