What’s New at GSL

An Aging Population – Is Your Association Ready?

  • Featured in the video are GSL Principals Ellen Shapiro and Frank Lombardi during their most recent WBZ Real Estate Radio Boston segment in which the two discuss… A rapidly growing aging population – Is your association ready? Ellen and Frank share their thoughts on the challenges condominium boards and owners are facing these days with this issue.
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GSL is participating in the CAI-NE 25th Annual Conference & Expo

Are We Going to See You There?

Join Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi at the 25th Annual Community Associations Institute 2014 Condo Conference and Expo

Announcement CAINE 2014

 

The 25th Annual Community Associations Institute 2014 Condo Conference and Expo will be held this Saturday, September 13th from 8am to 2:30pm at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers, MA. Please stop by Booth #5 to meet our team. For more information on the event please feel free to contact us at 1-877-241-1600.

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Sex, Drugs & Rock’n Roll – Watch GSL’s Advice to Condo Communities on Aired on WBZ 1030AM

  • Featured in the video are GSL Principals Ellen Shapiro and Henry Goodman during their most recent WBZ Real Estate Radio Boston segment in which the two discuss “Sex, Drugs & Rock’n Roll” and the challenges condominium boards and owners are facing these days with each.
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Banker & Tradesman – February 2014

Click to view an article by Ellen Shapiro, Esq. appearing in Banker & Tradesman focusing on how condominium boards are dealing with sex offenders in their buildings. Proper communication is essential:

Should A Condo Board Tell Residents About Sex Offenders In The Building? 2-16-14

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Frank Lombardi Appears on NE Real Estate Journal Radio!

GSL Principal Frank Lombardi appears on New England Real Estate Journal Radio, which airs across the Money Matters Radio Network and locally on Saturday at 3pm EST on WBNW 1120 AM.

  • Featured on the show, GSL Principal Frank Lombardi discusses the differences between condo living and owning your own home or renting your own apartment. Frank also shares his views on the recent issues and challenges condominium boards and owners are facing.

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Listen to GSL’s February 1st Show on WBZ’s Real Estate Radio Boston

  • Featured in the video are GSL Principal Ellen Shapiro’s and Attorney Mary-Joy Howes during their most recent WBZ Real Estate Radio Boston segment in which the two discuss the issue of defamation and the challenges condominium boards and owners are facing.
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GSL on WBZ’s Real Estate Radio Boston!

WBZ Ellen & Mary Joy

  • Featured this week on Real Estate Radio Boston are GSL Principal Ellen Shapiro and GSL Attorney Mary-Joy Howes. Listen in as Ellen and Mary-Joy discuss the rising issue of defamation in community associations. Hear what your board or association can do to avoid possible pitfalls.
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Happy Old Year, Happy New Year!

It’s been another great year for us at GSL, and we thank all our valued clients and colleagues for working with us!

As in the past, we were proud this year to take a leadership role in our industry by sponsoring CAI-NE and NE Condominium Expos, hosting seminars, serving on legislative committees in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, tracking new regulations, writing topical blogs and articles, and being expert contributors on prominent radio stations.

Looking back, we thought it would be helpful to review some of last year’s highlights with links to representative blog posts and related articles.  What follows are seasonal spotlights, starting with a piece about the move of our Rhode Island office and ending with a piece on unit owner sales.  In between, we cover everything from collecting unpaid fees…to flying the flag…to dealing with the government shutdown…to assessing your insurance…to legalizing medical marijuana.

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Common Errors in Assessment Collection: Issues with Interest, Fines, Enforcement

Common Errors in Assessment Collection: Issues with Interest, Fines, Enforcement

By Mary-Joy Howes, Esq.

One of the most common and debilitating issues for community associations is dealing with owners who fail to pay their condominium fees. Most associations have their own policies for dealing with assessment collections as it applies to late or otherwise recalcitrant unit owners. These policies, however, do not always comply with The Rhode Island Condominium Act, rendering them ultimately unenforceable. In my experience reviewing thousands of association ledgers over the years, I notice the same common errors being made. A few of those errors include improper calculation of interest, unenforceable fines, and selective enforcement.

How to address these issues is the subject of this article. Why is this so important?  Because failure to correctly pursue a delinquency under the statute can expose the association to liability in an area that otherwise provides a lot of protection.

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GSL’s WPRO Radio Debut!

The following GSL radio ads are played before and after the Real Estate Insiders show on WPRO NewsTalk 630AM/99.7FM, which airs on Sundays at 10AM EST.

The first spot plays during the pre-show commercial break, while the second spot plays during the 11AM news.

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