PITTSBURGH, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Naples, FL, is pleased to announce that attorney Christopher N. Davies has been appointed to Vice Chair of the Florida Bar's Condominium and Planned Development Committee. In this position, Davies will primarily coordinate proposed legislation on matters relating to condominiums, cooperatives and homeowner associations.
"When Chris joined our Florida practice last year, he brought with him a tremendous amount of experience, specifically in the area of condominium and planned developments," said Jack Elliott, president and CEO of Cohen & Grigsby. "We know that he will bring this same level of expertise to his new role with the Florida Bar. On behalf of the firm, we congratulate him on this appointment."
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 The Florida Bar's 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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