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CASES WON

They include the following:

• A unit owner was required to remove a gas fireplace and copper tubing installed without the prior written approval of the Board, as required by the Declaration, despite an after-the-fact request and without examining whether denial of the request would be reasonable.

• A lanai enclosure and slab extension were required to be cut back to the limits the Association had actually approved.

• A county commission may not settle a zoning lawsuit with a developer without first considering resident comments at a public hearing.

• A condominium association may assign exclusive use of common element parking spaces to unit owners and allow them to construct carports.

• Under an appropriate Declaration provision, the use of a unit owned by a corporation may be limited to a designated single family or individual.

• Absent agreement between an Association and a unit owner, the Association may not validly levy a commission, surcharge or other fee for unit rentals, other than a screening fee as allowed by state law.

• Neighborhood testimony may form a sufficient basis to defeat a rezoning on grounds which include traffic impacts and compatibility.

• The court entered a permanent injunction prohibiting a gate, gatepost or obstruction of any kind across a driveway easement for plaintiffs' residence.


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Michelle Stellaci

Michelle Stellaci joined our practice as an attorney in 2007 after clerking for this law firm during her studies at Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson University College of Law, Michelle was in the Honors Program, and was a Federal Judicial Intern for the Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, United States District Court Judge during the Fall of 2006. Prior to Michelle’s studies at Stetson, Michelle was a member of the moot court team for a New York law school where she was named best individual team member in a competition. Additionally, Michelle has extensive experience as a paralegal, a marketing manger, and is a published writer. Michelle serves our clients principally in litigation and arbitration matters.

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