Can a board director proxy her director position? 5 Answers as of January 30, 2014

A director on our board wants to proxy her position to her attorney. If that is not allowed, can the attorney attend our board meetings?

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Stuart P Gelberg
Stuart P Gelberg | Stuart P Gelberg
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Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 1/30/2014
Peters Law, PLLC
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
The board sets the rules. If you don't want strangers in your board meeting, pass a motion that there can be no proxies and no visitors unless requested by the board by majority vote.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 1/30/2014
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
You have to look at your CC&R or other relevant documents controlling how Board members are to be elected. ?I assume it merely states that an owner can be elected. ?It does not allow the elected Board member to appoint someone else to fill their position. ?As to whether the attorney can attend meetings as a member of the audience, since it is not a public meeting and he has no ownership interest, he probably can be barred and definitely prevented from speaking. ?If it were not so, sales people could attend and make a sales pitch about something that might be of use to homeowners [new appliance, interior painting]. ?Most Board also adopt a rule that if a Board member fails to attend a certain number of meetings, they can be removed.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/29/2014
Wayne J. Wimer, Inc. P.S.
Wayne J. Wimer, Inc. P.S. | Wayne J. Wimer
Read your association rules to determine how proxy voting is governed. We can't speculate on what your rules provide.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 1/29/2014
Law Office of Richard Winkler | Richard Winkler
No, they cannot send a proxy.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
Replied: 1/29/2014
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