Michael E. Chapnick, Esq.
Michael Chapnick has worked for some of the largest association firms in Florida. In 2004, he opened his own practice to able to give his clients the service they deserve and to be attentive to their individual needs.
Since its inception, Chapnick Community Association Law has grown from just one attorney and a handful of clients to five attorneys, nine support staff and more than 300 association clients.
Mr. Chapnick focuses his practice on the representation of community associations including: condominiums, homeowners’ associations, cooperatives, time-shares, and deed restricted communities, having represented hundreds of associations throughout his career.
Mr. Chapnick has advised associations on all aspects of community association operation, including such issues as: permissible restrictions on the placement of satellite dishes in community associations, qualification for the housing for older persons exemption to the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, and maintaining compliance with the anti-discrimination provisions of the Americans with Disabilities and Fair Housing Acts.
Mr. Chapnick has lectured on numerous association related issues throughout his career, including the FCC’s Over the Air Reception Device Rules, discussed occupancy screening issues at a community meeting for the City of Lauderdale Lakes, and is a frequent publisher in both trade journals and on his firm’s blog.
Mr. Chapnick is a member of the Gold Coast and Southwest Florida Chapters of the Community Association Institute and has served on the Gold Coast Chapter’s Board of Directors, the Chapter’s program committee and as its delegate to the Florida Legislative Alliance.