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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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Failure to Tender an Insurance Claim?

By Rian W. Jones, Esq. “Penny wise and Pound foolish” is an old adage from England when 240 pence (pennies) equaled a Pound.  Loosely it means to be careful about small things while being careless about bigger things. This adage is very true when deciding whether or not to tender claim to your insurance carrier. […]


Commercial and Industrial Common Interest Development Act: How it Differs from the Davis-Stirling Act

By Susan M. Hawks McClintic, Esq. & Nancy I. Sidoruk, Esq. Effective January 1, 2014, solely commercial or industrial common interest developments were no longer subject to the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (“Davis-Stirling Act”).  These associations instead became subject to Civil Code sections 6500-6876, “the Commercial and Industrial Common Interest Development Act” (“Commercial & Industrial […]


Record Retention: Meet the New Board, Same as the Old Board

By David A. Kline, Esq. Often I hear members and directors distinguish between events that took place “under the old board” and those that take place “under the new board.” The implication of this distinction is that the election that brought in “the new board” somehow wiped the slate clean or that a new entity was […]


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