Our legal team has been specializing in all aspects of community association law since 1982, representing communities from Pensacola to the Keys. The firm currently represents several hundred condominium and homeowner associations throughout Florida.
We are tireless advocated for the needs of Community Associations, their Boards of Directors, and Community Association Managers. The firm is outspoken in favor of legislation and regulation that benefits clients and the CAMS who serve them.
Our rates are competitive and our expenses are estimated in advance. The firm advances all costs and legal fees in the collection of delinquent assessments. We utilize technology, including video conferencing and e-mail for cost saving and real time services.
We are a full service community association law firm. This includes covenant enforcement, amendment preparation, contract review, document interpretation, mediation, and collection of delinquent assessments.
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.
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Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation of Disputes
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