Nationally and locally regarded for consistently responding to each client’s unique legal needs in a direct, practical, and results-oriented manner, Richardson|Ober has thrived for 24 years because of our demonstrated commitment to achieving results with honesty, integrity and an overriding attention to detail. Our attorneys are regular speakers at community association law forums and real estate industry events. As educators, we develop courses for realtors, residents and community association managers, providing ongoing professional development to community association leaders, volunteers and other professionals within the industry. We are featured authors in newspaper columns and industry publications providing our clients with the latest legal trends, practical tips or legislative updates. We are proud members of the Community Association Institute (CAl), the California Association of Realtors® (CAR) and affiliates of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM).
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Providing education to residents living in common interest developments, their boards of directors, and property managers is a passion of ours at Richardson|Ober. That is why Richardson|Ober offers complementary online courses that will be available to help managers earn the CAM-ICB credit they need to maintain their credentials.
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Thursday, August 22nd at 1 PM Associations have governing documents, and enforcing those documents is one of the unpleasant realities of community association governance and management. Can managers and boards unintentionally make the process harder, more stressful...read more
When a homeowner fails to pay their share of the association expenses, the board is duty-bound to pursue the unpleasant but necessary task of compelling the member to pay. The association has three options – small claims court, non-judicial foreclosure and...read more
Nothing should be more important to volunteer boards than the trust of their neighbors. However, trust is not automatic and can be easily destroyed. Making good decisions for the association’s best interests is not enough. Decisions must be made in a manner which is...read more
Most associations find committees helpful. Here are some tips to maximize their value to the HOA: 1. Committees can be “ad hoc,” i.e., temporary, or ongoing Committees typically address a major ongoing area of concern or take on the study of larger or complicated...read more
R|O attorneys Kelly G. Richardson and Jonathan R. Davis obtained the dismissal of a frivolous, 100-count lawsuit filed by a vexatious litigant and a coconspirator against an Association and its Board. The vexatious litigant, who had been barred from filing lawsuits...read more
SB 969 amends Section 19891 and adds Section 19892 to the Health & Safety Code and mandates all residential garage motors be equipped with back up battery functions. Section 19892 provides that after July 1, 2019, any automatic garage door opener...read more
R|O recently represented a couple who sold their custom-built family home where they had raised their children over the past 16 years. Subsequent to the sale, and during the heaviest rainfall in Southern California since 2002, the house experienced water intrusion....read more
Back in April, we alerted you to some changing legislation in Sacramento. Sentate Bill (SB) 323 (last session’s SB 1265) re-emerged to address association elections and provide director qualifications. Just this last week, we learned that SB 323 passed through the...read more
Providing education to residents living in common interest developments, their boards of directors, and property managers is a passion of ours at Richardson|Ober. That is why Richardson|Ober is currently developing no cost online courses that will be available to help...read more
This four-part series outlines an association’s legal obligations when dealing with unchaperoned personal property – which may include items that appear to be trash, but could be of value to someone. Associations must take care to identify the character of property...read more
Our goal is to recover delinquent assessments and reduce the financial hardship caused by delinquent assessment payments. R|O Collect is an innovative, online, attorney-driven assessment recovery program that provides you with real-time status updates of your collection accounts anytime, anywhere.
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