Donna DiMaggio Berger

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dberger@bplegal.com
Professional Experience

Donna DiMaggio Berger has counseled condominium, cooperative, timeshare, mobile home and homeowner associations throughout Florida since 1992.  Her work with these communities includes covenant enforcement, covenant amendment, contract review and drafting, collections and foreclosures, as well as advising these associations about the statutory and documentary guidelines for the daily administration of their communities. Ms. Berger has led various advocacy initiatives working with legislators and other public policy makers on behalf of  those who live, serve and work in common interest ownership communities. She has testified before the Florida Legislature regarding community association law and frequently appears on radio talk shows and in print media discussing these issues.

Activities

Ms. Berger has been appointed to serve on two (2) Florida Bar Committees: the LOMAS Advisory Board and the Media & Communications Law Committee. Ms. Berger is a member of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of the Florida Bar and is also a member of the Community Association Institute (CAI) and the National Association of Professional Women. She has been recognized by Broward Lawyers Care for her commitment to pro bono service and served as the Pro Bono Legal Advisor for The Broward Coalition from 2008-2011, a not-for-profit organization which represents the interests of approximately 200 Broward County community associations. In addition, Ms. Berger has given seminars and speeches around the State detailing community association legislative lobbying efforts. She also serves on Senator Maria Sachs’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Disaster Preparedness.

Ms. Berger is a member of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), a prestigious national organization which acknowledges community association attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the evolution or practice of community association law and who have committed themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of community association law. She has been honored as a member of Florida Trend's Legal Elite, named a Woman Extraordinaire by South Florida Business Leader and honored at the 4th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County benefiting the Boys and Girls Club.

Memberships

The Florida Bar (Member, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section), College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), Community Association Institute (CAI), National Association of Professional Women.

Publications

Ms. Berger is active on social media and leading social networking sites and authors the popular “Community Association Law” blog (www.CommunityAssociationLawBlog.com) on timely topics and issues of interest for common interest ownership communities. She is also the Condo Law blogger for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Jacksonville Times-Union newspapers, as well as Condo.com and Houses.com, the global online marketplaces for condominium and home sales and rentals. She has created and manages the popular Condo and HOA Law & Living Group on LinkedIn and companion Condo and HOA Law & Living Group at Facebook, two of the most active social networking groups on the Internet for community association residents and professionals. She also shares news and views on community association law and living on Twitter at @CondoandHOALaw.

A prolific writer, Ms. Berger also pens the regular "View from the Capitol" column in the Florida Community Association Journal, as well as the “Florida Condo and HOA Insight” column for Condo and HOA Management magazine; is a regular Contributor MyAtrios.com, a national website providing information and tools for effective management of condominium and homeowners associations; and an occasional Contributor to HOALeader.com and CondoAssociation.com, national websites that provides community association members with information, resources and services.

Audio Interviews

Topical Currents What board members, managers and residents need to know about landmark association laws just passed by the Florida Legislature
June 7, 2017

Topical Currents "Condo and Home Owner Association Issues"
May 3, 2016  

Topical Currents "Condominium And Homeowner Association Call-In Program"
June 17, 2014







Bar Admissions
  • Florida