Augustus H. Shaw IV, Esq. CCAL
Member, State Bar of Arizona.
Member, U.S. District Court Bar for the District of Arizona.
Member, State Bar of Nebraska.
Member, U.S. District Court Bar for the District of Nebraska.
Member, United States Tax Court Bar.
2010 Leadership Centre Brian L. Zemp Community Leadership Award.
2008 Member – Community Association Institute College of Community Association Lawyers.
2006 Leadership Centre Instructor of the Year.
Continuing Legal Education Seminars Taught
May, 2015 - Community Associations Institute National Annual Conference Seminar Entitled I am the Association! How to Handle the Overbearing Board Member.
November, 2014 – State Bar of Arizona CLE Seminar Entitled Let Slip the Dogs of Peace: The ADA, Fair Housing Act and the Use of Service Animals to Help America's Returning Veterans.
April, 2013 - Arizona Association of Landlord-Tenant Attorneys CLE Seminar Entitled An Overview of Property Tax Appeals, HOA Laws and Remedies When a Foreclosure Goes Wrong.
February, 2011 - Community Associations Institute (Central Arizona Chapter) Trade Show Seminar Entitled Going Rogue, What to do with the Rogue Association Board Member.
May, 2010 - Community Associations Institute National Annual Conference Seminar Entitled Board Member Decision Making – The Business Judgment Rule Plus.
January, 2010 - Community Associations Institute College of Community Association Lawyers National Law Seminar CLE Entitled Board Member Decision Making – The Business Judgment Rule Plus.
January, 2007 - Lorman Educational Services Seminar Entitled Issues Concerning the Development, Creation and Operation of the Arizona Office Condominium Association
June, 2006 - Arizona Association of Community Managers Seminar Entitled Changes in the Laws Affecting Community Associations.
May 2005 - Maricopa County Bar Association Seminar Entitled How to Collect Assessments and Enforce Restrictions Concerning Homeowner Associations.
Articles and Publications
Fall (2014) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona ChapterMagazine Community Resource Article Entitled
The Importance of Trade Names and Trademarks
in the Social Media Age.
Spring (2013) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona ChapterMagazine Community Resource Article Entitled
The Hatfields and the McCoys: HOA Involvement in Neighbor Disputes.
September/October (2012) Community Associations Institute National Magazine Common Ground Article Entitled
Issue 4 (2011) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona ChapterMagazine Community Resource Article Entitled
Association Record Keeping in the Digital Age.
Issue 1 (2011) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona ChapterMagazine Community Resource Article Entitled
We Are All in This Together - Sustaining Members' Interest in Their Community Association.
Issue 4 (2010) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona ChapterMagazine Community Resource Article Entitled
Why HOAs are Good in a Bad Economy.
Issue 2 (2010) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona ChapterMagazine Community Resource Article Entitled
The Ins and Outs of Owner Bankruptcy – What Community Associations Need to Know.
Columnist for the weekly Column entitled "Ask the HOA GUY" published by the Arizona Republic
and the East Valley/Scottsdale Tribune (2004-2006).
Augustus Shaw is currently the managing member of Shaw & Lines, LLC. His practice includes advising community associations, non-profit corporations and other clients requiring general real estate, bankruptcy and litigation representation.
Mr. Shaw has published many articles and scholarly writings regarding the corporate operations and legal issues related to community associations. Mr. Shaw is also a contributing instructor and author of continuing legal education seminars taught to other Arizona attorneys and real estate professionals.
Mr. Shaw has served the community association industry by participating as an active member of the Central Arizona and National Chapters of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) as well as being an active participant with the Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM). He also serves as a board member of The Leadership Centre, an organization sponsored by east valley cities and colleges dedicated to providing communities with educational opportunities. Mr. Shaw was awarded "Instructor of the Year" as The Leadership Centre's lecturer of the year for 2005 - 2006. In January, 2009, Mr. Shaw was admitted as a member of CAI's national College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). Since the prestigious College was established in 1993, CAI has admitted fewer than 150 attorneys among literally thousands that practice community association law across the country. Members of CCAL are admitted only by showing significant contributions to this area of law, including volunteer work and education for boards, managers and the communities they serve. Membership in the College reflects a recognized demonstration of high standards of professionalism, ethics, commitment and an understanding of HOA law.
Mr. Shaw is a graduate of the University of Arizona and later received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. He is licensed to practice law before the State Supreme Court of the state of Arizona, the State Supreme Court of the state of Nebraska, the Unites States District Courts of Arizona and Nebraska and the United States Tax Court.
You may contact Mr. Shaw by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (480) 456-1500.