Kaman & Cusimano is proud to announce that Attorneys Nicholas Meinert and Jeffrey Kaman were selected as 2023 Ohio Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, part of Thompson Reuters publication. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. To be eligible for inclusion as a Rising Star, a candidate must be either 40 […]
On September 9, 2022, attorney John Izzo presented at the Twelfth Annual Administrative Law Seminar, sponsored by the Ohio State Bar Association. He took place in a panel discussion titled “A Conversation with Hearing Officers: Administrative Hearings- Best Practices.” John is certified as a specialist in administrative agency law as approved by the Ohio State
There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our society in countless ways. The hardships, the losses, the adjustments, the changes—some things will never be the same as they were prior to March 2020. As a matter of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected community associations. Perhaps in many respects there is a
Ohio has two statutes that govern its community associations: the Condominium Act (ORC 5311) and the Planned Community Act, which governs homeowner associations and other residential non-condominium communities (ORC 5312). The Ohio Condominium Act was initially in enacted in 1963, updated in 1978 to provide consumer protection provisions, amended substantially in 2004 to better define
Thank you to our Board members who attended our Virtual Town Hall this morning. We had some great questions and appreciate your time and contributions as volunteer board members. Great job to Partner Jeffrey Kaman for moderating, and attorneys Jillian Henzler, Jennifer Cusimano, and Joseph DiBaggio in fielding questions on a wide variety of topics!
People driving at excessive rates of speed within community associations is a common problem for many association boards. While this problem can be difficult to address, there are options for boards to consider. First the association must establish a speed limit for the private streets owned or maintained by the association. This speed limit can
The producers of HGTV’s “House Hunters” decided to feature a home within a community association represented by Kaman & Cusimano. The producers asked the association to sign a liability release agreement before proceeding with filming, and the association board requested Attorney Andrew F. Meinert review the agreement to ensure the association’s interests were protected. In
Attorney Rachel Kuhn presented today at the Ohio Land Title Association’s Spring Seminar on best practices and hot topics in condominium and planned community law. Great job Rachel!
Boards should encourage owners to be involved with association affairs, and committees are an excellent way for owners to participate. Ideally, involving more owners improves transparency, which in turn promotes community harmony. Having committees can benefit the community in many ways, such as improving board effectiveness and productivity, broadening board awareness of the community’s interests
Congratulations to our partner, mentor and friend, David W. Kaman, on being elected as 2021 President of the Board of Governors of the National College of Community Association Lawyers. The Community Associations Institute recognizes excellence in the practice of community association law through induction into the College of Community Association Lawyers. David was inducted into