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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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Assessment Collection: The Continuing Dilemma

By Debora M. Zumwalt, Esq. One thing that remains constant for community associations, despite a changing economy, is assessment delinquencies.  Whether an association has many delinquencies, or just a few, some of the most important things a board can do are to have a collection policy in place which it strictly follows and to address […]


Board Members Who Sell Homes in Their Own HOA

NO ONE CAN SERVE TWO MASTERS The Dilemma Facing Board Members Who Sell Homes in Their Own HOA by Jay Hansen, Esq. Real estate agents who serve on their community association boards and market properties in their community, or board members who are thinking of selling or actively marketing their own home may find themselves […]


Governor Signs AB 349 – Artificial Turf

On September 4, 2015, the office of Governor Brown announced that the Governor signed Assembly Bill 349 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) – Common interest developments: property use and maintenance.  This bill is urgency legislation, effective immediately.  Stay tuned for more information about the impact of this legislation and other new laws in the […]


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