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Stephen M. Marcus

Stephen Marcus, Esq., A past president of CCAL's Board of Governors, is a partner of the firm Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks, P.C.'s Condominium, Homeowners' Association and Real Estate Development Groups, representing community associations, developers and lenders in a wide-ranging practice that includes:  Reviewing, drafting and amending condominium documents; negotiating the terms of condominium association loans; and advising boards on rules enforcement, association insurance​ and other condominium governance issues.  Although condominium law represents a large component of his practice, Stephen also works extensively with clients involved in the development of both market-rate and affordable housing.

Recognized locally and nationally for his contributions to the field of condominium and community association law, Stephen is known both for his expansive knowledge and his willingness to share it. A popular lecturer for CAI and CAI-New England and a frequent contributor to various industry publications, Stephen is also consulted frequently by other industry experts and quoted often in industry and general interest publications.

Professional Affiliations (Past & Present)

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Community Associations Institute (National)
      • Chairman, Public Policy Committee
      • College of Community Association Lawyers – Immediate Past President
      • College of Community Association Lawyers – Board of Governors
      • National Amicus Curiae Team – Chair
      • CAI National Law Seminar Faculty
  • Community Associations Institute-New England
      • President
      • Board of Directors
      • CAI-NE Attorneys Committee – Chairman
  • National Board of Certification of Community Associations Managers Commissioner
  • Citizens Housing and Planning Association
  • Habitat for Humanity-Boston – Board Member
  • Old Colony YMCA – Board of Directors
  • New England Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America – Immediate Past President

Notable

  • Played a key role in  drafting the Massachusetts "Priority Lien" legislation
  • Instrumental in helping CAI-National win changes in the federal bankruptcy law enabling community associations to collect assessments from bankrupt owners.
  • Negotiated and helped draft legislation revising Massachusetts environmental regulations, saving condominium associations in the state more than $50 million.
  • Played a key role in drafting the federal Telecommunications Act and softening some of its potentially negative impacts on condominium associations.
  • Recipient of the CAI Hall of Fame Award in recognition of his many contributions and Years of Service to CAI and the Community Association Industry.
  • Recipient of the CAI Outstanding Volunteer Service Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership and demonstration of long-term dedication to CAI and the Community Association Industry.

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Education

  • Colby College
  • New England School of Law

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