Katzman Garfinkel Releases Multimedia Guide to Florida Community Association Legislative Changes


Leading Florida Law Firm Launches Latest Addition to “Law and Learning Guidebook Series” with New, Interactive “Katzman Garfinkel  2011 Legislative Guidebook for Community Associations” Online — Second-Annual Legislative Guide Uses Video, Links and Q&A Format to Explain Impact on Community Associations of All Florida Legislation Passed in 2011

Margate/Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 — The Florida community association law firm of Katzman Garfinkel (www.kgblawfirm.com), with offices statewide in Margate/Ft. Lauderdale, Maitland/Orlando, Boynton Beach, Miami, West Palm Beach, St. Augustine and Naples, today officially announced the latest addition to its “Law and Learning Guidebook Series” with the release of its second-annual guidebook to changes in Florida community association law in a dynamic new, multimedia and interactive format online.

Katzman Garfinkel’s new “2011 Legislative Guidebook for Community Associations,” compiled by a team of the firm’s expert attorneys in community association law, uses online video clips, interviews, Q&A sessions and graphic charts and forms to explain in detail, as a public service for community association Board members, homeowners and managers statewide, the significance of all legislation passed in 2011 by the Florida legislature that will impact community associations across the State.

Available online immediately at www.kgblawfirm.com and www.canfl.com, the KG&B 2011 Legislative Guidebook for Community Associations includes interactive materials and clear analyses categorized according to community type that detail the 2011 legislative changes that will impact the lives of millions of Floridians living in the State’s estimated 60,000 community associations.

The KG&B 2011 Legislative Guidebook for Community Associations includes a video introduction by Florida State Rep. George Moraitis (Ft. Lauderdale), principal sponsor of HB 1195 and recipient of the Community Advocacy Network (CAN) 2011 Legislator of the Year Award.

Also included in the 2011 Legislative Guidebook are dynamic links to:

  • The Community Advocacy Network’s 2011 Legislative Roundtable, held June 16th at the KG&B Law and Learning Center and featuring a panel of Florida State legislators answering questions about important legislative changes from Board members and community association managers;
  • A Q&A video interview with distinguished community association educator Bill Raphan, formerly with the Florida Condominium Ombudsman’s Office, on the significance and impact of some of the many changes discussed during the Legislative Roundtable;
  • Further interactive Q&A opportunities for Guidebook readers, enabling them to send in additional questions about 2011 legislative changes via email to guidebookquestions@kgblawfirm.com;
  • Charts and forms contained in the Guidebook for readers’ convenient use in deciphering and implementing the 2011 legislative changes;
  • A thorough discussion on the 129-page property insurance bill, SB 408; and
  • •A detailed and informative explanation of ALL legislative bills passed in 2011 and how they may impact community associations directly and indirectly throughout the coming year.

KG’s “2011 Legislative Guidebook for Community Associations” is the latest title in the firm’s “Law and Learning Guidebook Series” designed to assist board members and association managers in the daily operation and administration of their communities. Other current titles in the “Law and Learning Guidebook Series” include:

  • “Community Association Assessment Collection & Foreclosure: A Guidebook to Frequently Asked Questions and Answers” (www.canfl.com/pdfs/KGBcollFAQs_sm.pdf);
  • “Hurricane Preparedness for Community Associations” (www.canfl.com/documents/KGRHG2010webF2.pdf); and,
  • “Senate Bill 1196: A Guidebook for Community Associations.”

Additional titles in the KG&B Law and Learning Guidebook Series are scheduled for release in the coming weeks.

Katzman Garfinkel is a full service statewide law firm devoted to all aspects of community association representation. The firm handles sophisticated transactional law matters on behalf of its association clients and was one of the first community association law firms to advance all fees and costs for its lien collection and foreclosure cases and is one of the only ones still doing so in today’s real estate market. In addition, Katzman Garfinkel handles property damage claims against insurance companies as well as most construction defect claims against developers on a pure contingency basis.

Named as one of the “Best Places to Work” in 2009 by the South Florida Business Journal, the firm has also been designated as “One of the Most Distinguished Law Firms in America” by Martindale-Hubbell, a peer review rating system spanning more than a century of service evaluating American Law Firms.

For more information about the Florida statewide community association law firm of Katzman Garfinkel, please visit: www.kgblawfirm.com

About Katzman Garfinkel:

Katzman Garfinkel is a statewide Florida law firm devoted to community associations with seven strategically located offices throughout the State of Florida. The firm offers residents living in all types of common interest ownership communities a complete set of services including general corporate representation, lien collection and foreclosure, first party insurance claim recovery and construction defect litigation. It was one of the first firms to advance all fees and costs on behalf of communities that are forced to pursue collection of delinquent assessments. For more information, please visit: www.kgblawfirm.com