Leaders in community association law since 1987.


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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Three EG&H Attorneys named “Best of the Bar” in the the San Diego Business Journal’s 2015 Publication

On April 13, 2015, the San Diego Business Journal showcased the top San Diego attorneys in private practice as nominated by their peers. We are proud to announce that three of our attorneys have been honored among the 2015 “Best of the Bar.” Congratulations to Jon H. Epsten, Mandy Hexom and Pejman Kharrazian!


AED Requirements Under California Common Law

Verdugo v. Target Corp. (2014) 59 Cal.4th 312 By Carrie M. Timko, Esq. The provision and use of automated external defibrillators (“AEDs”) in community associations has been a topic of interest for managers and boards since Health and Safety Code § 104113 required every “health studio” to acquire and maintain an AED onsite and to […]


Architectural Decisions: How Should Decisions be Made When an Owner Fails to Submit an Application?

By David A. Kline, Esq. In 1979, Bernard and Perlee Solomon purchased a home in the Ironwood Country Club. Four years later, they planted eight date palm trees without first seeking or obtaining approval from their association’s architectural control committee, in violation of the CC&Rs. The association sued the Solomons and sought a mandatory injunction […]


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