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Property Manager Accounting Fraud

Scenario A property manager managed nine community associations within the city for LR Realty, and also owned an interior design business. Among other responsibilities, the PM assisted with the accounting of homeowner funds and helped bid contracts for maintenance and improvements. She created fraudulent invoices for goods and services in the name of her [...]

By | 2023-08-29T13:56:38-04:00 August 29th, 2023|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on Property Manager Accounting Fraud

(CAI-NC) 2023 Annual Conference & Expo

Don't miss out on attorney Adam Beaudoin's double-act at the North Carolina Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI-NC) 2023 Annual Conference & Expo! Let Adam guide you through topics such as "Solar Energy, Charging Stations, Drones and Other New Issues Facing Community Associations" with his session featuring insights from industry professionals Andrew Bateman, [...]

By | 2023-07-20T07:26:25-04:00 July 20th, 2023|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on (CAI-NC) 2023 Annual Conference & Expo

3 Safety Measures Condominium Boards Should Take Today

The tragic collapse of the Champlain Tower South in Surfside, Florida, in June 2021 has condo owners and boards of directors across the U.S. questioning the safety of their own communities. Ninety-eight people died as a result of the collapse, bringing scrutiny to the legal requirements and standards related to the ongoing maintenance and structural [...]

By | 2021-10-14T11:27:38-04:00 October 14th, 2021|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on 3 Safety Measures Condominium Boards Should Take Today

After Surfside, Heightened Focus on Condo Association Insurance

In a perfect world, condominium associations would hire a structural engineer to inspect their property every couple of years. The engineer would inform the association of any compromises to the building’s structural integrity or electrical system, and the association’s board of directors would authorize repairs in timely fashion, simultaneously managing risk and controlling costs [...]

By | 2021-08-25T08:26:26-04:00 August 25th, 2021|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on After Surfside, Heightened Focus on Condo Association Insurance

Facing the Truth About Aging Infrastructure

As buildings and their internal systems and physical components age, how can the community associations that own them best prepare to meet the unexpected—but necessary— financial demands. Over many conversations in recent years, members of the Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) have identified aging infrastructures—the physical structures and the components within them that [...]

By | 2021-08-25T08:06:25-04:00 August 3rd, 2021|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on Facing the Truth About Aging Infrastructure

Discrimination in HOA’s

Discrimination in HOA’s is a growing concern.  Please see the attached presentation given by Adam Beaudoin of Ward and Smith and Andrew Bateman of TriSure Insurance.  It is becoming more and more common for Community Associations, at some point in time, to have discrimination charges filed, or threatened to be filed, against them.  Most [...]

By | 2019-08-21T10:43:40-04:00 August 19th, 2019|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on Discrimination in HOA’s

HOA/Condo Directors — Duties, Standards of Conduct, and Liability

This week Jim Slaughter, Attorney, Black, Slaughter & Black wrote an excellent article on Board of Directors for HOA’s duties, standard of conduct, and the Liability. This is a great article for new and long standing board members of HOA’s.   Congratulations! You’ve just been elected to your HOA/condo association board of directors. Your new [...]

By | 2018-07-30T18:59:38-04:00 July 30th, 2018|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on HOA/Condo Directors — Duties, Standards of Conduct, and Liability

FEMA’s Definition of a Private Association

Hope you are having a great start to your morning.   I wanted to make sure that you have seen the information about FEMA’s definition of a Private Association.  FEMA is trying to limit where they will reimburse local municipalities for debris pick-up or disaster assistance after a Hurricane or natural disaster.  They want private association, [...]

By | 2018-04-23T12:05:39-04:00 April 23rd, 2018|D&O Insurance, Newsletter|Comments Off on FEMA’s Definition of a Private Association

HOA Board Members: What Insurance Do You Need?

Homeowners association board members make difficult decisions, which can have a huge impact on the people around them. Consequently, individual members of the HOA board are susceptible to becoming targets for lawsuits along with the association itself. Considering the majority of them own at least one of the development units, they do have something to [...]

By | 2018-01-12T16:19:36-05:00 January 20th, 2018|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on HOA Board Members: What Insurance Do You Need?