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Community Associations Institute Hosts Annyal Law Seminar and Welcomes 2020 College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)

1/17/2020  -  Falls Church, VA


COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS INSTITUTE Hosts annual law seminar and welcomes 2020 college of community association lawyers (CCAL)  

Jan. 17, 2020—Falls Church—Community Associations Institute (CAI) hosts the 2020 Community Association Law Seminar, Jan 15-18 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The Law Seminar is a one-of-a-kind gathering of attorneys, insurance professionals, community association managers, and other industry leaders, exploring emerging trends and legislative issues important to the practice of community association law.

On Jan. 16, Charles “Chuck" Marohn, the founder and president of Strong Towns, served as the Wayne Hyatt Lecture Series keynote speaker. Strong Towns is a nonprofit that supports better development models for cities, towns, and neighborhoods across the U.S. and Canada to make them more financially resilient.

During the seminar, the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) introduced attorney Edmund Allcock, a managing partner at Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks, P.C., in Braintree, Mass., as president of the 2020 CCAL Board of Governors.

Allcock is regarded as a top condominium and real estate litigator in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Head of his law firm's litigation department, Allcock has been named a Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyer by Boston Magazine for eight consecutive years. Additionally, Allcock was named the 2018 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for his advocacy work in a Massachusetts Supreme Court case where a developer inserted anti-litigation provisions in the condominium bylaws that were declared void by public policy.

CCAL also welcomed a new member to the board—attorney Daniel Miske, a partner at Husch Blackwell LLP, in Milwaukee, Wis. As a community association lawyer, Miske counsels condominium associations on best practices and procedures for hosting effective board meetings, implementing strategies for conflict resolution, and collecting delinquent assessments.

Established in 1993, CCAL provides advanced professional education programs and information exchanges for attorneys specializing in community association law. Its goals include promoting high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, improving and advancing community association law and practice, and facilitating the development of educational materials and programming pertaining to legal issues.

CCAL fellows are lawyers who have demonstrated skill, experience, and high standards of professional and ethical conduct and are dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of community association law. They are involved in state and federal legislative activities and prepare amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs on critical judicial cases that affect common interest communities.

 “The community association housing model—consisting of homeowners associations, condominiums, and housing cooperatives—continues to expand across the country, highlighting the essential role of highly experienced community association lawyers," says Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI's chief executive officer. “For more than 25 years, CCAL fellows have helped shaped the community association housing model by writing laws and understanding the practical implications of the legal framework. Their important work sets the tone for associations, reflective in a community culture that Americans identify as preferred places to call home."

The 2020 CCAL Board of Governors:

President: Edmund Allcock, Esq., Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks, Braintree, Mass.
President-Elect:  David W. Kaman, Esq., Kaman & Cusimano, Columbus, Ohio
Immediate Past President: Matt D. Ober, Esq., Richardson | Ober | DeNichilo, Pasadena, Calif.
Members: Daniel J. Miske, Esq., Husch Blackwell LLP, Milwaukee, Wis.
Laurie S. Poole, Esq., Adams | Stirling PLC, Carlsbad, Calif.
Brendan P.  Bunn, Esq., Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn., Fairfax, Va.
David J. Graf, Esq., Moeller & Graf, Englewood, Colo.


About Community Associations Institute 
Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in 350,000 homeowners associations, condominiums, and co-ops in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With nearly 45,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 36 legislative action committees and 64 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in several other countries, including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @caisocial.


Phone: 703-970-9235