2018 Kettle Kick Off for Salvation Army at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena

2018 Kettle Kick Off for Salvation Army at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena

On Thursday, November 15th, Matt Ober and Kelly Richardson attended the 5th Annual “Kettle Kick Off” of the holiday season with The Salvation Army at the Rose Bowl before one of the most revered college football rivalries in the country, USC vs. UCLA. Matt obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of California at Los Angeles before obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law. Kelly obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Riverside, where he was a National Merit Scholar. Active in local community affairs, serving on the boards of churches, a private school and the Pasadena Salvation Army, Kelly has been participating in weekly homeless outreach in Pasadena for more than a decade. The two partners have enjoyed a friendly rivalry for many years when their two teams face off as they will this Saturday, November 17th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena....
Matthew A. Gardner, Esq. joins CAI GLAC Community News Now Panel

Matthew A. Gardner, Esq. joins CAI GLAC Community News Now Panel

On Wednesday, December 5th from 6:00 – 8:30 PM, CAI-GLAC will host it’s annual Holiday HOA Marketplace at the Pasadena Hilton. Matthew Gardner will be joined by fellow HOA attorney, Brian Moreno, Esq.with SwedelsonGottlieb to debate the “most controversial issues the CID industry is currently facing.” Topics to be discussed include: Suspension of Membership Cannabis “Canna” Association Prohibit Smoking Pot Inside a Unit? Rolling Over Directors: How Many Times Do We Have to Keep Trying to Get Quorum Before We Quit? Rental Restrictions:  What is a reasonable restriction? Comfort Pets:  Do we have to let the faker have the boa constrictor and the peacock? For more information and to register visit...
Webinar: “Not All Rules are Golden… The Drafting, Changing and Enforcement of HOA Rules”

Webinar: “Not All Rules are Golden… The Drafting, Changing and Enforcement of HOA Rules”

In this presentation, Kelly Richardson will discuss the basic as well as advanced concepts in rule creation, amendment and enforcement. Creating, amending and enforcing HOA rules are the bane of the manager (and volunteer director’s) existence. Rules can be a great help to a community and build community spirit, or they can create more problems and foster divisiveness and negativity… and even litigation. The very fast-paced presentation will be 60 minutes in length, including 10 minutes for questions at the end of the prepared remarks. This course has been approved for 1 Continuing Education Credit for Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) by CAMICB.  Registration link at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1598374741632408065....
Matt Ober Joins Panel for Legislative Update and Case Law Review

Matt Ober Joins Panel for Legislative Update and Case Law Review

On Wednesday, November 14th, Matt D. Ober, Esq., CCAL will join other CID professionals including CAI’s advocate in Sacramento, Louie Brown, to review new laws affecting HOAs in 2019 at CAI-GLAC’s Educational Luncheon at the Skirball Center.  Find out how the 2018 chaptered bills and case law will affect your association governance. Joining Matt Ober and Louis Brown are Thomas Ware II, Esq.,and Lisa Tashjian, Esq.  The panelists will help break down the new laws into simple terms. Legislative Advocate, Louie Brown will talk about the bills and the atmosphere in Sacramento including what we can expect next year. For more information visit...
Matthew A. Gardner Tapped to Co-Teach CID Course at Legal Forum

Matthew A. Gardner Tapped to Co-Teach CID Course at Legal Forum

On Thursday, October 18th, the day before the 2018 CAI Legal Forum in Temecula, CA Matthew A. Gardner, Esq. joined fellow attorney, Richard Salpietra to teach the California Common Interest Development (CID) course to those new to the industry. Matthew A. Gardner is a senior associate who works with community associations, homeowners and HOA boards of directors to amend governing documents, resolve homeowner/member disputes, manage assessment delinquency matters and provide leadership training to volunteers and community members. In his more than six years with Richardson|Ober, Matthew has worked with clients on risk management, reserve studies, rule creation and enforcement, financial reporting and budgets as well as community governance responsibilities....
R|O Welcomes Tamara A. Yeritsyan, Esq. to Community Association Law Practice

R|O Welcomes Tamara A. Yeritsyan, Esq. to Community Association Law Practice

Richardson|Ober is pleased to welcome Tamara A. Yeritsyan, Esq. to its growing Common Interest Development Practice Group. Tamara brings extensive trial preparation and arbitration/mediation experience to the team. Tamara is fluent in Spanish, Armenian, Russian and Georgian! When she’s not tutoring law graduates who are preparing to take the California State Bar licensing exam, Tamara is fine-tuning her piano skills for a future spot in the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic...
R|O Joins CAI-GLAC’s Outreach Committee to Make Breakfast for Ronald McDonald House Families

R|O Joins CAI-GLAC’s Outreach Committee to Make Breakfast for Ronald McDonald House Families

On Monday, October 29th, our own Elsy Dysim joined the other early birds from the CAI-GLAC Outreach Committee at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House to make breakfast for the families staying there. Ronald McDonald House provides families who have a very sick child the ability to stay nearby so they can focus on their hospital-bound child’s health care. Volunteers provide meals to the families as well as other services such as yard work, holiday entertainment and more. Visit the Ronald McDonald House Charities....