Thomas C. Schild

THOMAS C. SCHILD has over 35 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 fair housing requirements.

He was a 20-year member and a past-Chair of the Maryland Legislative Action Committee of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) which represents CAI members regarding state legislation.  In recognition of his work on Maryland legislation, he received the CAI Public Advocate Award in 2002, 2006, 2011, and 2017. He previously served on the Board of Directors of CAI's Washington Metropolitan Chapter and was Chair of the Chapter Maryland Legislative Committee which advocates for CAI members regarding local legislation.

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 Association Manager (PCAM).  He also has taught the board member training class required by the Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities.

Tom is the only Maryland-based lawyer who is a fellow of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL),  which is comprised of fewer than 175 lawyers nationwide who are recognized for their leadership and contributions to the field of community association law.  He has also been named a Super Lawyer by legal publisher Thomson Reuters based on peer recognition and professional achievement in the Real Estate Practice Area, and has the highest rating AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.

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.

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