Small Association Avoids Large Judgment and Large Legal Bill
A 19 lot association was sued by a disgruntled homeowner for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and injunctive relief and THERE WAS NO INSURANCE coverage for the association. A week before a preliminary injunction hearing we were hired by the association and were able to avoid a preliminary injunction. This important win opened the door to a settlement where the upset owner paid a substantial portion of the fees incurred by the association. All of this occurred in less than 4 months! As a result of our fast, cost-efficient and favorable outcome, the Board President referred us to another association with pending litigation.
Damien Bielli Appointed to CAI’s Amicus Curiae Committee
We are excited to announce that Damien Bielli has been appointed to serve on CAI’s Amicus Curiae Committee. CAI’s Amicus Curiae Program is an active program that is a vehicle for CAI to educate a court about important legal issues in cases related directly to the community association industry to shape the outcome of matters of importance to community association law. CAI attorney members and members of the College of Community Association Lawyers makeup the membership of the CAI Amicus Curiae Committee. Members of the committee are selected based off their litigation experience as well as, their understanding of legal issues facing community associations. The purpose of the committee is to review requests for amicus curiae briefs, draft briefs and make recommendations to the CAI Board of Trustees. CAI has become increasingly active in reviewing and filing amicus curiae briefs in order to help shape the outcome of matters of importance to community association law.
Congratulations Damien! We look forward to the great work you will provide on behalf of community associations.
Melissa Garcia Awarded Educator of the Year
We’d like to congratulate Melissa Garcia on being awarded “Educator of the Year” by the Southern Colorado Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. Melissa was presented with the award during the Chapter’s annual Holiday Party held on December 4th.
The Educator of the Year Award is presented to the individual who excels in furthering CAI's mission of education through course development and instruction. Melissa was recognized for her class on social media which she presented during the Chapter’s HOA Law Day. The session focused on how associations can benefit from using social media and the risks associated with it.
We’re proud to have Melissa on our team!
HindmanSanchez Ranks in LawWeek Colorado's Third Annual "Colorado 200"
HindmanSanchez is rated in LawWeek Colorado's third annual "Colorado 200" this week as 68th. Some of Colorado's largest firm are no longer on the list, but HindmanSanchez who will celebrate 25 years of commitment to the community association law industry next year, is still there. Our firm was also recognized in the article as being one of the few listed firms with a female managing partner!
Say What?!? HindmanSanchez Success Stories
"OMG. I am so happy. Thank you so much for all that you did on this property to make this happen." -Dawn Bates, MSI upon hearing an association was FHA approved.