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Tom Ware Admitted As CCAL Fellow

January 21, 2021

The firm is pleased to announce that Tom Ware has been granted fellowship in the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). More than 4,000 lawyers practice community association law in the United States, yet fewer than 175 attorneys nationwide can distinguish themselves as CCAL fellows.  Fellows of the College distinguish themselves through contributions to the […]

Tom Ware Will Be Speaking At The 2021 CAI Law Seminar

January 21, 2021

On January 25, 2021, at 2 p.m., Tom Ware, Scott D. Weiss of Ortale Kelley Law Firm in Nashville, Tennessee, and Darren Bevan of Baydaline & Jacobsen LLP in Sacramento will be presenting “BACK TO THE FUTURE: ELECTRONIC MEETINGS—HOW A PANDEMIC CHANGED THE FUTURE OF MEETINGS AND DECISION MAKING,” at CAI’s 2021 Law Seminar.  Go […]

Divisive Political Climate and Unruh Act Claims: Potential Implications for Homeowners Associations

September 11, 2020
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It is no secret that the United States in 2020 is a more divided place than in recent memory. A combination of COVID-19 and social and political forces exacerbated by the media has led many of us to feel as though we are living through a period of heightened tension, mistrust, and anxiety, whether perceived […]

HOW TO EXERCISE THE BOARD’S FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC

April 21, 2020
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We are currently facing an unprecedented crisis in our country and state, forcing us to adapt to conditions unlike any experienced in our lifetimes. Some have compared it to a state of war, circumstances so extraordinary that they justify at least a temporary suspension of basic civil liberties, while others believe that the response has […]

Homeowner Association Dilemma Damage Caused by Water Leaks: Who is responsible?

February 29, 2020

1. The Problem In a normal condominium development, the most prevalent claims by owners against their association are those arising from water leaks. The typical allegation is that water entered through the roof, a broken pipe inside a wall, or a planter adjacent to a first floor unit, resulting in damage to the resident’s furnishings, […]

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in Bankruptcy

January 31, 2020

There are many issues involving intellectual property that may arise in a bankruptcy. For this reason, parties entering into intellectual property agreements should always consider the possible implications of a bankruptcy vis-à-vis their contractual rights and obligations. Having an attorney who understands both areas of the law is paramount to ensure that a client’s interests […]

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