Katzman Garfinkel & Berger Issues Florida Community Association Assessment Collection & Foreclosure Guide

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KG&B Attorneys Provide Comprehensive New Q&A Guide for Board Members on the Collection of Delinquent Assessments in Florida Community Associations

A valuable reference tool in an easy-to-understand Q&A format, designed to assist association Boards throughout Florida in developing collection policies that help maintain cash flows and ultimately strengthen the bottom line.

The Florida community association law firm of Katzman Garfinkel & Berger (http://www.KGBLawFirm.com), with offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Maitland/Orlando, Boynton Beach, Miami, West Palm Beach, St. Augustine and Naples, today announced the public release of its comprehensive “Community Association Assessment Collection and Foreclosure” guidebook, a completely free information resource for Board members of Florida condominiums, HOAs and other community associations across the state.

Released here on the eve of the 13th Annual Trade Show of the Space Coast Communities Association (SCCA), slated for Saturday March 19th at Melbourne’s Crowne Plaza Oceanfront Hotel, the “Community Association Assessment Collection and Foreclosure” guidebook is a 23-page free Q&A reference tool compiled by the legal team at Katzman Garfinkel & Berger for community association Board members and managers dealing with the complicated issues involved in collecting delinquent assessments in today’s difficult economic environment.

Florida community association Board members and association managers can obtain a free copy of the “Community Association Assessment Collection and Foreclosure” guidebook by contacting Diane Schick via e-mail at dschick(at)kgblawfirm(dot)com or by phoning 855-935-6229. Individuals attending the Space Coast Communities Association 13th Annual Trade Show can also stop by the Katzman Garfinkel & Berger booth (No. 79) to pick up a free copy of the reference guide.

“Katzman Garfinkel & Berger is pleased to make available to community association Boards and managers this comprehensive guidebook, providing a detailed overview of the many options and strategies available to associations seeking to move the collection process forward in their communities,” said Leigh C. Katzman, Founding Partner, Katzman Garfinkel & Ber ger.

“The Community Association Assessment Collection and Foreclosure guide is a valuable reference tool in an easy-to-understand Q&A format, designed to assist association Boards across the State in developing collection policies that help maintain association cash flows and ultimately strengthen the bottom line of community operating budgets,” said Donna DiMaggio Berger, Managing Partner, Katzman Garfinkel & Berger.

KG&B’s “Community Association Assessment Collection and Foreclosure” guidebook provides detailed and valuable information, broken out into the following critical topic areas:

  •     The Association Collection Process -- including important information on assessment obligations, the lien and foreclosure process for contested and uncontested cases, procedural issues, the effects of bankruptcy, the impact of sale and lessening the burden on associations during the collection process;
  •     Association Foreclosures vs. Lender Foreclosures -- including information on when and when not to proceed with an association foreclosure, as well as the mechanisms for moving the lender’s foreclosure;.
  •     Additional Options for Combating Delinquency – including guidelines on the implementation of blanket receiverships and how to proceed with rent demands, as well as suspension of use and voting rights; and,
  •     Association Ownership ... and Beyond – including information on what’s involved in the ownership of homes or units by associations as a result of foreclosure and what future options to anticipate with regard to the continued ownership or possible future sale of a property.

Katzman Garfinkel & Berger is a full service statewide law firm devoted to all aspects of community association representation. In addition to handling sophisticated transactional law matters on behalf of its community association clients, KG&B is one of the first law firms to advance all fees and costs for its lien collection and foreclosure cases and remains one of the only law firms still doing so in today's real estate market. KG&B also handles property damage claims against insurance companies, as well as most construction defect claims against developers on a pure contingency basis.

Named as one of the “Best Places to Work” in 2009 by the South Florida Business Journal, the firm has also been designated as "One of the Most Distinguished Law Firms in America" by Martindale-Hubbell, a peer review rating system spanning more than a century of service evaluating American Law Firms.

Individuals attending the Space Coast Communities Association 13th Annual Trade Show on Saturday, March 19th at the Crowne Plaza Oceanfront Hotel in Melbourne, FL, are encouraged to stop by the Katzman Garfinkel & Berger booth (No. 79) to pick up their free copy of the “Community Association Assessment Collection and Foreclosure” Guidebook. Free copies of the guidebook can also be obtained by contacting Diane Schick via e-mail at dschick(at)kgblawfirm(dot)com or by phoning 855-935-6229.

For more information about the Florida statewide community association law firm of Katzman Garfinkel & Berger, please visit: http://www.KGBLawFirm.com.

About Katzman Garfinkel & Berger (KG&B):

Katzman Garfinkel & Berger is a statewide Florida law firm devoted to community associations with seven strategically located offices throughout the State of Florida. The firm offers residents living in all types of common interest ownership communities a complete set of services including general corporate representation, lien collection and foreclosure, first party insurance claim recovery and construction defect litigation. It was one of the first firms to advance all fees and costs on behalf of communities that are forced to pursue collection of delinquent assessments. For more information, please visit: http://www.KGBLawFirm.com.

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