Scott Carpenter, Esq., a former president of the Central Arizona chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and a past recipient of CAI’s national Award of Excellence in Government and Public Affairs, has been elected to serve a two-year term as president of CAI’s prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL).
Elected by the CCAL Board of Governors, Carpenter will serve as president-elect in 2012 and begin his term as president Jan. 1, 2013. Jeffrey Van Grack, an attorney with Lerch, Early & Brewer in Maryland, is the 2012 CCAL president.
A member of the CCAL Board of Governors since 2007, Carpenter is a partner in the law firm of Carpenter Hazelwood, headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., where he focuses on a wide range of issues for condominiums, homeowners associations, planned community associations, cooperatives, churches and other nonprofit clients.
Co-chair of CAI’s Arizona Legislative Action Committee, Carpenter is a member of CAI’s national faculty and frequent contributor to continuing education courses addressing the wide range of legal issues affecting community associations.
Carpenter earned his bachelor’s of arts degree in 1991 from Wheaton College in Illinois and his law degree in 1993 from the Baylor University College of Law. He has been admitted to the bar in Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Texas and Utah and is the author of Community Association Law in Arizona, published by the Arizona bar.
Established in 1993 by the CAI Board of Trustees, CCAL consists of only 120 attorneys—out of thousands of HOA attorneys nationwide—who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to the field of community association law. CCAL members are also recognized for committing themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of association law. Learn more about CCAL.
With more than 31,000 members dedicated to building better communities, CAI works in partnership with 59 domestic chapters, a chapter in South Africa and housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CAI’s mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship, ideals reflected in communities that are preferred places to call home. Visit www.caionline.org or call (888) 224-4321.
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