DEDHAM, MA (PRWEB) December 21, 2015
Ellen Shapiro, Esq., a principal and co-founder of Goodman, Shapiro and Lombardi, LLC (GSL), has been elected to serve on the Community Associations Institute (CAI) National Business Partners Council. Her two-year term begins January 1, 2016. The council is one of CAI’s most senior advisory boards, made up of 12 members who provide input on policy matters to the Community Associations Institute’s Board of Trustees. The council also makes recommendations on educational curriculum, designations and industry best practices. It is also a voice for the CAI CEO and staff on policy matters that affect the governance of condominium and homeowner associations.
CAI is an international organization that works in partnership with 60 chapters numbering more than 33,500 members worldwide. The organization is dedicated to building better communities, inspiring professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship. Shapiro brings the council nearly 25 years’ experience in practicing community association law in New England. She has been a former two-time member of CAI New England Chapter’s (CAINE) Board of Directors, a past co-chair of CAINE’s Attorneys’ Committee, a past president of CAINE, serves on the Board of Directors of Condo Media, (the official publication of CAINE) and is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association (REBA).
Shapiro began her legal career as a prosecutor for the Norfolk (MA) County District Attorney’s office. She currently oversees the statutory lien enforcement process in MA for collecting delinquent fees from condo and homeowner association unit owners who are in default. Shapiro also is certified in Mediation and Condominium Dispute Resolution for CAI’s New England chapter.
About Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi
GSL is highly regarded as an industry leader in condominium law. With offices in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, GSL currently provides comprehensive legal assistance to an estimated 800 associations, businesses, and individuals since its founding in 1998. GSL’s primary focus is condominium law; however, related services extend to residential and commercial real estate and civil litigation. GSL is differentiated from other condominium legal practitioners in New England by its distinguished leadership team. The firm’s three principals—Henry A. Goodman, Ellen A. Shapiro, and Frank A. Lombardi—have a combined industry experience of more than 75 years.
About Community Associations Institute
CAI is the only organization dedicated to community associations. It is an international organization with more than 33,500 members. CAI works in partnership with 60 chapters, including a chapter in South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms, attorneys and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.
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Lincoln, RI (PRWEB) March 04, 2015
Frank A. Lombardi, Esq. received the only fellowship bestowed on a New England attorney this year by the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). He is one of 11 given the honor nationally and is the managing partner in the Rhode Island office for the law firm of Goodman, Shapiro and Lombardi, which practices condo law in MA, RI and NH.
Henry A Goodman, who was elected to the CCAL Board of Governors last year, co-founded the GSL firm in 1998. He was on hand to welcome Lombardi into the college during swearing-in ceremonies held the end of January in San Francisco.
CCAL was established in 1993, by the Community Associations Institute to recognize excellence in community association law, which includes over 300,000 condominiums and homeowner associations throughout the country. Of the thousands of attorneys practicing condominium law in the United States, only 140 have been granted prestigious membership in the College.
CCAL attorneys distinguish themselves through contributions to the development of community association law. Their service is demonstrated by a commitment to educate and empower condo and HOA boards and residents.
CCAL provides a forum for the exchange of information among experienced legal professionals. Its goals include promoting high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, improving and advancing community association law and facilitating the development of educational materials and programming on relevant legal issues.
Atty. Lombardi has practiced for more than 30 years in community association law, civil litigation, transactional law, and real property and probate law. In Rhode Island he is considered an expert on community association law and has served as a former court-appointed receiver for condominium associations. Lombardi helped in the passage of Rhode Island’s super lien law and won a significant case in the state’s Supreme Court IN REGARD TO DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS In 2014, He served as President of CAI-New England and is a member of its Board of Directors. In addition, he is Co-Chairman of CAI-Rhode Island’s Legislative Action Committee and is a member of its Regional Committee.
Atty. Goodman is a member of the Massachusetts federal and state bars, and the Rhode Island and Florida bars. He was involved in the initial drafting of the Massachusetts “Super Lien,” and is considered to be the first attorney in Massachusetts to concentrate in the representation of condominium associations. He is counsel to hundreds of condominium associations.
About Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi, LLC:
The law firm of Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi, LLC (GSL) is regarded as an industry leader in condominium law. The firm has offices in Dedham, MA and Lincoln, RI, and is licensed in both states, plus New Hampshire and Florida. The website can be found at http://www.goshlaw.com. GSL provides comprehensive legal assistance to hundreds of associations, businesses, and individuals and while its primary focus is in real estate, other legal services include civil litigation, domestic disputes, corporate law, estate planning and administration.