Experienced St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade County Community Association Law Attorneys

Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster community association law practice represents communities of all sizes: from condominiums with 15 units to homeowners associations (HOA) with more than 2,000 residences to master association country club communities with more than 3,000 residences. Our goal is to provide the same level of service to all clients both large and small.

Attorney Keith F. Backer, has more than 35 years of experience representing community association clients in St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Before creating Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster, Mr. Backer was a partner in the largest community association law firm in Florida.

Mr. Backer started his own law firm in Boca Raton, Florida, with a vision of providing personal service to clients in a one-stop-shop environment. He found that clients were frustrated by some of the aspects of dealing with the larger firms — working with lawyers in multiple departments, waiting for callbacks after leaving numerous messages and continually being reassigned to new lawyers due to lawyer turnover. Large law firms often struggle to provide clients the kind of personalized service that our firm can offer.

“Our goal is to remain small enough to provide the kind of personalized service clients prefer, but not so small that we cannot offer the highest quality legal skills and knowledge they need.” — Keith F. Backer

Comprehensive Services for Community Associations

We provide proactive counsel to our clients to help them avoid costly legal issues by regularly reviewing and amending governing documents and pointing out potential risks and liabilities that can lurk in old governing documents.

Our firm assists clients with a broad range of issues, including:

  • Preparation, interpretation and enforcement of governing documents
  • Legal counsel on day-to-day association operations
  • Collection of delinquent maintenance and special assessments
  • Lien foreclosure actions
  • Negotiation and creation of vendor contracts
  • Preparation of annual and special meeting packages
  • Election of directors and officers
  • Preparation for developer turnover
  • Pursuit of construction defect and warranty claims
  • Compliance with state regulations including the Florida Condominium Act (Chapter 718), the Florida Cooperative Act (Chapter 719) and the Florida Homeowners Association Act (Chapter 720)
  • Compliance with the Fair Housing Act
  • Protection from the adverse effects of Florida’s Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA)
  • Compliance with water management restrictions

Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster is committed to using technology to communicate efficiently with our clients. BackerHiTechCollect, our Internet-based community association collections system, and the BackerReport Newsletter are examples of those efforts.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and to speak directly with an experienced community association law attorney.

Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster assists clients throughout St. Lucie, Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County.