Seminars

Steven L. Sugarman & Associates has been a pioneer in leadership and education in the field of condominium and homeowner association law. Listed below are seminars Steven L. Sugarman & Associates will be presenting and has presented on a local and national level.

2018

Apr 19, 2018 - Condominium and Homeowner Association Law – A New Look at the Development and Sale Process

Steven L. Sugarman, Presenter
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
The CLE Conference Center – Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Juniper Street Entrance, Philadelphia, PA 19017

Mr. Sugarman will present on the program entitled "Transitioning from Developer to Homeowner Control of the Association.”As condominium and homeowner associations in Pennsylvania continue to evolve, a myriad of unique and complex legal issues have surfaced in conjunction with the development and sale of homes in these projects that can frequently wreak havoc upon the unwary. In this interactive course, you will have the opportunity to learn about the cutting edge issues in this important real estate arena so that you may effectively navigate through the labyrinth of provisions under the Uniform Condominium Act and Uniform Planned Community Act and avoid the traps of liability. A must course for practitioners looking to benefit from a “new look” at the current and emerging issues in the development and sale of real estate in the community association marketplace.

Elliot H. Berton, Esq. Presenter
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Philadelphia, Simulcast March, 2018

Mr. Berton will be a panelist in a Pennsylvania Bar Institute Program entitled “What’s On Second-Sophisticated Issues in Lien Divestiture and Priority.” The program for advanced practitioners will focus on the creation, perfection, and priority of real estate liens in Pennsylvania, as well as the legal impact of Sheriff and other judicial sales on such liens. Attendees will receive practical and strategic advice that may be applied to complex scenarios.

 

Jan 31, 2018 - FEB 1, 2018 - College of Community Association Lawyers – 39th Annual Community Association Law Seminar

Steven L. Sugarman, Esquire, Co-Presenter
Community Associations Institute
 La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, California
 January 31, 2018 – February 3, 2018

Wednesday, Jan. 31 – Mr. Sugarman will co-present on the program entitled “How Community Associations Work from the Perspective of a Community Association Attorney.

Thursday, Feb. 1 - Mr. Sugarman will co-present on the program entitled “Staying on Top of the Issues In the Over-55 Community Associations

2017

Dec 8, 2017 - 21st Annual Real Estate Institute

Steven L. Sugarman, Esq.
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Pennsylvania Convention Center - 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Mr. Sugarman will be returning as a featured speaker at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s annual Real Estate Institute and presenting two programs: “Annual Community Association Law Update: Formation, Governance & Living” and “Active Adult Housing – The Good, the Bad and the Unbelievable.”

Nov 2, 2017 - 2017 Legal & Legislative Symposium

Steven L. Sugarman, Esq.
Community Associations Institute, Delaware and Pennsylvania Chapter
Great American Pub, Conshohocken, PA 19428

Mr. Sugarman and other attorneys on Pennsylvania’s Legislative Action Committee will be presenting an update on and analysis of decisional law and legislative activities impacting the community association arena in Pennsylvania in 2017. For registration and details, click here.

Aug 2, 2017 - A Day on Real Estate – East The BEST of the 2016 Real Estate Institute (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast)
Steven L. Sugarman, Esq. Co-Presenter
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
The CLE Conference Center – Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Juniper Street Entrance, Philadelphia, PA  19017

Mr. Sugarman will co-present on the program entitled "Hot Off the Presses: Update on HOA & Condo Law.”  This interactive presentation covers the "latest and greatest" cases and statutory laws recently handed down by our Judiciary and Legislature which directly impact all condominiums and planned communities in Pennsylvania.  An opportunity to learn about and digest the evolving laws in the community association arena so that you can stay on top of these important developments in your real estate practice. For registration and details, click here.

May 11, 2017 - CAI Trade Show Program

Elliot H. Berton, Esq., Co-Presenter
Community Associations Institute
Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA  19406
May 11, 2017

Emerging Trends II:  Dealing with the Disruptive Owner and the Hostile Environment - Every community has at least one owner that becomes disruptive or creates a hostile environment that, in turn, may give rise to significant expense and exposure to the community association.  In this timely and interactive program, you will learn from an actual “case study” how to navigate through the labyrinth of legal procedures and practical solutions so that your community can deal effectively with the disruptive owner and diminish the prospects of liability.

Jan 20, 2017 - College of Community Association Lawyers - 38th Annual Community Association Law Seminar

Robert M. Mulhern, Jr., Esq., Co-Presenter
Community Associations Institute
Las Vegas
January 20, 2017

Community Associations and Liability Issues in Contracts - Mr. Mulhern will be speaking on transferring the risks of liability for the community association through hold harmless and other clauses in construction and vendor contracts. This program is part of the Insurance Masters Program being presented concurrently with CAI’s Law Seminar.

2016

Dec 8, 2016 - 20th Annual Real Estate Institute

Steven L. Sugarman, Esq. Presenter
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Pennsylvania Convention Center - 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Mr. Sugarman will co-present on the program entitled "Hot Off the Presses: Update on HOA & Condo Law.”  This interactive presentation covers the "latest and greatest" cases and statutory laws recently handed down by our Judiciary and Legislature which directly impact all condominiums and planned communities in Pennsylvania.  An opportunity to learn about and digest the evolving laws in the community association arena so that you can stay on top of these important developments in your real estate practice.  

Seven L. Sugarman, Esq. Presenter
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Philadelphia (with Simulcast Locations)

Oct 5, 2016 - 2016 Legal & Legislative Symposium

Steven L. Sugarman, Esq. Presenter
Community Associations Institute, Delaware and Pennsylvania Chapter
Legal Symposium
Location: Teca (Restaurant) ~ 191 South Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073

Mr. Sugarman will co-present on recent legislative and judicial developments in the community association arena.

Apr 14, 2016 - CAI’S 2016 Annual Conference & Expo – “TAKE FLIGHT”
Steven L. Sugarman, Esq., Presenter (Breakout Education Sessions II, 2:30-3:30 PM)
Community Associations Institute
Grand Hall at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
Thursday, April 14, 2016

“Drone On: Dealing with Drones in the Community Association”
Jan 27, 2016 - College of Community Association Lawyers - 37th Annual Community Association Law Seminar
Steven L. Sugarman, Esq., Co-Presenter (Friday, January 29, 2016)
Community Associations Institute
New Orleans
January 27-30, 2016

Going Green in the Community Association - Interest in eco-friendly practices continues to rise substantially in our community associations nationwide. In turn, many associations face significant pressure to reconcile long-standing restrictive covenants and architectural controls with materials and devices that, in many instances, are directly antithetical to the common scheme embodied in the association's governing documents. Demands for "going green" may come from individual unit owners or directly from a board of directors seeking to promote energy efficiency or other eco-friendly goals on behalf of the association. Moreover, many state legislatures have jumped on the bandwagon and have imposed statutory limitations upon an associations' authority to regulate alternative energy components. In this interactive session, you will learn about the types of energy solutions currently available in the marketplace for our community associations and how the associations can "go green" without ending up "in the red" or in the courthouse.

Previous Years

Steven L. Sugarman, Esq. Presenter
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Pennsylvania Convention Center - 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Mr. Sugarman co-presented on two course programs on Thursday, December 10, 2015, in connection with the following: "Yesterday's Failed Real Estate Development Reborn – Advice for the Unwary" and "Condos and HOAs 101: Conquering the Common Myths and Misconceptions"

Dec 4, 2014 - Community Associations in the Courts: The Latest Judicial Decisions and Emerging Trends

Steven L. Sugarman spoke on the topic "Community Associations in the Courts: The Latest Judicial Decisions and Emerging Trends" at PBI's 18th Annual Real Estate Institute, held in Philadelphia on December 4 & 5, 2014.

Nov 11, 2014 - Culture Club: Managing Diverse Communities

Robert M. Mulhern, Jr., Esquire was a Speaker at a CAI-Delaware Valley Chapter Manager Education Program on November 11th at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Mr. Mulhern spoke on the topic of "Culture Club: Managing Diverse Communities."

Nov 3, 2014 - Litigating Condominium & Homeowner Association Cases

Steven L. Sugarman was the course planner for, and a featured speaker at, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's recent program on November 3rd, "Litigating Condominium & Homeowner Association Cases," held in Philadelphia. Mr. Sugarman spoke on the topic of "Litigating the Collection Case."

Mar 24, 2014 - Sophisticated Issues in Lien Divestiture & Priority

Elliot H. Berton, Esq. Presenter
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Mechanicsburg, Philadelphia, Simulcast
March, 2014

Jan 24, 2014 - College of Community Association Lawyers

Steven L. Sugarman, Speaker (Jan. 24th)
Community Association Law Seminar
Sticks and Stones: Defamation in Community Associations
January 22-25, 2014 – Las Vegas
Dec 3, 2013 - Fixing the Failed Development Project in the Common Interest Community

Steven L. Sugarman, Esq. Presenter
Pennsylvania Bar Institute 
Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Simulcast, Mechanicsburg
December, 2013

Oct 9, 2013 - Mini Trade Show & Educational Forum

Steven L. Sugarman, Esq. - Presenter
Community Association Institute
Holiday Inn Harrisburg East, Harrisburg, PA 
Wednesday, October, 9, 2013 at 5pm
Aug 6, 2013 - Pennsylvania Bar Association - A Day on Real Estate

Steven L. Sugarman, Esq. Presenter
The CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mar 6, 2013 - 2013 Annual Legal Symposium: Hot Cases and Recent Trends in Condo and HOA Law
Steven L. Sugarman, Esq. Presenter
Community Association Institute
Sheraton Valley Forge, 480 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia
March 6, 2013