Board Certified Real Estate Attorney
Board certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, as well as professionalism and ethics in practice. Chad has been board certified in real estate law since 1994, and has had the privilege of being re-certified, after peer and Bar review, in 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014.
Board Certified Condominium and Planned Development Law Attorney
Chad was appointed to serve as a member of The Florida Bar's inaugural nine-person committee for Condominium and Planned Development Law Certification which was approved by the Florida Supreme Court in March 2016, and was reappointed in 2017 & 2018. The committee developed the criteria for this new certification area, reviewed the credentials of applicants, developed and graded the examination, and recommended to the Board of Legal Specialization and Education that certificates be issued to those attorneys who have met the standards. As a committee member, Chad was among the first attorneys to receive this certification effective June 1, 2018.
AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
An AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale Hubbell which is the esteemed rating source of lawyers. Chad has been rated “AV® for over 18 years.
Chad is pleased to offer his services as counsel to owner-controlled condominium and homeowner associations. Having supervised the Sarasota office of one of the largest law firms in Florida, as well as being a partner of a mid-sized Sarasota law firm, Chad offers big firm expertise with personal care.
Since 2004, Chad has co-authored Florida Condominium and Community Association Law , the practice manual published byThe
Florida Bar as a resource aide to attorneys.
Chad has been a regular faculty member at the most prestigious condominium and homeowner association law seminar available to Florida attorneys: The annual Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development, which is sponsored by The University of Miami School of Law. His recent topics include Director Duties and Liability: Officer and Director Errors and Omissions Insurance (2013); Property Insurance (2014); Replacement of Windows and Doors with an emphasis on hurricane protection issues (2016); New Legislation and Its Impact on Condominium Operations (2017); and in 2018, he will lecture on Structuring and Operating Phase and Series Condominium Developments.
Chad also regularly lectures at condominium seminars sponsored by The Florida Bar, and in April 2017, he lectured on finance options for large projects.