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    The Greater Williamsburg area is an exciting place to live and work, especially because of the large number of entrepreneurs who have built businesses from the ground up. These entrepreneurs have taken their passion and made it their profession. Many of us want to take that step. Before you begin, you need to think of the type of business entity you want to form. Our attorneys have extensive business experience, from small one-person companies to publicly traded major corporations. Our attorneys are among the leaders in Virginia in the representation of Common Interest Communities. These communities are generally referred to as "homeowners associations," or "HOAs," and "condominium associations." In the greater Williamsburg area alone, we provide legal assistance to nearly 100 associations. Our attorneys have successfully prosecuted and defended a wide array of civil disputes involving community association covenant enforcement, commercial transactions, construction disputes, contracts, real estate matters, boundary line and easement disputes, employment matters, antitrust litigation, copyright violations, administrative proceedings, and estate issues. Real Estate law encompasses a wide variety of matters, and our attorneys have vast experience to assist you. Whether you need assistance with a commercial or residential closing, or you have questions relating to residential or commercial leasing, we provide experienced advice and counsel to our clients. Zoning law can be a complicated maze of statutes and ordinances. We have ample experience in successful applications for rezoning, variance, and special use permit requests. Finally, commercial and residential construction provide special challenges with respect to financing issues and the construction process. We serve as counsel to various financial institutions.

2013 Virginia Leadership Retreat at The Homestead

July 22, 2013 on 10:00 am | In Common Interest Community, General Interest, HOA, HOA litigation, John Tarley, Unit Owners Association, Weekly Tweets | No Comments

This week, at the newly renovated Omni Homestead Resort, the annual Virginia Leadership Retreat will take place. For this event, community managers and their management company executives, guest speakers, and the community association attorneys and service providers from all parts of Virginia will meet to discuss this year’s topic: Building Community Association Intelligence.  Susan Tarley served on the VLR Planning Committee and helped put together a program with an exciting slate of interactive classes to encourage participatory learning for all attendees.

Williamsburg HOA and Business Law Attorneys, Condominium Associations, Homeowner Association Law

John Tarley will teach classes at the VLR, discussing topics about which we blog frequently. John is teaching “Mission Possible? The Dynamics of Group Decision-Making,” and will be the Square-Master for “Hollywood Squares – Your Mission Has Begun.”

The VLR provides us with an opportunity to mingle with other industry professionals so we can provide better service for our clients.  The golf, spa, and Jefferson Pools are pretty nice, too!

Tarley Robinson, PLC, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law

Williamsburg, Virginia

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HOAs and Transitions: Now’s the Time to Take Control

May 28, 2013 on 10:36 am | In Common Interest Community, General Interest, HOA, Real Estate Strategies, Susan B. Tarley, Unit Owners Association, Weekly Tweets | No Comments

Will your homeowners association or condominium association transition from developer control to homeowner control soon? Have you recently transitioned? Susan Tarley will explain a Developer’s responsibilities, help you establish your first homeowner Board of Directors, and discuss what the Association and its members can expect as they go through transition in this FREE seminar.

Details:

June 20, 2013 6-8PM

William E. Wood Building

5208 Monticello Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Contact:

Monica Godman at Tarley Robinson, PLC to reserve your seat!

(757) 229-4281 or  mgodman@tarleyrobinson.com

Common Interest Communities

 

Tarley Robinson, PLC, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law

Williamsburg, Virginia

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New Town Business Association’s Successful “New Town Night Out”

February 25, 2013 on 6:50 pm | In General Interest, Weekly Tweets | No Comments

Along with several other local New Town business owners, Tarley Robinson participated in the 2nd New Town Night Out. The NTBA has gathered momentum over the course of the past few months and we were extremely happy to participate with several of our business neighbors. Over 80 New Town residents attended, and they learned about several New Town businesses while enjoying fine foods and drinks. Many thanks to John and Kim Lowery for working the table! We made a Qwiki video of the event.

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ADA Compliance – Update on HOAs, Condos and Swimming Pools

April 25, 2012 on 8:00 am | In Common Interest Community, General Interest, HOA, HOA litigation, State & Federal Litigation, Susan B. Tarley, Weekly Tweets | No Comments

In the Spring of 2011, we blogged about Homeowners Associations and Condominium Associations that own swimming pools, wading pools, or spas. The issue we addressed was whether your Association needed to be aware of new requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The Justice Department had issued new ADA Standards for Accessible Design, which include mandates for removing barriers to access to pools and spas. We suggested that if your HOA or Condo Association allows non-members of the association to use its pool in exchange for some form of compensation, your pool may fall under the definition of a public accommodation. If it does, the association would have to comply with the new ADA Standards and provide accessible entry and exits no later than March 15, 2012.

The March 15, 2012 deadline has come and gone, but Attorney General Eric Holder signed a rule that extended the deadline for a period of 60 days after publication of the rule in the Federal Register.  A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was also filed on March 15, 2012, which proposes a 180-day extension of the compliance deadline. This blog post discusses what these delays mean for your HOA or Condo.

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Virginia Leadership Retreat at The Homestead – 2012

April 25, 2012 on 8:00 am | In Common Interest Community, General Interest, HOA, HOA litigation, Susan B. Tarley, Unit Owners Association, Weekly Tweets | No Comments

It’s that time of year again to schedule your attendance at the Homestead for The Virginia Leadership Retreat. This event has become a favorite for Virginia community association attorneys, management companies, and business partners.  The VLR is a very popular seminar sponsored by Central Virginia Community Association InstituteSoutheastern Virginia Community Association Institute, and Washington Metropolitan Community Association Institute. Here are some photos from last year’s event.

 

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HOAs and Swimming Pools–Do you need to be ADA Compliant?

April 20, 2012 on 7:55 pm | In Common Interest Community, General Interest, HOA, HOA litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Unit Owners Association, Weekly Tweets | No Comments

Spring time is around the corner and the community pools will ready for the summer season. Homeowners Associations and Condominium Associations that own swimming pools, wading pools, or spas need to be aware of new requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). In July, 2010, the Justice Department issued new ADA Standards for Accessible Design, which include mandates for removing barriers to access to pools and spas. These new Standards apply to any private entity that operates a “place of public accommodation,” which may include an association. If an association limits use of its pool to its members and their guests, its pool does not fall under the requirements of the ADA. However, if an association allows non-members of the association to use its pool in exchange for some form of compensation, its pool may fall under the definition of a public accommodation. If it does, the association will have to comply with the new ADA Standards no later than March 15, 2012.

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New Town After Hours – Need Tickets?

April 6, 2012 on 5:21 am | In General Interest, Weekly Tweets | No Comments

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As one of the sponsors for this summer’s concert series, New Town After Hours, we have thoroughly enjoyed the music and gathering of friends from throughout Williamsburg.  The next show is Thursday, July 14, 2011, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. This week’s band is Butter, one of the area’s most popular local bands.

Do you wanna go? Fill in this form and let us know. We will provide a total of 8 free tickets to the first requesters, a maximum of 2 tickets per request. Remember that children under 16 are free.

Hope to see you there!

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TR attorneys honored with W&M Law’s St. George Tucker Award in consecutive years

October 5, 2011 on 8:45 am | In General Interest, Weekly Tweets | No Comments

John Tarley was honored with the 2010-11 St. George Tucker Adjunct Professor Award. John succeeds the 2009-10 winner, Neal Robinson. It’s most certainly coincidental, but extremely humbling that our firm members have been recognized for teaching excellence in successive years by one of our nation’s best law schools.

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CAI Workshop in Richmond – Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership

October 3, 2011 on 2:33 pm | In Common Interest Community, General Interest, HOA, Unit Owners Association, Weekly Tweets | No Comments

The Center for Community Association Volunteers for the Community Association Institute is offering an invaluable workshop called The Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership. The course is being held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is sponsored by the Central Chapter of Community Associations Institute.

For your convenience, we have attached a Registration form that provides more information.

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Virginia Leadership Retreat at The Homestead – 2011

September 8, 2011 on 8:45 am | In General Interest, HOA, HOA litigation, John Tarley, Susan B. Tarley, Unit Owners Association, Weekly Tweets | No Comments

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Mark your calendars for July 29, 2011 – July 31, 2011 for The Virginia Leadership Retreat, a time for you to enjoy a great weekend at The Homestead while networking with homeowner association attorneys, managers, and business partners. The VLR is a very popular seminar sponsored by Central Virginia Community Association Institute, Southeastern Virginia Community Association Institute, and Washington Metropolitan Community Association Institute.

Both Susan Tarley and John Tarley will teach classes at the VLR. Susan will discuss a topic about which we blog frequently, “Confidentiality: Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege.” John will explore the use of social media to enhance your business marketing, “Social Media Marketing for CA Managers.” The discussion will include the use of Twitter, Facebook, and blogging to enhance your online business presence.

Other topics to be presented at the VLR include:

  • Aging Community Infrastructures
  • Aging-In-Place: The Boomer Community
  • Fresh Regs for Fresh Water
  • Nuisances, Noxiousness and Offensiveness
  • E-voting, E-signatures, E-etc.; Technology and the CA
  • RFP’s from Start to Finish
  • Rules: Purpose, Philosophy and Reasonableness
  • LEGAL and LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
  • Transition I: Developer to Owner
  • Ethical Challenges in Managing Community Associations
  • Transition II: Manager to New Management
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law

Use this form to register now for the Virginia Leadership Retreat while rooms are available and enjoy a fantastic weekend at The Homestead and its three championship golf courses, one of the world’s premier spas, a world-class shooting club, fly fishing with Orvis-endorsed instructors, 100 miles of trails to explore, and an award-winning KidsClub. The VLR is one of the top CAI programs, we hope to see you there!

Tarley Robinson, PLC, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law

Williamsburg, Virginia

Susan Tarley

Susan Tarley

John Tarley

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