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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 nearly 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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Notice of Hearing: Tips for an Effective Notice

By Jodi A. Konorti, Esq. One of the many important functions a board of directors has is to enforce its association’s governing documents.  While there are several means to enforce governing documents, one of the most common methods is holding noticed hearings to consider whether to impose discipline on an owner for alleged violations.  The […]


Unintentional Housing Discrimination

Supreme Court Says Unintentional Housing Discrimination is Against the Law: What Could This Mean for Your Community Association? By David A. Kline, Esq. On Thursday, June 25, 2015 the United States Supreme Court announced its decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. The Federal Government provides tax credits […]


Submeters to Reduce Water Consumption

By David A. Kline, Esq.1 Governor Brown’s executive order dated April 1, 2015, mandates a 25% statewide reduction in urban water use.  That mandate requires water-saving targets between 12% and 36% for the San Diego County Water Authority’s 20 member agencies.  The City of San Diego, for example, is under mandatory water use restrictions and […]


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