NANCY I. SIDORUK

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NANCY I. SIDORUK

Senior Attorney at Law

Practice Areas

Community Association Counsel
Commercial CID

Education

University of California, Berkeley, 1990
University of La Verne, 1994
University of Redlands, 2006

Affiliations and Memberships

State Bar of California
Riverside & Southwest Riverside County Bar Associations
San Diego County Bar Association
Community Associations Institute (CAI)
CAI-GRIE Legislative Support Committee (LSC)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM)
American Legion Auxiliary, Post 149

Overview

Nancy I. Sidoruk received her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in 1990, finishing her degree in three years while an Alumni Scholar and active member of the Cal Band. She graduated first in her class at the University of La Verne College of Law in January 1994. A scholarship student, she was law review editor-in-chief, moot court finalist, and honored in multiple subjects, including real property, and was a judicial extern for the California Court of Appeal.

With Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC since 2006, Nancy counsels clients on document interpretation, enforcement and amendment, director duties and responsibilities, meetings, elections, corporate governance and related transactional matters. She is a dedicated Community Associations Institute (CAI) chapter and California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) volunteer, including: CAI-Greater Inland Empire (CAI-GRIE) Board of Directors (President, 2015; Executive Committee, 2014-16); President’s Award (2010); Legislative Support Committee (LSC) Chair (2009-13; Committee of the Year, 2013); and, Committee Chair of the Year (Magazine, 2003). Nancy’s dedication as the CAI-GRIE CLAC delegate (2010-16) and liaison (2009-10) led to her receipt of the 1st CLAC Statewide Volunteer of the Year (2010) honor and her appointment to CLAC’s Legislative Strategy & Research Committee (2014-2016), tasked with forward planning, strategy development and legislative research. Under Nancy’s leadership, CAI-GRIE was nationally recognized by CAI for Chapter Management & Development successes (25th Anniversary President’s Theme, 2015; Legislative Support Committee, 2012) and was recognized by CLAC as 2009 Turn-Around Chapter. Nancy has been regularly involved with firm programming, education and practice growth, including serving for several years as both community association counsel and the firm’s Director of Practice Development. Known for her focus on education and attention to detail, Nancy has co-edited the firm’s Community Association Law Resource Book and was founding editor of its e-newsletter. Nancy is a frequent author and speaker, including at CLAC Legislative Day and other programs. Nancy has also contributed to The Law Journal of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM).

Nancy earned an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands and she holds a certificate in geographic information systems (GIS). Nancy has also practiced criminal and personal injury law with an emphasis on negotiation, and taught as an adjunct professor of paralegal studies. She brings practical prior business experience as a marketing professional, especially serving the community associations industry, and has regularly volunteered on multiple nonprofit boards and committees during the past twenty-five years.

Honors & Awards

  • 2014-2016 - CAI Greater Inland Empire Board of Directors & Executive Committee
  • 2014-2016 - CAI California Legislative Action Committee Legislative Strategy & Research Committee
  • 2010-2016 - CAI California Legislative Action Committee Delegate
  • 2016 - CAI Greater Inland Empire President’s Award
  • 2016 - CAI National – Chapter Award for 2015 Chapter Mgmt. & Development, 25th Anniversary President’s Theme
  • 2015 - CAI Greater Inland Empire President
  • 2013-2014 - CAI California Legislative Action Committee Grassroots Task Force Chair
  • 2013 - CAI National – Chapter Award for 2012 Chapter Mgmt. & Development, Legislative Support Committee (as Chair)
  • 2010 - CAI California Legislative Action Committee, 1st Statewide Volunteer of the Year
  • 2010 - CAI Greater Inland Empire President’s Award
  • 2010 - CAI California Legislative Action Committee 2009 Turn-Around Chapter (Chapter Award, as 2009 CAI Greater Inland Empire Legislative Support Committee Chair)
  • 2009-2013 - CAI Greater Inland Empire Legislative Support Committee Chair
  • 2009-2010 - CAI California Legislative Action Committee Liaison to CAI Greater Inland Empire
  • 2003-2004 - CAI Greater Inland Empire Magazine Editor & Committee Chair
  • 2003 - CAI Greater Inland Empire Committee Chair of the Year
  • 2002 - CAI Greater Inland Empire “Rising Star” Nominee
  • Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC Articles


    Additional Articles

      CAI-GRIE Connect Magazine:
    • Mediation: Making the Effort to Make it Work
    • Got Election Rules? Why Attempting to Follow the Law Isn’t Enough
    • Monitor, Evaluate & Communicate: Getting Involved with the California Legislative Action Committee
    • Passed, Vetoed & Pending: A Review of Legislation that Impacts Community Associations
    • Legislation Proposed on Assessments & Elections
    • It’s Now or Never for Bill Passage: Closing in on the End of the 2010 Legislative Session
    • A Potpourri of New Legislation
    • Learning, Lobbying & Loads of Fun! CAI-CLAC 20th Annual Legislative Day
    • Keeping it Civil & Getting Association Business Done: Rules of Procedure and Codes of Conduct
    • Davis-Stirling 2014: The “Clean-Up” Legislation

    • CAI-SD Common Assessment Magazine:
    • The Stories of 2006: Cases for Homeowners & Associations
    • The Act: The Recodification, Restructure, Revision and Reconciliation of the Davis-Stirling Act
    • Artificial Turf – Beyond the Football Field: Conservation-Minded Legislation Focuses on Artificial Turf & Clotheslines

    • CACM Law Journal:
    • Latest Updates to Reserve Study Disclosure Form

    • CAI-California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) Blog:
    • Governor Signs SB 822: Community Association Managers Not “Contractors” or “Consultants” Under B&P Code Section 7026.1
    I enjoy spending time with my husband. Whether tending our avocado and lemon trees, cruising the Caribbean, or cruising on a motorcycle, we simply enjoy being together. I also like car trips, golf, weekend breakfast outings, cooking and just relaxing at home.

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