Our firm serves the needs of common-interest communities and planned developments throughout the state of Nevada and Northern California. Our attorneys assist property managers and board members alike with issues that may arise. We offer a full range of legal services for community associations and work to educate board members to help ensure they understand and meet their fiduciary obligations. Our lawyers believe knowledgeable and informed board members are more effective and efficient when dealing with the variety of legal issues which may be presented by homeowners living in common-interest communities.
Our General Counsel services include, but are not limited to the following:
- Drafting and amending CC&R’s, Bylaws, Rules, Policies and other community Association documents
- Interpretation and enforcement of CC&R’s Bylaws, Rules and Policies
- Interpretation of relevant statutes, regulations and ordinances
- Contract review, analysis and drafting
- Claims by and against Association vendors, contractors and suppliers
- General advice and consultation
Advising Boards. We provide clear, succinct and accurate advice to association boards so that their associations are operating in full compliance with applicable laws.
Attending Meetings. An attorney from our office can be available to attend any association meeting where legal counsel could address issues, provide legal advice and/or resolve concerns.
Construction Defect. We are extremely proud of our record of achievement in pursuing construction defect claims on behalf of homeowners’ and homeowners’ associations. Our knowledge of construction defect law is unmatched. We have played a major role in drafting the statute (Chapter 40) that governs construction defect law in Nevada.
Developer Turnover. We can facilitate transition from developer control of the association to efficient and effective homeowner control.
Drafting Documents. We are experienced in drafting and amending association documents, including covenants, conditions and restrictions, articles of incorporation, bylaws, architectural guidelines, rules and regulations.
Enforcing Covenants. We can assist associations in successfully enforcing the covenants contained within their documents. We can help boards develop a successful strategy for mandatory mediation or arbitration. If litigation is necessary we can assist the association in obtaining court intervention to force compliance with association documents.
Interpreting Documents. We are experienced in reviewing covenants, conditions and restrictions, articles of incorporation, bylaws, rules and regulations, architectural guidelines, plat maps, employment contracts and construction contracts. We can assist in interpreting documents and providing legal opinions.