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Volunteer Spotlight

CAI Attorney Ed Allcock
Makes a Practice of Giving Back
professionally," says Frank. "He doesn't hesitate to be there
when he's needed. I'm very impressed by his willingness to
volunteer for the cause."
Ed also volunteers for CAI on a national level. He is one
of only about 200 lawyers across the country to be named
a fellow of the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers, an invitation-only offshoot of CAI that
recognizes attorneys in that niche specialty who give back
through teaching, writing, and
professional involvement.
One of the activities sponsored
by the college is an annual law
seminar. After speaking at the
seminar, Ed was recruited to the
planning committee and eventually
became its chair. "It's a lot of fun
putting the seminar together," he
says. "I get to meet attorneys and
managers from across the country.
We share ideas, and I learn from
"He's one of the
their practices and the issues they
good ones, personally
face in their states, which I think
helps me better represent my
and professionally.
clients in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. I highly
He doesn't hesitate
recommend that condominium
to be there when
attorneys and managers try to get
to this seminar every year, as it is
he's needed."
informative and educational for
Ed Allcock, partner with
anyone practicing in this field."
Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks, P.C.
Ed has since been elected to the
Ed began volunteering on behalf
(MEEB)
college's board of governors, and
of CAI in 2001, when he joined
he also serves as co-chair of its
MEEB. Locally, he started out on
amicus brief committee, which prepares and reviews amthe Rhode Island Legislative Action Committee (RILAC),
icus briefs relating to condominium law for appellate cases
where he currently serves as co-chair. He has been active in
passing important super-lien legislation in Rhode Island and across the country. The current president of the college is
Julie McGhee Howard, managing partner of Nowack Howis involved in opposing anti-condominium bills introduced
ard, LLC, of Atlanta, Ga. "Ed is really easy to work with, and
in the Rhode Island General Assembly this term. He is also
he's very good at listening to all sides, which a lawyer needs
in the third year of a three-year term as a director of the
to be able to do," she says. "And he's fun! It's great that he
board of the New England chapter of CAI and currently
adds a light touch."
serves as its vice president.
To sum it all up, Ed currently serves on two boards and
"Ed is an excellent attorney with excellent trial skills,"
three committees-two of which he chairs-on behalf of
says Frank Lombardi, a principal of Goodman, Shapiro &
CAI. "I guess I do extend myself quite a bit," he says. That is
Lombardi, LLC, based in the law firm's office in Lincoln, R.I.
certainly an understatement for someone for whom being
Friends as well as colleagues, Frank and Ed work together
involved and giving back are simply a way of life.
on the RILAC. "He's one of the good ones, personally and
Some people just don't seem to know how to say no.
And that's a good thing for organizations like Community
Associations Institute (CAI) that depend on the volunteer
efforts of its members to provide the resources that benefit
everyone in the industry.
Ed Allcock is one of those people. A partner with Marcus,
Errico, Emmer & Brooks (MEEB) and head of the Braintree,
Mass.-based law firm's litigation department, Ed specializes
in condominium law and practices
in three states: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. "I
am the only lawyer who has argued
condominium cases in the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and
Rhode Island Supreme Courts," he
says. "That's like the Super Bowl of
condominium law, and who doesn't
want to play in the Super Bowl?"

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