Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development

Boyer Condo
October 29 - 30, 2020

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
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The Institute, updates professionals on condominium and planned development law generally, and explores in detail particular topics of current interest.

 

CLE & Certification Credits

Florida Bar CLE pending approval: 
11.5 general credits, including 1.0 in ethics.
11.5 Certification Credits in Real Estate and 
Condominium & Planned Land Development Law. 

Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities are available at several levels. Please download and complete the sponsorship form to indicate your level of support or contact:
Hakim Lakhdar
Director of Professional Legal Programs
University of Miami School of Law
Email: hlakhdar@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-4345

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Program: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Opening Remarks
8:50 – 9:00 a.m.

William P. Sklar, Director
Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development
University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, Florida

 

Recent Developments – Judicial Update
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Michael J. Gelfand, Esquire
Gelfand & Arpe
West Palm Beach, Florida

 

Legislative Update – 2020 Review and 2021 Legislative Prospects and Initiatives
10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Joseph E. Adams, Esquire
Becker Lawyers
Fort Myers, Florida

 

Break
10:50 – 11:00 a.m.

 

Administrative Update and Meeting with the Division
11:00 a.m. - Noon

Boyd McAdams, Division Director
Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshare and Mobile Homes
Tallahassee, Florida

Chevonne Christian, Deputy Division Director
Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshare and Mobile Homes
Tallahassee, Florida

Spencer Hemmings, Esquire
Condominium Ombudsman
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Julie Scarbrough, Chief
Bureau of Compliance
Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshare and Mobile Homes
Tallahassee, Florida

 

Division Arbitration Decisions – Noteworthy Cases and Trends
Noon – 12:50 p.m.

Jane Cornett, Esquire
Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
Stuart, Florida

Carolina Sznajderman Sheir, Esquire
Eisinger, Brown, Lewis
Hollywood, Florida

Mack Rhaney, Esquire, Chief
Bureau of Arbitration
Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshare and Mobile Homes
Tallahassee, Florida

 

Lunch Break
12:50 – 2:00 p.m.

 

Effects of Natural and Viral Disasters on Community Associations – Powers, Duties and Operational Issues Confronting Associations and Their Counsel – What is a State of “Emergency”; Government’s Effect on Associations
2:00 – 3:20 p.m.

Moderator: Shawn Brown, Esquire
Kaye, Bender, Rembaum
Tampa, Florida

Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esquire
Becker Lawyers
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Howard Cohen, Esquire
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Michael J. Gelfand, Esquire
Gelfand & Arpe
West Palm Beach, Florida

Allison Hertz, Esquire
Kaye, Bender, Rembaum
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Richard D. DeBoest II, Esquire
Goede, Adamczyk DeBoest & Cross
Fort Myers, Florida

 

Break
3:20 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Condominium Act Exemptions and Expansions – Validity and Effectiveness of Declaration Provisions Exempting Parties from Statutory Requirements
3:30 – 4:20 p.m.

Lilliana Farinas-Sabogal, Esquire
Becker Lawyers
Miami, Florida

Steven Mezer, Esquire
Becker Lawyers
Tampa, Florida

 

Effects of the Pandemic on Developers and Condominium Transactions
4:20 – 5:10 p.m.

Charles Brecker, Esquire
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Miami, Florida

Alex Dobrev, Esquire
Lowndes Drosdick
Orlando, Florida

 

Friday, October 30, 2020

Land Condominiums – Avoidance of Platting and Subdivision Requirements – Drafting and Planning Issues – Common Elements and Unit Boundaries
9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

Margaret A. Rolando, Esquire
Shutts & Bowen
Miami, Florida

Robert Freedman, Esquire
Carlton Fields
Tampa, Florida

 

“It’s a Cinderella Story - Caddyshack at 40” – Ethics and Professional Responsibilities of Association & Developer Attorneys
9:50 – 10:40 a.m.

Benjamin E. Wilson, Esquire
The Viera Company
Viera, Florida

 

Break
10:40 – 11:00 a.m.

 

Meeting of the Florida Bar Condominium and Planned Development Committee
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

William P. Sklar, Esquire, Co-Chair
Condominium & Planned Development Committee

Joseph E. Adams, Esquire, Co-Chair
Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
Fort Myers, Florida

 

Materials (password protected)

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Registration 

Registration Fee: $290 (includes a downloadable copy of all materials)
 

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We are Grateful to Our 2019 Sponsors

Platinum

Castle Group

 

RC2

 

Gold
 

Fidelity National Title Group

 

Westcor

 

 

Silver
 

Centennial Bank


Sponsorship opportunities for the Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development are available at several levels. Please download and complete the sponsorship form to indicate your level of support.
 

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