2009-2010 Season

September 26, 2009

Speaker: Gary Poliakoff, President, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.

Subject: Discussion of Mr. Poliakoff’s book, “New Neighborhoods:  The Consumer’s Guide to Condominium, Co-op, and HOA Living” (co-authored with his son Ryan Poliakoff).  In the course of discussion, the authors address contemporary issues for common interest ownership associations–including the financial strain resulting from increased foreclosures.


Click HERE for additional information about the book.

October 24, 2009

Speaker: Neal McCulloh, Esq., of
Clayton & McCulloh, Attorneys-at-Law

Subject: Elections and Recalls


November 14, 2009

Florida State Rep. Ritch Workman and Senator Thad Altman; U.S. Rep. Bill Posey; Buz Ausley, Field Office Director,
Orlando HUD Office; Roy Bush, Director, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Brevard; and Paul Wean and Erin Zebell of Wean and Malchow, Attorneys-at-Law.

Subject: Current Issue Facing Florida Common Interest Ownership Housing


December 5, 2009

Speaker:  Chuck Drago, former DBPR Secretary, now Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Christ.


January 23, 2010

Kenneth S. Direktor, Attorney at Law and Chair of the Community Association Law Practice Group, for Becker & Poliakoff, PA; David G. Muller, Attorney at Law and Co Executive Director of Community Association Leadership Lobby; Scott Kiernan, Attorney at Law, Central Florida Litigation Team of Becker & Poliakoff, PA; and Travis Moore, Lobbyists Legislative Advocate for Community Association Leadership Lobby and the Florida Legislative Alliance of the Community Associations Institute.

Topic:  Questions & Answers Pertaining to Legislation, Collections, Insurance and Mediation in Today’s Economic Crisis.


February 27, 2010

Speaker: Danille Carroll,
current Director of the Florida Office of Civil Rights and former Florida Condominium Ombudsman.

Topic:  Fair Housing and Community Associations


March 20, 2010

Our March meeting was our Annual Trade Show.  Click the “Trade Show” tab at the top of this page.

April 24, 2010

Speakers: Susanne Murphy, Executive Vice President, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, and Paul Palumbo, Citizens’ Chief Underwriting Officer

Topic:  The Current Role Of Citizens Insurance For Associations


May 15, 2010

Speakers: Staff of Taylor & Carls, P.A., Attorneys and Counselors at Law   

Topic:  Board Of Directors Rights And Responsibilities


June 26, 2010

Gary Poliakoff, Esq., Founding Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.  In addition to his practice of law, book authorship, and many other activities, Mr. Poliakoff writes a weekly column appearing in a number of Florida newspapers, including Florida Today, about common interest ownership residential property legal issues.

Topic:  How This Year’s Legislation Will Affect You and Your Association


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