Recently, Illinois became the final state to adopt conceal carry laws to authorize gun owners to obtain a permit to carry their firearm on their person. This new legislation has again sparked the debate relating to gun control in relation to community associations and the extent to which associations may adopt rules to restrict guns within the community....
Any Northern CO managers think it's time to amend their governing documents? If so, hope to see you at the Loveland Lunch Forum on March 26, Noon to 1:30 pm. I'll be discussing all aspects of the amendment process including why you should amend, the basic amendment process, and best practices and strategies for gaining approval.
Chicago attorney named president of condo advocate’s Illinois chapter Marina City Online Loop North News. 13-Mar-14 – A Chicago attorney has been elected president of the 1,100-member Illinois chapter of the Community Associations Institute.
This year presented at CAI Law Saminar with Jeff Kaman of Kaman & Cusimano on maximizing technology. Love it when I both teach and learn at the same time - lots of great discussion and participation from the crowd!
Even if there isn't a clear restriction against the activity in your covenants, often the Board has authority to adopt rules and regulations, in general, anyway. But if it doesn't, is the Board enforcing "phantom rules"? Make sure to have your counsel review your rules and regulations, and your authority to enforce them.
In March of 2014 the Colorado Court of Appeals overturned a Jefferson County District Court decision made against one of HindmanSanchez’ clients. In the ruling the Court of Appeals agreed with the arguments put forth by Brianna Schaefer, Damien Bielli and Loura Sanchez. HindmanSanchez felt that the District Court ruling was absolutely incorrect and that such a ruling would have devastating results for community associations in Colorado so it worked on behalf of the association for over 18 months to confirm the association’s right to foreclose.
Homeowner associations are taking stock of water conservation options during the drought. (This recent artcile features quotes from one of our branch CEOs detailing how our leaders are handling droughts.