James Roche is a partner at McCabe & Ronsman and practices in the area of community association law. Mr. Roche spent most of his life in St. Augustine and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Flagler College. He earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee, College of Law, where he was a member of the Student Bar Association and the Sports & Entertainment Law Society. Mr. Roche is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in the area of Condominium & Planned Development Law.
Mr. Roche assists community associations with general legal matters, including corporate governance and authority, document interpretation and drafting, determination of maintenance responsibility, contract negotiation, and compliance. Also, Mr. Roche represents community associations in a variety of dispute resolution proceedings, including mediation, arbitration, administrative proceedings, land use challenges, litigation, and appeals. In addition to representing community associations, Mr. Roche represents community developers from the planning stage through transition of association control, including development planning, drafting association governing documents, and drafting and negotiation of contracts with builders, purchasers, and others.
Mr. Roche is admitted to practice in Florida state courts and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.