Homeowner Agreements for Developers & Project Owners (Teleseminar)
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Homeowner Agreements for Developers & Project Owners (Teleseminar)

1 CLE hour

When: 04/14/2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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Homeowner Agreements for Developers & Project Owners - 1 CLE hour

Community living – single family homes in a larger development, condominiums as part of a single or multiple buildings, or smaller projects involving several townhouses – always involves lengthy and complex Home Owner Association agreements.  For developers, these are the founding agreements of these projects, often preserving value for property owners, governing certain uses of their property, defining the services the HOA will provide and for how much, and how property owners will jointly governing the association. They are also rife with points of potential dispute about everything from fees to how decisions are made. Careful planning and drafting these agreements is essential to the developer successfully exiting the project and avoiding subsequent liability. This program will provide you with a practical guide to understanding and drafting the essential economic, governance, and liability provisions of HOA agreements.  

Drafting effective (and liability limiting) Homeowner Association agreements 
Lifecycle of a HOA – development, developer management, transition to property owner governance 
Understanding and drafting economic provisions, including amount of HOA dues, management fees, and how these change over time
Essential governance provisions of HOAs, dispute avoidance and limitation of liability 
Drafting effective restrictions on property owners – and understanding the limits of what the law allows
Scope of duties of project manager and amendments to HOA agreement 
Identifying points of ongoing livability for the developer and how to mitigate them


George P. Graham
is a partner in the Orlando, Florida office of Akerman, LLP, where he has a broad-based commercial practice with an emphasis on transactional real estate and general corporate/business matters. He represents clients in all aspects of development of master planned/mixed-use projects, including projects with commercial, light industrial, office, retail, and residential components. He also has deep experience in commercial lending experience, including representing borrowers, institutional and individual lenders, and investors in a multitude of transactions including permanent/participating mortgages, equity participations, mezzanine financings, and forbearance arrangements.  Mr. Graham earned his B.S. cum laude from Eastern Michigan University and his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.