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Associa Hosts 2017 Florida Legislative Update Webinar

June 08, 2017

Dallas, TX – June 8, 2017 – The changes to community association laws enacted in the 2017 Florida legislative session were unprecedented. The changes will have a profound impact on the operation and management of community associations across the state. Associa, to assist its clients in understanding these changes, is hosting a webinar to update participants on the key community association-related legislation. The webinar is scheduled for June 16th at 11AM EST.

Register for free at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1951562054067705859

The session will focus on bills the Florida legislature passed to provide increased access to information via the web for condo residents, new penalties for condo board members that ignore their responsibilities or break the law, and a fee cap on disclosure information for prospective buyers in community associations.

“We are excited to have such an expert panel speak about the updates the Florida legislature made during this last year,” stated Mitchell Krauss, regional sales director at Associa. “There have been many changes to the laws that govern the community association industry, and it is important that our board members, management teams and residents understand the possible effects on their lives and communities.”


The speakers include: 


John Krueger

Vice President, Government Affairs – Associa

Mr. Krueger’s responsible for strengthening relationships with state and national legislators and ensuring that Associa and its clients are represented during legislative debate to ensure a legal and regulatory framework that cultivates vibrant community associations and a thriving management industry.

Mr. Krueger previously served as the senior vice president of public policy for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and as a corporate lobbyist as well as a professional staff member for state and federal legislators.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.


Mark Blackburn

President, Marquis Management - Associa Company

Mr. Blackburn is the co-founder of CSI Management Services (now Marquis Management) and has been the president since 2004. Since then the firm has grown to become recognized as the leader in luxury condominium property management in South Florida. He is also the co-founder and co-publisher of South Florida Opulence Magazine, the award-winning luxury condominium lifestyle publication.

Blackburn attended Rhode Island College to study political science and marketing. He has been a guest lecturer at the Lynn University School of Marketing in Boca Raton, Florida.


Joshua Tomey

Vice President, Marquis Management - Associa Company

Mr. Tomey started at CSI Management Services (now Marquis Management) in 2007 as a property manager and has since held the positions of senior property manager, director of operations, executive director and most recently vice president. He currently oversees the branch’s operations in Miami and provides oversight and support for training, corporate finance, business development and public relations.


Ryan D. Poliakoff

Partner - Backer Aboud Poliakoff and Foelster, LLP

Mr. Poliakoff serves as general corporate counsel to condominium associations, homeowner’s associations, master associations and country clubs.  He has extensive experience drafting documents and covenants, reviewing and drafting contracts, preparing indemnification agreements and settlement agreements, coordinating developer turnovers, and pursuing covenant enforcement actions as well as running elections and corporate meetings.

Mr. Poliakoff earned his B.S. in Communications from Cornell University and J.D from Cornell Law School.


Moderated by:

Mitchell Krauss

Regional Sales Director – Associa

Mr. Krauss is the regional sales director for Associa’s southeastern United States region. He is responsible for development and performance of all sales activities for ten Associa branches throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. He was previously the director of management services at Association Services of Florida, an Associa company, where he began in March 2015.  Mr. Krauss has served the association management industry for more than 11 years in various functions including sales, marketing, operations, procurement and human resource management.

Mr. Krauss earned his Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and his Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Political Science from Florida State University.



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