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Legal Services for Homeowner Associations

Slaughter, Reagan & Cole, LLP maintains a strong practice of providing legal representation to homeowners' associations and community associations. Our lawyers are knowledgeable in all aspects of the common interest development and HOA laws with experience in providing practical advice to meet the unique needs of our clients.

The various statutes and case law pertaining to community associations and HOAs is vast and oftentimes perplexing. The California Courts and Legislature add to this volume on a yearly basis. Every HOA should retain legal counsel to promptly address their legal needs and ensure that the association's board members' actions are consistent with the associations' governing documents and California law. Given each homeowners' association is distinct, with its own rules, bylaws, and declaration, Slaughter, Reagan & Cole, LLP often works closely with each association client to clearly interpret and advise on the governing documents.

HOA Representation in Ventura County

As general counsel, our attorneys assist clients in diverse legal situations involving the drafting or review of vendor contracts, real property issues such as easements and property lines, revising and supplementing governing documents, enforcing the governing documents through member discipline or litigation, attending to elections and board member recalls, addressing mold, water intrusion and other physical deficiencies and counseling its clients on employment and related operational matters.

With experience as trial attorneys representing several HOAs, we understand the range of legal problems that HOAs can encounter with homeowners, vendors, builders, maintenance contractors, municipalities and perhaps most of all, insurers.

We can serve as the HOA general counsel and provide your homeowners' association with cost effective, high quality representation in the following areas:

  • Bylaws & CC&Rs
  • Amendments or legal opinion for governing documents
  • Architectural standards
  • Litigation against the developer, unit or parcel owners, contractors, or vendors
  • Construction defects
  • Arbitration actions
  • Election disputes and recall petitions
  • Representation before the Department of Business and Professional Regulation ("DBPR")
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants
  • General legal representation regarding administration of the association's business
  • Mediation
  • Mold or toxic issues
  • Collection of unpaid assessments
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants
  • Any other HOA issue or dispute

With the constantly changing landscape of community association law, it is important for your legal counsel to not only be current on new laws but also have a real-life understanding of their applicability. We understand that board members are volunteers with limited time and resources to stay up on the latest legal issues affecting their HOA. It is our job to ensure that you have all the data necessary to make informed, knowledgeable decisions.

We offer a unique, flat-fee review of your governing documents with our recommendations for amendments, if necessary. No open-ended hourly rates for this review service.

Contact Slaughter, Reagan & Cole, LLP today to discuss your HOA representation needs.