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Massachusetts Debt Collection Ban Stricken Down

In a decision with implications for condominium collections in Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts on May 6, 2020 issued an order prohibiting the State Attorney General from enforcing parts of the March 27 emergency regulations restricting consumer debt collections during the COVID-19 state of emergency. As discussed in our April 7, 2020 client alert, those regulations banned debt collectors from calling debtors and initiating “collection lawsuits.”

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“RESIDENTS ARE IN ISOLATION, HOW CAN WE HELP?”

Unfortunately, due to the contagious nature of COVID-19, it is likely a matter of when, and not if, a resident will test positive, or be placed into isolation for being in contact with someone who has tested positive. As such, corporations need to be prepared. Read the full article.

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Legislature Passes More Stuffing: Budget Bill Contains Change to Massachusetts Condominium Statute

While the rest of us were planning for Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the Legislature in early November was busy stuffing a supplemental budget bill with its own surprise gifts. Of interest to condominium associations and unit owners, buried in the bill was an amendment to Section 10(c) of the Commonwealth’s condominium statute, Mass. General Laws Chapter 183A. The amendment creates a new requirement that minutes of condominium meetings “be made available to unit owners through electronic mail upon request.”

Neither the statute in its prior form nor the amendment requires that minutes be kept. However, any minutes kept must now not only be made “available for reasonable inspection” by unit owners and mortgagees, but they must also be emailed to unit owners who request them. This requirement applies to minutes from both unit owner and board meetings. 

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Davis Malm Continues its Legacy as a Leading Authority in Condominium Law

Davis Malm shareholder Samuel B. (Sandy) Moskowitz, served as editor for the newly released 2017 edition of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s (MCLE) guide, Massachusetts Condominium Law. The editor’s torch was passed to Mr. Moskowitz by retired Davis Malm shareholder, Robert J. Galvin, who served as editor since the guide’s first publication in 1988 and updated it regularly until his retirement in 2016.

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CONDO COMMENTARY

GREEN LOANS AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES FOR CONDOS Co-written by Lou Natale , LL.B. and Paul Pittana, Equitable Bank There is a trend happening in the condo industry centered on energy cost savings and conservation. We’ve heard buzz words such as, “Green Loans” and “Energy Retrofit Financing” being bounced around, but what is the difference between these terms? How does a developer-initiated Green Loan work? How does a Condo Board go about paying for energy efficiency upgrades? This article will provide a high-level overview of financing green energy initiatives in both new and existing condos. More…

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David Sugar presents on implications of new laws for condominium property managers

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David Sugar

Chicago Partner David Sugar recently presented to 100 condominium property managers in Chicago on August 21. He spoke about the implications that property managers face regarding two newly passed laws in Illinois, the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Law and the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.

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DAVIS MALM SHAREHOLDER ROBERT J. GALVIN QUOTED IN NOTED CONDOMINIUM RESOURCE HOALEADER.COM

Davis Malm shareholder Robert J. Galvin was recently quoted in the noted online condominium resource HOALeader.com. Mr. Galvin offered insight on the following topics:

For more information about HOA Leader, please visit: www.hoaleader.com.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY ROBERT J. GALVIN COMPLETES UPDATES TO MASSACHUSETTS CONDOMINIUM LAW AND CROCKER’S NOTES ON COMMON FORMS

May 10, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

Davis Malm attorney Robert J. Galvin, editor and co-author of Massachusetts Condominium Law, recently completed the 2010 revision of his materials in this leading legal treatise published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), the continuing legal education arm of the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

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