Cohen & Grigsby Attorney Offers Perspective on Fair Housing Law and Emotional Support Animals during Seminar on April 5, 2013

Christopher Davies to Present during Community Association Law Seminar Hosted by Florida Bar

PITTSBURGH, PA – April 2, 2013 – Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Naples, FL, is pleased to announce that Naples-based attorney Christopher N. Davies will offer his perspective on how emotional support animals can present new challenges for condominium associations during a live and webcast presentation on April 5, 2013. Presented by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, “Community Association Law—The New Normal” will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport in Orlando, FL.

Davies will join two other area attorneys to present “Fair Housing Laws and Emotional Support Animals — Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!” from 11:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. During the discussion, Davies will share insights about the Fair Housing Amendments Act and how landlords are required to make reasonable accommodations for tenants with disabilities who also have emotional support animals.

Davies is a partner in Cohen & Grigsby’s Real Estate Practice Group, where he focuses on condominium and homeowner association law in Lee and Collier Counties, FL. In addition to his role with the Committee on Condominiums and Planned Development, Davies is a member of the Real Property Section of The Florida Bar and the Collier County Bar Association.

A native of the United Kingdom, Davies graduated with a joint honors degree in law and industrial relations from the University of Wales. He is also a graduate of the Tulane University School of Law, where he earned both his Juris Doctorate and Master of Laws degrees.

Davies was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1984 and is a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He was appointed to the Florida Condominium Study Commission by Florida Governor Bob Martinez in 1990 and worked on the extensive revisions to the condominium laws. Davies has served as a member of the faculty of the University of Miami Law Center Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments. He is also a former member of the Community Associations Institute Board of Trustees and a past chairman of the institute’s national Attorney’s Committee and Public Policy Committee.

He is also a contributory author to The Florida Bar’s treatise, Florida Condominium Law and Practice, Second Edition, where he co-authored the chapter on The Division of Florida Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes. Davies frequently lectures on critical issues involving condominium and homeowner association law.


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