Mount Vernon Chapter Summer Continuing Education Seminar and General Membership Dinner
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Mount Vernon Chapter Summer Continuing Education Seminar and General Membership Dinner

When: 6/20/2018
4:00 PM
Where: Waterford at Fair Oaks
12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy.
Fairfax, Virginia  22033
United States
Presenter: Mr. Robert M. Diamond - Partner – Reed Smith LLP
Contact: Lisa Goodwin
(540) 514-6205

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 Dinner Only   $ 35
 Seminar Only   $ 15
 Dinner and Seminar Combined    $ 50


Payment Methods: Cash or check (payable at the door). Please make checks payable to “Mount Vernon Chapter of the VAS”


4:00 – 6:00 Continuing Education Seminar (see attached flyer)
6:00 – 6:30 Social (Cash Bar)
6:30 – 8:00 Dinner and general discussion/announcements

Presented by: Mr. Robert M. Diamond - Partner – Reed Smith LLP

Buffet Dinner Menu:

1. Salmon Stuffed Flounder
Salmon Stuffing Surrounded with Flounder served with Red Pepper Sauce.


2. Beef Brisket
Slow Roasted Brisket served with Caramelized Onions and finished with a
touch of Sweet Cranberry.

All dinner selections come with the following:
1. Waterford Garden Salad, bread and butter
2. Virginia Style Green Beans with Roasted Almond Butter
3. Fresh Steamed Asparagus
4. Basmati Rice with Currants and Saffron
5. Tea or Coffee
6. Dessert: Carrot Cake


Course Description:


Condominiums – Division of Real Property

This seminar will cover the following topics:

  • What is a condominium and what can we accomplish by creating a condominium?
  • Condominium, Cooperative, and Homeowner’s associations (or PUD), what is the difference?
  • Types of condominiums – Land, Commercial, Residential
  • Common Interest Community Board (CICB). What is it and what role does it play in the creation and sale of
  • Review of the required content of condominium plats and plans (preliminary and/or final), including what
    common mistakes to avoid
  • Condominium terminology and definitions, and how those definitions directly relate to the preparation of
    plats and plans.
  • Preliminary vs Final Plats and Plans.

Robert Diamond has practiced real property law in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia for over 40
years, with special emphasis on preparing documents for condominiums, planned communities and mixed-use

Bob began his practice at the Washington, D.C. office of Fried, Frank in 1974, moving to a seven-member Alexandria firm in 1976 which grew to become Thomas & Fiske, then Hazel & Thomas before merging into Reed Smith—now 1,800 lawyers around the globe. He is a long time full member of ULI and lectures in ULI education programs. Bob has been a dedicated volunteer within the Community Associations Institute (“CAI”), serving as President of the national organization and the Washington Metropolitan Chapter. A charter member of the College of Community Association Lawyers, he was elected to its Board of Governors for 2015. He is currently the CAI representative to the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Real Estate Acts and served as a drafter of the Uniform Condominium Act, the D.C. Condominium Act and the Virginia Condominium Act. With the American Bar Association, Mr. Diamond has chaired the Committee on Uniform Laws and is a member of the Committee on Condominiums, Cooperatives, and Homeowners Associations. Mr. Diamond was also a member of the Law360 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board.

Bob graduated from Colgate University in 1970 after spending his senior year studying at Vassar College, then graduated from Columbia University Law School in 1974.