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Welcome to Bakalar & Associates, P.A

Regardless of size, we provide the same personalized attention to all of our clients. The Firm prides itself in taking a proactive rather than reactive stance to current legal issues affecting its clients and is staffed to provide representation commensurate with the issues facing Associations. Through the efficient use of technology and having a highly motivated staff, our office prides itself on serving a large volume of clients without cutting back on customer service. In order to enhance customer service for our clients and adverse parties, our phones are answered by a bilingual receptionist (not an answering machine or service) who will either assist the caller or route the call to the appropriate staff member.

The Firm offers the following services which include, but are not limited to:

  • Forensic Accounting (detailed review of an Association’s past and present accounting practices)
  • Bankruptcy counseling for Association clients (how does a bankruptcy affect the client)
  • Monitoring and attending Bankruptcy Proceedings including but not limited to the filing of a Proof of Claim and periodically reviewing the proceeding to check for subsequent plan compliance
  • Preparation and/or Review of Association Documents
  • Hurricane preparation, policy and insurance assistance (dealing with claims etc.)
  • Collection of Past Due Maintenance or Special Assessments (Demand Letters, Claims of Lien, Foreclosures)
  • Monthly written status reports at no charge to the Association (which are also available online via a secure internet based connection to our website at www.assoc-law.com)
  • Counseling of Association Boards with respect to meetings, compliance with Florida Law and the Association’s Governing Documents
  • Probate and Guardianship
  • Contract Enforcement and Complaints for Specific Performance (to enforce the terms of a contract)
  • Advising Association clients of their legal rights and/or possible ramifications to contemplated legal actions
  • Providing legal opinions and options regarding interpretation of the Association’s governing documents
  • Legal Audit (a comprehensive review of selected provisions of the Association’s Governing Documents)
  • Covenant Enforcement (Violation Letters / Arbitration / Complaints for Injunctive Relief)
  • Filing of Responsive Pleadings to Mortgage Foreclosure Actions
  • Mandatory Non-Binding Arbitration / Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Defense of Homeowner / Unit Owner Initiated Lawsuits
  • Advising Association Boards prior to Developer Turnover as well as assisting with the turnover process
  • Construction Litigation
  • Review and/or Preparation of Construction Contracts
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Special Assessment / Loan Reviews
  • Mortgage foreclosures
  • Commercial Collection(s)
  • Landlord / Tenant Law