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Robert S. Stein

Partner, Community Association General Servicing Attorney robs@LJLaw.com   404-835-5932

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Rob has made significant contributions to the community association industry in both leadership roles and in providing effective, meaningful solutions for more than two decades. Rob’s practice focuses on Community Association Law, Condominium Association Law, Homeowners Association Law, Zoning and Land Use Law, Cooperative Housing Association Law, Planned Unit Development Law, Collections, Resort, Vacation Club and Timeshare Law, General Corporate, and Real Estate Law. Rob was born and raised in Atlanta.

Industry Experience

Rob is a frequent speaker for continuing education classes and other real estate forums and has also written many articles relevant to the community association industry. Rob also assists clients on many governmental/regulatory issues and is a registered lobbyist with the State of Georgia where he represents clients regarding zoning and other legislation across metropolitan Atlanta. On more than 150 occasions, Rob has appeared at zoning hearings in front of city council and county commissions to lobby on behalf of community associations.

Education

University of Georgia, B.S., 1985

University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1989

Bar Admissions

Georgia

Publications

  • “Condominium Issues: Understanding the Maintenance/Insurance Relationship”
  • “The ABZ’s of Zoning/There Goes the Neighborhood”
  • “Help! We’re Drowning!” (Funding needed repairs through loans, special assessments and mid-year annual assessment increases)
  • “Playing the Association Board Game”
  • “Does Zoning Rule Over Your Covenants?”

Awards

Rob was named to the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) in recognition for contributions to the practice of community association law and high standards of professional and ethical conduct. 

In the Community

Rob is an active member of the Georgia Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI), including service on the Board of Directors for 6 years (1992-1998) and as President of the Chapter (1996) as well as on various committees including Legislative Action, Membership and most currently, Programs and Golf (2011-2013). He has also served on the Board of Directors of Buckhead Kiwanis (1992-1995). As a volunteer, Rob has rewritten the Bylaws for a number of non-profit organizations, served on various committees for his children’s schools and other non-profit community groups in an effort for the schools and institutions to expand facilities and services. Rob is currently serving on the North Springs Charter High School Governance Board.