On January 15-18, 2020, attorneys Wes Dunlap and Evan Barnard attended the CAI Annual Law Seminar in Las Vegas. The CAI (Community Association Institute) Law Seminar provides attorneys with the opportunity learn and discuss some of the current issues community associations are facing across the country. At this conference, Wes and Evan attended four days of classes addressing issues that often confront our clients. The sessions included parliamentary procedure in HOA meetings, the role of Board members and management agents at meetings, protecting board members if they are defamed by homeowners, bankruptcy as it applies to homeowner's associations, and also two sessions discussing recent case law across the country. The conference also provided Wes and Evan an opportunity to meet fellow CAI members and staff..
On May 8, 2017, I watched as Governor Deal signed SB 46. This is a bill I drafted with the help of Brian Gardiner. This statute sets up a process for abandoned Homeowners Associations to take control of abandoned common areas and to establish elections where the original Declarant failed to do so. I have worked on this for several years and I am proud it finally got done. It wouldn't have happened without Representative Strickland's hard work. If your Association has been abandoned or you are unsure of ownership of common areas, contact Dunlap Gardiner LLP today. We are the leaders in this field.