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.
Articles and Publications
Spring 2013 Community Associations Institute Central Arizona Chapter MagazineCommunity 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 Curmudgeon Cure.
Issue 4 (2011) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona Chapter Magazine Community Resource Article Entitled Association Record Keeping in the Digital Age.
Issue 1 (2011) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona Chapter Magazine 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 Chapter Magazine Community Resource Article Entitled Why HOAs are Good in a Bad Economy.
Issue 2 (2010) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona Chapter Magazine 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 Republicand the East Valley/Scottsdale Tribune (2004-2006).
Continuing Legal Education Seminars Taught
Maricopa County Bar Association How to Collect Assessments and Enforce Restrictions Concerning Homeowner Associations (May 13, 2005).
Lorman Educational Services Issues Concerning the Development, Creation and Operation of the Arizona Office Condominium Association (January 20, 2007).
Arizona Association of Community Managers 2007 Changes in the Laws Affecting Community Associations (June 21, 2006).
Community Associations Institute College of Community Association Lawyers Law Seminar 2010 Board Member Decision Making – The Business Judgment Rule Plus (January, 2010).
Community Associations Institute Annual Conference 2010 Board Member Decision Making – The Business Judgment Rule Plus (May 2010).
Community Associations Institute Central Arizona Chapter Trade Show 2011 Going Rogue, What to do with the Rogue Association Board Member. (February 2011).
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 email@example.com, or by phone at (480) 456-1500.