THOMAS C. SCHILD has over 30 years' legal experience representing condominiums, housing cooperatives, and homeowners associations in Maryland and Washington, D.C. He is recognized locally and nationally as a leader in the field of community association law.
Tom frequently writes articles and presents seminars concerning various aspects of condominium and homeowners association governance such as developer to homeowner transition, covenant and rule enforcement, assessment collection, insurance coverage and claims, leasing restrictions, and FHA approval requirements.
He is past-Chair and a current member of the Maryland Legislative Action Committee of the Community Associations Institute (CAI). In recognition of his work on Maryland legislation, he received the CAI Public Advocate Award in 2002, 2006, and 2011. He previously served on the Board of Directors of CAI's Washington Metropolitan Chapter.
As a member of CAI's National Faculty since 1998, Tom regularly teaches a CAI course on Community Governance for community managers in cities throughout the United States. The 2-day course is attended by managers seeking their CAI certification as a Professional Community Associaton Manager (PCAM).
Tom is also a fellow of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), which is comprised of fewer than 150 lawyers nationwide who are recognized for their leadership and contributions to the field of community association law. He is one of only two Maryland-based attorneys who are CCAL members.
A 1976 graduate of Northwestern University and a 1980 graduate of the George Washington University Law School, Tom is a member of the state and federal bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
See some of Tom's recent seminars, articles, and press clips related to Condominium and HOA law in Maryland and Washington D.C..