Will Sleeth and Liz White were recently quoted in a Virginia Lawyers Weekly magazine article reporting on the challenges that associations and their attorneys face when attempting to collect unpaid assessments. The article (subscription required) discussed the importance of associations and their attorneys strictly complying with the requirements of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The article illustrates an important lesson that all associations should keep in mind: when an association attempts to collect on a debt, it should consult with legal counsel to ensure compliance with all applicable laws.