On-Demand Video

Collapse of the Condo 2022

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  • Start Date:2022-10-17 20:00:00
  • End Date:2024-10-17 20:00:00
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  • Level:Various
  • Topics:Real Property

$249.00 ["ProPass"]

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The tragic collapse of Champlain Tower South in Surfside, Florida last year has triggered a host of significant legal issues for the practitioner in the field of community association law.  In this timely and interactive course, our experienced faculty will address the various rights, responsibilities and remedies of the condominium and homeowner association with respect to conditions of the common facilities and building structures and offer important insight into the current “best practices” to avoid the occurrence of, or liabilities associated with, any collapse of the condo or HOA.

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. Course materials are not available for separate purchase but a printed copy is available to attendees for $40. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637.

Recorded in October 2022.


Jennifer Wojciechowski JD, CCAL, CIRMS, CLMP, ACP

Jennifer L. Wojciechowski is Vice President–Operations at Community Association Underwriters of America, Inc., a division of Alliant Insurance Services.  At CAU, she drives corporate goals and strategies across all departments including underwriting, product development, carrier-relations, business development, compliance, claims, finance and operations.  Her concerns also include vendor management, corporate contracts, and certain litigation against the company.  Jennifer is an attorney licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Before joining CAU in 2010, she was a practicing attorney in the Bad Faith and Insurance Practice Group of a prominent Philadelphia law firm.  She is an avid instructor on both the local and national level for the Community Association Institute.  She is a 2021 inductee as a fellow into the College of Community Association Lawyers.  She also has earned her Community Insurance Risk Management Specialist designation.  Outside of CAI, she is actively involved with the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance.  She is on the executive council and faculty for the annual Claims College.  She has earned her Certified Claims Professional in Casualty Claims (“CCP”), Advanced Claims Professional (“ACP”) designations and the Certified Litigation Management Professional (“CLMP”) designations.  Jennifer serves on the Insurance Client Advisory Board for ALFA International and is also a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.  

Carl Weiner Esq.

Mr. Weiner co-chairs the Real Estate and Zoning Department at the Lansdale firm of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin. For over two decades, he has handled an enormous array of real estate law matters for Delaware Valley clients, ranging from zoning and land development to real-estate financing and acquisition. His work includes the development of over 200 condominium and homeowners’ associations, and he has extensive experience in zoning litigation from numerous appearances before zoning hearing boards and appellate arguments. He has handled zoning cases and subdivision and land-development applications in a majority of townships and boroughs throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties. He has represented developers, commercial landowners and banks with respect to the acquisition and financing of commercial properties held for future development. His experience also includes structuring multimillion-dollar real-estate acquisitions with contingencies for financing, land development and zoning approvals. A frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Community Associations Institute and the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA), Mr. Weiner is a past Chairman of the MBA’s Real Estate Land Use Committee, he has served on the MBA Board of Directors and currently serves as President of the Montgomery Bar Foundation. He is also a past president of the Keystone Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. Carl is also a Fellow with the College of Community Association Lawyers. Carl was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 through 2023 and also 2021 Lawyer of the Year in the area of Land Use and Zoning Law. A graduate of Boston University School of Law, Mr. Weiner received his undergraduate degree from Brown University.

Steven Sugarman Esq.

Mr. Sugarman is a partner in the law firm, Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, and chairs the firm’s Community Association Law Department. He concentrates his practice in the field of community association law, real estate and construction litigation. Mr. Sugarman is a member of the College of Community Association Lawyers and a past president of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), Pennsylvania/Delaware Valley Chapter. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and the American and Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Mr. Sugarman has been awarded Martindale Hubbell’s highest AV preeminent peer review rating and has been selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® every year since 2007. A former chairman of CAI’s Legislative Action Committee in Pennsylvania, Mr. Sugarman continues to participate actively in the review and drafting of amendments to Pennsylvania’s legislation governing common interest communities, and his writings include the article, “Setting the Standard of Care in Premises Liability Cases,” published in CAI’s Journal of Community Association Law. Mr. Sugarman is an adjunct faculty member at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, where he developed and teaches the course “Condominium and Homeowner Association Law.” He serves as an expert witness on community association matters brought before Pennsylvania’s courts and its General Assembly. A frequent lecturer at the local and national levels on real estate and community association matters, Mr. Sugarman has planned courses and presented numerous programs for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), including “Assessing the Law of Assessments in Condominium and Homeowner Associations;” “From the Developer to the Association: Tackling the Transition in the Community Association;” “How the Uniform Planned Community Act Really Works;” “Community Association Law Symposium;” “Dealing with Developers’ Liabilities in Condominium and Homeowner Associations;” “New Issues in Condominium and Homeowner Associations: Conflicts and the Courts;” “Dealing with Condominium and Homeowner Associations in a Down Economy;” “Condominium and Homeowner Associations: Lessons on Liabilities, Liens and Litigation;” “Fixing the Failed Development in the Common Interest Community;” “Litigating Condominium and Homeowner Association Cases;” ” The Ins and Outs of “Over 55″ Housing in Community Association;” and “Buying and Selling in Condominiums and Homeowners Associations.” Mr. Sugarman earned his B.A. from Cornell University and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law.

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