Peter S. Sachs

Peter S. Sachs, Founding Partner

Community Association Law

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Board Certified Condominium and Planned Development Law

Peter S. Sachs is a Founding Partner and Chairman Emeritus of Sachs Sax Caplan P.L. Mr. Sachs is Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law by the Florida Bar and through the years has handled a multitude of matters related to community associations (condominiums, cooperatives, homeowners, master and country clubs). He is one of the pioneers in the development of community association law and has earned a reputation as a staunch consumer rights advocate.

     

Notable Client Work

  • He has obtained significant settlements on behalf of each of the Century Village communities and the Kings Point complex in Delray Beach. These settlements included modifications of long-term contracts of adhesion such as 99-year recreation leases and payments for construction defects resulting in millions of dollars of benefits for the residents.
  • Created and represents Kings Point Recreation Corporation, the unit owner controlled entity that operates and administers the amenity package for 7,200 Kings Point unit owners.
  • In several gated communities, has successfully merged the two governing Chapter 617 entities (County Club and Property Owners Association) into a single entity resulting in increased efficiencies, sales tax savings for Club members and reallocation of real estate taxes for the community.

Recognition

AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for 40 years, the highest peer review rating attainable
Florida Super Lawyers, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
Board Certification – Condominium and Planned Development Law

Representative Clients

  • Aberdeen Golf & Country Club
  • Broken Sound Club, Inc.
  • Centennial Bank
  • Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
  • Hunters Run Golf & Country Club
  • Kings Point Community Association
  • Kings Point Recreation Corporation, Inc.
  • Palm Greens Recreation Association
  • St. Andrews Country Club POA
  • Wycliffe Golf & Country Club

Bar Admissions

Board Certified Condominium and Planned Development Law
Florida, 1973
New York, 1980

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1974
U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1988
Supreme Court of the United States, 2018

Education

J.D., cum laude, Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1973
Fordham Law Review, 1971 – 1973
B.A., History, Queens College of the City University of New York, 1969

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Federal Judicial Nominating Committee for The Southern District of Florida 2005 – 2008
  • 15th Circuit (Palm Beach) Judicial Nominating Commission (1988-1992), Past Chair
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member, Past President
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member of the Board of Governors (1986 – 1990)

Community Work

  • Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Gubernatorial Appointee (2010-Present)
  • Florida Independent Living Council, Inc., Past President, Gubernatorial Appointee (2004 – 2013)
  • American Red Cross – Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter, Past Board Member
  • Jewish Association for Residential Care “JARC”, Past President

Published Works

“Unit Owner Rights”, Florida Bar Manual on Condominiums, 1982, 1987, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2018.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Condominium & Cluster Housing Dev. Institute, The University of Miami
  • Annual Condominium Law Seminar, The Florida Bar
  • Basic Real Estate Seminar, The Florida Bar
  • Out of State Practitioners Seminar, The Florida Bar