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Association Failed To Maintain Condo’s Common Elements

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients' cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.

Real estate attorney Joe Murphy and our client Renee

Renee found herself in a situation that most people would not want to be in when, despite timely paying her regular monthly association fees, the association failed to maintain the condominium’s common elements. She reached out to the firm because attorney Paul Cavonis had helped her secure a good result on a separate matter in the past. Specifically, Renee’s association had the responsibility to maintain the condominium’s roof. Despite receiving notice from Renee that water was penetrating into the interior of her unit, the association failed to take remedial action. As a result, Renee suffered extensive damage to the interior of her unit. Not knowing how to navigate the complex and stressful litigation process, Renee asked attorneys Paul Cavonis and Joe Murphy, to get involved. The two were able to negotiate a favorable settlement for Renee, whereby the common elements were repaired, damages were paid, and Renee had no out of pocket expenses for her attorney’s fees. “Joe is an excellent litigator who kept a calm and cool demeanor under pressure. I was very impressed with his composure in the courtroom! I would strongly recommend him to anybody who needs a competent, knowledgeable and compassionate attorney,” exclaimed Renee.

The point I truly want to get across is to help other people who don’t have a clue how to stand up for their rights against associations in the area.”

Attorney Joe Murphy primarily practices in the areas of real estate and civil litigation. As of the start of this year, he has assumed leadership of the firm’s real estate section for Peter T. Hofstra who has retired from the active practice of law. Peter and Joe worked very closely over the past two years in preparation of the transition.

Real estate attorneys Peter Hofstra and Joe Murphy

“I am confident Joe will ably and professionally take over my position here at DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A.,” remarked Hofstra about his successor. Joe is uniquely poised for this new role with his strong litigation background, real estate law experience and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University. Peter remains “of counsel” to the firm. Good people find themselves in difficult situations every day. That’s why we’re here. When you need help, just give us a call! 

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