Litigation and Your HOA – Webinar for Board Members

Upcoming Event: An Exclusive Webinar for Condo and HOA Boards

Litigation and Your HOA:
How to Avoid It, When to Pursue It, and How to Manage It Wisely

Thursday, May 29, 2014
2-3 p.m. Eastern Members save $30!


Most community associations fit within one of two common categories when it comes to litigation: Either your board avoids it at all costs, most likely considering it a waste of money; or your board is quick to initiate litigation against anybody, whether it’s a vendor or a fellow homeowner.

Does your HOA board fall into one of these two camps?

There is a more effective way to approach potential litigation at your community association! One that saves you and your members money and that improves relationships throughout your community.

Join us for an in-depth webinar on May 29 led by two community association lawyers with extensive experience in advising associations on successfully managing litigation. You’ll get easy-to-understand suggestions you can begin implementing immediately to wisely and cost-effectively manage litigation at your association.

You’ll learn:

  • Factors to consider when determining whether to initiate litigation, including the importance of the issue involved to the homeowner or condo association and its members, the potential cost, and whether there are alternatives to achieving the same goals
  • Information to help you evaluate how to respond to threatened or actual litigation against your association, including determining the strength of the case, whether and how to defend it, and how to evaluate whether a negotiated settlement may be a better choice than defending litigation
  • Effective tactics to help you manage litigation more cost effectively
  • Suggestions to help you avoid mistakes boards sometimes make before and during litigation
  • Guidance on how to track the status of litigation your association is involved in, along with input on which information to disclose to members and which information should be for board eyes only
  • Tips for determining whether to settle and on what terms
  • And much more!

In just 60 minutes, you’ll gain practical, valuable tools you can immediately use to better manage one of the most divisive and expensive issues condos and HOAs face today—litigation. Register now for this informative event for community association board members.

About Your Speakers
Robert M. Diamond, Esq. Robert M. Diamond is a partner at Reed Smith and is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. His practice includes preparing community association documents, reviewing documents for compliance with secondary mortgage market requirements, the negotiation of warranty and construction defect claims, and the general representation of community associations. Diamond’s clients include condominium and homeowners associations; developers of new and conversion residential, office, and mixed-use condominium and PUD projects; and lenders, management companies, and insurance companies working with community associations.
Robert E. Kmiecik, Esq. Robert E. Kmiecik is a partner at Kaman & Cusimano where he represents community associations throughout Ohio. Kmiecik heads his firm’s litigation department, representing associations in a variety of litigation, including construction defect, contractor disputes, covenant and rule enforcement, fair housing and civil rights, board election contests, and developer transition matters. Kmiecik served as an assistant prosecuting attorney and an assistant director of law for the City of Cleveland and then worked for several years in private practice before specializing in community association work. Kmiecik’s civil and criminal litigation background has provided him with valuable experience in representing community associations and managing their litigation. Kmiecik currently lives in a homeowner association.

How Do Webinars Work?

A webinar is remarkably cost-effective and convenient. You participate from your home or office, using a regular telephone and a computer with an Internet connection. You have no travel costs, hassle, or commute time.

Plus, for one low price, you can get as many people on your condo or HOA board to participate as you can fit around a speakerphone and a computer screen.

Because the conference is live, you can ask the speakers questions – either on the phone or via the webinar interface.

You will receive access instructions via e-mail several days before the event. You don’t need any additional materials before the webinar starts. Your conference materials will be available for you to view, print, and download when you log in to participate in the event.

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If you are not completely satisfied after attending an event, let us know within 30 days, and we will refund 100% of your registration fee — no questions asked.