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 in 2016 to serve as a member of The Florida Bar's inaugural nine-person committee for Condominium and Planned Development Law Certification and continues to serve on the committee. The committee developed the criteria for this new certification area, reviewed the credentials of applicants, prepared and graded the examination, and recommended to the Board of Legal Specialization and Education that certificates be issued to qualified attorneys. 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 19 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, Chad offers big firm expertise with personal care.
Since 2004, Chad has co-authored Florida Condominium and Community Association Law , a practice manual published by The
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); Structuring and Operating Phase and Series Condominium Developments (2018), and in 2019 he will lecture on amendment issues.
Chad also regularly lectures at condominium seminars sponsored by The Florida Bar, and in 2019, will be lecturing on documentation to establish and operate larger projects.