While the term “HOA attorney” (or for that matter, “HOA lawyer”) is neither an official designation from any governing body or organization, nor a recognized area of specialty requiring additional education, testing, and licensing, some attorneys who are intimately familiar with Florida’s expansive HOA laws (see below) use that term to differentiate themselves from other, more generalized “real estate attorneys.” Put simply, an HOA attorney is a lawyer whose primary practice focus is representing individual homeowners and/or HOAs (although I include the word “and” here, it’s unlikely that an HOA attorney will represent both homeowners and HOAs because of the conflicts of interest that would arise). Typically, therefore, you’ll likely see HOA attorneys represent either homeowners or HOAs, but not both. For example, LS Carlson Law, PC represents homeowners in all manner of disputes involving HOAs. But, except in very rare circumstances, it does not represent HOAs.

Now, as I said above, describing oneself as an “HOA attorney” doesn’t require any special licensing or education. That means that any lawyer licensed to practice law in Florida can call him/herself an “HOA attorney.” So, because all lawyers can adopt the term for themselves, homeowners who are actually in need of an HOA attorney have to have a way of separating the wheat from the chaff. They have to be able to differentiate between true HOA attorneys—those with substantial knowledge and experience of the laws governing HOAs in Florida, as well as understanding of the kind of disputes that occur most frequently—and the more general practitioners who have merely adopted that moniker, but whom otherwise lack the necessary experience and expertise.

Let’s start with the governing law.

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A good homeowners’ association (or condominium association) (either, an “HOA”) can play an important role in maintaining your property values and ensuring your quiet enjoyment of your property. A bad HOA can decrease the value of your home, force you to spend a lot of money, and turn your life upside down. Good HOAs are priceless; bad ones can be a nightmare for a homeowner. If you feel your rights are being violated by your HOA or a neighbor living in your HOA, LS Carlson Law can help. And fortunately, when it comes to HOA disputes, the prevailing parties are, in most cases that we handle, entitled to reimbursement for their attorneys’ fees and costs upon prevailing. We protect homeowners located throughout Florida from abusive or negligent HOAs in a variety of different types of disputes, including:

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LS Carlson Law is proud to offer our clients a dynamic and effective legal team with top academic and professional credentials. Our attorneys have extensive experience in HOA disputes involving single-family and multi-unit properties. In addition to having a hard-earned reputation for being strategically aggressive during the pendency of our litigation cases, our lawyers are also well known for their superior writing and innovative, client-centered approach. Further, the Firm is proud to announce its expansion into Florida. Audrey Smith, a LS Carlson Law partner, will be spearheading the Firm’s Florida operation. And, with almost 15 years of experience as a Florida licensed attorney, she is well-positioned to ensure LS Carlson protects the legal rights of its Florida based clientele.

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