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
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
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
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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