Legal SPF: Summer Protection For Community Associations

By Deborah M. Casey, W. Thomas Chappell, Kathleen W. Panagis

We are on the cusp of Spring, which means Summer is just around the corner. And pool season is the hallmark of Summer. In addition to securing a pool service contractor and/or lifeguards, community associations should consider the broad spectrum of responsibilities and measures related to the pool. Below is our suggested checklist of items...
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Making Your List and Checking it Twice: Holiday Party Checklist for Virginia Community Associations

By Kathleen W. Panagis, T. Duggan O’Dea

Tis the season for community association holiday and year-end parties. With such festive and fun-filled events, come certain responsibilities and measures community association should consider. Below is a list of suggested items that should be reviewed prior to an association-sanctioned or association-hosted holiday party. Comply with Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (“ABC”) Laws If alcohol...
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Shining a Light on Executive Session

By Deborah M. Casey

Let the sunshine in.  I am not talking about the popular 1969 song by The 5th Dimension.  I am referring to the statutes governing Virginia community associations that require all meetings of a board of directors, including any subcommittee or other committee of the board of directors, where the business of the association is discussed...
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