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contact information P.O. Box 941125 Maitland, FL 32794 www.caicf.org exdir@caicf.org 407-850-0106

board of directors Alan B. Garfinkel, Esq., President Suzan Kearns, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, President-Elect John Dougherty, Vice President Gina Holbrook, CMCA, Secretary Bill Jackson, CPA, Treasurer Lou Biron Paul Melville Brian Peck Jamie Rodriguez

a message from the President Summer is over and for parents and children, it's back to school time. I hope you and your family had a wonderful transition into the new school year or whatever the next season of your life. Thank you all for attending the CAICF August Summer Social at Dewey’s Indoor Golf. We had a great turnout despite the stormy summer weather! This year we continue to try different venues to keep things fresh, new and interesting for our members. It’s great to see members and guests making friends and cultivating relationships within our CAI community. As you know, our chapter is committed to offering affordable education to our board members and managers. Our entire Board wants to remind you yet again about our amazing new program the Central Florida Chapter of the Community Association Institute is offering. Normally it costs managers $445 to attend each Professional Management Development Program (PMDP). That's a lot, even though it makes perfect sense to continue to invest in yourself and your professional growth. That is why our chapter created the new No Cost Manager Education Incentive Program in addition to our 50% Manager Reimbursement Program. It’s a simple two-step process. You recruit a Business Partner, Manager, Volunteer or a Management Company to join CAI and then you receive points towards CAI rewards. These points are valid for two (2) years and add up fast. For each new member you recruit, you can accumulate enough points to earn a FREE $445 PMDP Course. For example, 20 points (recruiting 4 new Business Partners) equals $445 for an absolutely free PMDP Class. The point values are listed below: Member Type

Recruitment Points Awarded

Business Partner

5 Points

Management Company

4 Points

Manager or Volunteer

1 Point

Member Type

Points Needed

Award

Manager or Volunteer

20 Points

Free PMDP Course - hosted by CAI Central Florida OR Free Membership to CAI for the following year

Business Partner

20 Points

Free Luncheon or Breakfast Sponsorship

Management Company

5 Points

Free Luncheon or Breakfast

Diane Rullo, PhD Matt Vice

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President's message continued We are the FIRST chapter in the country to organize, approve and implement this program which allows us to give back to our Managers by providing a way to help pay for their professional education. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Please mark your calendars because we have many great events coming up! In addition to our September events, including a roundtable discussion, certification class and career breakfast, we also have two exciting social events in October and December. Get your golf game ready because we have our 5th Annual Golf Tournament on October 9th at Champions Gate. We are also working on an amazing Holiday Gala scheduled for December 10th. These are great opportunities to network, socialize and have fun with some truly terrific people. Wishing you all a safe, healthy and happy fall! Yours in community,

Alan B. Garfinkel, Esq. President, Community Association Institute Central Florida Chapter

Members having fun at the Summer Social!


central florida chapter update upcoming events More details regarding upcoming events will be posted to caicf.org. Check back regularly for the most up-to-date information! •

September 17th: Business Partner Roundtable Leland Management in Orlando

October 9th: 5th Annual Golf Tournament Champions Gate Golf Resort

September 19th: ABC's Course & Board Certification Class for HOA Board Members Crowne Plaza in Downtown Orlando

October 22nd-24th: M100 Class - Crowne Plaza in Downtown Orlando

September 25th: Manager's Career Breakfast Panera at Florida Mall in Orlando

November 5th: Monthly Meeting – Access Control, Neighborhood Watch, and Holiday Do's and Dont's Dubsdread Country Club in Orlando

October 1st: Breakfast Meeting - Legal Panel Sheraton in Maitland

December 10th: Annual Meeting & Formal Holiday Gala - Location TBD

LOOKING FOR A SERVICE PROVIDER? CAI Central Florida has a list of great service providers in most every industry a Community Association could need! The best part is, they are members! Check it out at: caicf.org/directory!

interested in getting more involved? join a caicf committee! If you are interested in getting more involved in the chapter, joining a committee is a great thing to consider. Below are the different committees that we currently have active. Please feel free to contact any of the following committees: CA Day/Tradeshow Committee Deborah Myers dmyers@sentrymgt.com Christy Borden christy@donasher.com Communications Committee Bianca Duffield bsd@associationfirm.com Education Committee Gary van der Laan gvanderlaan@lelandmanagement.com Phillip Masi pmasi@bborlando.com

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Golf Committee Scott Pollock spollock@sentrymgt.com Brian Peck bpeck@hoa-capital.com Legislative Committee Lou Biron lbiron@sihle.com

Meet the Managers Committee Suzan Kearns suzan.kearns@gmail.com

Membership Committee Paul Melville paulm@universalgc.com Mary Ann Sheriff msheriff@oldfnb.com Tom Harman tharman@evergladessecurity.com

Sunshine Foundation Committee Jamie Rodriguez rogjamie1@gmail.com

Social/Gala Committee Alan Garfinkel, Esq. agarfinkel@likeyourlawyer.com Gina Holbrook gina.holbrook@premiermgmtcfl.com


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cams and unlicensed practice of law SUBMITTED BY SCOTT GROSS, ESQ., ANGIUS & TERRY LLP

The Florida Supreme Court announced that there is a fine line between Community Manager and Association Attorney. In a perfect world, community association managers would be tasked with maintaining the affairs of the communities they oversee without the possibility of violating any established laws or statutes. In reality, however, managers often find themselves plodding through the gray area somewhere between licensed CAM and association attorney. The Florida Supreme Court, in a decision released in May 2015, has provided some guidance to help CAMs navigate through these precarious situations. This article provides a summary of the Court’s decision. In its opinion, the Court continues to make an important distinction between activities that are purely ministerial in nature – that is, activities that do not involve the exercise of judgment or discretion – and those that require application or interpretation of law to a specific set of facts. Activities which are merely ministerial do not constitute the unauthorized practice of law. Conversely, activities which require the interpretation of statutes, administrative rules, community association governing documents or rules of civil procedure do constitute the practice of law and are prohibited. Specifically, the Court found the following activities were purely ministerial in nature, and thus, do not constitute the unauthorized practice of law: a.

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Completing Secretary of State form CR2EO45 (changing registered agent) and Secretary of State Annual Corporation Report;

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Drafting certificates of assessments, notices of date of election, ballots, written notices of meetings, meeting agendas and affidavits of mailing;

c.

Preparation of a Certificate of assessments due, at the time an account is turned over for collection, once a foreclosure has been commenced and when a member disputes in writing the amount owed; and

d. Drafting of pre-arbitration demand letters required by 718.1255, Fla. Stat. Conversely, the Court specifically found the following activities do constitute the unauthorized practice of law: a.

Completing BPR Form 33-032 (frequently asked questions and answers sheet);

b.

Drafting a Claim of Lien, Satisfaction of Claim of Lien, and Notice of Commencement form;

c.

Determining the timing, method, and form of giving notice of meetings;

d. Determining the votes necessary for certain actions which would entail interpretation of certain statutes and rules; e.

Answering a community association's question about the


application of law to a matter being considered; f.

Drafting amendments and certificates of amendment that are recorded in the official records when such documents are to be voted upon by the members;

g.

Determination of number of days to be provided for statutory notice;

reserves, waiving the compiled, reviewed, or audited financial statement requirement, the carryover of excess membership expenses, the adoption of amendments to the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or condominium documents; and c.

h. Determination of affirmative votes needed to pass a proposition or amendment to be recorded; i.

Determination of owners' votes needed to establish a quorum;

j.

Preparation of construction lien documents (e.g. notice of commencement, and lien waivers, etc.);

k.

Preparation, review, drafting and/or substantial involvement in the preparation/execution of contracts, including construction contracts, management contracts, cable television contracts, etc.; and

l.

Any activity that requires statutory or case law analysis to reach a legal conclusion.

However, as everyone knows, nothing in the law is black and white. The Court found that the following activities may or may not constitute the unauthorized practice of law, depending on the specific factual circumstances: a.

Modification of Form BPR 33-033 (drafting a limited proxy);

b.

Drafting a limited proxy form, and drafting documents required to exercise the community association's right of approval or right of first refusal on the sale or lease of a parcel;

c.

Identifying, through review of title instruments, the owners to receive pre-lien letters; and

d. The preparation of documents concerning the right of the association to approve new prospective owners.

Filing in the name and address of an owner on a limited proxy form.

However, complicated modifications to Form BPR 33-033 and drafting of an actual limited proxy form or questions in addition to those on the preprinted form, require that a CAM consult with a licensed attorney. Similarly, the Court found that although CAMs may be able to draft the documents required to exercise a community association's right of approval or first refusal to a sale or lease, they cannot advise the association as to the legal consequences of taking a certain course of action. With respect to review of title instruments, the Court felt that searching the public records to identify past and present owners of property – simply for the purpose of making a list of all record owners – was ministerial in nature and was not the unlicensed practice of law. However, if a CAM uses this list to make the legal determination of who should receive a pre-lien letter, this would constitute the unlicensed practice of law. The Court determined that if the preparation of a document requires the exercise of discretion or the interpretation of statutes or legal documents, a CAM may not prepare the document. While CAMs may be licensed through the DBPR and are subject to Florida Administrative Code's Standards of Professional Conduct, CAMs must also be cognizant of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. CAMs found to be in violation of the Rules by engaging in the unauthorized practice of law may face a monetary penalty or, in extreme cases, may be found in indirect criminal contempt and face imprisonment for up to five months. At the end of the day, if a CAM is unsure whether the considered activity is, or is not, the practice of law, consult with a licensed Florida attorney who can help you avoid a potentially costly situation.

Scott Gross is a Partner at the Angius & Terry LLP Florida office. For more information, call 727-474-0200 or visit www.angius-terry.com

With respect to the gray area issues above, the following activities were found to be ministerial in nature, and thus, are not considered the unlicensed practice of law: a.

Modifying a form to include the name of the community association;

b.

Phrasing a yes or no voting question concerning waiving

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construction defects owner's rights SUBMITTED BY EVAN SMALL, ESQ. & PHILLIP JOSEPH, ESQ., BALL JANIK, LLP

Issues that Affect Owner’s Rights to Sue and Collect for Construction Defects - Explained As attorneys who specialize in representing Associations in prosecuting construction defect and insurance coverage claims, we often times meet with potential clients that have failed to timely pursue a claim for construction defects because of bad advice (not typically from an attorney) regarding time limitations (Statute of Limitations/Repose) or collectability (i.e., there is nobody to pursue because “the developer is out of business”). As a result, the Association winds up facing millions of dollars of repair bills that should have been paid by the party who caused the problems (developers, contractors, design professionals and insurance carriers). First, we want to address some common confusion regarding time limitations. There are two critical time limitations that can affect pursuing recovery for construction defect claims in Florida: Statute of Limitations and Statute of Repose. Both are governed by §95.11(3)(C), Florida Statutes. In sum, for latent (hidden) defects, the statute provides for a 4 year statute of limitations from when the Association discovered the defect or should have discovered the defect with the exercise of due diligence. Critical to the analysis (when dealing with defects to condominiums and arguably common areas that HOA’s are responsible for), the statute of limitations does not begin to run until the unit owners have elected a majority of the members of the board, 10

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commonly referred to as the date of “turnover.” This means that a building suffering from window leaks for 9 years may still have a valid claim if turnover occurred within the last 4 years. Also important, whether a defect is patent (obvious), latent (hidden), and when the Association “should have discovered the defect with the exercise of due diligence” are all questions that a jury is going to decide and a jury decision (rather than a Judge) always increases the risk on defendants and their insurers. The second time restraint to be concerned with is the Statute of Repose. The Statute of Repose provides that the lawsuit must be commenced within 10 years of the latest of the following events: (1) date of actual possession of the owner; (2) the date of the issuance of a certificate of occupancy; (3) the date of abandonment of the construction if not completed; or (4) the date of completion or termination of the contract between the professional engineer, registered architect, or licensed contractor and his or her employer. Recent case law suggests a trend by the appellate courts to broadly construe the latest of the events. For example, there is support that if a certificate of occupancy was issued to building 1 of a 15 building complex in 2005, but the certificate of occupancy for building 15 was not issued until 2009, the Statute of Repose would not begin to run on any of the buildings (including building 1) until the last building was


construction defects owner's rights continued completed. Likewise, an appellate court recently confirmed that “completion of the contract” requires both performance by the contractor (i.e. completing the buildings), and final payment by the owner. It is common for final payment to be issued months (or even years) after the buildings were completed. This means that a case can still be timely even if the project was completed more than 10 years ago. Another misconception we commonly encounter is that “the developer is out of business,” so there is nobody to pursue or recover from. First, there is a difference between a party no longer engaging in business operations and a party that files for bankruptcy. Second, even if the developer did file for bankruptcy, there are a number of parties equally or more financially responsible for construction defects, including the licensed general contractor, its subcontractors, and the project design professionals. Third, almost all of the above mentioned parties have insurance coverage with substantial limits (usually a minimum of $1,000,000). The ability for the Association to

recover from the insurers of the parties is unaffected by whether the party being sued is in business. For these reasons, a general understanding that the developer is no longer in business should not preclude an Association from pursuing a claim. Failing to pursue construction defect claims in a timely manner can cost the Association millions of dollars and can even give rise to claims made by owners against board members or property managers for failing to diligently investigate the claims on behalf of the Association. For these reasons, it is critical to consult with a lawyer who specializes in handling construction defect cases for Associations.

Evan Small is an attorney at Ball Janik, LLP and Phillip Joseph is a partner at Ball Janik, LLP in Orlando. For more information, call 407-455-5664 or visit www.balljanik.com.

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dream village work day On August 8th, Jamie Rodriguez led a team of CAI Central Florida volunteers at the Sunshine Foundation Dream Village to continue updates and work on Cottage #4, the Keebler Cottage. They worked on projects on the interior of the cottage, as well as several on the outside, including landscaping. To learn more about the Sunshine Foundation, please visit sunshinefoundation.org.

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driving the zone SUBMITTED BY CONNIE LORENZ, ASPHALT RESTORATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS, INC.

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I travel the entire state of Florida for work, I have the opportunity to see a lot of different situations on the highways. I personally drive about 65,000 miles per year and spend a lot of my days looking out the windshield. Over the years, I am constantly amazed by the way people drive, what they do while they are driving and their lack of understanding some of the things going on around them while they are in control of a 2,000 pound piece of metal heading down the road at 80 miles per hour.

Traffic cones mean that the project is short term and drivers should be extremely cautious when passing by these areas as anything could happen. ANYTHING! Barricades or “saw horses” are usually noting that the project will be there for about 24 hours and provide a little added safety for the workers. As noted above, concrete barriers are used for long term projects and are not only designed to protect the workers on site, but also provide a safe barrier for vehicles passing by as well. Typically with concrete barriers, there are reduced speed limit signs, traffic cones, neon signs, etc.

Shame on those drivers that choose to ignore the speed limit signs in a construction zone! That might be my crew out there that they are so carelessly excusing as if their text message of “Almost there” is far more important than these workers' lives! There is nothing worse in life for me than having to call one of my crew’s wives and telling them there was an accident and their husband was hurt. I have had to do that twice in my working life and cannot bear the thought of ever having to do it again!

Oh, and the posted “work zone” speed signs are not there for looks either. Sure, the “double the fine” signs if workers are present can be quite the speed deterrent, however the speed limits are designed for traffic control and safety and not to inconvenience drivers. To be quite honest, the speed zones are not set up for the workers on site or to make us late. We determine the speed based on what we feel the project requires. Another note…these numbers were gathered based on the possibility that should your vehicle leave the roadway, this speed is the rate we feel that when you slam into our equipment head on that you will have a much better chance of survival at the speed limit posted than the careless driver that chooses to ignore it while texting and driving.

To help you understand why we do some of the things we do during a construction project, I am hoping that it might make some of you drivers slow down and begin respecting our work zones when you have to drive through them. On the highways, we see a lot of concrete barriers along construction sites and though some might think this is just an added obstacle, I know that this means the project is ongoing and will be there for awhile. Contractors are required to meet FDOT specifications for “Movement of Traffic” (MOT) in construction zones and pending the time needed for the project determines the type of traffic control devices used for each project. 16

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Respecting the laws of our state for our roadways is best for everyone. I see a lot of people ignore school zones as well. These are our children. Our future! Don’t you remember having to stand at the bus stop in the dark and having traffic come this close to you! When I was in 7th grade I played saxophone in the school band. I left for the bus stop early as I was excited about a pep rally at school


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driving the zone continued that day. While waiting for everyone else, one of our neighbors was on her way to work and the sun was in her eyes as she was turning onto the main roadway. Rather than slowing down and evaluating the situation better, she assumed that because it was still early, no one was at the bus stop yet anyway and continued to make the turn without stopping and slammed into me. How we both wish she had taken a second longer to be sure! Next thing I remember is I am at the hospital getting x-rays and my saxophone was as flat as a pancake! To this day I still have problems with my knees! Children are unpredictable and lately they seem to be more daring! While recently driving through a school zone, I had a kid act like he was going to jump in front of my truck, I guess to show off for his friends. Anyway, I slammed on my brakes to which got the laughs the kid was hoping for, however I also heard the slamming of brakes behind me and held on for dear life. Luckily nothing happened and no one was hurt but the thought of my big Dodge Ram truck hitting that little boy would have tormented me for life! Not driving the speed limit can be just as dangerous as driving too fast. Travelling on I-75, I’ll admit it, I tend to do closer to 75 than I do 70 miles per hour, still, nothing prepares you for driving this fast and coming up on someone who is doing 40! The quick thinking that has to go on in that split second cannot be hindered by you playing with your stereo or reading the latest postings on Facebook! One of my favorites is the person that drives a speed ranging from 40 miles per hour to 80 miles per hour depending on what they are doing or if you are trying to get around them. You know the person. You see that they are driving slow in the fast lane so you try to pass and all of sudden they wake up and realize they are driving and think they are in a race with you. You accept that they are paying attention, continue on and within minutes, you are tailgating them because they are doing 40 miles per hour touching up their makeup or reading the newspaper! I drive defensively, and in the fast lane more often than not and I pay attention and move over as faster vehicles approach. I do this for the fact that I am traveling the road I am on for hours and my being in the fast lane allows traffic to come on to the highway and those in the slow lane to move over safely should traffic be entering the highway.

possible. We all have somewhere to go but our timing is irrelevant if we never make it! In final, I would like to address the larger vehicles such as RVs or trucks pulling trailers, etc. I know these vehicles tend to slow us down at times and they sure don’t have the pick-up we want them to have in stop and go traffic. I get it! My drivers often share in our safety meetings about people cutting them off or refusing to move over for them when they are trying to get on the highway or change lanes. My trucks carry liquid weight. This means that they cannot stop on a dime or swerve to move over just because you decided that the merging traffic in a construction zone can deal with the fact that you prefer to stay in the slow lane even though the other lane was open for you to move over. When liquid weight sways or rocks in the tank at 70 miles per hour, my driver has to “work” the weight of the truck to keep control. If they are distracted by an inconsiderate driver, the domino effect that can and has happened can result in a roll-over accident that will shut the highway down for 14 hours. I know this from experience! So much for being on time! I understand that we all have places to go and people to see and deadlines to meet. Trust me as I am the Queen of “Now!” But, if you knew in advance that you driving 5 miles over the speed limit might get you to your location maybe 1 minute sooner could also result in a $300 fine because you didn’t see the motorcycle officer hiding in the bushes in the school zone, would you do it anyway. Would you continue to text and drive if the child that was killed on I-75 in the school bus was yours or maybe a friend or relative. Probably not! We are all caught up in our own daily lives, but please make sure when you put yourself behind the wheel of a car that your attention is solely focused on the task at hand. If you have to text, wait until you can pull safely off the road or into a rest area and send your message. Know what the different traffic devices are and what they mean so you can adjust your route when traveling. If you are driving through a school zone or construction zone, please, PLEASE respect the speed limit posted and the life you might be saving could be one of my guys! As well as your own and your passengers! Drive the Zone!

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If someone cannot move over because there is a vehicle in the lane next to them, flashing your headlights at them or giving them the one finger salute is not going to do anything other than maybe create a road rage incident. We know there are people out there that drive aggressively and its always best to avoid them as much as 18

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