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Subject: February 2020 Community Association Newsletter


Eric Tonsul gives tips on associations establishing a social media page, Brady Ortego analyzes the law on security cameras in associations.




Rick Anderson is a Leader Not Just in the Courtroom But the Community As Well 

You would think having a full slate of client work would be enough for most attorneys but for Shareholder Rick Anderson, he prides himself on working in the community and in 2020 Rick will have a full slate of work in the community.


This year, Rick is working with several organizations in a leadership capacity. He is now the Chair for CLE at the Houston Bar Association, President for Texas ACA and is the Executive Chairman for the Epilepsy Foundation. 


We are looking forward to seeing everything Rick accomplishes in the community throughout the year!


Marc Markel, Clint Brown and Teddy Holtz Co-Authored Paper Presented at CAI's 2020 Annual Law Conference

During the recent CAI 2020 Annual Law Conference in Las Vegas, Equity Shareholder Marc Markel and Shareholder Clint Brown had the opportunity to present on Navigating the Collection Timeline in View of the FDCPA, Bankruptcy Code, and State Law Requirements, a paper they co-authored with Associate Teddy Holtz. 


Mia Lorick Named a Texas Monthly Texas Outstanding Young Women Lawyers of 2019

Congratulations to Shareholder Mia Lorick for being named a Texas Outstanding Young Women Lawyer of 2019 by Texas Monthly. Mia is featured in the December 2019 issue of Texas Monthly


Security Cameras

The Rise of Security Cameras in Deed Restricted Communities

By Brady Ortego

The implementation of security cameras and surveillance systems by property owners’ associations has been a point of controversy over the past few years. Many associations welcome the idea due to the marketed benefits cameras may provide, such as preserving common areas, discouraging vandalism, a sense of security for residents (possibly misplaced) and/or providing evidence of the failure of an entry gate operation. However, the legality relating to cameras has raised concerns and introduced new dilemmas for associations.



Social Media

WEBINAR- Tweet Others As You Would Like to Be Tweeted: Social Media and Your Community

As 2020 kicks into high gear, we will dive into the world of social media and how it relates to community associations. In previous years, the thought has been, social media is not ideal for community associations based on the belief that it causes more problems than it solves. But if a community association feels that having a social media presence will be beneficial, then coming up with a strategy, policy and proper implementation is crucial for success. Join Shareholder Eric Tonsul as he takes you through steps to develop the proper strategy and procedures to help your community's social media presence succeed. 


February 18, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


*This course is approved by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to fulfill 1 hour of continuing education requirements for the CMCA certification.


*A link will be emailed the morning of the webinar to access the event.