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Please click on the link below to find out what courses we are offering near you!

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Contact: Alex Cano
Contact Phone: 954.985.4115

Spanish: HOA/CONDO/CO-OP Board Member Certification
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Becker & Poliakoff
121 Alhambra Plaza
10th Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134

HOA/CONDO/CO-OP Certificación de Los Miembros de La Junta Directiva:
Todo Lo Que Usted Quería Saber Acerca de Ser un Miembro de la junta Directiva de Su Condominio.. ¡Pero Le Daba Miedo Preguntar

Provider #0000811, Course #9626099, 3 HR/ELE

Presentado por Rosa M. de La Camara, Esq.

Estás invitado asistar a nuestra clase de sobre las normas y reglamentos de las asociaciones HOA/CONDO/CO-OP's.

Topics Covered / Temas Cubiertos:

Registarse: 5:00 p.m.
Refrescos serán proporcionados.
La asistencia es gratuita, pero el espacio es limitado.
El registro es obligatorio.

Esperamos verlos allí!

Contact: Leydis Hernandez
Contact Phone: 305.260.1041
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HOA/CONDO/CO-OP Board Member Certification: Everything you Wanted to Know About Being a Board Member
Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Becker & Poliakoff
121 Alhambra Plaza
10th Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134


HOA/Condo/Co-Op Board Member Certification
Provider #0000811, Course #9626099, 3 HR/ELE

Speaker: Michael C. Gongora, Esq.

If you are planning to serve on your association board, you probably know that you will need to comply with Florida's certification requirements within 90 days of being elected.

Our HOA/Condo/Co-Op Board Certification class is designed to satisfy the statutory requirement so that you are eligible to serve. More importantly, it will provide the tools and information you need to perform your job well and to avoid any potential liability associated with your new role.

• Defining your fiduciary duty
• Analyzing association operations
• How to properly maintain the association's books and records
• The pros and cons of alternative dispute resolution
• Avoiding common election pitfalls
• Preparing budgets & funding reserves
• Understanding financial reporting requirements
• Assessing insurance needs for common areas
• Defusing conflict within the community

Sign-in 8:30 a.m.
Light refreshements and snacks will be provided.
This class is complimentary, but seating is limited.
Registration is required.

Contact: Leydis Hernandez
Contact Phone: 305.262.4433
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HOA Board Certification - Everything you Wanted to Know About Being a Board Member
Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Realtor's Association of Martin County
43 SW Monterey Road
Stuart, FL 34994

HOA Board Member Certification
Provider #0000811, Course #9626873, 2 HR/ELE
Note: This class is NOT for Condominium Boards or Cooperative Boards.*

Presented by: Jane L. Cornett, Esq.
Co-sponsored by: CenterState Bank


If you are planning to serve on your association board, you probably know that you will need to comply with Florida's certification requirements within 90 days of being elected.

Our HOA Board Certification class is designed to satisfy the statutory requirement so that you are eligible to serve. More importantly, it will provide the tools and information you need to perform your job well and to avoid any potential liability associated with your new role.

Some of the topics we will cover include:

• Defining your fiduciary duty
• Analyzing association operations
• How to properly maintain the association's books and records
• The pros and cons of alternative dispute resolution
• Avoiding common election pitfalls
• Preparing budgets & funding reserves
• Understanding financial reporting requirements
• Assessing insurance needs for common areas
• Defusing conflict within the community

Sign-in 5:30 p.m.
This class is complimentary, but seating is limited.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Contact: Melanie Cruz
Contact Phone: 561.655.5444
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Understanding Our Bylaws: A primer on Governing Documents
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Becker & Poliakoff
121 Alhambra Plaza
#1000
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Understanding our Bylaws: A Primer on Governing Documents

Presented by: Marilyn Perez-Martinez

What are the critical documents of an Association? What's the different between a declaration, the articles of incorporation and the by-laws? Participants will learn the important differences between association documents, how to read them and how Florida statutes affect them.

Sign-in: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner & refreshments will be served.
This class is complimentary, but seating is limited.
Registration is required.

Contact: Leydis Hernandez
Contact Phone: 305.260.1041
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Lunch & Learn: Covering your Assets: Avoiding Board Member Liability
Friday, May 19, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Becker & Poliakoff
121 Alhambra Plaza
10th Floor
Coral Gables, Fl 33134

Lunch & Learn:
Covering your Assets: Avoiding Board Member Liability
Provider #0000811, Course #9626650, 1 ELE/IFM

Presented by: Rosa M. de la Camara, Esq.

Does your volunteer board of directors know how to best protect itself from liability in the event that a lawsuit is filed against the association or the directors personally? How often does this happen, what is the exposure and what can be done to prevent a costly mistake?

Join us to discuss how to protect your board of directors using real life examples and case law.

Sign-in 11:30 a.m.
Lunch is required.
This class is complimentary, but seating is limited.
Registration is required.

Contact: Leydis Hernandez
Contact Phone: 305.262.4433
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Lunch & Learn: Collections and Foreclosure Strategies for Community Associations
Friday, June 2, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Becker & Poliakoff
121 Alhambra Plaza
10th Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Lunch & Learn:
Collections and Foreclosure Strategies for Community Associations
Provider #0000811, Course #9628578, 1 ELE/IFM

Presented by: Marilyn Perez-Martinez, Esq.

Participants will learn the collections and foreclosure process that must be followed to collect unpaid assessments, as well the steps lenders must take and the role the association plays in those actions.

Sign-in 11:30 a.m.
Lunch will be provided.
This class is complimentary, but seating is limited.
Registration is required.

Contact: Leydis Hernandez
Contact Phone: 305.260.1041
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Disaster Preparedness and Recovery: Are you Ready to Weather the Storm?
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Becker & Poliakoff
1 East Broward Blvd.
Suite 1800
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery: Are you Ready to Weather the Storm?
Provider #0000811, Course #9627213, 2 HR/OPP

Presented by: Howard J. Perl, Esq.

The busiest months during hurricane season are fast approaching. Please join us as we go over hurricane preparation and learn practical tips for developing and implementing a disaster recovery plan for your community.

In this class, managers and board members will learn:

• Steps to take to protect life and property
• Recovery and post event steps
• The ins and outs of contracting before and after the hurricane
• How to document the claim

Sign-in 9:30 a.m.
This class is complimentary, but seating is limited.
Registration is required.

Contact: Tanisha White
Contact Phone: 954.985.6808
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Lunch & Learn: What your Community Association needs to Know about the Benefits of Reducing Property Taxes in your Community?
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Becker & Poliakoff
1 East Broward Blvd.
Suite 1800
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

What your Community Association needs to know about the Benefits of Reducing Property Taxes?
(no CE credits)

Presented by Marc D. Kleiner, Esq.

This class will go over the different types of taxes, how and when to file and go through some homestead discussions and portability from one homestead to another.

Sign-in 11:30 a.m.
Lunch will be provided.
This class is complimentary, but seating is limited.
Registration is required.

Contact: Tanisha White
Contact Phone: 954.985.6808
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HOA/CONDO/CO-OP Board Member Certification: Everything you Wanted to Know About Being a Board Member
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Becker & Poliakoff
625 N. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Directions from I-95
Take Exit 70 Okeechobee Blvd - East
Continue Straight on Okeechobee(1.4 mi) – Turn Left onto S Olive Ave

Everything You Wanted to Know About Being a Board Member...But Were Afraid to Ask!
Condo/Co-Op/HOA Board Member Certification
Provider #0000811, Course #9626099, 3 HR/ELE Credits

Presented by: Mark D. Friedman, Esq.

If you plan on serving on your association's board, you will need to comply with Florida's certification requirements within 90 days of being elected. Our Board Certification class is designed to satisfy the statutory requirement so that you are eligible to serve. More importantly, it will provide the tools and information you need to perform your job well and to try and avoid liability.

Some of the topics we will cover include:

• Defining your fiduciary duty
• Analyzing association operations
• Understanding how to run a Board meeting
• Understanding how to handle records requests
• Dealing with residents who do not comply with the documents
• Correctly dealing with Board election issues
• Learning what the Board can do to maintain order

Sign-in 9:00 a.m.
This class is complimentary, but seating is limited.
Registration is required.

Contact Phone: 561.655.5444
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Lunch & Learn: Disaster Preparedness & Recovery with the American Red Cross
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Becker & Poliakoff
121 Alhambra Plaza
10th Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Lunch & Learn
Disaster Preparedness & Recovery: Are you Ready to Weather the Storm?
Provider #0000811, Course #9627657, 1 OPP/ELE

Presented by: Marilyn Perez-Martinez, Esq.

Co-sponsored by: The American Red Cross
Speaker: Tom Nahrsedt

Is your community prepared in the event that a hurricane strikes through your city? In this special course with the American Red Cross, we will go over practical tips for developing and implementing a disaster recovery plan for your community.

In this class, managers and board members will learn:

  • Steps to take to protect life and property
  • Recover and post event steps
  • The ins and outs of contracting before and after the hurricane
  • How to document a claim 

Seminar Agenda:
Sign-in 11:30 a.m.
American Red Cross Presentation: 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Break: 12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Disaster Prep. Course: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided.
This class is complimentary, but seating is limited.
Registration is required.

Contact Phone: 305.260.1041
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Lunch & Learn: Disaster Preparedness & Recovery: Are you Ready to Weather the Storm?
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ponte Vedra Beach Library
101 Library Blvd.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
FOL Meeting Room


Lunch & Learn:
Disaster Preparedness & Recovery: Are you Ready to Weather the Storm?
Provider #0000811, Course #9627657, 1 ELE/OPP

Presented by: Keith E. Broll

The busiest months during hurricane season are fast approaching. Is your community prepared? Come learn practical tips for developing and implementing a disaster recovery plan for your community.

In this class, managers and board members will learn:

• Steps to take to protect life and property
• Recovery and post event steps
• The ins and outs of contracting before and after the hurricane
• How to document the claim

Sign-in 11:30 a.m.
Lunch will be provided.
This class is complimentary, but seating is limited.
Registration is required.

Contact Phone: 904.201.3079
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Disaster Preparedness & Recovery: Are you Ready to Weather the Storm?
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Becker & Poliakoff
1 East Broward Blvd.
Suite 1800
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Disaster Preparedness & Recovery: Are you Ready to Weather the Storm?
Provider #0000811, Course #9627213, 2 OPP/ELE

Presented by: Kenneth S. Direktor, Esq.

Is your community prepared in the event that a hurricane strikes through your city? In this special course we will go over practical tips for developing and implementing a disaster recovery plan for your community.

Managers and board members will learn:

• Steps to take to protect life and property
• Recover and post event steps
• The ins and outs of contracting before and after the hurrican
• How to document a claim

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
This class is complimentary, but seating is limited.
Registration is required.

Contact: Tanisha White
Contact Phone: 954.985.6808
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Board Member Education for Condos, HOAs and Co-ops Statewide
TBD
Contact us today for a class near you!

Contact us for a Division approved Board Member Certification Classes Statewide.  We will address the obligations of the members of the board of directors with respect to maintenance and inspection of official records, dispute resolution including rule enactment and enforcement, election issues, financial operations and more.

If you agreed to serve on your board, you will want to be sure you comply with the State's certification requirements, have the tools and information you need to perform your job well and to avoid any potential liability associated with your new role.

Our Board certification class is designed to equip directors in all types of shared ownership communities with the information they need to make their communities function well. We will discuss statutory requirements, common documentary provisions as well as best practices in the community association industry.

Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • Defining Fiduciary Duty
  • Analyzing Association Operations
  • Explaining how to properly maintain the association’s books and records
  • Understanding the pros and cons of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Avoiding Common Election pitfalls
  • Preparing Budgets & Funding Reserves
  • Understanding Financial Reporting Requirements
  • Navigating the quagmire of insurance coverage
  • Defusing conflict

Our class allows both newly-elected directors and board veterans to ask questions and get the answers they need in a comfortable environment.

There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited.  Participants must be registered in advance to reserve a seat. 

Contact: Alex Cano
Contact Phone: 954.985.4115

2016 Legislative and Community Association Resource Guide Request
TBD
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Via Email.  Your requested PDF copy of CALL's 2016 Legislative and Community Association Resource Guide will be emailed to the email address that you provided. Thank you!

2016 Legislative and Community Association Resource Guide

CALL's 2016 Legislative and Community Association Resource Guide is now available for viewing and printing. The Guide is applicable to all three (3) types of shared-ownership communities (condominiums, cooperatives, and homeowners’ associations).

Even though the legislative session ended without any significant piece of community association legislation passing, it is important to look back on the 2016 session and the bills that were filed, because it is likely that these issues will continue to be debated in the future. There is also legislation that we will be reviewing that passed during previous sessions, but that are now becoming more important—electronic voting and fire sprinkler retrofitting opt-out.

This year’s Guide will feature the following:

• Update on Electronic Voting and BPBALLOT
• Update on Fire Sprinkler Retrofitting and Opt Out Vote
• 2016 Bills of Interest that Passed and Did Not Pass
• Links to the legislative websites where you can access the final "Enrolled" version of the bills
• Case Summaries 
• "Practical Pointers" for associations to help implement the 2016 legislative changes and get ahead of potential changes in    2017
• A list of recommended "Action Items" for associations after the 2016 legislative session.

To request a PDF of CALL’s 2016 Legislative and Community Association Resource Guide, please complete the form below.

Should you have any questions or if you are interested in learning more about CALL Membership, please feel free to contact us at 954-364-6012 (844-4FL-CALL). 

Thank you for your interest in Becker & Poliakoff and CALL’s 2016 Legislative and Community Association Resource Guide, we look forward to hearing from you soon! 

Contact Phone: 844.4FL.CALL (844.435-2255)
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