Rosa M. de la Camara

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rdelacamara@bplegal.com
Professional Experience

Rosa de la Camara concentrates her practice exclusively on representing community associations and has immersed herself in the many complex issues facing Boards of Directors, unit owners, managers and state and local policymakers for more than thirty years. She also represents Hotel Condominiums and is familiar with the unique issues faced by these. She regularly handles issues such as enforcing covenants, resolving disputes, and drafting governance and operational documents and contracts. She advises clients on financial operations, elections, insurance, disaster preparedness, levying and collecting assessments, loan closings, handles administrative and quasi-judicial hearings, mitigation of municipal violations and negotiation of development projects. Ms. de la Camara counsels and assists clients on implementing best practices and proven strategies for smooth and efficient operations.  

Ms. de la Camara has authored many articles on subjects related to the practice of Community Association Law in English and Spanish. She has been a featured speaker on local Spanish and English radio and television shows and at public service seminars for condominium and homeowner associations. She is a featured panelist at symposiums on Community Association Law and is a frequent media resource on issues impacting the world of community associations. 

Professional Affiliations, Activities & Memberships

Ms. de la Camara has served in leadership positions with local community organizations and has been appointed to several influential policy making positions due to her varied experience in all aspects of shared ownership housing law. As such, she works closely with local and state political and business leaders on laws and regulations impacting association operations and management.

  • Brickell Homeowners Association (BHA): Serves as pro-bono general counsel to this community advocacy organization which represents over 25,000 residential households in the Brickell/Miami area.
  • Downtown Neighbors Alliance (DNA): Incorporator, founding member and pro-bono general counsel to this grassroots community organization which represents the interests of over 9,000 residents on quality of life, development, zoning and land use, beautification, traffic, parking, crime prevention and other issues of common interest to the downtown Miami community.
  • Florida Advisory Council on Condominiums: Appointed by the Speaker of the House. The body charged as liaison between the public and the Division of Florida Land Sales and Condominiums.
  • Florida Community Association Living Study Council: Created to receive public input regarding issues of concern with respect to community living and make recommendations for legislative changes to the Florida Legislature.
  • Florida Community Association Living Study Council: Re-appointed by Governor Rick Scott, 2014 Legislative Session.
  • Miami-Dade County Incorporation and Annexation Task Force: To issue recommendations to the Board Of County Commissioners for addressing the remainder of the unincorporated communities.
  • Miami-Dade County Enterprise Zone Advisory Council: To assist in ensuring compliance with the Florida Enterprise Zone Act and advise the Board Of County Commissioners on implementation of the EZ program.
  • Served on Board of Directors of Community Associations Institute, Greater Miami Chapter.
  • Served on Editorial Advisory Board of Condominium Management Magazine.
  • Served as co-counsel for the Miami Beach Council of Condominiums.
  • Served as a mentor in the S.T.A.R.S./H.O.P.E. Education opportunity program for high school minority students.
  • Served as a committee member for the Village of Key Biscayne.
  • Member of the Florida and Federal Bars, Dade County Bar Association and Cuban-American Bar Association.

Activities & Memberships

Ms. de la Camara is a member of the Florida and Federal Bars, Dade County Bar Association and Cuban-American Bar Association. She served as a mentor in the S.T.A.R.S./H.O.P.E. Education opportunity program for high school minority students and served as a committee member for the Village of Key Biscayne. She has over 27 years of experience participating as speaker in instructional and educational seminars concerning the Community Association Legal practice, including topics such as collection of assessments, effective drafting of documents, budgets and assessments, reserves, storm recovery, covenant enforcement and many others. Ms. de la Camara has been a featured panelist at symposiums on Community Association Law and a speaker at numerous workshops throughout South Florida concerning Community Association Law in both English and Spanish languages. She is certified by the State of Florida to teach Community Association Law courses in English and Spanish. She is a frequent media resource on issues impacting the world of community associations.

Publications

Ms. de la Camara has authored many articles on subjects related to the practice of Community Association Law in English and Spanish. She has been a featured speaker on local Spanish and English radio and television shows and at public service seminars for condominium and homeowner associations sponsored by numerous professional and civic groups. She is one of the authors of the firm’s Spanish language community association law blog.

Media Quote

Florida Condo Fraud Laws Should Protect Directors, Law360, March 14, 2017 (copies available on request)