The declaration of a condominium and the bylaws that are selected, approved and registered in the public records of the county that the condominium real estate is listed in is a part of the fundamental governance of the condominium community. The governing records are often called the “constitution” of a condominium. This white paper reviews how these records are more similar to land covenants than they are to simple contracts.
William Cobb is Of Counsel with Cobb & Gonzalez having 38 years of business and real estate litigation experience. Mr. Cobb was admitted to The Florida Bar in December 1980 and has practiced principally in the areas of construction, business, lending institution and real estate litigation. He has tried hundreds of non-jury cases and has tried a dozen cases to a jury.
He has extensive experience with all aspects of litigation including experience with appeals. Additionally, he has limited practice on transactional matters involving family law, adoptions, wills, estates, real estate, contracts and business formation. Mr. Cobb has litigated cases throughout the Florida court system and has been admitted for single cases in Arkansas and the American Virgin Islands federal court. In addition to the court systems, Mr. Cobb has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration.
After serving a combat tour in Vietnam for the United States Army with the First Infantry Division, Mr. Cobb obtained his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from Nova Southeast University. He then obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Nova School for the Study of Law, now know as the Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale, Florida while simultaneously serving the City of Pompano Beach as a police officer.
Mr. Cobb move to St. Augustine in 2018, where he resides with his wife of 50 years, Susan. In his free time, Mr. Cobb enjoys carpentry, artistic painting, hunting and enjoying time with his family.
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