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  • Zen and the Art of Association Living 3 Tips to Live Harmoniously in Association Living My name is Amanda Noelle Laber, and I am an associate attorney at PeytonBolin, PL.  I grew up with two younger brothers, living in a community with a homeowner’s association, which makes me well-qualified to provide 3 ideas on this topic:  how to live harmoniously with others. Learn the rules.  Just like a family has its rules, so does an association.  Review your Declaration and ... Read more...
  • Peninsula Condominium Association Wins Big Against Bank in Foreclosure Peninsula Condominium Association Wins Big  Peninsula Condominium Association in Aventura is on the high end of luck right now, as they have recently experienced a remarkable win of a million-dollar condo unit in foreclosure. U.S Bank missed the foreclosure deadline by 10 days, leaving the title in the hands of Peninsula Condominium Association. The winning argument presented by the association was that the 5-year statute of limitations for the bank to ... Read more...
  • PeytonBolin Responds To High Demand With New Tampa Office Contact: Wendy Lieber Athena Marketing [email protected]   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 PEYTONBOLIN RESPONDS TO HIGH DEMAND WITH NEW TAMPA OFFICE 
The popular firm continues to expand throughout Florida. TAMPA, FL (June 26, 2013) PeytonBolin has opened a new office in Tampa in order tobetter serve their clientele. PeytonBolin is a Florida-based law firm focused on the practice of Community Association Law, providing legal services to associations and individual owners. The original Florida office has thrived in Fort Lauderdale; however, ... Read more...
  • Alden Hotel Condominium Owners Association Wins Against Fannie Mae Alden Hotel Condominium Owners Association Wins A Big Victory for Associations Struggling During Foreclosure Crisis FORT LAUDERDALE, June 11, 2013   Alden Hotel Condominium came out the big winner in a judgment awarded on May 10th, 2013 by the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, Florida – CASE NO.:  2012-21212-CA-01 (02). “Many associations aren’t willing to fight against the banks because they assume companies like Fannie Mae are the ... Read more...
  • FREE Educational Sessions for CAM Managers and Board Members Attention Board Members and CAM Managers!  We have an important educational session coming up that you want to make sure you attend: Understanding the Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) Thursday, June 13th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm  (Lunch is included) Location:  3250 N. 29th Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33020 Earn CLE credits while learning about the MRTA and the impact it has on a homeowner’s association.  There are important time limits that must be understood else ... Read more...
  • Victory For Foster Parents – Bill SB164 Signed Into Law Victory for Foster Parents Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that gives foster parents more freedom to make decisions for the children they take care of. Scott signed the bill (SB 164) on March 25, 2013. It changes foster care’s legal standard to what a “reasonable and prudent parent” would do. That means caregivers can approve certain activities without the prior approval of the state’s Department of Children ... Read more...
  • Where In The World Is Jane Bolin? Leadership Takeaways from EO Nerve 2013 EO Nerve 2013 Conference As an EO Member and part of the leadership board for my chapter, I had the opportunity to attend the EO Nerve 2013 Conference in Charlotte last week.  As part of my weekly blog series, “Where in the world is Jane Bolin?” I wanted to share some of the key leadership takeaways I got from my participation. Often when I share with people my full travel schedule, the first question they ask ... Read more...
  • Where in the world is Jane Bolin? Lawyer, Law Firm Partner, Business Coach, Rugby Coach, Entrepreneur, Board Member, Community Volunteer……. Week ending 4/12/13 PeytonBolin MBA Program Last week was an exciting week as we officially kicked off our PeytonBolin MBA Program – Mastering the Business of your Association. On Monday we had an all day strategy session discussing each component of the MBA program.  I am looking forward to sharing those with you in the coming weeks.  We also launched our newsletter where we officially announced the PeytonBolin theme for the year – ... Read more...
  • How to Recover and Get Your Business Back on Track After a Major Disaster How to Recover and Get Your Business Back on Track After a Major Disaster As the owner of a business you not only have the ultimate obligation to protect your investment, but you are also obligated to protect your employees’ safety and communicate important information to your residents and/or customers in the event of a disaster.  Having a disaster recovery plan in place is key.  But how do you start?  Where ... Read more...
  • What are your goals for your Board and your Association in 2013 What Are Your Goals for Your Board and Your Association in 2013? I spent the first weekend of the New Year with my business partners on a business planning retreat in St. Maarten. Let me tell you, we went into the retreat prepared. Financials printed with enough copies for everyone. Check. Law firm check-up from the Florida Bar. Check. We all showed up ready to meet specific objectives – finalize 2013 ... Read more...
  • PeytonBolin Legal Update – Aventura Management LLC v Spiaggia Ocean Condominium Association An opinion by the 3rd District Court of Appeal was released yesterday and the headlines are screaming “ASSOCIATION CANNOT COLLECT ASSESSMENTS!” Before you believe everything you read, let’s get the facts straight. The opinion is not final.  The condominium association may file a motion for rehearing, and this case may be appealed to the Supreme Court of Florida. The 3rd District Court of Appeal has jurisdiction over two counties in Florida, Miami-Dade ... Read more...
  • Why every association needs an online storage solution for their association records and documents: Why you need an online storage system When Superstorm Sandy hit the Northeastern United States, more than 7.5 million businesses and households in 15 states and the District of Columbia were left without power. Flooding all along the Eastern seaboard also caused billions of dollars in damage to hundreds of thousands of businesses, shutting many of them down. Many property owners scrambled to find the insurance documentation and records that they needed ... Read more...
  • Peyton Bolin provides insurance claim support and litigation for communities and individuals affected by Superstorm Sandy Read more...
  • 10 Ways to Make Your Community Association Thrive How to Make Your Community Association Thrive We work with hundreds of community associations and one of the biggest problems we see is lack of respectful, open communication between owners and the Association Board.  So often we get brought in to handle “issues” that are the result of something that started off as a simple problem but escalated because of poor communication. Our law firm is committed to being a valuable resource ... Read more...
  • Is Association Living For You? Is Association Living For You? You’ve decided you want to simplify your life and move into a condo on the beach but you’ve never lived in a home where you were part of an association and you are not sure it is for you?  Here are some simple guidelines to help you determine if association living makes sense. First let’s define what community homeowner associations, commonly referred to as Association, are about.  ... Read more...