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).
Grow Your Career
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.
Our attorneys are leaders in their field and are regularly invited to contribute articles to major publications, speak at industry events and provide general counsel to industry-related service provides such as real estate brokerages and other organizations who partner with HOAs.
Connected to Our Communities
We are proud members of the Community Association Institute (CAI) and affiliates of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). Our attorneys and staff take an active role in supporting the outreach efforts of our local chapters.
Assessment Delinquency Collections
R|O Collect is our online judicial foreclosure approach to assessment delinquency collections. Our unique program allows clients to monitor their collection matters in real time.
What sets Richardson|Ober apart from other law firms is the depth and breadth of experience we bring to the practice of community association law and the proven success rates of our attorneys.
News & Events
The typical condominium project consists of three categories of property – the “separate interest” (normally called the “unit”), the common area, and a subset of common area called “exclusive use common area.” Misunderstandings regarding exclusive use area lead to...read more
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued revisions to its condominium lending rules, effective October 15, 2019. In 2009 HUD began predicating FHA condominium loans on the entire project being approved by meeting certain minimum guidelines. HUD...read more
Senate Bill (SB) 323 (Wieckowski) is now pending in the Assembly after passing through the Senate. The bill originally proposed to significantly expand election procedural requirements and now strays into additional areas, potentially creating even further problems...read more
Recently I received a telephone call from a worried client who was contacted by an unscrupulous vendor who insisted that the association will be heavily penalized in the event it does not comply with Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency (“EBEWE”) Ordinance...read more
Are you one of those associations that have to corral your directors for board meetings? Have you ever been tempted to look up the language in your bylaws to see whether you can disqualify a director from serving because of excessive absences? Have you asked legal...read more
R|O attorney Jonathan R. Davis successfully defended a matter in the Court of Appeal against a homeowners association. After a neighbor filed a lawsuit attempting to force the Association to sign a dubious easement contract, the Association recorded its own...read more
Filling open HOA board seats is a vexing and discouraging problem for some associations. However, there may be some reasons why neighbors are not interesting in serving. Could any of the below describe your association? Volunteer Managers Do directors spend many hours...read more
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
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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