Joel Meskin, Esq., CIRMS Admitted to College of Community Association Lawyers


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Fairview Park, Ohio, September 29, 2014 — Joel W. Meskin, Esq., CIRMS, Vice President of Community Association Insurance and Risk Management has been granted membership in the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)—of  fewer than 150 attorneys nationwide to be admitted to the prestigious organization. Members of the College are among the most respected community association attorneys in the country.

CCAL was established in 1993 by Community Associations Institute (CAI), with membership consisting of attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the evolution and practice of community association law. CCAL members are also recognized for committing themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct.

Meskin, has been V.P. of Community Association Insurance & Risk Management at The McGowan Companies for almost 10 years.  Previously, he was the Senior V.P. of Aon/Ian H. Graham Insurance.  Meskin spent 15 as an attorney specializing in insurance coverage and related litigation in California.  Meskin also has obtained the Community Association Institute designation of Community Insurance & Risk Management Specialist.  Meskin is a member of the National CAI Business Partner Council and has just been elected for a second term.  Meskin is a prolific speaker and author on Community Association topics presenting seminars and continuing education to board members, community managers, insurance professionals and attorneys nationwide. 

CCAL provides a forum for the exchange of information among experienced legal professionals working for the advancement of community association governance. Its goals include promoting high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, improving and advancing community association law and practice, and facilitating the development of educational materials and programming pertaining to legal issues.

CAI is a national membership organization dedicated to helping homeowner and condominium associations meet the expectations of their residents. The organization accomplishes this mission by providing information, tools and resources to homeowner volunteer leaders and community managers who govern and manage common-interest communities. By helping its members learn, excel and achieve, CAI strengthens the governance and management of community associations throughout the country, making them better places to live.

More than 62 million Americans live in an estimated 325,000 homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives and other planned communities.

To learn more about Joel and McGowan Program Administrators, click here.