Could Surfside Happen to You? What Concerned Condo Owners Should Do Now

If you live in a high-rise condo, you can – and should – take an active role in protecting yourself and your investment. Here are five steps that could help you sleep better at night.

A man kneels with his head down in front of the collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida.
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In the wake of the shocking collapse of a high-rise condo building in Surfside, Florida, on June 24, condo owners nationwide are probably asking themselves: How safe am I? Is my condo board doing all it should be doing to ensure the structural integrity of my building?

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Roger J. Minch, J.D.
Of Counsel, Serkland Law Firm

Roger Minch has been an attorney at Serkland Law Firm since 1978. He focuses on alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and condominium board of managers representation.  Minch first appeared in Best Lawyers in America in 1993, and has continued to be selected by his peers for inclusion for 30 years, including the 2022 edition.  Minch is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy.  He has lived in the same Fargo, N.D., condominium since 1978 and served as president of its board of managers for many terms.