Ellen A. Shapiro Receives National Recognition as a CCAL Fellow

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Honored for The Highest Level of Service to the Practice of Community Association Law

Ellen A. Shapiro, Esq., a principal and co-founder at Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi, LLC (GSL), has been granted fellowship in the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). More than 4,000 lawyers practice community association law in the United States, yet fewer than 175 attorneys nationwide can distinguish themselves as CCAL fellows.

Ms. Shapiro, who has over 25 years of experience in condominium and community association law, earned this national recognition due to her outstanding leadership, commitment to the advancement of the legal principles and practical tools necessary for community associations to thrive. The recognition is only given to those select few in the field who possess the highest ethics, strong analytical and writing skills, a substantial depth of experience and a demonstrated ability to teach others in the field.

Ms. Shapiro was admitted to Massachusetts Bar Association in 1979 and the Rhode Island Bar Association in 2008. She has been serving condominium clients for over a quarter century and led, as principal and co-founder, of one of the most highly recognized community association focused law firms in the New England region, Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi. In addition to her experience as a community association attorney, Ms. Shapiro is certified in Mediation and Condominium Dispute Resolution for the New England Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAINE), is a past president, a past board member, frequent speaker, moderator, and author for CAINE.

CCAL was established in 1993 by Community Associations Institute (CAI), providing a forum for the exchange of information among experienced legal professionals working for the advancement of community association governance. Its goals include promoting high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, improving and advancing community association law and practice, and facilitating the development of educational materials and programming pertaining to legal issues. With her election into CCAL, Ms. Shapiro joins her firm’s other principals, Henry Goodman and Frank Lombardi as CCAL members.

About Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi, LLC
GSL is widely regarded in condominium law circles for the legal expertise it has provided to nearly one thousand association boards in MA and RI. While the firm’s chief focus is condominium law, its related law practices extend into residential and commercial real estate, civil litigation, corporate law and estate administration. Visit GSL at http://www.goshlaw.com for more information and additional details.

About Community Associations Institute
Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in the nearly 350,000 homeowner associations, condominiums, and housing cooperatives in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With more than 41,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 36 legislative action committees and 64 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates as well as with housing leaders in several other countries, including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Their mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship - ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit CAI at http://www.caionline.org and follow them on Twitter and Facebook @caisocial.

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