Kaman & Cusimano, LLC is pleased to offer our fall seminar series to our Service Option client community association board members and their professional property managers, entitled “Unique Laws that Apply to All Ohio Community Associations.” Each seminar features a thirty minute “Town Hall” forum where any and all questions will be addressed followed by a ninety minute presentation that includes an extensive educational booklet.Topics to be addressed by speaker David W. Kaman include: Penalties for improper removal of trees Speed limits on private property – establishing enforceable speed limits Why is an association incorporated and how long does corporate status last A board’s duty of care and duty of loyalty Email voting Electronic notices to owners Must a membership roster be kept? Proper handling of records inspection requests from owners New towing regulationsThis seminar is exclusively reserved for our client condominium and homeowner association board members and their property managers...
Fall Seminar: Unique Laws That Apply To All Ohio Community Associations
Attracting and Keeping Board Members and the Impact of Professional Management
Kaman & Cusimano, LLC is pleased to offer our spring seminar series to our service option client community association board members and their professional property managers, entitled "Attracting and Keeping Board Members and the Impact of Professional Management." Topics to be addressed include: Why not pay board members? Should board members be reimbursed for association related expenses? How to attract new board members How to keep good board members from resigning Eliminating harassment of a board member Managers and management companies: What they do and what they don't Types of management Evaluation of management What if your treasurer or manager quits overnight?This seminar is exclusively to Kaman & Cusimano client condominium and homeowner associations and is FREE OF CHARGE as part of your association's service option with Kaman & Cusimano, and is presented at locations throughout Ohio, including Medina, Akron, Sandusky, Warren, Cleveland, Eastlake, Columbus, Easton...
Elderly Residents Who Need Assistance
Many of our communities started with residents that were baby boomers. Now that population has aged and many community members are past retirement age. Unlike past generations, our residents are choosing to stay in their homes instead of moving in with a relative, into a retirement community, nursing home, or assisted-living community. Some Ohio condominium and homeowners associations are experiencing new problems that they never faced before such as the resident who has declining health, can no longer care for him/herself, or competence issues. During the year we receive calls from Board members with questions on how to help an elderly resident who may need assistance. This year many of our attorneys attended a national community association law seminar on associations with an aging population. At the seminar, questions of ability and liability of associations/board members to intervene were discussed and unfortunately there are no clear answers. At this ...
Community Associations Prosper in 2015
Ohio condominium and homeowner associations have successfully weathered substantial challenges during the past few years. Problems ranging from major storms to substantial delinquency rates have forced volunteer board members and their professional property managers to make difficult, but well informed decisions on how best to maintain and operate our communities and neighborhoods.In 2014, associations faced a new challenge: disastrous legislation that would have had a substantial, negative impact on communities around the state that subjected volunteer board members to criminal punishment, raised fees the owners pay in every community, and crippled the ability to preserve property values by enforcing deed restrictions. Thankfully, board members, property managers and industry professionals united with us and worked tirelessly to see this bill defeated.Going forward, our firm continues to pro-actively be involved in the legislative process to help ensure that any legislation will help, not hinder, our reg...
K&C Fall Seminar Series Registration Now Open!
Kaman & Cusimano is proud to announce registration is now open for our fall seminar series entitled "Federal Laws That Impact All Community Associations." Last year our office saw more actions filed against boards for violating federal laws than any other type of action. Do not be in the dark. Do not be unaware. Attend our seminar entitled: Federal Laws That Impact ALL Community Associations.A few of the topics to be addressed at this presentation are: Satellite dishes Occupancy restrictions Discriminating involving children Handicapped parking Service animals Modifications to common elements to accommodate a disabilityThis seminar is open exclusively to Kaman & Cusimano service option community association client board members and their professional property managers. The seminar will be held at 20 locations throughout Ohio. To register for the seminar, please login to ATLAS.
Association Residents Overwhelmingly Satisfied
According to a recent survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for the Foundation for Community Association Research, almost two thirds of community association residents rate their association experience as positive. Significantly, 90 percent of residents said association board members serve the best interests of their communities, 83 percent say their community managers provide value and support to residents and their associations, and 70 percent of residents say their association rules protect and enhance property values.Community associations continue to be the preferred method of residential development across the United States and Ohio, and this study confirms that the volunteer board members and the professional property managers who administer community associations continue to provide value and effective leadership to our neighborhoods. Kaman & Cusimano applauds and is honored to exclusively work with these dedicated people for the invaluable services they provide to O...
Attorneys Attend Law Seminar
27 Jan 2010
27 Jan 2010
From January 21-23, several of the Kaman & Cusimano, LLC attorneys attended the national Community Association Institute Law Seminar. The attorneys learned about a variety of topics including Association collections, case law updates, legislative updates, the new FHA guidelines, zoning restrictions, expert witnesses, and the Board's exercise of business judgment. Presented by the College of Community Association Lawyers, to which attorneys David Kaman and Jay Cusimano are members, this seminar provides community association attorneys with a forum to tackle national community association legal issues.Additionally, Kaman & Cusimano, LLC partner Darcy Mehling Good presented a section of the seminar entitled "Keep Fraud’s Ugly Head Out of Your Community Association." This section included "explaining the factors that foster the opportunity for fraud and discuss and identify proactive measures that an association can take to protect itself."Kaman & Cusimano, LLC prides itself on its...
Spring Seminar Series Complete!
We are proud to announce that Kaman & Cusimano, LLC just completed its Spring Seminar Series entitled Successful Collection of Delinquent Accounts. The seminar was open exclusively to Kaman & Cusimano Service Option community association client board members and their professional property managers. The seminar was held at 24 locations throughout Ohio. As community associations continue to face unique challenges when collecting on delinquent assessments, the Spring seminar focused on the many new trends of association assessment collections.One of the most important pieces of successful association assessment collection is having a strong Collection Policy and Procedure. By creating a uniform procedure that applies to all owners, it allows boards and managers to remove themselves from the collection process, thereby protecting themselves from claims of selective enforcement or illegal collection practices. Consequently, as part of the seminar, we introduced an updated coll...