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  1. Real Estate: 40%
  2. Construction: 20%
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
  4. Residential Real Estate: 20%

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Steven L. Sugarman & Associates

1273 Lancaster Avenue
Berwyn, PA, 19312


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers 2007-20142014
Influential Philadelphia Area LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2009
Robert H. Wise President's AwardCommunity Association Institute2004
AV RatingMartindale HubbelN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorVillanova School Of Law2010 - Present
OwnerSteven L. Sugarman & Associates1988 - Present
AssociateRubin & Rubin1986 - 1988
AssociateDuane Morris & Heckscher1980 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
College of Community Association LawyersN/AN/A
CAI-PA/Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, PA Legislative Action CommitteePast President/Past ChairN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeN/AN/A
Chester County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wrenfield Homeowners Association, Inc. v. DeYoung(attorney's fees are fully recovery as "costs of collection" against a delinquent owner)
Mayflower Square Condominium Association v. KMALM, Inc.(requiring unit owner to pay assessments under governing documents and general principles of property law)
Klein Real Estate v. Ridings at Brookside Condominium(a condominium association's publication to its members is not defamatory since the association has a "conditional privilege" to communicate with its members)
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Publication nameTitleDate
CAU's Journal of Community Associations Law/Vol. 6 No. 2 2003"Setting the Standard of Care in Premises Liability Cases"2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Cornell UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fixing the Failed Development Project in the Common Interest CommunityFixing the Failed Development Project2013
The Latest Cases and Trends in Community Associations Today"Condos and the Courts"2012
Lessons on Liabilities, Liens and LItigation"Condominium & Homeowner Associations"2012
Dealing with Failed Developments in a Down Economy"Havoc in the Homeowners Association"2012
Reconciling Restrictive Covenants with Eco-Friendly Practices in the Community Association"Legally Green"2011
Condos & HOAs from A to ZUnderstanding the Basics2010
House of Representatives, Urban Affairs CommitteePlanned Communities in Pennsylvania2009
Dealing with Condominium and Homeowner Associations in a Down EconomyDealing in a Down Economy2009
The Ins and Outs of "Over 55 Housing in Community Associations"Over 55" Housing2008
Lien on MeDealing with Liens in Condominium and Homeowner Associations2008
New Issues in Condominium and Homeowners AssociationsConflicts and the Courts2007
Do the Condo or HOA?Helping the Developer Decide?2007
Getting Resales in Condominium and Homeowners AssociationsGetting Resales Right2006
Dealing with Developers' Liabilities in Condominium and Homeowner AssociationsDealing with Developers2006
Handling a Residential Construction Defect CaseInvolving the Community Association2005
How the Uniform Planned Community Act Real WorksUniform Planned Community Act2004
From the Developer to the AssociationTackling the Transition in the Community Association2001