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  Thank you for visiting me. This website is about CID and condominium living; sharing amenities and the legal nuts and bolts info you need to survive!! Whether you are a:
  • Homeowner
  • Board member (of a homeowner association board)
    • In a common interest development
    • Condominium association
    • Planned development
    • Townhome
    • Single family subdivision that shares amenities
  • Realtor who sells property in any of those kinds of developments
  • Manager of those types of communities
  • Interested vendor, professional, legislator, or other person

I believe you will find help is available right here for just about any problem you wish to solve. If you can't find the answer in these pages, you may contact me for a personal consultation by filling out an "intake" form and sending it to me by email or fax.

I hope you will keep coming back again and again. I plan to have something new added to the site each week. It may be a FAQ, an article, a publication, an FYI, a form or legal brief.

I am very excited to offer this website. I wanted to find a way to reach out to more people and share the wealth of information and resources I have gathered over the past 15 years in this industry.

I am an attorney who has been in this area of the law for more than 20 years. During that time I have developed a long list of clients and subscribers to publications who are thrilled to have an attorney who can talk and explain things in their language.

My background over these several years includes forming a close network with working professionals and association members all over the State of California, service in the legislative action arena for common interest development laws (including writing language for statutes, testifying in public hearings, and organizing grass roots efforts to promote beneficial legislation and defeat bad legislation); as well as writing many publications and articles (including newsletters, books, monthly FYIs for clients, and general articles for each of the industry publications), giving and leading and/or participating in over 100 programs for the various industry groups, including my own series, and serving clients all over the State of California, homeowner associations and homeowners alike! Since I own a condominium and have lived in it and rented it out, and have attended board meetings as an owner, and have even run for the board - I believe my perspectives are much more varied than most attorneys.

It is likely you were pointed in this direction by someone who didn't have answers for you, or possibly even an attorney who wasn't able to represent you because he/she already had a conflict of interest. Maybe you heard about me through my writings or self-published books, newsletters, articles for all of the industry publications. Maybe you got here by accident. In any case, I hope you leave here a little wiser and a little happier - and I really hope you use the information you get here in a constructive way!

In these pages, I offer valuable publications, articles , forms and even educational Primers (brief treatises on matters that involve laws or case histories) that are written in lay people's language; that address not just the laws, but the nuts-and-bolts everyday issues, the difficult issues, the preventative measures in document drafting, the ways to develop a plan to deal with almost any crisis, and the information that is necessary to keep a community humming and the residents happy - including tips on operating efficiently and effectively, ongoing advice to keep yourselves out of the court room, and how to address the very difficult issues that many associations and homeowners face like apathy, resistance to change, rising costs, etc.

I offer tips & solutions for dealing with disruptive and rude homeowners, disruptive and rude groups in an association; disruptive and rude board members and disruptive and rude professionals - all persons who have a different (or mis-) understanding of morality, decency and the law. I let you in on secrets for simplifying meetings, enhancing communications, resolving disputes and creating policies and resolutions that work. I believe I can help with problems and heartache in your voluntary service and/or the single biggest investment in life, your home.

Through numerous publications, presentations, communications, service on various industry groups, interaction with an established network of brain power all over this site, and a willingness to seek out others dealing with similar problems, and look for creative solutions, I have found myself in a position with much to offer others in analyzing this area of the law and life.

I represent not only associations, but homeowners who need and deserve help. I am not only a lawyer; I am also a mediator, a condominium owner and a landlord in a condominium development. The most important thing of all is that I like what I do.

No matter who you are, you have a choice for your next step - which will bring you closer to something helpful.

Now, click here to start your process.....


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Pleasant Hill, California 94523
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