Mark D. Friedman

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mfriedman@bplegal.com
Professional Experience

Mark Friedman provides legal counsel  to condominium, homeowner and cooperative associations. He describes his job as one that is geared to making the lives of board members and managers easier.   His work with these communities includes covenant enforcement, analysis and review of bank loans; document review and drafting, contract analysis and drafting as well as providing guidance to the Boards and managers about the statutory and documentary guidelines for the ongoing administration of their association.

Mr. Friedman provides seminars and presentations at the West Palm Beach office as well as to community and civic organizations. Some of the many topics he has lectured on include Board Certification classes, Anatomy of a Water Leak, Screening, Avoiding Discrimination, and many other topics. 

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Friedman had a very successful career in international business which included five years as a teacher and seminar leader in Japan, where he learned about Japanese business practices and culture, followed by eight years as the International Sales Manager for a major South Florida sportswear manufacturer. 

As General Counsel for Condominiums, Homeowners Associations, and Cooperatives, Mr. Friedman:

  • Reviews governing documents and provides concise information to clients regarding issues of concern;
  • Drafts amendments or entire sets of Governing Documents
  • Prepares contracts addendum, and redlines
  • Review and analyzes statutory issues as they relate to the governance of community associations
  • Prepares clients for Board meetings, annual meetings and elections through both seminars and one-on-one counseling
  • Reviews and analyzes loan documents and negotiates the terms of loan packages for clients.

Publications

  • Say “Cheese.” Uncle Sam Wants Your Photograph and Fingerprints or You Are Out of Here. Does America Have a Peace Time Constitution in Danger of Being Lost? Nova Law Review (30 NOVALR 223)
  • Does the Association Have a Duty to a Prospective Purchaser to Advise of Potential Upcoming Assessments? Becker & Poliakoff Community Update, Volume III, 2006.
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Education
  • Nova Southeastern University, J.D., summa cum laude, ranked first in graduating class; Senior Editor, Law Review; first place winner moot court upper class intramural competition
Languages
  • Japanese
Events
Tradeshow
February 27, 2018
Class
November 15, 2017