Sent: Monday, November 4, 2019 11:09 AM
To: Kyle Beam
Subject: Preview - November 2019 Community Association Newsletter
Learn more about a new law that can save your HOA from
litigation and read our tips to prepare for the holiday season!
The fall has been full speed ahead for many across the
industry. Budget season and trade shows have kept everyone around the
state busy over the last few weeks. Thank you to everyone who stopped
by our booths to say hello at the CAI San Antonio, Dallas/Ft. Worth and
Houston trade shows. We enjoyed getting to meet new faces and say hello
to old friends.
Now, as the calendar turns towards the holidays and
everyone looks forward to spending time with family, new challenges
will arise and we want you to be prepared. Eric Tonsul provides you
with tips to prepare your community for the holiday, and Frank Carroll
writes about a new Texas Law that allows HOAs to fix corporate mistakes
after the fact. Plus, read more about a special webinar and firm highlights.
Fair Housing Claims - Top 5 Pitfalls and Tips to
Avoid Claims Webinar
The Fair Housing Act is designed to protect people from
discrimination when renting or buying a home, applying for a mortgage
and other housing-related activities, but for community managers this
law can bring many pitfalls.
Join Shareholder Sipra Boyd as she discusses the Fair
Housing Act, its protected classes and addresses the top five pitfalls
of the FHA.
*This course is approved by the Community Association
Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to fulfill 1 hour
of continuing education requirements for the CMCA certification. www.camicb.org
RSVP for the webinar today! We will send a follow up
email the morning of the event with a link to the webinar and
step-by-step details on how to log-in to receive CMCA credit.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mulligan! New Texas Law Allows HOAs and
Non-Profits to Fix Corporate Mistakes After-the-Fact
By Frank Carroll
Effective September 1, 2019, HOAs and Non-Profit
Corporations now have a new tool to fix mistakes in corporate
procedure, such as voting, or action taken without authorization—saving
HOAs and Non-Profit Corporations from costly litigation arising from
5 Holiday Season Tips for Community Associations
By Eric Tonsul
2019 has flown by and the holiday season is almost here
again. For many communities, the holiday decorations are being pulled
out and set up. Some may be planning a variety of holiday celebrations,
while others could be anticipating large outside crowds coming into the
neighborhood to view the variety of intricate yard displays.
A Week of Teambuilding Brings RMWBH Together to
Better Serve You
The month of October closed with a week of team building
for the staff and attorneys of RMWBH. From half marathons, to a costume
contest and a special pumpkin design contest that enabled the staff to
personally raise $427 for the American Cancer Society, which the firm
is proud to match dollar for dollar for a total donation of $854, the
week was filled with fun and cooperative activities! These team
building activities have enabled our staff to work more closely
together in new ways, which we believe will translate into creating
better ways we can serve all of our clients.
RMWBH Welcomes Three New Associates
RMWBH is proud to announce three new associates have
joined the firm. Matthew Steinfeld joins our Sugar Land office in our
Corporate and Real Estate sections. Brittany Lok joins our Houston
office in our Litigation section, and Shannon Spizman joins our Dallas
office in our Corporate section. Welcome to the team Matthew, Brittany
Mia Lorick Top 50 Women Lawyers Award by National
Congratulations to Associate Mia Lorick for being
honored as a Top 50 Women Lawyer as a part of Legal Diversity Week from
the National Diversity Council. Mia was honored during a special
breakfast on October 29.
Mia Lorick's and Gregg Weinberg's Presentations
Make Best of Advanced Real Estate Drafting 2019 List
Congratulations to Associate Mia Lorick and Founding
Shareholder Gregg Weinberg on having their presentations selected to
the Best of Advanced Real Estate Drafting 2019 List from the State Bar
of Texas. Mia was chosen for her Indemnity Agreements presentation and
Gregg was chosen for his Explaining to Your Client What You Are Not
Doing for Them: Drafting Your Engagement and Closing Letters and
Sipra Boyd Named a Houstonia Magazine Top
Congratulations to Shareholder Sipra Boyd for being
named to Houstonia Magazine's Top
Lawyer list. Sipra will appear in the December issue of Houstonia