Private to Public Roads

April 1st, 2016 | Posted in Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Consumer Law, Homeowner Associations (HOA) Law, Real Estate Litigation

Usually when a new planned community is build, the developer will build and install the infrastructure of the neighborhood, including the roads. At this time, they, along with all the lots and common areas, are owned by the developer. The developer should also incorporate a homeowner’s association at this time. The developer will then typically …Read More

Copyrights and Wrongs

March 9th, 2016 | Posted in Business Litigation, Contract Litigation

A few years ago I got (on my vacation) a panicky call from a friend who I knew through local community theater. He was involved in a local production of “Steel Magnolias” and was set to open in days, but the director had gotten a cease and desist order claiming a violation of copyright law. …Read More

Email Meetings

December 11th, 2015 | Posted in Business Litigation, Contract Litigation, Homeowner Associations (HOA) Law

Homeowner Associations and other non-profit corporations are frequently managed by unpaid and part-time executive board members. These folks usually don’t think anything is wrong with circulating emails trying to make a decision, rather than the more tedious and time-consuming work of conducting an actual meeting. However, attempted action done in this manner is not the …Read More