General Counsel For More Than 300 POAs And COAs

Texas association law is a web of everchanging statutes. Financial problems among property owners associations (POAs), foreclosures initiated by associations and questionable billing structures enforced by some associations and their lawyers were increasing throughout the country even before the housing crisis. And, the issues continue.

The Texas Legislature has had overhauls of property owners association law on the docket for many years, but gridlock and conflicting interests mired progress.

According to HOAdata (a nonprofit research group), association-initiated foreclosures in the Houston area rose from 500 in 1995 to approximately 2,500 in 2010. Until these new statutes took effect, many association foreclosures in Texas were extrajudicial. Thus, only a fraction of association-initiated foreclosures is likely represented in these figures.

In 2012, the legislature placed new burdens on POAs, which have made Texas Property Code regarding POA authority to foreclose on assessment liens even more complex and arduous. Comprehensive documentation of processes and legal boundaries has been put in place, attempting to hold POA boards and their attorneys more accountable.

Community Associations Expert Witness And General Counsel Services

Foreclosure law and the property code are not the only legal issues POAs deal with, but recent legislative action will require subsequent judicial proceedings and court rulings. Attorneys representing associations must proceed with caution and seek expert counsel on a variety of issues to ensure clients act in full accordance with the law.

At the Law Office of Rosemary B. Jackson, services offered include:

  • Expert counsel
  • General counsel
  • Advocacy
  • Negotiation
  • Litigation

Attorney Rosemary Jackson has served as general counsel for more than 300 property owners and condominium associations in Texas, and she has been board-certified in Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1990.

She understands the cycles of associations. She is fully capable of offering document review and drafting, planning, collections, enforcement, sale and purchases, development and administrative assistance.

Ms. Jackson possesses authoritative knowledge of the Texas Property Code, association law and the federal Bankruptcy Code. As a Houston property owners associations attorney and expert witness, she regularly takes on cases for:

  • Community associations, including condominiums, dockominiums, golf course associations and air hangar associations
  • Property management firms
  • Developers
  • Investors
  • Individual homeowners

As an expert witness and advocate in the field, she is scrupulous and thorough. Her guidance is rational and impartial. She assists clients and colleagues equally. She aides in navigating legal minefields and offers the tools and resources to make informed, timely decisions.

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Call the Law Office of Rosemary B. Jackson today at 713-808-9980.

Ms. Jackson can meet with you privately, or she can discuss your legal needs over the phone or by email confidentially. She is responsive and prepared to provide you with answers.

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Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-808-9980
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