Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development

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October 3 - 4, 2019
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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 APPROVED: 
18.5 general credits, including 1.0 in ethics.
18.5 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

Topics & Brochure

Boyer brochure cover• The Future of ADR in Condominium and HOA Disputes
• Effects and Issues of Medical Marijuana on Community Association Operations and Duties to Make Safe
• Market Trends
• Emerging Amendment Issues
• Title Issues Created by Condominium Terminations
• Insurance Ins and Outs
• Short Term Rental Wars
• Developer Rights

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Program / Schedule: Thursday, October 3, 2019

The morning will explore a comparison of current arbitration statutes, while the Luncheon Roundtable discusses the condominium and multi-family housing markets, trends and insights into the future. The afternoon explores: issues of medical marijuana on community association operations with FHA and ethical implications: emerging amendment issues exploring the significant differences between Florida's condominium and HOA Acts; discussion regarding developer guaranties; and the funding and use of reserves and capital contributions.

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8:00 – 8:40 a.m.
Registration

8:40 – 8:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks
William P. Sklar, Director, Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development, University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Recent Developments—Judicial Update
Michael J. Gelfand, Esquire, Gelfand & Arpe, West Palm Beach, Florida

9:45 – 10:35 a.m.
Legislative Update—2019 Review; Impacts of Corporate Law Amendments on Community Associations; and 2020 Legislative Prospects
Joseph E. Adams, Esquire
Becker Poliakoff, P.A.
Fort Myers, Florida

10:35 – 10:50 a.m.
Coffee Break

10:50 – 11:20 a.m.
Administrative Update
Julie Scarborough, Chief, Bureau of Compliance, Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshare and Mobile Homes, Tallahassee, Florida
Amelia Shekitka, Chief, Bureau of Standards and Registration, Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshare and Mobile Homes, Tallahassee, Florida

11:20 – 12:10 p.m.
The Future of ADR in Condominium and HOA Disputes—Non-Binding ARB vs. Mandatory Mediation
Jane Cornett, Esquire, Becker Poliakoff, P.A., Stuart, Florida
Michael Gelfand, Esquire, Gelfand & Arpe, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida

12:10 – 2:00 p.m.
LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE—Market Trends—Multi-Family Gluts, Condos, Market Rentals and Other Developments
Neil Fairman, The Plaza Group, North Miami Beach, Florida
Jay Phillip Parker, Douglas Elliman Florida Brokerage, Miami, Florida
William P. Sklar, Esquire, Carlton Fields, West Palm Beach, Florida
Jack Winston, The Winston Group, Inc., Miami, Florida

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
Effects and Issues of Medical Marijuana on Community Association Operations and Duties to Make Safe; FHA & Ethics Implications
Christopher Davies, Esquire, Cohen & Grigsby, Naples, Florida
Matthew Ginder, Esquire, Greenspoon Marder LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

2:50 – 3:40 p.m.
Emerging Amendment Issues—Significant Differences between the Condominium and HOA Acts
Chad M. McClenathen, Esquire, Chad M. McClenathen P.A., Sarasota, Florida

3:40 – 3:55 p.m.
Coffee Break

3:55 – 4:45 p.m.
Developer Guaranties; Developer Subsidies and Loans to Condo Associations and HOA’s; Use of Capital Contributions; Reserves—Allowances and Limitations
Howard Allen Cohen, Esquire, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Laura Manning-Hudson, Esquire, Siegfried Rivera Hyman Lerner, Coral Gables, Florida
Martin Schwartz, Esquire, Bilzin Sumberg, Miami, Florida

4:45 – 5:35 p.m.
Title Issues Created by Condominium Terminations; Choice of Law; Notice to Necessary Parties; Amendment of Termination Approval Requirements
Alexander Dobrev, Esquire, Lowndes, Drosdick, Orlando, Florida
Peggy Rolando, Esquire, Shutts & Bowen, Miami, Florida
William P. Sklar, Esquire, Carlton Fields, West Palm Beach, Florida

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Reception

Program / Schedule: Friday, October 4, 2019

Participants at Boyer InstituteFriday begins with insurance issues concerning unit owner vs. association policies, continues with a presentation on the emerging issue of short-term rentals and their significant effects on community association operations, and concludes with our annual open forum discussion, "Meeting with the Division," consisting of an informal workshop addressing significant issues confronting both developer and community association practitioners.

The afternoon session begins with a luncheon meeting of the Florida Bar Condominium and Planned Development Committee followed by a panel discussion of director/officer communication and committee operations. The Institute will conclude with assignments of developer rights, exploring the ability of a successor of those rights to undertake future development activities and limitations on such assignments.

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9:00 – 9:50 a.m.
Insurance Ins and Outs—Unit Owner vs. Association Policies—Coverage, Subrogation and Policy Debates—Who Really Bears the Burden?
Sim Bridges, CPCU, CPL, Coastal Insurance Underwriters, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Jay Steven Levine, Esquire, Levine Law Group, Boca Raton, Florida
Andrea Northrop, Esquire, Insurance Office of America, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

9:50 – 10:50 a.m.
Short Term Rental Wars—Attacks on Covenants; The Government Regulation Preemption Battle—Airbnb vs. Quiet Enjoyment
Shawn Brown, Esquire, Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, Tampa, Florida
Steven Mezer, Esquire, Becker Poliakoff, P.A., Tampa, Florida

10:50 – 11:10 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:10 – 12:15 p.m.
Meeting with the "Division"—Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Moderator: William P. Sklar, Esquire, Carlton Fields, West Palm Beach, Florida
Panelists:
Boyd McAdams, Director, Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes, Tallahassee, Florida
Chevonne Christian, Deputy Director, Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes, Tallahassee, Florida
Julie Scarborough, Chief, Bureau of Compliance, Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshare and Mobile Homes, Tallahassee, Florida
Amelia Shekitka, Chief, Bureau of Standards and Registration, Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshare and Mobile Homes, Tallahassee, Florida

12:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Lunch Meeting of the Florida Bar Condominium and Planned Development Committee
Joseph E. Adams, Co-Chair, Becker Poliakoff, P.A., Fort Myers, Florida
William P. Sklar, Co-Chair, Carlton Fields, West Palm Beach, Florida

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Director/Officer Communication and Committee Operations vs. Need for Transparency and Official Records, Duties, Management and Ethics Issues
Jonathan Mofsky, Esquire, Siegfried Rivera Hyman Lerner, Coral Gables, Florida
Christina Harris Schwinn, Esquire, Pavese Law Firm, Fort Myers, Florida

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Developer Rights—Successor Developers; Bulk Buyers; The Assignment of Rights for Future Development—How Far Can the Assignee Go?
Cory Mauro, Esquire, Mauro Law, Boca Raton, Florida
Joel McTague, Esquire, Frank Weinberg & Black, Plantation, Florida

Location

Boca Raton ResortBoca Raton Resort & Club
501 El Camino Real
Boca Raton, Florida 33432

A limited block of rooms is available at the special convention rate of $209.00++ per night.
For reservations, please call 1.888.557.6375 and use group code AMIALW in order to receive the group rate of $209.00++.
 

Registration 

Registration Fee: $580 (includes a downloadable copy of all materials)
Add-on Book Purchase: $90.00

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Sponsorship

We are grateful to our sponsors

Platinum

Castle Group

 

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Gold
 

Fidelity National Title Group

 

Silver
 

Centennial Bank


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