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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. 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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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.


Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Upcoming Changes to Wage and Hour Laws

Does your association have employees?   If so, be prepared to review how you pay any “white collar” exempt employees (as defined in the law), such as certain association managers, to ensure the association complies with the new federal Overtime Rule published on May 18, 2016 by the Department of Labor. Effective December 1, 2016, pursuant […]


Legislative Update: AB 1720 & AB 1799

By Nancy I. Sidoruk, Esq., CAI-GRIE CLAC Delegate It’s only May, but there’s already important news out of Sacramento about bills concerning community associations. Assembly Bill 1720 – Attorneys & Other Member Representatives at Board Meetings? This bill was introduced by Assemblyman Wagner of the 68th Assembly District in Orange County.  As introduced, it would have […]


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