Condominium Association Representation

The law offices of Russell S. Jacobs, P.A. has five attorneys and a full staff ready to serve you in the area of both transactional day to day condominium association issues such as contract review, board meetings, owner issues and related concerns as well as collections and litigation. We operate with a completely different plan than any other law firm representing condominium associations.

The other law firms charge you hourly from $225 an hour up to $400 an hour no matter what you ask them to do or how much it is worth. If you have a $5,000 service contract you are less likely to send it to your lawyer to review because it will cost more than the contract is worth – until something goes wrong and the liability can reach in the hundreds of thousands depending on the contract.

Throw away hourly billing and join us developing a Flat fee yearly budgeted plan for your association targeted to your association’s specific needs for that year. At no charge to the association we will review your association’s needs and develop a custom program for a flat fee. Then sit back, relax and when a contract or other issue comes your way know that you can rest easy with the comfort that comes from the flat fee billing we provide.

Here are some of the services we can provide in a program for your association:

Interpretation and enforcement of the governing documents, including:
Declaration of Condominium

Articles of Incorporation
Rules and Regulations of the Association

Recommendations for amendments to governing documents to increase efficiency and enforcement opportunities.

Drafting and reviewing contracts for the management, maintenance, repair and operation of the association.

Collection of delinquent assessments through notices of intent to lien and claims of lien.

Responding to mortgage foreclosure complaints and representing the association in owner mortgage foreclosure actions.

Preparing and sending legally required estoppel letters to potential purchasers for association to get paid past due maintenance fees and special assessments when owners transfer.

Review of lease approval process and tenant regulations to assist in obtaining higher maintenance fee payments.

Answering day-to-day questions regarding operational issues such as budget questions.

Answering day to day questions regarding technical and practical issues such as how to deal with noisy neighbors.

Answering day to day questions regarding regulatory issues such as the legal requirements for amending documents

Comprehensive training program for all new board members. Our law firm is one of the few in the state certified by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes as an Approved Education Provider.Check us out on their website at:

Assist with board resolutions and minutes and attend meetings as required such as the annual owners meeting.

Review Association’s budget, assist with budget preparation and counsel on legally related fiscal matters, including special assessments and reserves.

Advising on Hurricane preparation, protection and counsel on recovery.

Addressing legal matters related to maintenance and repair issues.

Assisting in planning and developing contracts for construction projects.

Providing legal counsel for developer turn over, unit owner-controlled Association on developer issues, including the resolution of pre-suit warranty, accounting and representation claims.

Reviewing loan documents and structuring commercial lines of credit and/or arranging sources of financing for recreation lease purchases, capital improvements, etc.

Prepare proxy, notices and related agenda materials for annual owner’s meeting and attendance at meeting.

Pre-suit settlement negotiations and demand letters for law suits where the Association is a defendant or in the prosecution of an action.

Significant reductions in hourly rates for litigation, both prosecution and defense.