Augustus H. Shaw IV, affectionately known as the "HOA GUY" by his clients and friends, is a lifelong resident of Arizona and the founding attorney of Shaw & Lines, LLC. Augustus has a great deal of experience representing Community Associations, Developers of Community Associations, Developers of Professional Office Condominiums, Professional Office Condominium Associations and Timeshare Associations. His experience includes providing advice on community association document drafting, enforcement and amendment; assessment collection; general real estate and property tax matters; litigation support; and corporate formation, regulation and general corporate advice. Augustus also has experience representing clients in all aspects of general real estate law.
Augustus has published many articles and scholarly writings regarding Community Associations and their legal issues. He has written articles for the Arizona Republic and the East Valley/Scottsdale Tribune. Augustus is also a contributor and presenter of continuing legal education seminars on community association issues. Augustus is also a participant in the City of Casa Grande, City of Chandler, City of Gilbert and City of Mesa sponsored Homeowner Association Academies.
Augustus has served the Community Association Industry by participating as an active member of the Central Arizona and National Chapter of the Community Associations Institute as well as being an active participant with the Arizona Association of Community Managers. Augustus is also a Board Member of The Leadership Centre, an organization sponsored by East Valley Cities dedicated to providing Communities with educational opportunities. He was awarded the organization’s 2006 Lecturer of the Year Award.
Augustus has served his Community at large through service as a member of the Maricopa County Board of Adjustment, the Maricopa County Community Development Advisory Commission and the Maricopa County Merit Commission.
Augustus is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law and licensed to practice law before the State Supreme Court of Arizona, the State Supreme Court of Nebraska, the Unites States District Courts of Arizona and Nebraska and the United States Tax Court.
Licensed since 2002
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Brian Zemp Community Service Award||The Leadership Centre||2010|
|2006 Leadership Centre Lecturer of the Year||The Leadership Centre||2006|
|Managing Member||Shaw & Lines, LLC||2005 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Carpenter Hazlewood PLC||2002 - 2004|
|Associate Attorney||Kutak Rock||2000 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Arizona Republican Party||First Vice Chairman||2009 - Present|
|City of Tempe||Tempe Transportation Commission||2009 - Present|
|Republican National Convention||Delegate||2008 - 2008|
|Community Association Institute||College of Community Association Lawyers||2008 - Present|
|Maricopa County Board of Adjustment||Member||2005 - 2006|
|City of Tempe Redevelopment Review Commission||Member||2003 - 2004|
|State Bar Committee of Minorities and Women in the Law||Member||2002 - 2002|
|Maricopa County Bar Association Foundation||Secretary||2002 - 2003|
|The Leadership Centre||Board of Directors||2002 - Present|
|Finley Farms South Owners Association v. The Reedy Goup et al.||1.5 Miliion Dollar Judgement in Fraud Action|
|Wind Drift Master Community Association v. The Reedy Group et al.||1.9 million dollar judgment|
|Lorman Education CLE Materials||Issues Concerning the Development, Creation and Operation of the Arizona Office Condominium Association||2008|
|Maricopa County Bar Association CLE Materials||Legal Aspects of Arizona Homeowners Associations||2008|
|The Arizona Republic||Ask the HOA GUY||N/A|
|The East Valley Tribune||Ask the HOA GUY||N/A|
|University of Arizona College of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of Arizona||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Legal Aspects of Arizona Homeowners Associations||Homeowner Association Law||2008|
|Issues Concerning the Development, Creation and Operation of the Arizona Office Condominium Association||Office Condominium Development||2008|
|The City of Chandler, AZ and Leadership Centre 2006-2007 HOA Academy||Homeowner Association Law||2007|
|Issues Concerning the Development, Creation and Operation of the Arizona Office Condominium Association||Real Estate Development||2007|
|Legal Aspects of Homeowners Associations||Homeowner Association Law||2006|
|Homeowner Association Transition From Developer to Owner Control||Homeowner Association Law||2006|
|to Collect Assessments and Enforce Restrictions||Homeowner Association Law||2005|
|How to Collect Assessments and Enforce Restrictions||Homeowner Association Law||2005|