Leaders in community association law since 1986.


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. Since 1986, 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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FHA & VA Disclosure – Effective July 1, 2016

AB 596 Annual Budget Report Reminder: Civil Code section 5300 is amended beginning July 1, 2016. The annual budget report of a condominium project must include a separate statement describing the status of the common interest development as a Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-approved condominium project and as a federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)-approved condominium project. Two statements are […]


Louise Stettler receives the CAI San Diego Samuel L. Dolnick Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Louise Stettler, the 2016 recipient of the Salmuel L. Dolnick Lifetime Achievement Award. Named after Community Association Volunteer Leader, Samuel L. Dolnick, this prestigious award honors members who have provided outstanding service to CAI-San Diego. Louise is the third recipient from Epsten Grinnell & Howell to receive the award. Jon Epsten, Kieran Purcell and […]


Now Accepting Topic Suggestions for our 2016 Legal Symposia

Planning is underway for our 2016 Legal Symposium and we are now accepting ideas for our afternoon sessions and round tables. HAVE A TOPIC SUGGESTION? Please share your current issues, questions and suggestions here. For more information, please visit our Legal Symposium page. Thank you.


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