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...
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....
Matt D. Ober, Esq. Speaks at CAI NorCal Legal Forum

Matt D. Ober, Esq. Speaks at CAI NorCal Legal Forum

Senior Partner, Matt Ober joined James McCormick, Esq. and Laura Ravazza, CMCA to address neighbor-to-neighbor disputes in community associations and why “doing nothing is no longer an option” at CAI’s first NorCal Legal Forum in Oakland on Thursday, September 20th. Neighbor-to-Neighbor Disputes: Doing Nothing Is No Longer an Option In today’s politically and emotionally charged climate, it seems that disputes between residents can no longer be resolved without the association getting involved. Not only are residents looking to the association to step in and solve their problems, but new developments in community association law suggest the association must play a greater role in resolving disputes. This session’s panel will discuss a framework for determining whether association action is required, and, if so, what action is necessary? You’ll also learn how an association can protect itself if it decides to take no action. For more information on the Bay Area and Central California Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI) visit their website at http://www.caibaycen.com....