• 38 minutes

Formation of Common Interest Communities in Representative States


What is a Common Interest Community?

When talking about a common interest community, the term can be used generically to cover both traditional subdivisions with lots and homeowners associations, as well as condominiums. In this video our speakers, Marc Goldsmith and Heather Nixon Stevenson, cover basic definitions of common interest community and the uniform common interest ownership act, uniform planned community act, and the uniform condominium act. They discuss some state specific statutes, including those in Florida and Virginia, and regulatory requirements. They also talk about the homeowner’s association’s role and bylaws and developer and builder requirements.

Runtime: 37 minutes



Marc H. Goldsmith

Marc H. Goldsmith

The Law Offices of Marc H. Goldsmith

  • Partner at The Law Offices of Marc H. Goldsmith
  • Specializes in representing condo associations and commercial leasing
  • President of The Summit on Sixth Homeowners Association and former Board President of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Community Association Institute
  • Member of the California State Bar and California Lawyers Association
  • Awarded the Hall of Merit Award by the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Community Association Institute
  • Volunteer Attorney, Bet Tzedek small business program
  • Certified Mediator from Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center
  • J.D. degree, University of Minnesota Law; M.P.S. degree, University of Minnesota
  • Can be contacted at (213) 375-7658 or [email protected]
Heather Nixon Stevenson

Heather Nixon Stevenson

McGuireWoods LLP

  • Counsel in the Richmond office of McGuireWoods LLP
  • Substantial experience advising clients about and preparing covenants and restrictions for large-scale residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments; documents to establish and operate homeowners associations; and condominium project documents
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of environmental law
  • Frequently advises clients interested in incorporating green practices into their projects to use their covenants and restrictions to hard wire the green practices into the community
  • Past chair of the Environmental Law Sections of the Virginia State Bar and the Richmond Bar Association
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]

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