About Our Community Association Practice

Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster is led by Managing Partner Keith F. Backer, an attorney with more than 30 years legal experience in Florida. Mr. Backer was formerly a partner with one of Florida’s largest community association law firms. He founded his own law firm in 1995 as an antidote to the big-firm-syndrome; the experience clients endure when they are considered just one among many others and where there is little continuity and personal attention from their assigned lawyer. Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster does not try to compete with the large institutional law firms and the firm does not seek to emulate the way those firms serve their clients. Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster’s goal is to provide personalized legal services and establish long-term personal relationships with a select group of clients, something larger firms often cannot provide because of frequent lawyer turnover. Our clients will never be shuttled from one lawyer to another and the firm will not grow to the point where the lawyers will not know their clients. The firm is committed to using technology that will improve the lawyers’ and staff’s ability to communicate and serve the firm’s clients efficiently. BAPF HiTechCollect and Backer Report are examples of those efforts.

The Firm’s community association practice includes representation in the collection of delinquent accounts, enforcement, drafting and interpretation of governing documents and rules, negotiation of contracts with vendors and contractors and litigation. The firm currently represents communities of all sizes; from condominiums with 12 units to homeowners associations with more than 2000 residences to master association country club communities with more than 3000 residences.

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