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Jennifer Loheac

Of Counsel, Community Association General Servicing Attorney jenniferl@ljlaw.com 404-835-5930

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Licensed in three states:  Georgia, New Jersey and New York, Ms. Loheac serves as Of Counsel to the firm of Lazega and Johanson.  She is one of only 175 lawyers nationwide granted membership into the College of Community Association lawyers (CCAL), which recognizes lawyers who have demonstrated “skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of community association law.”

Jennifer devotes her practice to counseling on a wide range of important matters to her clients.  Among them:  legal analysis of property-related insurance and budgetary matters, reserve studies, Fair Housing, conflict resolution, rental restrictions, collection and foreclosure, as well as covenant drafting and enforcement.  Jennifer guides her clients through processes of drafting through to adoption of new governing documents and other amendments, as well as through transition from builder to owner control.  She routinely negotiates contracts for municipal services and large-scale community projects.

Industry Experience

Jennifer is a graduate of the top-ranked School of Journalism at the University of Missouri.  She devoted the earlier part of her career as the managing director of media and marketing at the American Stock Exchange (Amex) in New York, where she developed a television production studio and co-created a business show airing on ABC affiliates across the Country.  In her former position, Jennifer strategized and negotiated for media partnerships with the Amex and was liaison to exchange-listed companies and high-profile guests, including former President Ford, former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright and Heisman Trophy winner, Charles Woodson.

In her experience, legal advice in a vacuum does little to truly help clients. Jennifer draws on her previous education and experience as a communications and marketing executive to truly listen to clients’ needs and respond timely to clients in a way that combines competent legal advice with practical, problem-solving skills essential to successful, everyday community living.

Prior to her relocation to Georgia, Ms. Loheac was counsel to more than 70 community associations in her region and the originator of electronic voting and several other marketing initiatives for the benefit of her clients.  Jennifer was an active member of the NJ Legislative Action Committee (NJLAC) and is the past Chair of the editorial committee for the CAI-NJ industry publication, Community Trends.

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Journalism, BA and BJ

Bar Admissions

Georgia
New Jersey
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
New York

Publications

  • Co-presenter, “Insuring your Association Property: Steps to Take before there’s a Loss,” 2011 CAI Law Seminar, Las Vegas, January 2011.
  • Panelist, “Hot Topics in Residential Real Estate,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, September 2010.
  • Quoted in the article, “Stop, Thief! Recent HOA Frauds Highlight Need for Oversight,” The New Jersey Cooperator, July 2010.
  • Presenter, “Focus on FHA: What You Need to Know Now,” Community Association Institute National Webinar July 14, 2010.
  • Co-Author, “Condominium Projects Take Steps to Win FHA Approval, Community Assets, May/June 2010.
  • Presenter, “Community Association Clubs: Challenges and Perspectives,” Community Association Institute National Conference and Exposition, Las Vegas, NV, April 2010,
  • Co-Presenter, “Taking Away the Right to Rent: Legal Implications and Practical Challenges,” 2010 National CAI Law Seminar, January 2010.
  • Author, “Age Restricted Communities: Adopting a Plan for Aging in Place,” Community Trends, July 2009.
  • Presenter, Webinar: “New Fannie Mae Guidelines, Lender Questionnaires and Your Community,” CAI National, July 2009.
  • Co-Author, “Community Management Licensure: New Jersey is Getting on Board,” The New Jersey Cooperator, June 2009.
  • Presenter, “2009 Community Association Law Seminar,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 2009.
  • Presenter, “Ask the Experts: Educational Forum on Short Sales, REO and Distressed Properties,”
  • NNJWCR, Basking Ridge, NJ May 2009.
  • Author, “Condominium Leasehold Restrictions, Unbundled Property Rights,” The New Jersey Cooperator, April 2009.
  • Author, “Fannie Mae: Revamped Policies for Condominium Conveyances,” Community Trends, April 2009.
  • Presenter, “Rental Restrictions in Common Interest Communities” Community Association Institute National Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, April 2009.
  • Presenter, “The New Fannie Mae Guidelines and Why They Are Important,” CAI-N3 Legislative Action Committee, Monroe Township, New Jersey, April 2009.
  • Contributor, CAI Newsletter publication on leasehold trends In common interest communities, April 2009.
  • Author, “Fannie Mae Revamped Policies for Condominium Conveyances,” Managers’ Quick Tips, March 2009.
  • Author, “Age Restricted Communities: A new law requires your check-in at the door,” Community Trends, January 2009.
  • Author, “When Two or More are Gathered…Community Association Clubs: Challenges and Perspectives,” Community Property Advisor, Winter 2009.
  • Co-presenter, “Whose Club is It Anyway? Exploring the Complex World of Private Clubs in Community Associations,” 30th Annual Community Associations Institute Law Seminar, Palm Springs, CA, January 2009.
  • Author, “Rewriting Risk Management Towards the Better Protection of the Association,” Community Trends, December 2007.

In the Community

  • Community Association Institute Federal Legislative Action Committee
  • Community Association National Amicus Committee
  • Community Association Institute National Government & Public Affairs Committee
  • New Jersery Legislative Action Committee
  • Past Chair of the Editorial Committee for the Community Association Institute New Jersery industry publication, Community Trends
  • College of Community Association Lawyers
  • Four-time recipient of the Rising Star Award, Super Lawyer