The Law Office of Carla Jones, P.A. represents community associations throughout the State of Florida. Our attorneys prevent and solve problems and are advocates and educators for community associations. We provide a cost-effective, timely and efficient representation of community associations.
The Law Office of Carla Jones, P.A. represents associations ranging in size from small to large master-planned communities. In addition to professional legal representation, our goal is to provide the tools board members and managers need to govern and manage successful community associations. The Law Office of Carla Jones, P.A. offers educational seminars and periodic classes every year to help boards and managers understand the legalities of running community associations.
We pride ourselves on our ability to meet the needs of our clients and strive to create and maintain long term relationships with personalized service. Our client services include, but are not limited to the following:
Interpretation and Enforcement of Association Documents
Consistent, fair enforcement is significant in maintaining the health of your association. We will review documents with respect to State and Federal statutes to assure they are enforceable, assist in drafting guidelines and rules and provide you with proven tools and recommendations to encourage voluntary compliance with your association’s documents. We can explain and help you understand the complicated language found in the governing documents.
General Litigation Regarding Associations
No one wants to go to court, but it is sometimes necessary to preserve an association’s rights or to defend themselves against a claim. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to represent your association should you face litigation.
Amendment of Association Documents
If you determine your Declaration requires amendments to modernize or eliminate obsolete provisions we will assist you with the following five-step amendment process:
- Step 1: Determine what is required to amend
- Step 2: Assess current documents and draft proposals
- Step 3: Educate the community for support
- Step 4: Develop a plan for approval
- Step 5: Finalize and record the amendment(s)
We are experienced in drafting and amending all documents required by your association.
Guidance on Florida Law and Federal Laws
Associations have several layers of documents and statutes by which they are governed. We can explain the laws, help you understand them, and assist you with the compliance of the State and Federal laws that apply to your association including, but not limited to, landlord-tenant, fair housing and bankruptcy.
Transition from Developer to Homeowner Control
Transition is a pivotal time for an association that requires attention to detail. Our attorneys have the experience required to counsel owner ad-hoc committees from the pre-transition phase of a community’s evolution to providing legal counsel for the post-transition phase.
Legal Advice Regarding the Operation and Management of Associations
We will provide the day-to-day advice and counseling you need to guide your association to success. We will provide the answers for policies and procedures regarding board, business and legal or corporate matters. Additionally, we are available to attend board and annual meetings if necessary.