Attorney Richard D. DeBoest

Richard D. DeBoest II is the co-founder of the Condo & HOA Law Group and is a shareholder with the law firm of DeBoest, Stockman, Decker, Broughton & Hagan, P.A.   Mr. DeBoest’s practice is concentrated exclusively in community association.

Mr. DeBoest regularly speaks and writes on community association law topics. In the past his presentations have covered topics such as assessment collection, conducting board meetings, community association law updates, covenant enforcement and financial aspects of association operation.

Mr. DeBoest was the co-host of the “Community Living” radio show for two years.  He is also the author of the chapter on drafting condominium declarations in the book Florida Condominium and Community Association Law published by The Florida Bar.

Mr. DeBoest’s personal philosophy regarding the practice of community association law is focused on preventing problems before they occur and finding common sense solutions to problems after they occur. Additionally, he prides himself on making prompt personal service a cornerstone of the attorney-client relationship. 

Mr. DeBoest is a member of The Florida Bar and serves on its Condominium and Planned Development Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors of the South Gulf Coast Chapter of the Community Associations Institute and was the Chapter President for 2001. He is also a past member of the Florida Legislative Alliance Committee.

Mr. DeBoest received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and his law degree from Nova Southeastern University. Mr. DeBoest received his BA in Political Science from the University of Southern California in 1986, and his Juris Doctor from Nova in 1993. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1993 and the Middle District of Florida the same year. During law school he was Executive Editor of the Nova Law Review. Mr. DeBoest’s wife is an attorney and also a mediator. Together they have one son and a daughter