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Katzman Garfinkel & Berger Releases ‘Florida’s Political Process: A Guidebook for Community Associations’

Law Firm Launches Newest Guidebook in its 'Law and Learning Guidebook Series' to Encourage Community Associations to Become Active in Florida’s Political Process

MARGATE, FL (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 -- Katzman Garfinkel & Berger, the leader in community association law in the state of Florida, today announced the latest addition to the law firm’s ongoing “Law and Learning Guidebook Series” with the release for free public download of “Florida’s Political Process: A Guidebook for Community Associations.”

Available online immediately at http://canfl.com/getfppguidebook, Katzman Garfinkel & Berger’s “Florida Political Process: A Guidebook for Community Associations” details for community association Board members, homeowners and managers alike, the fundamental workings of the Florida State Legislature and the roles of both legislative chambers – the House and Senate – in the annual consideration of legislation that impacts Florida’s 60,000+ community associations ...

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Katzman, Garfinkel, & Berger Receives Community Association Service Provider Designation 
HEATHROW, FLORIDA - JUNE 27, 2012 - FCAP-Florida Community Association Professionals, LLC, announces Katzman, Garfinkel, and Berger Law Firm (KG&B) of Margate, Florida has been named a CASP Designated Member (Community Association Service Provider) of FCAP. The CASP designation is offered to FCAP members who have applied to and completed an extensive vendor program designed specifically for the community association industry in Florida.
KG&B's founding partner, Donna Berger, recently completed the program to achieve the highest level of recognition for vendors who offer services to the community association industry. As part of the requirements for the professional designation, KG&B employees Marlene Kirtland, Gaylene Coover, and John Christensen attended advanced industry and communication training through Florida CAM Schools in Orlando. The company also agreed to conduct business according to the FCAP code of ethics and underwent a business risk analysis of its organization, among other things.

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Leigh C. Katzman, Alan B. Garfinkel & Donna DiMaggio Berger Named to Florida Trend’s 2012 “Legal Elite” List of Top Lawyers Statewide ...

Maitland, FL & Margate, FL (PRWEB) June 27, 2012  - Katzman Garfinkel & Berger, the leader in community association law in the state of Florida, today proudly announced the selection of all three of the law firm’s name partners, Leigh C. Katzman, Alan B. Garfinkel & Donna DiMaggio Berger, to the prestigious “Florida Legal Elite” list of attorneys published each year by Florida Trend magazine.

The 2012 Ninth Annual Edition of the Florida Legal Elite list will be published in the July issue of Florida Trend, recognizing distinguished Florida attorneys deemed by their peers across the state to have achieved a standard of excellence in their profession ...

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Katzman Garfinkel & Berger Invite Community Association Board Members, Managers to Attend CAI Mid-Florida Chapter Trade Show

"Katzman Garfinkel & Berger proudly supports the CAI Mid-Florida chapter in its important annual trade show event for the rapidly expanding Central Florida community association population and for those firms who serve community associations throughout the mid-Florida region,” said Katzman Garfinkel & Berger Founding Partner Alan B. Garfinkel, who leads the Firm’s Central Florida operations from offices in Maitland.

"Throughout the year, the CAI Mid-Florida chapter does outstanding work in the area of Board member and manager education and toward improving Central Florida community association living,” Garfinkel added. “We encourage all Central Florida community Board members and licensed managers to come out to the show at the Hilton Orlando on March 29th and to stop by the Katzman Garfinkel & Berger booth ...”

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Katzman Garfinkel & Berger Announces Expansion of Southwest Florida Community Association Law Practice

Naples, FL (PRWEB) January 12, 2012 - Katzman Garfinkel & Berger, the leader in community association law in the state of Florida, today announced the significant expansion of its statewide community association law practice, naming veteran attorney Raymond A. Piccin as law firm Partner in charge of Southwest Florida operations and opening a new Fort Myers office to assist in providing the firm’s full range of legal services to community association clients throughout Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Sarasota counties.

Mr. Piccin, formerly a Senior Attorney in Katzman Garfinkel & Berger’s Margate/Ft. Lauderdale offices, is well-known to Southwest Florida community associations, previously having provided legal counsel to local homeowner, condominium and cooperative associations, particularly in the area of Life Safety issues impacting those communities, and also having served as an instructor in seminars and continuing education courses provided by the firm’s Community Advocacy Network (CAN) to association Board members and managers in Collier and Lee counties.

The firm’s new Fort Myers office, located at 5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd., and its existing Naples office at 1415 Panther Lane, Suite 208, will offer the firm’s full range of legal services of to Southwest Florida community associations in the areas of corporate governance, collections and foreclosures, as well as casualty, construction defect and general commercial litigation.

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Katzman Garfinkel & Berger Announces Board Member Boot Camp(R) for Space Coast & Central Florida Community Association Board Members and Managers

Popular Board Member Boot Camp® Seminar at Titusville’s Warbird Museum Headlines KG&B’s New 2012 Winter Schedule of Community Association Board Member Certification and Manager Continuing Education Courses

Titusville, FL / Margate, FL (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 -- Board Member Boot Camp®, the popular community association training seminar that has received rave reviews from participating condo, HOA and other association Board members and managers from throughout the State, is coming to Florida’s Space Coast for a fun-filled half day of State-certified Board member education on Saturday, Feb. 25th at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville, FL.

Presented by Katzman Garfinkel & Berger (KG&B), the leader in community association law in the state of Florida, and the Community Advocacy Network (CAN), Florida’s leading advocacy organization for community association residents statewide, Board Member Boot Camp® is a lively and completely FREE seminar in which newcomer and veteran community association Board member “recruits” are trained by KG&B’s corps of highly experienced community association attorney “officers” and “drill sergeants” to successfully serve on their community association Board of Directors.

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Community Advocacy Network and AtHomeNet Partner to Benefit Florida Community Associations

Margate, FL and Suwanee, GA (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 - The Community Advocacy Network (CAN), Florida’s leading advocacy organization for community association residents statewide, has joined forces with AtHomeNet, Inc., a web services company in suburban Atlanta, to offer Florida residents with AtHomeNet websites a portal to connect with legislators, members of the media, and community association advocates.

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Katzman Garfinkel & Berger Founding Partner Alan Garfinkel Named One of “Orlando’s Top Lawyers” 2011 by Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine

Listed as Central Florida’s Top Attorney for Natural Disaster Law, Garfinkel Chosen on Basis of Martindale-Hubbell® Rating for Highest Ethical Standards & Professional Excellence

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) November 23, 2011 - Katzman Garfinkel & Berger (http://KGBLawFirm.com), the leader in community association law in the state of Florida, proudly congratulates the firm’s Founding Partner Alan Garfinkel for having been named by Orlando Home & Leisure magazine to its prestigious "Orlando’s Top Lawyers” list for 2011.

Mr. Garfinkel, who leads the Katzman Garfinkel & Berger Central and North Florida law practices from the firm’s Maitland/Orlando offices, was selected by Orlando Home & Leisure as one of “Orlando’s Top Lawyers” in the area of Natural Disaster Law, the only Central Florida attorney selected for that legal practice area, which includes insurance and property damage litigation.

The “Orlando’s Top Lawyers” list, which includes leading attorneys from throughout Central Florida’s Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties, is compiled each year by Orlando Home & Leisure in partnership with LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell®, which for more than a century has set the standard for peer-review ratings of attorneys who have reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence.

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Katzman Garfinkel & Berger Add Industry Powerhouses to Expand Central Florida Community Association Practice

Prominent Attorneys Marlene Kirtland, John Christensen and Team Join Leading Community Association Law Firm’s Central Florida Offices

Maitland / Orlando (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 - Katzman Garfinkel & Berger (http://KGBLawFirm.com), the leader in community association law in the state of Florida, today welcomed the addition of two well-known community association lawyers, Marlene L. Kirtland and C. John Christensen, along with their six paralegal/legal assistant staff members, who together bring with them decades of experience serving Central Florida’s common interest ownership communities.

This seasoned team led by Kirtland and Christensen were previously with the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff for decades. They will join a vibrant team of KG&B attorneys and staff who are truly Committed to Community by providing the quality legal services and advice that volunteer directors and association managers depend upon for successful community operations.

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Katzman Garfinkel & Berger Releases Multimedia Guide to Florida Community Association Legislative Changes

Leading Florida Law Firm Launches Latest Addition to “Law and Learning Guidebook Series” with New, Interactive “Katzman Garfinkel & Berger 2011 Legislative Guidebook for Community Associations” Online

Second-Annual Legislative Guide Uses Video, Links and Q&A Format to Explain Impact on Community Associations of All Florida Legislation Passed in 2011

Margate/Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 - The Florida community association law firm of Katzman Garfinkel & Berger (http://www.kgblawfirm.com), with offices statewide in Margate/Ft. Lauderdale, Maitland/Orlando, Boynton Beach, Miami, West Palm Beach, St. Augustine and Naples, today officially announced the latest addition to its “Law and Learning Guidebook Series” with the release of its second-annual guidebook to changes in Florida community association law in a dynamic new, multimedia and interactive format online.

Katzman Garfinkel & Berger’s new “2011 Legislative Guidebook for Community Associations,” compiled by a team of the firm’s expert attorneys in community association law, uses online video clips, interviews, Q&A sessions and graphic charts and forms to explain in detail, as a public service for community association Board members, homeowners and managers statewide, the significance of all legislation passed in 2011 by the Florida legislature that will impact community associations across the State.

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