Orlando law firm of WEAN & MALCHOW, P.A. advises condominium,
cooperative and homeowner associations, as well as members,
managers and developers. Veteran community association practitioners
Helena Gutierrez Malchow, James E. Olsen and Eryn McConnell
represent many individuals and act as general corporate
and litigation counsel to over 600 communities of all sizes.
The firm also maintains a thriving general commercial litigation
and real estate practice. Attorney Paul L. Wean, a seasoned
practitioner with forty years of experience, is "of
counsel" to the firm, devoting most of his professional
time to building a mediation practice and to being a resource
to the other attorneys in the firm.
The goal for our practice is to provide timely and quality
legal representation at a fair price. Where possible we
use the best technology to maintain an economical, effective
practice. Yet the firm remains a small and personal operation,
avoiding unnecessary frills and cost structures that force
its small size, WEAN & MALCHOW, P.A. stays in the forefront
of developments in the law effecting Florida communities
by participating in legislative initiatives and lobbying,
and by monitoring new case law developments. Each issue
of the firm's monthly newsletter, the "Community Counsel"
contains paragraph-sized case summaries designed to give
the layperson insight into the judicial approach that shapes
evolving principles governing this dynamic area of law.
Our case law briefs have been reproduced by other publications
with our permission.
the firm offers continuing legal education to licensed community
association managers at no charge, because we recognize
that clients are best served when all of their advisers
have the best possible knowledge available to them. Our
attorneys also are frequent speakers at events open to community
attorneys and staff recognize the unique nature of our client
base: in addition to being neighborhoods they are also businesses
run by volunteers who often are not educated in the law
relating to their corporations. We understand that controversy
is common because, unlike most business operations of similar
size, the business participants did not choose each other
and often do not share a common vision. Accordingly, we
use our rate structure to encourage clients to seek preventative
legal counseling as the most effective way to avoid problems,
and our attorneys are frequent speakers at educational programs
and frequent contributors to relevant publications.
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Paul L. Wean takes "of counsel" status with
the firm after nearly 40 years of continuous practice,
so that he can pursue other endeavors, both personally
and professionally, although he intends to remain active
and available to consult with the attorneys on any matter
as needed and to continue acting as a Florida Supreme
Court certified circuit court civil mediator.
As a new year begins Wean & Malchow, P.A. celebrates
its 20th year serving the communities of Central Florida
and surrounding environs. Where did the time go?
information about our first general rate adjustment in
almost five years, which takes effect March 15, 2013,
please contact our firm administrator.
2011: The firm takes on the project of volunteering
to take photos of shelter animals, as Paul Wean, his wife
Joan, and two professional photographers start "Pawsitive
Shelter Photography, Inc."
2007: The law firm celebrates its fifth anniversary
in its current offices at 646 East Colonial Drive in Orlando,
FL. Click here to see historical
photos of our office location.
2006: Attorney Eryn M. McConnell joins the firm the
day after her birthday.
2005: Wean & Malchow, P.A. celebrates its
tenth anniversary as a firm.
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