SUSAN M. HAWKS MCCLINTIC, Esq.

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Jon H. Epsten

SUSAN M. HAWKS MCCLINTIC

Co-Managing Shareholder
Chair, Community Association Transactional Practice Group

Practice Areas

Community Association Counsel
Commercial CID






Education

University of Notre Dame School of Law, 1983

Affiliations and Memberships

State Bar of California
San Diego County Bar Association
Community Associations Institute (CAI)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM)

Overview

Susan M. Hawks McClintic, Esq. is known for giving practical, commonsense advice without the legalese. Sue joined Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC, in October 1990 and became a shareholder in 1999. She has supervised the firm’s transactional law department since 2008 and was named co-managing shareholder in August 2014. Sue graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1983 and is originally from Nebraska so she is a big football fan!

During her more than twenty year career in community association law, Sue has developed a special expertise in document interpretation, amendments, and restatements. When the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act was re-written in 2014, Sue gave more than 20 presentations to nearly 500 community association managers and board members explaining the changes in the law. In addition, Sue speaks regularly throughout the Community Association industry; and, each fall is a featured speaker at the Epsten Grinnell & Howell Legal Symposium where she educates an audience of more than 600 clients and guests on newly passed laws that affect Common Interest Developments.

Additional Articles

  • 10/2018 HOALeader.com, Midterm Elections Are Weeks Away: Best Practices for Political Signs at Your Condo/HOA
  • 10/2018 HOALeader.com, More Tips on Political Signs in Condos and HOAs as Next Month's Election Nears
  • 10/2018 HOALeader.com, 7 Tips for Handling Guests at Your HOA Pool Without Becoming a Headline
  • 10/2018 HOALeader.com, The Best Advice for Future Condo/HOA Board Members from 7 Board Experts
  • 10/2018 HOALeader.com, Condo and HOA Violation Hearings: 4 Experts Explain Who Can Attend
  • 10/2018 HOALeader.com, You're the All-Powerful Condo or HOA Board: Just Disband All Your Committees!
  • 10/2018 HOALeader.com, HOA Finance Committee? Gone! Social Committee? Gone! How to Evaluate Your Committees' Work
  • 10/2018 HOALeader.com, How to Make Voluntary HOA Dues Mandatory
  • 10/2018 HOALeader.com, Have You Heard of a Source-of-Income Discrimination Claim--By a Condo or HOA Owner?
  • 6/2018 HOALeader.com, Yea or Nay: Banning from Baord Service Owners Who Threaten to Sue Your Condo/HOA
  • 6/2018 HOALeader.com, The Facts on What HOA/Condo Board Presidents Can and Can't Do
  • 6/2018 HOALeader.com, Setting the Record Straight on Condo/HOA President's Power
  • 6/2018 HOALeader.com, Newspapers? HOAs are Publishing Actual Newspapers?
  • 6/2018 HOALeader.com, More States Require HOAs/Condos to Have Formal Dispute Resolution Policy
  • 6/2018 HOALeader.com, Here's a New Question: Is Citizenship Required for Board Service?
  • 6/2018 HOALeader.com, California Court Bars Rental Restirictions Near Coastlines (Sort of?)
  • 1/2018 HOALeader.com, Why You Need an Annual Community Maintenance Chart
  • 1/2018 HOALeader.com, Why Now Is a good Time to Review Your HOA Insurance Coverage: 6 Tips
  • 1/2018 HOALeader.com, When Your Condo or HOA Might Need Management Help
  • 1/2018 HOALeader.com, When an HOA Board Member Can Be a Suitable Mediator of Disputes
  • 1/2018 HOALeader.com, How to Do an Honesty Review of Your HOA's Assessment Level
  • 1/2018 HOALeader.com, HOA Slips andFalls and the Lawsuites that Follow: How to Prevent Both
  • 1/2018 HOALeader.com, A Company Wants to Put a Cell Tower on Your Condo/HOA Property: What to Consider
  • 1/2018 HOALeader.com, 7 Questions for Evaluating Your HOA's Assessment Level (And Possibly Reducing It)
  • 1/2018 HOALeader.com, Is This Practice an HOA Problem Waiting to Happen?
  • 1/2018 HOALeader.com, Are You About to OK a Cell Tower on Your HOA Grounds? Know the Plusses and Minuses
  • 1/2018 HOALeader.com, New Year, New Insurance Issues: How to Give Your HOA a Checkup
  • 6/2017 HOALeader.com, Using Pesticides on Bugs? California Now Says HOAs Have to Notifiy Owners
  • 1/2017 HOALeader.com, What to Say (and Not Say) Wqhen You're Recruiting Future HOA Board Members
  • 1/2017 HOALeader.com, What HOA Election Records You Can Withhold
  • 1/2017 HOALeader.com, Lawsuits Booted Because HOA Boards Didn't Follow Their Governing Documents
  • 1/2017 HOALeader.com, HOW Treasuruer wants Reimbursement; Board Appears to Balk
  • 1/2017 HOALeader.com, Did This HOA Board Go Astray in Its Minutes?
  • 1/2017 HOALeader.com, California Court Allows Owner to Sue for Bad-Faith HOA Board Actions
  • 1/2017 HOALeader.com, Owners Want to See Your HOA Election Ballots. Should You Fork Them Over?
  • 1/2017 HOALeader.com, Here's What Not to Include in Your HOA Meeting Minutes
  • 5/2016 HOALeader.com, Owner Disputes HOA's 15-Year-Old Debt. Does He Have a Point?
  • 5/2016 HOALeader.com, Know How to Avoid Lawsuits Over HOA Collection Tactics
  • 5/2016 HOALeader.com, What HOA Board Members Need to Know About the FDCPA
  • 5/2016 HOALeader.com, Smart Rules for Your HOA's Clubhouse
  • 5/2016 HOALeader.com, Late Notice Wipes Out Insurer's Duty to Cover HOA's Hail Damage
  • 5/2016 HOALeader.com, Is This HOA's Special Assessment Necessary? Or Wise?
  • 5/2016 HOALeader.com, HOA Owner Turnover: Was It Something You Said?
  • 5/2016 HOALeader.com, HOA Don't Preach: Madonna's Condo Bans Unsupervised Kids
  • 5/2016 HOALeader.com, Eroding HOA Rules: Agency Promises to Help Buyers Beat Pet Bans
  • Events & Speaking Engagements

    Jan
    23
    Wed
    CAI National Community Association Law Seminar
    Jan 23 – Jan 26 all-day
    Mar
    14
    Thu
    CACM Law Seminar & Expo @ Disneyland Hotel & Convention Center
    Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day
    Mar
    28
    Thu
    Legal Lessons: Short-Term Rentals
    Mar 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Legal Lessons: Short-Term Rentals

    Community managers looking to continue their professional growth and expertise in community association management while earning CE credits are invited to join us for a complimentary one hour lunch and learn program. Susan M. Hawks McClintic, Esq. and David A. Kline, Esq. will share their insights on short-term rentals.

    Register Here!

    Jul
    12
    Fri
    CAI San Diego Tiki Party @ Hilton Mission Bay
    Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    CAI San Diego Tiki Party @ Hilton Mission Bay

    Join Tiffany Christian and Susan M. Hawks McClintic, Esq. at this fun summer event with CAI San Diego.

    Nov
    8
    Fri
    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC Coachella Valley Legal Symposium @ Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa - The Show
    Nov 8 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 am
    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC Coachella Valley Legal Symposium @ Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa - The Show

    Our Annual Legal Symposium offers comprehensive legal information for our clients, community association boards and community association managers. This is an exclusive opportunity to meet with our team and hear our attorneys provide updates and insight on case law and legislative changes and trends.

    We invite you to join hundreds of your colleagues for a complimentary day of:

    • Exhibitor networking
    • Legislative and case law updates
    • Attorney Q&A
    • Best practices and hot topics specific to community associations 

    Refreshments will be provided with breakfast and lunch.

    This event is pending CACM-approval for 2 CEUs and is pending approval for 5 CMCA credits by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB). www.camicb.org

    Dec
    6
    Fri
    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC San Diego Legal Symposium @ Town & Country Hotel
    Dec 6 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 am
    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC San Diego Legal Symposium @ Town & Country Hotel

    Our Annual Legal Symposium offers comprehensive legal information for our clients, community association boards and community association managers. This is an exclusive opportunity to meet with our team and hear our attorneys provide updates and insight on case law and legislative changes and trends.

    We invite you to join hundreds of your colleagues for a complimentary day of:

    • Exhibitor networking
    • Legislative and case law updates
    • Attorney Q&A and round tables
    • Best practices and hot topics specific to community associations 

    Refreshments will be provided with breakfast and lunch.

    This event is pending CACM-approval for 2 CEUs and is pending approval for 5 CMCA credits by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB). www.camicb.org

    I love walking to the Ocean Beach pier to take photos of the sunset. Walking and being out on the pier is very peaceful for me.

    In my less peaceful moments, I love live music. I like rock music both old and new. Recent and upcoming concerts include Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Green Day, Metallica and Foreigner. Rock on!

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