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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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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 […]


No Fun in the Sun: Swimming Pool Specifics

By Mary M. Howell, Esq. What kinds of pool rules may an association have?  How may “health and safety” issues be legally addressed? In US v. Plaza Mobile Estates (2003 U.S. Dist. Ct. Cal.) 273 F. Supp.2d 1084, the government sued operators of several mobilehome communities, alleging their recreational use rules violated the federal Fair […]


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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