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Epsten Grinnell & Howell is a leading Southern California law firm whose practice is dedicated to the complex field of community association law. More than 4,000 homeowners’ associations (HOAs) have selected our knowledgeable, effective and skilled attorneys. For more than 29 years, we have provided common interest developments with corporate counsel, rapid assessment recovery services, construction defect and other civil litigation counsel, interpretation of fair housing issues, and alternative dispute resolution assistance.

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2015 Community Association Law Resource Book – Digital Version

NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD! 2015 Community Association Law Resource Book – Digital Version This digital publication represents a compilation of California and federal statutes and regulations, as well as checklists and a detailed keyword index. Downloadable in searchable PDF format.


Billing Disclosures: Update to Form Effective January 1, 2015

Civil Code section 4528 shows how documents provided as required by section 4530 must be broken down into an a la carte menu of items to be produced.  The following version of Civil Code section 4528 will be effective as of January 1, 2015.  For your reference, the changes from the 2014 version of the […]


IDR: Changes to Statutory Default Procedure

In the October 2014 issue of our E-NEWS from EG&H newsletter, we described changes to the informal dispute resolution statutes in the Davis-Stirling Act. We also provided educational practice tips for a community association to adopt its own IDR procedure. However, many associations rely upon the default IDR procedure of Civil Code section 5915. For […]


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