Bruce H. Easmunt

Location:
3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 600
Fairfax, VA  22030
Telephone: 703-352-1900
Fax: 703-352-5293

bheasmunt@chadwickwashington.com

Biography

Bruce H. Easmunt is a senior associate attorney in the firm’s Fairfax office. His practice is entirely devoted to community association representation. Bruce joined the firm in 2007 and has been practicing law since 2004. He has previously served as president of the Carr at New Providence Condominium Unit Owners’ Association and as a director of the Lakeford Community Association in Falls Church, VA. Bruce is an active volunteer with the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of CAI, and was  elected to serve on the Board of Directors in 2012.  He currently serves as President-Elect of the WMCCAI Board of Directors and has authored multiple articles in Quorum, presented at numerous CAI education seminars and served as co-chair of the WMCCAI Outreach Committee. He was awarded the WMCCAI Rising Star Award in 2011, the Committee Chair of the Year award in 2012 and the Educator of the Year award in 2015.

 

Focus areas in community association law

  • General counseling and representation
  • Governing document interpretation and amendment
  • Covenant enforcement
  • Contract negotiations
  • Corporate governance

 

Seminars

National CAI Conference, “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a …. Drone?”, May 2016

WMCCAI Amending Governing Documents Seminar, June, 2015

WMCCAI Conference and Expo, Ten Tips for Staying out of Court, March 2015

WMCCAI Conference and Expo, Planning and Budgeting for Tree Care, March 2014

WMCCAI Conference and Expo, Navigating the Issues of Community Association Security Measures, March 2013

WMCCAI Electronic Voting Seminar, August 2011

CVCCAI Southwest Regional Council Reserve Seminar, October 2011

 

Articles

“Director Ethics,” co-authored with Ken Chadwick, Quorum, September 2015

“Understanding Real Estate Disclosures,” Quorum, March 2015

“Board Orientation and Training,” Quorum, December 2014

“Renovations, Avoiding Legal Pitfalls,” Quorum, October 2014

“A Brief History of Land Covenants,” Quorum, May 2014

“Electrifying the Vote,” Quorum, October 2012

“What to do with Polybutylene Pipes,” Quorum, December 2011

“Coloring in the Gray Areas,” Quorum, July 2011

“Use of E-mail and Social Media: Appropriate for Meetings?”, Quorum, August 2010

“Focusing Inward: Spring Cleaning an Association’s Internal Components,” Quorum March, 2010

“Contracting Essentials: Protecting your Association Before you Sign the Dotted Line,” Quorum November, 2009

“Films and Public Performance Licensing,” Quorum, August 2009

“Door Prizes as Incentives for Achieving Quorum,” Quorum, August 2009

 

Education

 

Awards

WMCCAI Educator of the Year award, 2015

WMCCAI Committee Chair of the Year award, 2012

WMCCAI Rising Star award, 2011

 

Admitted

  • 2004, Virginia

 

Professional associations

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Community Associations Institute, Washington Metro Chapter
    • Quorum Editorial Committee member
    • Outreach Committee Co-Chair
    • 2011 Social Media Task Force
    • Elected to the Board of Directors of the Washington Metro Chapter in 2012
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