Seasons Greetings!
As we come to the close of 2019, we want to take a moment to thank you for your continued support and wish you and your communities a safe and happy holiday season and prosperous New Year! We are grateful for the opportunity to have partnered with your associations this year! 

In this edition of Community Advisor , we are highlighting assessment collection issues. George Nowack was recently interviewed by Rebecca Lindstrom with 11Alive News to share his expertise on this important issue for associations. You can see the story here .  Related to collections, we also share an article by Vicky Sand and Victoria Baggett regarding Homeowner Bankruptcy: The Five Things Your Board Must Know When an Owner in Your Community Files Bankruptcy .

In other news, George also contributed to the November/December issue of the CAI Common Ground magazine .  Be sure to check out this latest edition where George shares his thoughts on the latest in automated license plate readers for HOA and Condominium communities. 

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Julie McGhee Howard
Editor, Community Advisor 
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Our annual Law Seminars and Expos will be held:
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 in town – Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina 
  • Saturday, March 21, 2020 Gwinnett – Infinite Energy Center

Our signature seminars are designed to educate new and veteran board members on critical topics and trends affecting community associations today. Learn strategies to cultivate your community and network with other association leaders. The seminars are complimentary for our 2020 Retainer Clients, so please be sure to renew your retainer by year end!
Homeowner Bankruptcy: The Five Things Your Board Must Know When an Owner in Your Community Files Bankruptcy
by Vicky Sand & Victoria Baggett
Every owner in a community association is obligated to pay assessments. Inevitably, some owners fall behind in their payments. When hit with dire circumstances and mounting debt, these owners may resort to bankruptcy protection for debt relief. It is critical for community association boards of directors and community managers to understand the impact of an owner’s bankruptcy filing on the association.
Here are the five basic things every director and manager should know when an owner files bankruptcy:

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