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Derek Greene


Community Association Management, Limited

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North Carolina Community Association Legislative Wrap-Up – July 2017

Courtesy of my colleague, Greensboro attorney Jim Slaughter of Black, Slaughter, Black, following is a summary of the status of various legislative bills in the North Carolina legislature that could affect condominium and community associations.  Jim always has his ear to the ground for the legislative goings-on in Raleigh, and I appreciate him allowing me to reprint his article here. Continue Reading Read More

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