Rod’s practice focuses on representing Missouri and Kansas homeowners associations, condominium associations, townhome and other planned communities in day-to-day operations, including board meetings and membership meetings. He assists associations with enforcement, interpretation, and amendment of governing documents including declarations, bylaws, and rules, while also working to collect unpaid assessments with lien notices, lawsuits, foreclosures, and bankruptcies. Additionally, he assists with budget matters, reserve funding and special assessments. He provides defense to his association clients on behalf of many insurance carriers. He advises board members about changes in laws and court decisions, including federal laws such as fair housing decisions, which affect communities associations.
Rod has significant expertise in insurance premium financing. He is familiar with premium financing laws across the United States and has assisted these specialized lenders in preparing their finance agreements and related contracts. He is well-versed in creditors rights and commercial litigation.
After graduating with a degree in journalism, Rod worked as a newspaper reporter.