Susan R. Rapaport

Susan Rapaport

Susan Rapaport heads our Community Association practice, representing condominiums, homeowners associations, and housing cooperatives throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.  For over twenty-five years, she has been working to help community associations with a myriad of issues including:

  • community association formation
  • community association governance
  • governing document interpretation and amendment
  • assessment collections
  • rules and covenant enforcement
  • community association litigation
  • developer transition and warranty claims

She has also represented emerging and established small businesses and has provided a wide range of legal services to them.

Susan lives in Montgomery, County, Maryland with her husband, and two dogs. She enjoys traveling and reading.

Practice Groups

Areas of Focus


  • Brandeis University, B.A.
  • The American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Community Associations Institute, Maryland Legislative Action Committee, Assistant Secretary and Former Secretary and Chair, 1995- Present
  • Community Associations Institute, Chesapeake Region Chapter, Vice President 
  • Howard County Arts Council, former Board Secretary
  • Leadership Howard County, Class of 2002
  • The Business Women's Network of Howard County, Former Board President
  • Maryland Bar Association, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member


  • 1999 Who’s Who in the Law, The Baltimore Business Journal
  • 1998 Educator of the Year, Washington, D.C. Chapter Community Association’s Institute.

Speaking Engagements/Lectures/Seminars

  • Susan co-authored an Article for The University of Baltimore Law Forum on “Pit Bulls – Maryland’s Solesky Case Changes Liability Standard. She has also authored articles for Quorum Magazine and The Beacon, publications of the Community Association's Institute.
  • Susan has spoken and presented at various seminars and educational events for companies and other organizations such as the Community Association’s Institute

 Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia