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The Value of Your Homeowners Association Attorney

December 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM / by HOA Manager

posted in HOA Management, HOA Law

There are several individuals that bring value to your association. Your volunteer board, your manager, your interested members that may serve in other capacities, and your supportive and assessment-paying membership. Vendors also can bring great value to your association in many ways. Today, we are considering the value that your association attorney brings to your community.

Like your manager, your community’s legal counsel is one of the most important people, other than volunteers and residents, involved in your homeowners association. Not a volunteer, but a paid and crucial member of your association’s professional team, your attorney is one that is called on to give guidance in many aspects of the association’s ongoing business. And because community association law is complex and ever changing, your association’s attorney is likely knowledgeable in a wide variety of practice areas that can affect your association, including some of the areas mentioned below.

Association Attorneys Have a Vast Array of Knowledge in Matters Such As:

  • Construction warranty
  • Directors’ liability
  • Real estate
  • Contracts
  • Architectural and design review
  • Insurance
  • Employment
  • Environmental law
  • Water regulation
  • Collections and foreclosure

Actions to Take When Your HOA Board is Faced with a Lawsuit

July 16, 2014 at 11:36 AM / by HOA Manager

posted in HOA Management, HOA Board, HOA Law

You’re being sued, what do you do? You know that being faced with a lawsuit is a serious matter and absolutely should not be ignored. That being said, there are some important actions you need to take as an HOA board member to avoid setting the homeowners association up for failure and getting yourself in a mess you can’t clean up.


4 Arresting Reasons an HOA Board Needs to Know the Law

June 13, 2014 at 1:04 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in HOA Board, HOA Law

Understanding the law is no easy endeavor, especially if you’re an HOA board member busy volunteering to help the Association function properly. If we’re really being honest, who has the desire or time to spend trying to learn and interpret the law, especially when it comes to important issues in your homeowners association. That’s where a manager can help, but it is also important for board members to be educated and informed about the basics – important issues that often require knowing the law and why they should have resources available to consult.