Practice Areas

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1987
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI)

Resources is the blog for our Community Association Practice Group. It includes all of the “Association Answers” columns we have published in the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer since 2012. Also included are guest columns written by other attorneys and HOA professionals, industry announcements, updates on important legislation and case law developments, and lots of other information useful for HOA boards, managers, and homeowners. There’s even a humorous War Stories section. By subscribing to the blog, you will receive an email whenever we post something new to the blog, which is typically no more than twice per month. Your email address will not be sold or shared.



COVID-19 Update: The Community Association Institute Calls For Moratorium On HOA Foreclosures

The Board of Trustees for the national Community Association Institute has issued a plea for a halt of HOA foreclosures…

Coronavirus and Community Associations

and Ben Karb

Understandably, Offit Kurman attorneys have been getting a lot of inquiries from our community association clients and management companies on what to do about the Covid-19 virus, how they should respond and communicate to homeowners.  CAI (the Community Association Institute) has published some guidance on its website, along with a sample letter that can be adapted for use to your community associations.

Association Answers: Is the Developer Running the HOA Correctly?

In my HOA law practice, I often hear complaints from homeowners in communities that are still being developed, that the…