Your Advocates for Condominium and Homeowner Associations
Robert L. Tankel
Bob was born in Chicago, Illinois. He moved with his family to Miami, Florida in 1975, after attending the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science, with Honors, from the University of Florida in 1978. He was active in Student Government and volunteered in several organizations, working his way through school.
He received his Juris Doctor, with Honors, from The University of Florida Law School. He wrote on to Law Review, was active in The Student Bar and became President. He was inducted into Florida Blue Key, and received several honors while in school.
Bob has been representing community associations throughout Florida since being admitted into the Florida Bar in 1982.
After moving to the Tampa Bay area in 1986, he formed his own firm in 1995.
• Community Associations Institute, Member since 1982, serving in South Florida, Suncoast, West Florida and Northeast Florida Chapters.
• Past president and board member of the Suncoast Chapter Community Associations Institute (CAI). Member of Suncoast, Northeast Florida, Orlando and West Coast Chapters CAI.
• Member of the Condominium and Planned Unit Development Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.
• Past Director and President of Partners in Self Sufficiency, a public-private partnership to help single parents achieve financial independence.
• Producer and co-host, The Condo Connection, a Public Access television show, 1990-1997.
• Clearwater Bar Association member.
• Member of the 10/10 club, which funds the Clearwater Bar Foundation.
• Continuing education for lawyers: The Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, the University of Miami Boyer Institute and several private providers of CLE.
• Hillsborough County and Clearwater Bar Associations.
• Board member certification classes as allowed by law.
• Legally required continuing education to CAMs.
• Presenter, panelist and host of numerous educational forums for CAI Chapters throughout Florida.
Aubrey Posey is a Florida native. She received her Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Social Studies Education in 1996 from Florida State University. Before attending law school, she was a middle and high school social studies teacher. She graduated, cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in December 2005 and received two book awards while in law school. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in April 2006.
She is a member of the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin and is active in the local tennis community where she serves as a captain to various ladies and mixed teams. She also enjoys boating, running, cooking and spending time with her fiancé, Steve, her two rescue beagles, Ginny and Misty and her rather large cat, Morgan.
Ms. Posey has worked with the Tankel Law Group since 2013. Her practice areas include representing community associations, handling collections, lien foreclosures and enforcement actions and representing landlords with evictions and other landlord tenant matters.
Prior to joining the Tankel Law Group, she spent four years as general counsel and Deputy State Ombudsman for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, a program that investigates complaints and advocates on behalf of long-term care facility residents. She was responsible for legal and policy matters of the program as well as providing counsel and advocacy services to individual residents living in long-term care facilities. She also provided training on elder law issues and policy matters to the program’s volunteers and staff members.
She also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Bradford L. Thomas of the First District Court of Appeal for several years. In this capacity she researched and analyzed issues in a variety of legal areas, including criminal, worker’s compensation, administrative and general civil matters.
Ms. Posey is currently a member of the Clearwater Bar Association, the Pinellas County Women Lawyers, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Elder Law and Appellate Practice sections of the Florida Bar. She formerly served in leadership positions in Tallahassee Women Lawyers.