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Legislation

Behind the Advocacy Curtain

“Advocacy is an activity by an individual or group that aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social institutions. Advocacy includes activities and publications to influence public policy, laws and budgets by using facts, their relationships, the media, and messaging to educate government officials and the public.”  This is the cold, neutral definition offered by Wikipedia. What is not defined is the emotional

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Legal

Finding the Right Legal Counsel For Your Community

The lawyer’s truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency. -Henry David Thoreau The board of directors for a community association has many daunting decisions they must make and one of them may be having to select legal counsel.  With an abundance of attorneys available for hire, sometimes going with the lowest price

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Legislation

2020 Virginia Resale Disclosure Update

It feels as if every year an effort is made to amend the resale disclosure laws that impact Virginia Condominiums and Virginia Property Owners’ Associations. 2020 is no different than in prior years; however, with the upcoming 2020 election cycle, the issue of rules that govern the display of political signs on the individual lots

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Legislation

When To Take a Stand

As I write this, we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and a month into Stay at Home Orders (although most have been telecommuting for 6 weeks). It is my hope that as you read this we are getting back to living under our new ”normal”. It seems like a lifetime ago when

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