Advise on the application process, plan review, appeal of decisions, preparation and enforcement of architectural standards and restrictions.
Prepare violation letters, attend hearings, advise and participate in IDR and ADR proceedings, and enforcement litigation.
CONTRACTS – REVIEW & PREPARATION
Draft, prepare, negotiate and revise contracts for all vendors, contractors and management, including scope of work, indemnity and insurance issues.
Evaluate and provide opinions on corporate issues including governance, board and membership meetings, and Corporations Code and Davis-Stirling compliance.
DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION DEFECT RECOVERY
Evaluate and prosecute claims against the developer for construction/design deficiencies including Calderon and SB 800 claims.
Preparation of election rules, ballots, voting instructions, proxies, and notices; provide opinions on challenges, attend elections, annual meetings, special meetings of members, and advise concerning recalls of the board.
Provide legal advice, analysis, opinions and recommendations to the Association on legal issues, including governing document interpretation, corporation issues, maintenance and repair responsibilities, and association governance.
Representation of associations in litigation, including complex and multiparty litigation.
Review and analysis of cc&rs, bylaws, articles, amendments; restate and amend governing documents; preparation of court petitions to amend governing documents under Davis-Stirling Act and Corporations Code; creation of ballots and voting documents; representation of associations in Civil Code 4275 proceedings for court approval of amendments.
Legal advice and counseling concerning California and federal fair housing laws and regulations related to common interest developments, and representation in connection with fair housing complaints by HUD, DEFH and private organizations.