Straley Otto

Straley Otto Straley | Otto is a full-service law firm focused on the representation of condominium, homeowners’, cooperative associations, business/corporate, estate planning & probate, and all real estate matters.
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It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to provide you with information on the creative and effective way Straley Otto represents Community Associations such as yours. We understand that, from a Board of Director’s standpoint, you need attorneys who are easily accessible, and we are. Though we represent well-over four hundred (400) Community Associations in South Florida, we retain the culture of a mid-sized law firm. We strive to ensure that you can easily reach our firm and its bilingual staff by telephone or email, and we dedicate ourselves to personalized service which allows us to work quickly and diligently on behalf of all of our clients. Straley Otto firmly believes in being a law firm which offers solid legal advice while considering the practical aspects of a client’s options and common sense. Indeed, many community association problems and issues are better addressed or resolved with practical solutions and common sense, rather than complex lawsuits and legal proceedings which can be expensive and time-consuming. We recognize that, especially considering today’s financial challenges, community associations may lack sufficient funds to address problems with a strictly legal approach. Organized & Efficient Consequently, practical solutions, or sometimes simply using the perceived authority of an attorney, are at times better than immediately filing lawsuits or legal proceedings against unit owners and adverse parties. If this approval is unsuccessful, our litigation and tried attorneys, can and will obtain results in court system. Straley Otto prides itself in its organization and efficiency. The attorneys and staff take calls immediately, if at all possible, or make every effort to return them the same day. We meet deadlines, provide quality legal service, and have satisfied and informed clients. Hopefully, we can meet with you in the near future, at no charge to you or your Board, and discuss your particular Community Association’s problems and needs. We have creative ideas regarding overall representation of Community Associations, including the collection of unpaid assessments, and we would like to discuss them with you or your Board. Please feel free to call us for more information on how Straley Otto can assist your community association in protecting its legal rights and interests.

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Pre-Halloween fun 🎃 👻  at Straley Otto
10/28/2020

Pre-Halloween fun 🎃 👻 at Straley Otto

Common Estate Planning mistakes and how to avoid them: - Use a professional. Do not print out documents from the interne...
10/01/2020

Common Estate Planning mistakes and how to avoid them:

- Use a professional. Do not print out documents from the internet.

- No plan for your elderly days. Be sure to plan for long term care or disabilities.

- Plan for your children's future.

- Never revising original insurance documents or other documents.

- Not having insurance trust. A trust is used so that your children will not be taxed on the money you’ve saved and the beneficiaries will not have to spend up to a year waiting for the money they legally own.

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Maintenance fees are the lifeblood of a community association's operations. Keeping this income stream for the community...
09/30/2020

Maintenance fees are the lifeblood of a community association's operations. Keeping this income stream for the community is essential. If delinquency rates are increasing it may be time to contact your legal counsel for advice. Read more: https://bit.ly/3eRM0Ty
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May you be showered with peace, joy, and love in the days to come. ...#yomkippur #dayofatonement
09/28/2020

May you be showered with peace, joy, and love in the days to come.
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#yomkippur #dayofatonement

It is recommended that the budget process begin early in the third quarter. Although budgets are typically approved at a...
09/28/2020

It is recommended that the budget process begin early in the third quarter. Although budgets are typically approved at annual meetings occurring in either November or December, there are many considerations that must be addressed before then. Be sure to allow time for research.

Welcome back to the Sunshine State! As you return to your winter get-a-way homes, it is important to remember that we ha...
09/24/2020

Welcome back to the Sunshine State! As you return to your winter get-a-way homes, it is important to remember that we have to be involved with our communities! Attend your next board meeting, whether virtual or in-person, to catch up on your community news!
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What's the best way to relax at work? Work in your pajamas! PJ Day gives our team of professionals a chance to relax on ...
09/23/2020

What's the best way to relax at work? Work in your pajamas! PJ Day gives our team of professionals a chance to relax on hump day.
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Nobody wants to think they will not be here to support their loved ones. But even a healthy, young adult can be taken su...
09/21/2020

Nobody wants to think they will not be here to support their loved ones. But even a healthy, young adult can be taken suddenly by an accident or illness. Those with young families need estate planning precisely because others depend on them. Learn more 👉🏼 https://bit.ly/3gKH9o2

🍏 At the New Year, with special thoughts of you, and a wish that the year ahead will be filled with peace, happiness, an...
09/18/2020

🍏 At the New Year, with special thoughts of you, and a wish that the year ahead will be filled with peace, happiness, and good health. 🍯

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitutio...
09/17/2020

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”
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Welcome back to the Sunshine State! As you return to your winter get-a-way homes, it is important to remember that we ha...
09/14/2020

Welcome back to the Sunshine State! As you return to your winter get-a-way homes, it is important to remember that we have to be involved with our communities! Attend your next board meeting, whether virtual or in-person, to catch up on your community news!

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09/11/2020

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Senate Bill 1084 provides clarification regarding qualifications for this special status under Florida’s Fair Housing Ac...
09/10/2020

Senate Bill 1084 provides clarification regarding qualifications for this special status under Florida’s Fair Housing Act, as well as identifies penalties for wrongfully and/or fraudulently attempting to qualify for the exempt status and have the animal. Learn more 👉🏼 https://bit.ly/304mYfA

Enjoy your holiday and we will see you tomorrow! .#laborday #labordayweekend #monday #labor #condominium #propertymanage...
09/07/2020

Enjoy your holiday and we will see you tomorrow!
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#laborday #labordayweekend #monday #labor #condominium #propertymanager

In observance of Labor Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th.🇺🇲 We will resume normal business hours ...
09/04/2020

In observance of Labor Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th.
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We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 8th.
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The team at Straley | Otto wishes you a safe and
Happy Labor Day weekend!
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#DBPR’s Division of Condos, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes wants to keep in touch! Residential Condominium board of direct...
09/03/2020

#DBPR’s Division of Condos, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes wants to keep in touch! Residential Condominium board of directors should submit contact information and the association they serve in order to receive Department updates. Submit contact info here: https://bit.ly/3dW4hiX
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A good document retention policy adopted by your community association can save thousands in legal fees. Know what shoul...
09/02/2020

A good document retention policy adopted by your community association can save thousands in legal fees. Know what should be kept and for how long. If you have any questions please call our offices at (954) 962 - 7367.
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A good document retention policy adopted by your community association can save thousands in legal fees. Know what shoul...
09/02/2020

A good document retention policy adopted by your community association can save thousands in legal fees. Know what should be kept and for how long. If you have any questions please call our offices at (954( 962 - 7367.

Violation and Covenant Enforcement. Often, approaches other than lengthy lawsuits, arbitration, or other legal proceedin...
09/01/2020

Violation and Covenant Enforcement. Often, approaches other than lengthy lawsuits, arbitration, or other legal proceedings are appropriate and lead to positive results. Contact us to have your association's documents interpreted for language that may not be in the association's favor.

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Estate Planning is not only for the wealthy, everyone has an estate, and taking the right steps can help protect the est...
08/31/2020

Estate Planning is not only for the wealthy, everyone has an estate, and taking the right steps can help protect the estate and your beneficiaries. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3gKH9o2
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#estateplanning #family

Capture and maintain unit owners' attention by communicating with them frequently. This is especially critical regarding...
08/28/2020

Capture and maintain unit owners' attention by communicating with them frequently. This is especially critical regarding the financial health of associations, more specifically, collecting delinquent assessments. Read more 👉 https://bit.ly/3eRM0Ty

Guardianship is generally established when a person needs someone to care for them and manage their affairs. It can be g...
08/27/2020

Guardianship is generally established when a person needs someone to care for them and manage their affairs. It can be granted when an adult is incapacitated and cannot make their own decisions. Read more 👉 https://rb.gy/kpcyww

An emotional support animal (ESA) provides comfort to help relieve a symptom or effect of a person's disability. As of J...
08/26/2020

An emotional support animal (ESA) provides comfort to help relieve a symptom or effect of a person's disability. As of July 1, 2020, downloadable certificates from the internet are no longer acceptable to establish the need for an ESA. Learn more here 👉 https://bit.ly/304mYfA

#Budget season for community associations will be here before you know it. Start preparing now by listing current expens...
08/24/2020

#Budget season for community associations will be here before you know it. Start preparing now by listing current expenses. Next. try to anticipate what costs might increase next year to create an accurate budget for operating the association.
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Happy Senior Citizen's Day! We always want the best for our loved ones. Estate planning helps ensure to pass down assets...
08/21/2020

Happy Senior Citizen's Day! We always want the best for our loved ones. Estate planning helps ensure to pass down assets accumulated over a lifetime. A few documents can help protect your family's assets.
Learn more here: https://straleyotto.com/estate-planning-probate/
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Violations in condo or HOA associations are among the most common challenges for property managers to enforce effectivel...
08/20/2020

Violations in condo or HOA associations are among the most common challenges for property managers to enforce effectively. Association rules against residents who repeatedly violate them are essential to stop the problem. Do you know what your covenants say? Learn more: https://bit.ly/3l1Tis0

What college do you represent? We proudly wear our college colors here at Straley | Otto...#college #education #property...
08/19/2020

What college do you represent? We proudly wear our college colors here at Straley | Otto.
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The importance of your budget cannot be overstated. It drives your maintenance plan, social activities, capital improvem...
08/17/2020

The importance of your budget cannot be overstated. It drives your maintenance plan, social activities, capital improvements, and more that affect your residents' property values and lifestyles. Analyze all expenditures and try to anticipate upcoming expenses to plan accordingly.

Community association managers and boards are encouraged to review financial statements monthly to keep track of expense...
08/14/2020

Community association managers and boards are encouraged to review financial statements monthly to keep track of expenses and anticipate trends. Or anticipate changing economic factors that may affect the financial health of their community.
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Avoid #probate in #florida with estate planning documents and strategies such as trusts, life estate deeds, joint owners...
08/12/2020

Avoid #probate in #florida with estate planning documents and strategies such as trusts, life estate deeds, joint ownership, revocable living trusts. Learn more https://bit.ly/3iEbAxF
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Examine existing policies and procedures carefully before making new ones. Partner Charles F. Otto, Esq. is certified by...
08/11/2020

Examine existing policies and procedures carefully before making new ones. Partner Charles F. Otto, Esq. is certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Condominium and Planned Development Law and is willing to review your association's current policies. Policies should always work FOR an association and must be updated as times change.
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As summer is ending community associations will be entering budget and election season. Start getting ready now! How is ...
08/10/2020

As summer is ending community associations will be entering budget and election season. Start getting ready now! How is a budget used?
✅ Provides continuity of community services
✅ Maintains the communities desired quality of life
✅ Helps to minimize the unexpected
✅ Provides an opportunity for a community to balance needs vs. desires
✅ It is the basis for determining assessments

We are in the midst of hurricane season. Be sure to inform your community association members about HO6 Insurance and ho...
08/07/2020

We are in the midst of hurricane season. Be sure to inform your community association members about HO6 Insurance and how it protects them and their home. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2DlSNrX
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Your association may be happy with your current vendors, but that doesn't mean you should request competitive bids. Ever...
08/06/2020

Your association may be happy with your current vendors, but that doesn't mean you should request competitive bids. Every time a contract is up for renewal request three bids for the board to review.
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One way to get around the estate tax is to hand off portions of your wealth to your family members through gifts. There’...
08/05/2020

One way to get around the estate tax is to hand off portions of your wealth to your family members through gifts. There’s no limit to the number of people you can give gifts to within a single year. Keep gifting to loved ones to reduce the overall value of your estate.

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