Should We Cease Collecting, Given The Coronavirus

Neal McCulloh | Mar 28, 2020

Given that our Governor has decreed a State of Emergency for the State of Florida and given the devastating economic impact this virus has caused, many Associations may feel compelled to try to help their Members by ceasing or delaying their collection efforts. As you know, collections are the… Continue reading

C&M Exempt from Orange County’s Emergency Stay at Home Order

Clayton & McCulloh | Mar 26, 2020

Orange County has issued an Emergency Order mandating that all “non-essential service” businesses be closed and the workers stay at home due to the COVID-19 virus. Clayton and McCulloh is concerned that this Order will cause some confusion and misunderstanding among our Clients regarding whether or… Continue reading

You Got Served! Now what?!

Alan Schwartzseid | Oct 22, 2019

So you’ve been served with a lawsuit or petition for arbitration. The question is what to do with the documents? Do you get nervous and concerned, and simply respond? No – a response without understanding the law could hurt your defense more than helping. Moreover, except in small claims court, a… Continue reading

The Importance of Maintaining Your Digital Records

Brian S. Hess | Jul 11, 2019

Few statutory provisions are more exploited by owners, cause more expense and (legally permissible) harassment, or disrupt an association's operation, more than Fla. Stat. §§ 718.111(12)(c) (relating to condominium associations) and 720.303(5) (relating to community associations other than condos,… Continue reading

You Win! So What?!

Alan Schwartzseid | Jul 11, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, obtaining a final judgment in a lawsuit should not be treated as a “game over” scenario. It is indeed a crucial first step toward obtaining what you’re looking for, but in reality, it means little more than that a judge agrees that you are entitled to something from the… Continue reading