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Karen E. Maller has focused her practice on condominium, homeowner, cooperative associations, and mobile home community associations for over 30 years. She assists board members with their day-to-day operations, budget, corporate governance, contracts, enforcement of association covenants, and management issues. She represents all types and sizes of community associations throughout Florida, handling such matters as collections and foreclosures and other association-related matters in arbitration and court. She regularly appears in courts and before the State of Florida on behalf of associations regarding lien foreclosure suits, covenant enforcement issues, and construction disputes. The representation of community associations include:

  • Recovery of  financial obligations owed to associations that including delinquent assessments, fines, and other related debts.
  • Negotiate, draft, and monitor payment plans and settlements of financial obligations owed to associations.
  • Analyze association governing documents for conformity with Florida law; advise boards of directors regarding amending the governing documents; draft proposed amendments to the governing documents.
  • Provide legal guidance on how to handle disputes among the board and the members.

Negotiate, draft, and monitor contracts with vendors, including management contracts, construction contracts and other third-party vendors assisting with the upkeep of the community.

Distinctions & Memberships

  • Admitted to The Florida Bar – 1989
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • 1989, Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
  • A/V Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A.
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D.

Practice areas

  • Civil litigation
  • Trial practice
  • Appellate practice
  • Condominium law
  • Homeowners association law
  • Mobile home law
  • Real property law

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