Leah Burton Moves to RMWBH's Dallas Office
We are proud to announce Shareholder Leah K.
Burton has moved from RMWBH’s San Antonio Office to RMWBH’s Dallas
Office to enhance the property owners’ association practice area in the
Dallas-Fort Worth region.
In Dallas, Leah will
collaborate with existing DFW area clients and business partners to
develop ways to enhance RMWBH’s customer service and legal service
offerings in the DFW market. While in Dallas, Leah will continue to
counsel her existing clients across the state of Texas on the
ever-changing nature of property owners’ association law.
Read the full announcement to
learn more about Leah’s role in our Dallas office and her growing
contributions to the POA industry around the world.
Teddy Holtz Earns Board Certification in POA Law
Associate Teddy Holtz has earned his Board
Certification in Property Owners Association Law from the Texas Board
of Legal Specialization.
Board certification helps distinguish and set
attorneys apart in their specific practice areas. The State Bar of
Texas only allows Board Certified attorneys to represent themselves as
a specialist in a select area of law.
Congratulations Teddy on this great achievement!
RMWBH Attorneys Appearing Across the State in the
- August 18-21 - CAI Annual Conference and Exposition - Learn More
- Jeff Roberts, Marc Markel, Leah K. Burton, Noelle Hicks
and Cherie Wilson will all be attending and look forward to
seeing all of our friends, clients and colleagues in Las Vegas.
- Leah and Noelle will be presenting Overcoming Racism in
Community Associations: How to Be an Agent of Change on Friday,
August 20 from
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
- Paul Gaines will provide a legislative update during the
- September 22 - Advanced Property Owners Association Law:
Condominium & Subdivision POA Governance - Learn More
- Clint Brown - Legislative & Case Law Update - 9:00 a.m.
- Marc Markel - Standard of Care for POA Directors &
Officers - 11:00 a.m.
- Leah K. Burton - What Do You Meme? Social Media and Public
Website Issues for POAs - 3:15 p.m.
Social Media in Our Communities
By Eric Tonsul
Throughout history communication has changed
drastically. From petroglyphs in caves telling the stories of ancient
hunts and battles, to the pony express taking letters across the
frontier, to the dial tones of “you’ve got mail” signaling an email has
arrived, the barriers to communication have steadily dropped over time.
That evolution has continued over the last 15 years with the rise of
social media. Now, the barriers are virtually gone. But what does that
mean for our community associations? Should community associations have
a social media page/pages? And if yes, what are ways the page can be
The State of Management Certificates Following the
87th Texas Legislative Session
By Clint Brown
The 87th Texas Legislative Session has
brought sweeping changes to the property owners association (POA)
industry. Among the changes that will bring the most impact are the way
management certificates will have to be prepared and filed with the
Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). What does the statute say needs to
go into the management certificates, and how will certificates need to
be filed with TREC?
NOTE: Our webinars are available to all community managers,
association board and committee members and other relevant association
staff. Please feel free to forward this information to anyone involved
in the operations of your association that may benefit from these great
hours of education. Also, all webinars that count towards CMCA credit
will make special note in the description denoting the amount of credit
earned by watching the webinar.
As social media takes over more of our daily
lives, we will examine how it relates to property owners associations
(POA). In previous years, the thought has been, social media is not
ideal for POAs based on the belief that it causes more problems than it
solves. But if a POA 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 and Associate Teddy
Holtz of our Houston Office as they take you through steps to develop
the proper strategy and procedures to help your community’s social
media presence succeed.
*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.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
With crime on the rise in many of the major cities
and towns around the country, people are asking what can be done to
combat the issue? As a result, homeowners are more vigilant of the
daily movements on their streets and in their neighborhoods and may
want to form a neighborhood watch to keep crime out of their community.
Join Shareholder Sipra Boyd
of our Houston Office as she discusses neighborhood watch programs in
property owners associations (POA). She will take you through some of
the do’s and don’ts about POA involvement in the program, what can go
wrong and the potential liability a POA may face if it does.
*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. www.camicb.org
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.