It's Not Too Early To Start Preparing Your Association For The Next Big One
Michelle Colburn
Video
Alan Tanenbaum, Esq.: So I'm Alan Tanenbaum, and I'm here with my partner Jon Lemole. Cindy Hill, who is our third got called away at an emergency meeting. So you're just going to be hearing from Jon and myself today. And the subject of today's episode is Hurricane Ian's Legacy: It's Not Too Early To Start Preparing Your Association For The Next Bi...
A Quick-Reference Guide to Complying with Florida’s New Condo Safety and Reserve Funding Legislation
Jon Lemole
News
The recent Florida condominium safety and reserve funding legislation has proved to be a source of confusion for many Florida condominium associations. The stakes are high now that these statutes have taken effect as of July 1, 2022. For many condominium associations the clock is now ticking, and the professionals required to perform the new safety...
Managing Owner Concerns Given the Insurance Crisis and New Inspection and Reserve Requirements
Michelle Colburn
Video
Jon Lemole, Esq.: Our firm is a full service community association law firm serving southwest and central Florida. We handle all facets of association representation, including serving as general counsel, turnover and construction claims counsel, covenant enforcement and assessment collection. Our topic for discussion today continues to explore the...
Why Waiting to Implement the New Condo Repair/Reserves Legislation is a Mistake
Alan E. Tannenbaum
News
It has become apparent that certain condo boards in Florida are taking a "wait and see" attitude towards implementing the requirements of the new Condo Repair/Reserves legislation. The reasons cited have been: The legislation was thrown together at the last minute, and until The Legislature clarifies ambiguous portions of the legislation, it would ...
Good deal turns sour for buyers in Manatee County development after potential price increases
Alan E. Tannenbaum
News
View full article below.  Published in Herald Tribune, July 7th by Derek Gilliam  Download PDF File Here
Construction Defects…Who Pays?
Jon Lemole
News
Community associations confronted with construction defects face some very difficult financial choices. Often, these choices come on the heels of turnover, when a newly minted, owner-controlled board is just getting their bearings on planning and managing their operating and reserve accounts. Or, the defect may emanate from an expensive major repai...
'I can't sleep': Sarasota, Charlotte homeowners in limbo over unfinished houses.
Michelle Colburn
News
Excerpt from article : Alan Tannenbaum, a Sarasota construction litigation attorney with Tannenbaum Lemole & Kleinberg, once represented about 125 investors who found themselves in a similar situation as many of the Konsul Development's clients, with large deposits paid out and half-finished homes in North Port and Charlotte County. That case e...
THE PITFALLS TO FLORIDA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS OF UTILIZING NATIONAL INDUSTRY FORM CONTRACTS FOR REPAIR PROJECTS
Alan E. Tannenbaum
News
The American Institute of Architects and three national engineering associations publish contract forms (AIA owner/general contractor agreements) and (EJCDC owner/general contractor agreements) that are intended for use nationally on major new construction projects.It's an easy default for Florida architects, engineers and contractors to recommend ...
BUYER BEWARE: ONEROUS GENERAL CONDITIONS MANY ENGINEERS ARE ATTACHING TO THEIR AGREEMENTS, AND NOT WARNING YOU ABOUT
Alan E. Tannenbaum
News
Florida engineering firms servicing condos, and connected townhome and duplex buildings under HOA control, before the tragic Surfside condo collapse were already paying very high premiums for professional liability insurance. Plus, the per claim deductibles under these policies were very high, sometimes up to $100,000 per claim. After the Surfside ...

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