Homeowners Association (HOA) Boards

Lynch, Gilardi & Grummer's highly experienced attorneys have broad expertise in representing community association and other nonprofit organizations and boards of directors. Our attorneys understand the needs of directors in planned communities, homeowners associations and other not-for-profit entities, when they face disputes involving enforcing governing documents, drafting contracts, advising on neighbor disagreements, litigating construction defect problems, and handling reconstruction contracts and disputes.

Our clients include boards and associations for residential and commercial condominiums, planned developments and condominium conversions, as well as nonprofit education and health care facilities. We advise our clients so that they understand the unique areas of law presented by California's Davis-Stirling Act, the Corporations Code, and all of the case law that has developed around homeowners associations, common interest developments, and nonprofit governing bodies.

We understand the concerns of common interest developments, nonprofits and their boards of directors about obtaining legal services at a reasonable cost, and we provide efficient responses and effective solutions to specific problems. Our HOA and nonprofit board attorneys specialize in handling the following types of disputes on behalf of our clients:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims against associations, their directors and officers
  • Disagreements about corporate governance and decision-making
  • Challenges to association and board elections and votes
  • Disputes concerning decisions on architectural issues and restrictions
  • Disputes arising from alleged failure to enforce covenants, conditions and restrictions
  • Personal injury and property damage claims arising from alleged negligence in maintaining common areas
  • Challenges to amendments of governing documents
  • Challenges to fiscal management decisions

The overriding objective of our HOA and nonprofit board attorneys is to provide timely professional services in an efficient manner, utilizing alternative dispute resolution procedures where appropriate. Our experienced attorneys focus on the client's objectives and the potential exposure faced in order to ensure an efficient result, with fees that relate favorably to the final outcome.