The law firm of Kaye Bender Rembaum announced that the Florida Bar has confirmed that three of its attorneys, founding and managing member Robert L. Kaye, firm member Andrew B. Black and senior associate Allison L. Hertz, are among the inaugural class of esteemed attorneys to be officially certified in the new area of Condominium and Planned Development Law. The new certification is effective as of June 1, 2018.
Board certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar and recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Only certified attorneys may utilize terms such as “specialist,” “expert” and/or “B.C.S.” (Board Certified Specialist) when referring to their legal credentials. Board Certified Florida Bar Members are rigorously evaluated for professionalism and tested for their expertise in their areas of law. According to the Florida Bar, certification is the highest evaluation of attorneys’ competency. Attorneys must meet stringent application criteria before officially becoming certified, including satisfactory peer review as it relates to character, ethics and professionalism, satisfying the certification area’s continuing legal education requirements and passing a rigorous examination.
“For more than 30 years, I focused my practice on community association law. I am honored and proud to be recognized by the Bar for this high level of expertise in this area, as demonstrated by being awarded this certification,” said Kaye. “I am also proud of Allison and Andrew joining me among The Florida Bar’s inaugural class to receive this particular certification. We are pleased to not only offer our clients the high-quality legal services that they are accustomed to receive from all of our attorneys but to also have available board certified legal services in this area of law.”
Kaye, Black and Hertz are among the first lawyers obtaining the Condominium and Planned Land Development Law certification by the Florida Bar. They account for less than one percent (1%) of nearly 118,000 Florida lawyers. Thus far, only 127 lawyers obtained this certification. The Florida Bar website maintains a free online directory of all board certified attorneys, categorized by specialty area. Find it at FloridaBar.org/certification.
Kaye Bender Rembaum is a full-service commercial law firm concentrating on the representation of more than 1,000 community associations throughout Florida. With offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties, the Firm was recently presented with the 2018 Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Services by the Florida Community Association Journal, an award they’ve received annually since 2014. For more information, visit www.KBRLegal.com, call 954-928-0680 and follow the Firm onwww.facebook.com/KayeBenderRembaum.