20 06, 2019

The Attorneys of AriasBosinger Voted by Their Peers as Florida Legal Elite

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PETERSBURG, FL. (June 22, 2019) – Attorneys Carlos R. Arias, Sonia A. Bosinger, and Laura M. Ballard of Arias Bosinger, PLLC were recognized in the 2019 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. The recognition marks the fourth consecutive

14 06, 2019

2019 Legislative Update – What Became Law?

Condominium Association, Homeowners Association, Legislation|

As we discussed in our previous Legislative Update post, the Florida Legislature was working on number of bills that would have impacted community associations on a wide range of issues, and would have resulted in major revisions to Florida’s Condominium Act and Homeowners Association Act. However, as the 2019 legislative session came to a close,

10 06, 2019

Super Lawyers – Rising Stars of 2019

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ORLANDO, FL. (June 18, 2019) – Adam W. Carls, partner with Arias Bosinger, PLLC, has been selected to the 2019 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Florida are selected by Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas

3 06, 2019

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposes Regulations to Modernize the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

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Congress delegated the authority to issue substantive rules interpreting the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) to The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Recently, CFPB proposed new rules modifying the FDCPA.

The proposed rules seek to clarify and modernize many of the FDCPA’s requirements to bring it up

1 06, 2019

Adam W. Carls and Frank J. Lacquaniti Certified by The Florida Bar as Experts in Condominium and Planned Land Development Law

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“Evaluated for Professionalism, Tested for Expertise.”

ORLANDO, FL –  Effective June 1, 2019, Adam W. Carls and Frank J. Lacquaniti, partners of Arias Bosinger, PLLC, will be among the 2019 class of attorneys who achieved board certification in Condominium and Planned Land Development Law by The Florida Bar.

Board certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar and displays an attorney’s

15 05, 2019

You Keep Using That Word, But I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means – Second DCA Weighs in on Effect of Insured Executing Multiple Assignments of Benefits

Community Association, Condominium Association, Court Decisions of Importance, Homeowners Association, Insurance|

When faced with major property damage, whether caused by burst pipes or hurricane damage, a property owner or community association has a duty to mitigate its loss. That means timely notifying the insurance carrier of the loss and taking reasonable measures to minimize the extent of damage. In the case of burst pipes, mitigation includes

1 05, 2019

The Supreme Court of Florida Weighs-In on the Deadline for Junior Lienholders to File Claims for Surplus Proceeds

Assessment Collection, Community Association, Condominium Association, Court Decisions of Importance, Foreclosure, Homeowners Association|

After the foreclosure of a mortgage that results in payment of funds in excess of the judgment amount, junior lienholders may file claims asserting rights to the surplus funds. The process for asserting a claim to surplus proceeds following a judicial sale is found in section 45.031, Florida Statute. The statute requires that a claim

17 04, 2019

2019 Legislative Primer Part II – Busy Year for Legislation Impacting Community Associations

Community Association, Condominium Association, Homeowners Association, Legislation|

Tension and excitement continue to build as we watch this year’s legislative session unfold. One of the pending bills that affects condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners associations HB 1075. The bill is over 100 pages so we cannot address all aspects of it in this article, but let’s look at some of the highlights. The bill

1 04, 2019

2019 Legislative Primer Part I – Busy Year for Legislation Impacting Community Associations

AirBnB, Condominium Association, Governing Documents, Homeowners Association, Legislation|

The number of pending bills this year affecting community associations in some way or another is substantial. Multiple bills regarding vacation rentals reveal the battle lines in Tallahassee between local governments, communities, and the hotel lobbyists versus the vacation rental companies. Senate Bill 1196 and House Bill 1129 are considered community-association friendly bills that impose

15 03, 2019

Finally! Some Push Back on Short Term Rentals

AirBnB, Condominium Association, Court Decisions of Importance, Homeowners Association, Tenant/Landlord|

After a series of rulings adverse to community associations’ and local governments’ efforts to limit or prevent short term rentals, the Third District Court of Appeal in City of Miami v. Airbnb, etc., et al., No. 3D17-1213 (Fla. 3d DCA, December 5, 2018), upheld the City of Miami’s code ordinance preventing short term rentals.

At issue