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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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
The “Open Meeting Act” (Civil Code Sections 4900-4955), requires at Section 4925(b) that all membership meetings and board meetings have a time set aside for members to speak. This time is often called “open forum.” In open forum, a member can speak on topics on or...read more
Community Associations Must Exercise Caution When Removing Personal Property in Common Area Due to Potential Legal Exposure As children, most of us are taught to clean up after ourselves and to respect our living environments, as well as the living environments of...read more
R|O litigators successfully obtained a Workplace Violence Restraining Order, brought on behalf of an Association, to protect its management and staff from harassing conduct by one of the residents at the property. Said resident had established a pattern of verbally...read more
Only a week after the CAI Day at the Capitol, and CLAC was already back to work reviewing newly introduced legislation. Assembly Member Friedman introduced AB 670, which would require associations to allow owners to construct additional dwelling Units on their...read more
R|O attorneys obtained an order on behalf of an Association allowing for the amendment of its existing CC&Rs based on a reduced percentage of affirmative votes, as authorized by Civil Code section 4275. The amended CC&Rs were absolutely necessary to bring the...read more
After entering escrow to sell a commercial lot in Los Angeles, an out-of-state client first discovered that there was a problem with title. Over 50 years ago, when the client’s parents purchased the combined lot, only one of the two parcels had been correctly included...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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