Dan is a Florida native who graduated with honors from both the University of Florida with degrees in History and Sociology and then The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he obtained a specialized Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from OSU’s top-ranked ADR program. Dan has brought his unique dispute resolution expertise to his community association practice at the firm since 2010, helping hundreds of communities throughout the state develop policies and establish best practices aimed to ensure residents’ peaceful use and enjoyment of their property. When the need has arisen, Dan has also guided clients through hundreds of successful mediations, helping avoid litigation and preserving Association resources. Dan regularly crafts governing document amendments to meet communities’ real-time needs, and has helped multiple developers create flourishing new communities. In addition to representing his clients, Dan regularly teaches LCAM CEU courses and Board Member Certification classes, devoting his time and expertise to helping make and keep neighborhoods nice. Along the way, Dan has enjoyed building and maintaining successful long-term relationships with the thousands of board members, property managers and vendors that he has had the privilege of working with through his practice.
Steve earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and is a magna cum laude graduate of the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Steve has focused his practice primarily on litigation, beginning in Pittsburgh as a bankruptcy litigator. Since moving to Florida in 2008 and joining the firm, Steve has litigated solely on behalf of community associations throughout the Tampa Bay area with great success, including through trial. He has successfully litigated and upheld deed restrictions, 55+ provisions, “no pet” policies, architectural control standards and vendor breach of contract claims. Steve has a proven track record of litigating collections matters as well, obtaining judgments and collecting funds for clients. In addition to litigation, Steve has participated in complex mediations involving multiple associations, aiding clients in obtaining favorable results without the need for costly litigation. Through his litigation and enforcement experience, Steve has gained unique insight into how local courts interpret association governing documents, contracts and application Florida Statutes, and has used that knowledge to help communities draft document amendments and policies that will hold up under legal scrutiny. Steve has also developed an expertise in preserving and revitalizing HOA governing documents pursuant to the Marketable Record Title Act. Outside of the office, Steve is a long-term member of the Board of Directors of the Community Associations Institute, Suncoast Chapter, serving as chapter president in 2018, as well as a frequent speaker and presenter on community association issues and LCAM CEU courses.
A Tampa native, Scott graduated from the University of Florida and received his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in 2008. Scott focuses his practice on representing condominium and homeowner association clients in all aspects of community association operation, with an emphasis on complex litigation, including multi-party construction litigation, water intrusion claims and third-party vendor contract disputes. Scott began his career counseling Fortune 500 corporate clients in real estate matters, ultimately becoming responsible for managing the litigation department of one of the largest creditor's rights firms in the State of Florida and acting as the firm's Chief Legal Officer. Following years of litigating on behalf of creditors, Scott refocused his practice and has represented both community associations and contractors in complex, multi-party construction defect cases. Through this experience, he is able to utilize his comprehensive experience and perspective to vigorously advocate for his clients. While Scott is an experienced litigator, having handled legal matters from complaint filing through trial, his goal is to provide proactive counsel to his clients and to encourage early resolution of claims whenever possible. This pragmatic approach often saves time and money for his association clients. Scott has achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubble for demonstrating both a high level of technical ability and high ethical standards and was voted one of Florida's Legal Elite by his peers. In his free time, Scott, his wife and their two sons enjoy fishing, golfing and anything involving Gator sports.