ELMORE & THROOP law firm profile:
Elmore & Throop, P.C. is a well-established Maryland Common Interest Ownership Association law firm. The principal office is located in Severna Park, Maryland in the Elmore Professional Building at the corner of Riggs and Holly Avenues. The law firm represents more than 250 condominiums, co-operatives and homeowners' associations in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester Counties, as well as Baltimore City. The firm was established in 1995 under the name of Elmore & Associates, P.A., changed its name to Elmore & Throop, P.C. in January 2004, and reorganized in February 2011 under its present name. Currently, the firm consists of three attorneys, and 16 full-time and 6 part-time staff members. Kathleen M. Elmore is the managing partner with over 23 years of experience focusing on Common Interest Ownership Association law. Ellen W. Throop has over 16 years combined experience in Common Interest Ownership Association law and insurance defense. The law firm dedicates its resources and vast experience to guiding Associations through all matters they encounter, from the complex pitfalls of litigation and through the necessary collection procedures and beyond..
Elmore & Throop, P.C. represents its clients in practically all aspects of the law, including: general operational and tax advice; preparation of association documents including bylaw and covenant amendments, proxy forms, minutes and meeting and special assessment notices; preparation of original association documents for residential, commercial and marina associations; collection of delinquent assessments including foreclosure of liens and creditor representation in the United States Bankruptcy Court as well as court actions for money judgments; enforcement of architectural control rules and regulations, bylaws and covenants; negotiation and preparation of management agent agreements; inter-association litigation; arguments before the Court of Special Appeals, negotiation and litigation of association versus developer suits and of association vs/ats contractor suits; zoning disputes with county and city authorities; securing Veterans and Federal Housing Administration approval of association documentation for VA and FHA loans; and preparation of resale disclosure certificates and homeowners association depository information.
In addition to providing comprehensive legal advice its client, the law firm’s attorneys are active and leading participants in the Chesapeake Region and Washington Metro Chapters of Community Associations Institute ("CRC & WMC CAI"). Kathleen M. Elmore has served on the Executive Board and Ellen W. Throop is a past president of the CRC-CAI. The law firm frequently provides drafting services and oral and written testimony to the Maryland General Assembly with regard to common interest ownership association issues. Kathleen M. Elmore is currently serving as the Chair for the Maryland Legislative Action Committee for Community Associations Institute.
As part of their dedication to education and professional leadership within the community, the attorneys teach numerous classes for the Maryland Bar Association, Anne Arundel Community College, Baltimore County Board of Realtors, Montgomery County Housing and Community Initiatives, Inc. and CRC-CAI. The attorneys are also active in numerous professional organizations including the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, the Anne Arundel Chapter of the Women's Bar Association, The James C. Cawood, Jr. Inn of Court and the Maryland State Bar Association. Kathleen Elmore served on the Small Area Planning Committee (Zoning) for Severna Park and is a Past President of the Anne Arundel Chapter of the Women's Bar Association (1994-1996) and the James C. Cawood, Jr. Inn of Court (2007-2008). Ellen W. Throop is a past President of The James C. Cawood, Jr. Inn of Court (2008-2009) and has also served on the Attorney Peer Review Commission since May 2006. All Elmore & Throop, P.C. attorneys, paralegals and other staff are fully committed and qualified to provide exceptional service on behalf of their clients.