TAMPA, FL – Shumaker’s Community Associations Business Sector announced today that Associate Elizabeth “Liza” Hall has joined the team, making her the seventh new member in less than a year and the third addition in 2022.
“Liza brings additional courtroom experience and expertise to the Community Associations Business Sector and helps ensure we are able to continue meeting our client’s needs with the highest quality of representation,” shared Partner and Community Associations Business Sector Chair Jonathan Ellis.
Liza focuses her practice on advising board members and professional managers of condominium and homeowners’ associations. As a member of the Community Associations Business Sector, she represents associations in collection and foreclosure cases, covenant enforcement, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.
Prior to joining Shumaker, Liza worked at the Office of the Public Defender in Jacksonville, Florida. She started in county court and then worked in circuit court handling approximately 150 felony cases at any given time, managing cases from arraignment to the disposition. Liza conducted many motion hearings and served as first chair for multiple trials all of which resulted in not guilty verdicts.
Liza received her undergraduate degree from Occidental College, where her senior thesis was a comparative case study of affordable housing in Los Angeles, California. Additionally, while in college, she was a community organizing intern at the Coalition for Economic Survival, which is an organization dedicated to the preservation of affordable housing.
The attorneys in Shumaker’s Community Associations Business Sector represent community associations (Condo and HOA) in all facets of community association law, from general collections and enforcement of covenants to revitalizations of covenants and general corporate matters. They serve as general counsel for numerous community associations and handle all types of litigation from foreclosure of liens, even through bankruptcy, to defending the Association’s officers and directors when sued. Shumaker’s Community Associations Sector handles discrimination claims, Housing Urban Development (HUD) and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) inquiries, construction defect cases, Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) issues, turnover, injunction hearings, determination of covenant validity, contested elections, and corporate control disputes to name just a few.
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