About Our Practice

The Tankel Law Group has been a consistent and outspoken advocate for condominium and homeowner associations, their boards of directors and Community Association Managers (CAMs) since 1982

We represent community associations throughout the state of Florida, particularly in the Tampa Bay, Orlando and Jacksonville areas. Our mission is to provide a friendly, collaborative environment where client goals are met in a cost-effective and personal fashion. 


Practice Areas

General Corporate Counsel to
Community Associations

Collection of
Delinquent Assessments

Rule Interpretation
and Enforcement

Contract Review
and Interpretation

Document Review
and Interpretation

Amendments to Association
Governing Documents

Attending Membership, Board and Committee Meetings

Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation of Disputes

Cost Effective and Personal Solutions for Condominium and Homeowner Associations

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Is Speeding a Hazard in Your Homeowners Association?

Oct 07, 2021   /   Association

Speeding is a major issue in many community associations. In addition to being a nuisance, it is clearly a hazard to people, pets, and property. Speeding is a particular problem in homeowner associations. Unfortunately, there is no “one size fit...


Certain Emails Discoverable During Official Record Inspection

Sep 23, 2021   /   Association

Managers and Board members are familiar with the statutory right of members and their agents to inspect the association's official records. Both Chapters 718 and 720, Florida Statutes, permit members to inspect the association's official records...


Legislative Changes to Association Delinquent Assessments Collections Coming July 1, 2021

Jul 08, 2021   /   Assessment Collection

On June 16, 2021, Governor DeSantis signed SB 56 into law. The statutory changes become effective July 1, 2021 and impact delinquent assessment collection practices for both condominium and homeowners associations. Most significantly, the new la...


Condominium Repairs – Is Community Input Needed?

May 29, 2021   /   Association

Many older condominiums face an unexpected hurdle when repairs to the common elements are necessary. While the obvious dilemma is where to find sufficient funds to finance the repair, associations must also grapple with what type of repair is be...


No "Right to Smoke" in Condominium Associations

Mar 30, 2021   /   Association

Although U.S. cigarette smoking rates are down as smokers quit or switch to vaping products, cigarette smoking remains a leading cause of preventable disease and leads to approximately 480,000 deaths every year. In addition to a reduction of smo...


Associations Grapple with Firearms Control in the "Gunshine State"

Feb 18, 2021   /   Association
TRM PRM Associations Grapple with Firearms Control in the "Gunshine State" TRM PRM

Since the start of the pandemic, Florida gun sales have reached record levels. In January 2021 alone, over 190,000 background checks were conducted f...


Fireworks in Homeowners Associations

Jan 01, 2021   /   Association

Most would agree, there is ample reason to celebrate the end of 2020. Homeowners will be eager to commemorate the new year with parties and fireworks displays. However, in some communities, fireworks are prohibited by rules enacted by the Homeow...


Avoid Being the HOA Grinch

Dec 23, 2020   /   Association

We are well into the holiday season, and many communities have come together to display beautiful lights and decorations. While these displays are wonderful to look at while in season, it is only a matter of time before we find ourselves in Marc...


Florida’s Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium Expires.

Oct 02, 2020   /   Assessment Collection   /   COVID-19

The first shoe has dropped in what is likely to be a wave of foreclosures not seen since the 2008 financial crises. Governor DeSantis announced Wednesday evening that he has declined to extend Florida's Executive Orders placing a moratorium on for...


Regulating Political Expression in Associations

Sep 24, 2020   /   General

With 29 electoral college votes at stake, Florida continues to be a lucrative swing state for presidential candidates. This year, the candidates have spent over $200 million advertising on television and radio this election cycle. In addition to...


Socially Distanced Member Meetings & Voting

Jul 23, 2020   /   COVID-19

By this time, the concept of “social distancing” to limit contact and hamper the spread of COVID-19 is well known. For community associations, this means new socially distant methods of operation should be utilized to limit member interaction ...


Tenant Screening and Fair Housing Act

Mar 02, 2020   /   Leasing

Condominium and homeowner associations are often eager to monitor and screen prospective tenants in their communities. The screening process typically requires submission of an application with information necessary to conduct background and credi...


Amending association governing documents

Feb 17, 2020   /   Document Amendment

The Founding Fathers anticipated that the United States Constitution would need to adapt to changing preferences of the nation as the country grew and established itself. An association’s declaration of covenants is akin to the community’s constit...


Collections Explained

Oct 19, 2019   /   Assessment Collection

Condominium and homeowner association assessments, or maintenance fees, are the lifeblood of any community association. These assessments, whether collected monthly, quarterly, or annually fund the association’s operations and ensure it is well m...


Steps to ensure homeowner association restrictions are not extinguished by the marketable record title to property act

Aug 27, 2019   /   MRTA

Florida Homeowner Associations (HOA) risk becoming unenforceable if specific steps are not taken in accordance with the Marketable Record Title to Property Act (MRTA). Under Chapter 712 of Florida Statutes, an HOA’s restrictions will expire appro...


Registered Agents in Florida

Aug 06, 2019   /   Association

An often overlooked but important aspect of every Florida condominium association is the designation of its Registered Agent (RA). An RA is a person or company who agrees to accept legal mail on behalf of a corporation. While this responsibility...


Guide to Collections

Feb 21, 2019   /   Assessment Collection

As a director, you have a fiduciary duty to your fellow owners. The law imposes the highest standard of care upon you to prudently protect and preserve the money and property of the association. Even small communities have multi-million dollar a...


Changes to Condominium Board Term Limits

Oct 23, 2018   /   Association

As of July 1, 2018, a new law is in effect changing the term limits of board members for condominium associations. The previous statute limited board members to no more than four consecutive two-year terms unless approved by two-thirds of the ent...


Is your community ready for electric vehicles?

Aug 07, 2018   /   Parking

Recognizing the increasing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs), the Florida Legislature recently enacted a statute providing condominium owners limited independence to install charging stations. Is your Association ready for this evolvi...



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