Ellen A. Shapiro of GSL together with colleague Janet Aronson of MEEB presented a seminar “Is it Fine to Fine?” to a standing room only crowd of more than 150 attendees at the New England Condominium Expo on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Because the crowd was so large they ran out of handouts … sign of a truly successful presentation! For anyone who did not get a handout or could not attend, you can download the material from the seminar.Read More
Goodman’s Rules of Order
Henry Goodman, Esq. of Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi, LLC and Mark Einhorn, Esq. of Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks, P.C. co-presented a talk at the New England Condominium EXPO held on May 22, 2018 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA.
Their topic focused on the importance of bringing condominium documents up-to-date, enumerating many areas where documents are weak or defective due to amendments to the statutes and related laws; changes in practices, (such as in insurance and the lending industries); certain practical issues that have vexed associations; along with court decisions that have left distinct impressions on law and practice.
One of the key topics touched upon by Goodman was the importance of conducting orderly and efficient meetings of both Boards and Homeowners. He suggested that the use of parliamentary rules of order were quite complex and recommended a simpler set of rules. He provided a handout explaining them, along with some pointers on conducting orderly and efficient meetings; however, due to the unexpectedly large turnout, Goodman had to assure attendees that he would post his “Goodman’s Rules of Order” on the www.goshlaw.com website for those desiring to download them.Read More