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Wayne Hyatt Receives National Recognition

[excerpt] The American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) awarded its prestigious Frederick S. Lane Award to Wayne Hyatt at its Mid-Year Meeting in Florida this past spring.  Jonathan R. Shils, President of ACREL, stated:  "The Frederick Lane Award is the highest honor the College can bestow.  The Lane Award has previously been given only seven times since the College was founded in 1978 to honor the career contributions of distinguished real estate lawyers who have selflessly served the profession, the College and their community.  In honoring Wayne Hyatt with the Lane Award, the College affirms these values by recognizing such a worthy recipient with this accolade from his peers."....




Full Copies of Selected Past Newsletters:


Summer 2013

- "Due Diligence for Planned Community Acquisitions" and "Georgia Imposes Restrictions on Transfer Fee Covenants"


Spring 2012

- "Applicability of New ADA Regulations Affecting Pool Facilities Revised and Extended," "Do Not Neglect the Association During the Developer Control Period," and "FHFA Publishes Final Rule on Private Transfer Fee Covenants"


Fall 2011

- "New ADA Regulations May Affect Recreational Facilities of Master Planned Communities," "Social Host Alcohol Liability," and "HUD Charges Homeowners Association with Discrimination"


Summer 2011

- "Federal Land Sales Update: Changes in Interpretation of Registration Requirements," "FHFA Proposed Guidance on Private Transfer Fee Covenants," and "Responsibility for Administering Interstate Land Sales Changes"


December 2010

- "Bent, Broken, or Unbowed? Community Associations in 2010 and Beyond," "Transfer Covenants Update," and "Don't Rush to Make Changes in Club Membership Structures"


December 2009

- "Developing Dynamic Communities with Transfer Fees" and "Frequently Asked Questions: Annual Meetings"


Fall 2009

- "Hold It: The Importance of Holding Meetings," "Hey, Wait a Minute: The Importance of Taking Good Minutes," and "Do Your Condominium Association Operations Meet Current Mortgagee Standards?"


Winter 2009

- "Workouts 101: Finding a Way to Survive in Today's Real Estate Market," "Interstate Land Sales in a Down Market," "Federal Law Imposes New Requirements on Community Pools," and "Does It Make Sense to Give Up Control of the Association Early?"


Fall 2008

- "We Are Here to Help," "IRS Increases Scrutiny of Tax-Exempt Organizations," and "Coping with Foreclosures"


Spring 2008

- "FCC Adopts New Rules Regarding Use of Exclusive Contracts for Cable Providers," "Who Holds the Developer Rights?" and "The Secondary Mortgage Market: What Is It and How Does It Impact Mortgages on Units in Your Community?"


Fall 2007

- "Pugliese v. Pukka Development, Inc.," "Housing Discrimination Complaints at an All-Time High," and "When Time Is of the Essence"


Spring 2007

- "Creating Great Community Space," "What Is Your Number on Vacation?" and "Is Your Project in Compliance with the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act?"


Winter 2007

- "Embracing a Multicultural Community," "Board Training 101," and "Run for Justice"



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