By: Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. Whether you call it marijuana, pot, cannabis, THC, or something entirely different, community associations in Colorado are feeling the wrath. In fact, many associations have already amended their governing documents prohibiting the growth and distribution of marijuana in their communities, and even more associations have adopted rules prohibiting use of… [Read More]

Easements, Licenses, and Transfers: What’s the Difference?

Date Posted: Wednesday, March, 29th, 2017

By: David A. Closson, Esq. Easements, licenses, and transfers—oh my! If your association finds itself in a situation where it needs to use the property of another, or allow the association’s property to be used by another, you may be overwhelmed and confused by the options and terminology. For example, the board is approached by… [Read More]

By Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve attended an annual meeting or board meeting where the subject was money. More specifically, the association is in a bind and needs money now. And, while the board could consider a number of options such as annual assessment increases, special assessments, or… [Read More]

By:  Adam T. Brown, Esq. It is not uncommon for board members or managers of common interest communities to find themselves so focused on the current matters facing their communities that the bigger picture issues fall by the wayside. As most of our readers are keenly aware, the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA) is… [Read More]

Reflections from an HOA Meeting

Date Posted: Wednesday, February, 1st, 2017

By:  David A. Firmin, Esq. When I arrived home after a 4.5-hour annual meeting of the owners this week, I sat and reflected over the last ten years and how these meetings have changed.  On average, I attend 1.5 meetings a week—or about 75 meetings a year.  Some are meetings of the owners, and some… [Read More]