Funding Litigation

Business Law
By: Sharon Glenn Pratt       The question of how a common interest development (CID) will pay for litigation must be decided by the board when the need for litigation arises. When the association is served as a defendant in a lawsuit, there is of course no choice but to be involved in litigation, as the

Choosing A Vendor

Business Law
Your board has voted to move ahead on a project, and is relying on you, the manager, to direct the board in this process. Should you hire the second cousin of a member, who is starting a new construction business? Not a good idea? How do you go about selecting the right vendor? The Bidding
Real Estate Law
Architectural review is serious business for an Association Board. One of the important attributes of any type of planned unit development is its high standard for uniform construction, design and aesthetics. People choose to live in planned communities for this very reason.  As an association board, you play a vital role in enforcing and maintaining
Real Estate Law
By:  Patricia A. Wendleton & Sharon Glenn Pratt INTRODUCTION             Associations are governed by several documents, perhaps the most important of which is the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs) of the common interest development.  The CC&Rs, among other things, set forth the duties and responsibilities of the individual owners and the Association, restrictions on what
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