Association by the Numbers

Community associations are Big Business, consider the following:    More than 1.7 million volunteers serve as members of their community association board and another 400,000 participate as committee members. There are 230,000 annual association meetings with democratically conducted elections and another nearly 2.5 million board meetings during the year in which owners debate and shape…

Eminent Domain

Eminent domain is the power of the state over all property within the state, expressly the power to involuntarily or voluntarily purchase property for a public use and, in certain cases, private use.  The owner of appropriated land is entitled to compensation per the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.  This compensation is generally defined as…