Ward and Smith attorneys to participate in Community Associations Law Day 2022

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Several Ward and Smith attorneys are gearing up for a one-of-a-kind event for community association board members and managers.

Adam Beaudoin, Dana Lingenfelser, Madeline Lipe, Allen Trask, Amy Wooten

Adam Beaudoin, Dana Lingenfelser, Madeline Lipe, Allen Trask and Amy Wooten are all presenters at Community Association Law Day 2022 on Friday, March 18 from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The annual event of the North Carolina Chapter of the Institute of Community Associations attracts hundreds of attendees who want to learn about the latest developments in community association law and legal issues through several educational sessions, including three separate presentations by lawyers from the firm. Here are their classes:

Community Association “Jeopardy”

Speakers: Adam Beaudoin – Ward & Smith PA, Chris Bruffey – CommunityPLUS Div. of the North State Bank. Cynthia Jones – Sellers, Ayers, Dortch & Lyons PA, and Hope Carmichael – CCAL / Jordan Price Law Office

We will present information through a “Community Association Jeopardy” style game. Chris will play Alex Trebek, and Adam, Cynthia, and Hope will be the contestants (the contestants’ “roles” will be those of an attorney and residents). There will be six categories, with five clues each, and of course, “double jeopardy”. Entertainment for the day!

Chris Bruffey with CommunityPLUS Div. of North State Bank will play “Alex Trebek,” and Adam, Cynthia, and Hope will be the contestants (the contestants’ “roles” will be those of an attorney and residents). There will be six categories, with five clues each, and of course, “double jeopardy”. Entertainment for the day!

An advanced insurance workshop: what you need to know to match insurance to your unique community

Speakers: Allen Trask and Amy Wooten – Ward and Smith, PA, and Andrew Bateman – Trisure

Insurance coverage is often seen as a “plug and play” item that is bought and forgotten. But insurance can, and often should, be a customized product tailored to the specific needs of the community for which it is purchased. Personalized insurance is one of the best ways for a community to mitigate risk. Contrast that with insurance that isn’t designed to meet the unique needs of a community, which can be little more than a band-aid over a big wound. This program will cover the basics of different coverages, the nuances of policy types, and “buzzwords,” and how this information is applied to hypothetical communities for their community-specific needs and risks.

Yes, No, Maybe: An Introduction to Community Associations and Best Practices

Speakers: Madeline Lipe and Dana M. Lingenfelser

This presentation will provide new community association professionals and volunteers with the tools to understand the basic legal aspects of the community association world. We’ll briefly review the major North Carolina laws most applicable to community associations and break down the important documents that govern associations (and explain in the pecking order they apply). We’ll discuss some common mistakes and misconceptions, along with how to prevent them, and some suggested best practices to follow (and worst practices to avoid). In short, learn to stay safely in your lane!

Click here to see the full agenda.

Online registration is available until March 15. Register today!

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