Augustus H. Shaw IV - Founding Partner, Shaw & Lines, LLC

Augustus H. Shaw IV, Esq., CCAL is the founding member of Shaw & Lines, LLC where he advises community associations, timeshare associations, non-profit corporations, real estate developers, businesses and other clients on matters involving general real estate, bankruptcy, housing discrimination, employment, insurance defense and litigation matters.

Augustus has served the community association industry nationally as a Member of the College of Community Association Lawyers Board of Governors and in Arizona by serving as a Board Member and Vice President of the Central Arizona Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. Augustus currently serves his community as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Tempe Preparatory Academy and as a Board Member of the Alisanos Community Association.

Augustus, a fellow of the College of Community Lawyers, is a frequent local and national author and lecturer. He received his Bachelor of Arts (1996) and his Juris Doctor (2000) from the University of Arizona. 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.

Augustus, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, is an avid golfer and when not practicing law or engaging in community service, can be found with his sons on the golf course.

Augustus H. Shaw IV - Founding Attorney
Position:
Founding Partner
Location:
Phoenix, AZ
Tel:
(480) 456-1500

EDUCATION:

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law – J.D. 2000

University of Arizona – B.A. 1996

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:

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.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

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.

SERVICE TO COUNTRY:

Honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, August 1992.

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS:

Member, Community Associations Institute College of Community Association Lawyers Board of Governors (2017); Vice President (2014 – 2015), Member of the Board of Directors (2013 – 2016) of the Central Arizona Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI); Member, State Bar Committee of Minorities and Women in the Law (2002-2003); Vice Chair, City of Tempe Redevelopment Review Commission (2003-2004); Secretary, Maricopa County Bar Association Foundation (2002-2003); Member, Maricopa County Board of Adjustment (2005-2006); Member, Maricopa County Community Development Advisory Commission (2005-2006); Member, Maricopa County Merit Commission (2006); Board Member, The Leadership Centre (2002- Present); Member, City of Tempe Transportation Commission (2009-2011); First Vice Chairman, Arizona Republican Party (2010 – 2012).

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS:

Winter (2018) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona Chapter Magazine Community Resource Article Entitled Can a HOA Waive its Rights to Enforce the CC&Rs.

Spring (2018) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona Chapter Magazine Community Resource Article Entitled Going Paperless: The Legal Requirements of HOA Digital Record Keeping.

Fall (2017) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona Chapter Magazine Community Resource Article Entitled Reserve Accounts 101 – What They Are, How They Work and Are They Required.

Spring (2017) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona Chapter Magazine Community Resource Article Entitled You’re Hired! Important Considerations Concerning HOA Service Providers.

Spring (2016) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona Chapter Magazine Community Resource Article Entitled There is Method to the Madness: How to Choose the Best Method of Enforcement.

Fall (2014) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona Chapter Magazine Community Resource Article Entitled The Importance of Trade Names and Trademarks in the Social Media Age.

Spring (2013) Community Associations Institute Central Arizona Chapter Magazine 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 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 Republic and the East Valley/Scottsdale Tribune (2004-2006).

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION SEMINARS TAUGHT:

January, 2019 – Community Associations Institute College of Community Association Lawyers National Law Seminar CLE Entitled ETHICS: Call to Duty: Ethics and Politics Concerning Duties Owed.

February, 2018 – Community Associations Institute College of Community Association Lawyers National Law Seminar CLE Entitled Navigating the Nuances of the Fair Housing Act.

June, 2017 – Arizona State Bar Convention CLE Panel Entitled Advanced Issues in Land Use: Navigating the Dangers of Deed Restrictions in Residential and Commercial Development.

January, 2017 – Community Associations Institute College of Community Association Lawyers National Law Seminar CLE Entitled The Insurance Defense Dilemma; Conflicts of Interest Regarding Insurance Defense Under a Reservation of Rights.

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.