About

Maryland Condominium & HOA Law Blog, marylandcondominiumlaw.net, is written by  attorney Thomas C. Schild.

Since 1985, Tom has represented condominiums, homeowners associations, and housing cooperatives throughout Maryland and Washington D.C.  He advises associations on matters such as  board governance responsibilities, use restrictions, assessment collection, amending association bylaws and other governing documents, developer construction warranties, management and service contracts, fair housing accommodations, and rule enforcement.

Tom has written numerous articles and presented many seminars concerning various aspects of condominium and homeowners associations operations for the Community Associations Institute (CAI), a national organization  which provides education and training for community managers and volunteer leaders. He has recently presented programs regarding community governance, community associations insurance, contracts, leasing restrictions, tips for avoiding litigation and  Maryland legislation.

Tom Schild is a long-time member and past-Chair of CAI’s Maryland  Legislative Action Committee which represents community association interests before the Maryland General Assembly.  In 2011, 2006 and 2002, he was the recipient of the Public Advocate Award from CAI’s Washington Metropolitan Chapter (WMCCAI).  Tom has also served on the editorial advisory board for the Community Association Management Insider and the WMCCAI Board of Directors.

As a member of CAI’s National Faculty since 1998, Tom teaches a manager training course on Community Governance in cities throughout the United States as part of CAI’s Professional Manager Development Program.

Tom is also a Fellow of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) which is comprised of fewer than 160 lawyers nationwide who are recognized for their leadership and contributions to the field of community association law.

A 1976 graduate of Northwestern University and a 1980 graduate of the George Washington University Law School, Tom Schild is admitted to practice law before the state and federal courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia.