Rosalia Burgueño Tapia's practice primarily includes advising homeowner associations in the creation, amendment, and enforcement of governing documents.
Ms. Tapia also has significant experience in representing homeowner associations and individuals in transactions, mediations, and litigation.
Homeowner Association Law, Real Estate Law, Litigation and Appeals
Santa Clara County Bar Association Educational Community for Homeowners (ECHO), served as Secretary 2013-14
Community Association Institute (CAI)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM)
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
U.C. Berkeley Alumni Association
Santa Clara University Alumni Association
State Bar of California
Federal District Court, Northern District of California
Federal Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
B.A., Economics, 1988,
University of California, Berkeley
Juris Doctor, 1992,
Santa Clara University
Publications and Presentations
Country Side Villas Homeowners Association v. Susan Ivie 193 Cal.App. 4th 1110 (2011)-Prevailed on appeal in an anti-SLAPP case in which the firm represented homeowner Susan Ivie in a lawsuit filed by the Association.
ECHO speaker on homeowner association topics, October, 2011; February, 2012, March, 2014; May, 2016, February, 2017; March, 2018
Legislative Updates (2008, 2010, 2011; Pratt & Associates Roundtable)
Upcoming Changes to Davis-Stirling Act (2012; Pratt & Associates Roundtable)
Election By Acclamation: Is It Permitted? (2018; Pratt & Associates Roundtable)
“I have retained the legal services of attorney Patricia Wendleton of Pratt & Associates on various cases and types of matters. Although Pat is very aware of controlling legal costs, she has aggressively pursued my cases, making arguments to the opposing attorney to persuade him or her of the merits of my case. In other words, she balances the need to aggressively pursue my case and control the legal costs.”
“Rosalia Tapia was able to very quickly review the situation and provide me with a thorough understanding of my rights as well as explain the risks to me. Since legal matters are never an easy situation, this provided me with the comfort level I needed. I would highly recommend Rosalia and am thankful to her - we enjoy our backyard every day and could not have done it without her!”