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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Association Wins Battle Against Bank

Feb 27, 2011 - Condo & Homeowner Associations

Interesting case reported from Southwest Florida appeal. The mortgage lender filed a lawsuit attempting to foreclose a mortgage. The community association successfully challenged the lawsuit due to the bank’s inability to show is was the proper holder of the mortgage. On appeal, the homeowners’ association also obtained an award of its attorneys’ fees. The case illustrates the importance of carefully reviewing each case filed by a bank attempting to foreclose an association’s lien rights and when appropriate to aggressively challenge the lawsuit.

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Ansbacher Lectures at Civic Association Roundtable

Feb 14, 2011 - Firm News & Press Releases

Barry Ansbacher delivered a lecture on How Homeowners Associations Can Deal with the Impact of Short Sales and Foreclosures to the St. Johns County Civic Association Roundtable. The speech was delivered on February 14, 2010. The Roundtable consists of over 30 civic groups and homeowners associations representing a population of approximately 40,000 members. The Roundtable has been active since the 1980’s.

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Updated Legislative Tracking Chart

Feb 4, 2011 - Firm News & Press Releases

Click this link to download a file with a list of 2011 bills in the Florida Legislature which may be of interest.

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