When associations amend their governing documents, not only must the amendment be approved in the manner prescribed by the governing documents, but it must also comply with both State and County recording requirements. Counties often have additional requirements beyond those included in the State statute. If an amendment does not comply with all requirements, the […]
Board Member Terms and Staggering Elections- Getting It Right to Benefit the Community By: Katelyn Kaman Esq.
Community association owners may not fully appreciate how the length of time board members serve on the board and staggered elections can directly impact the community. Making sure the governing documents for the association provide for longer board terms and staggering elections are necessary tools for efficient and effective community associations. In general, board terms
For many new board members who are trying to get up to speed on their duties and obligations, few things could be as important as reviewing their governing documents to ensure they contain comprehensive indemnification provisions. No board member wants to be in a position of serving on the board with the possibility of being
Each year, every community association must have an annual meeting of its ownership. To have a legal meeting, however, certain procedural and legal requirements must be satisfied. Establishing quorum is one of these meeting requirements. Most of us have heard of the term “quorum,” but for many first-time Board members and owners, they may not
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most of us to remain at home and avoid large gatherings of people. The resulting impact that it will have on community associations remains to be seen, but one issue that will continue to be a hot topic of discussion is how the election of board members for community associations
Enhance and Protect Your Community Association’s Brand: Why Boards Should File Trademarks By Katelyn R. Kaman, Esq.
In today’s fast paced world of technology and innovation, so many of us hear how important is to establish a “brand.” Even community association board members should be thinking about how they can brand their association’s business operations to bring an expectation of professionalism to the association’s operations. An effective brand can help create a