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Condominium and Homeowners' Associations

The Condominium and Homeowners' Association practice area represents condominium associations, homeowners' associations, and commercial or mixed use property owners' associations, as well as developers, financial institutions, investors, buyers, and sellers.  Henderson Franklin's extensive range of practice areas allows us to provide our community association clients with a full scope of legal services to meet their needs, including:

  • Association formation and operation
  • Covenant enforcement and interpretation
  • Amendments of governing documents
  • Assessment collections and liens
  • Property tax appeals
  • Community development
  • Successor developer analysis
  • Turnover from the developer
  • Regulatory approvals
  • Regulatory and code compliance issues
  • Construction defect litigation
  • HOA pre-suit mediation
  • Contract preparation and review
  • Meeting and official records requirements
  • Mortgage and lien foreclosures
  • Employment law and contract disputes
  • Due diligence for buyers in distressed communities
  • Required seller disclosures

With offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Sanibel, Henderson Franklin has a strong presence in the communities of Southwest Florida, providing convenience to our community association clients and an understanding of the issues particular to each community.  David L. Cook, of our Bonita Springs office, has over 30 years experience in dealing with community association issues.  David K. Fowler, of our Sanibel office, has over 20 years experience in dealing with community association issues.  During law school, Amanda K. Barritt was a law clerk at the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes and she has been practicing in real estate and community association law for over 8 years. 

For further assistance in this practice area, contact Amanda Barritt by phone, 239.344.1108 or by email at