What type of legal services does Brough, Chadrow & Levine, P.A. provide for its clients?
Our Firm focuses its practice on community association law. Since Brough, Chadrow & Levine, P.A. is a full service law firm, we are able to handle most legal matters that arise in the day-to-day operation of a community association. These services include, but are not limited to the collection of delinquent assessments through foreclosure, covenant enforcement through injunction, mediation, arbitration, initiation of litigation on behalf of the association, defense of litigation brought against the association, governing document review and amendment, review of proposed contracts, attendance at Association meetings upon request and preparation of opinion letters as to the Association’s legal rights and obligations. We also have of counsel relationships through our Law Firm with attorneys who handle personal injury and medical malpractice claims.
Does the Firm charge its clients an annual retainer fee?
NO, the Firm believes that it is a privilege to represent its clients and therefore does not charge an annual retainer fee. We do require that a written agreement for representation be executed. The agreement for representation is structured so that the Association may terminate the agreement at any time.
Does the Firm advance costs or attorney’s fees in collection matters?
YES! The Firm advances ALL costs associated with collection matters such as filing fees, process service charges and recording charges. Under normal circumstances, attorney’s fees and costs are collected directly from the property owner(s).
Does the Firm provide status reports to its clients?
YES! The Firm provides status reports to the Association at no charge. In addition, the Association may obtain, sort and print the status reports via the Client Login section of our website through a secure password protected login. The status reports are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in real time for the Association’s convenience.
What type of information does the status report contain?
Status reports contain a chronology of each and every file from the time the file was received to the time it is closed.
Does the Firm facilitate repayment agreements to allow property owners to pay their delinquent accounts?
Yes. With the authorization of our clients, we do prepare and monitor repayment agreements. Repayment agreements generally do not exceed six (6) months in duration and also require the property owner(s) to remain current with all other Association assessments that come due during the term of the repayment agreement.
How long does it take for the Firm to process a new matter once it is turned over to the Firm by the Association?
The Firm usually commences proceeding on all accounts within forty eight (48) business hours after receipt.