Laura Manning-HudsonManaging Shareholder - West Palm Beach Office
Laura Manning-Hudson has been a member of the firm since 1998. She concentrates her areas of practice in condominium and community association law and construction litigation, handling a broad range of legal issues for the firm's clients. She has handled numerous trials, arbitrations and mediations, and argued before the appellate courts in the Third and Fourth District Courts of Appeal. Ms. Manning-Hudson handles all aspects of community association law including interpretation of governing documents, covenant enforcement, contract negotiation and drafting, drafting amendments to governing documents, board and membership meetings, elections and recalls, collections, fair housing issues, and insurance claims. In the construction sector, she handles turnover issues for association clients including all aspects of turnover meetings, assisting in the selection and hiring of experts, reviewing budgets and other financial records, and assisting in construction defect claims.
Ms. Manning-Hudson has been designated by The Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Development Law in the state of Florida.
Ms. Manning-Hudson successfully argued the matter of Costa Del Sol Condominium Association, Inc. v. Department of Business and Professional Regulation, before the Third District Court of Appeal where homeowner's and association's responsibilities regarding insurance were at issue, resulting in an amendment to Florida's Condominium Act.
Ms. Manning-Hudson is a member of various professional organizations, including the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division. She is also a member of the Gold Coast Chapter of the Community Association Institute (CAI) and served on the Board of Directors of the Southeast Florida Chapter of CAI from 2003 through 2005. Ms. Manning-Hudson is also a frequent speaker on various community association topics such as electronic voting, covenant enforcement issues, legislative updates, and board member certifications. She has also been a speaker at the Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium Law – 41st Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development as well as the Advanced Condominium and Planned Development Certification Review course for the Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.
- "Wave of Appellate Opinions on Association Assessments Owed by Foreclosing Lenders Create Roadmap for Practitioners"
- "Win for One Association Actually a Loss for Florida Associations"
- "Firm Wins Appeal Before Third DCA in Dispute Between Developer, Condo Association Over Ownership of Parking, Storage Spaces"
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1997
B.A., English, Florida State University, 1993
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida