General Counsel For More Than 400 POAs And Condominiums

The growing popularity of residential planned community lifestyle in the past several decades has led to a developing and evolving body of law addressing their creation and the organization of entities governing them. Nearly every subdivision which has been established since the 1980s has some form of commonly owned property and amenity which is available for use and enjoyment by all owners, supported by a mandatory contribution of assessments and managed by a community association. With this is a significant increase in a hybrid of residential and resort communities, built alongside or within golf courses, marinas, aircraft runways, and other leisure activities.

Creation of these communities begins with the real estate developer recording a set of documents containing the plan for development and essentials of ownership and operation, often referred to collectively as governing documents or dedicatory instruments. Pursuant to Texas law, a POA is the representative designated to initiate, defend, or intervene in litigation or an administrative proceeding affecting the enforcement of a restrictive covenant or the protection, preservation, or operation of the property covered by the dedicatory instruments.

Texas community association law is a web of ever-changing statutes. Now, with legislative restraints such as codified use restrictions (e.g. prohibitions regarding religious and flag displays) and policies regarding POA operations, such as open meetings and document retention guidelines, the Texas Legislature placed new burdens on POAs, which have made Texas Property Code regarding POAs 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.

Revisions to the Texas Property Code are not the only complicated legal issues with which POAs are faced. Legislative action begets subsequent judicial proceedings and court rulings for interpretation, creating a minefield for management developers, boards, and management professionals. Attorneys representing developers and associations must be 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

Attorney Rosemary Jackson has served as general counsel for more than 400 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 community association laws. She is fully capable of offering document drafting and review, planning, collections, enforcement, sale and purchases, development and administrative assistance.

Ms. Jackson possesses authoritative knowledge of the Texas Property Code and other State and Federal community association laws. She regularly takes on cases for:

  • Community associations, including condominiums, dockominiums, golf course associations and resort communities
  • Developers
  • Investors

Contact A Trusted Harris County Planned Community Development Attorney

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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Law Office of Rosemary B. Jackson
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Houston, TX 77002

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