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Steven Sugarman on Up-to-the-Minute Condo & HOA Case Law

Steven Sugarman
Steven L. Sugarman, Partner, Community Association Law

Gawthrop attorney and nationally recognized community association lawyer Steven L. Sugarman recently spoke on up-to-the-minute condo and HOA case law at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute‘s Real Estate Law Event of the Year.

Presenting before an audience of attorneys representing developers, associations, purchasers or those who reside in an association, Sugarman outlined the year’s most significant case law, current legislation, practice fundamentals, trends, strategies and techniques. Topics included:

  • Adverse Possession in the Condo/HOA
  • Tort Liability and the Standard of Care
  • Act 115

Gawthrop Greenwood is one of the largest law firms supporting homeowners associations (HOAs), planned communities, condominium associations and cooperatives in Pennsylvania, offering an expanded array of services and legal disciplines that are of limited availability elsewhere. A community association law attorney for more than 40 years, Sugarman has played a critical role in establishing statutory and decisional law governing Pennsylvania’s common interest communities (CICs). As the chair and active member of the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Legislative Action Committee for many years, Sugarman drafted and advocated for key amendments to Pennsylvania’s statutes as community associations have evolved into the fastest-growing form of housing. He also serves as an expert witness on community association matters brought before Pennsylvania’s courts and General Assembly.

A member of the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers since 2000 and a past president of CAI’s regional chapter, Sugarman developed and teaches one of the few law school courses nationwide on condominium and homeowner association law as an adjunct professor at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. He is a frequent lecturer at the local and national levels on real estate and community association matters.

Community associations are the country’s fastest growing housing model, according to the Foundation for Community Association Research. Approximately 1,320,000 Pennsylvanians live in 541,000 homes in more than 6,930 community associations, according to the Community Associations Institute (CAI). Community association housing is expected to become the most common form of housing by 2040.

For more information, contact Steven at or 610-889-0700.

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