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Pssst….. Education is the Secret

I just read an article out of Florida about board member education.  While we do not have mandatory board member education, CCIOA does encourage board members to obtain education and the expenses of that education can and should be covered by the association.  Serving on a board is a big responsib Read More...
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Association wins at Colorado Court of Appeals

In March of 2014 the Colorado Court of Appeals overturned a Jefferson County District Court decision made against one of HindmanSanchez’ clients.  In the ruling the Court of Appeals agreed with the arguments put forth by Brianna Schaefer, Damien Bielli and Loura Sanchez. HindmanSanchez felt that Read More...
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Bankruptcy And Its Effect On Collecting Association Assessments

These materials concern themselves mainly with the effect of a bankruptcy on a homeowner association’s ability to collect its assessments. Put another way, the object of these materials is to acquaint association managers and Board Members with the skills that will be necessary to determine wheth Read More...
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Essential Documents in a Collection Trial

Has your association been involved in a collection matter that went to trial?  Very few of our collection cases make it to trial, but when they do, it can be unnerving for board members and managers because it may be unfamiliar territory.  This article will address the documents that are essential Read More...
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How to be a Great Witness

Whether you are a board member or an employee of a management company, you may be called to testify in court as a witness to events. Here are some practical hints and suggestions on what to do and how to do it well when you are asked to serve as a witness. Bear in mind that testifying is not a commo Read More...
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Discovery – It’s Not Just a Channel

Although Discovery is a very interesting cable channel, it is also a broad all-encompassing term to describe the fact-finding process in a lawsuit. Lawyers are literally discovering facts, evidence, witnesses, and case theories utilizing a variety of discovery tools.  Without the aid of discovery t Read More...
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Depositions: What are They?

A Deposition is one of the most useful tools employed during the litigation of a case to gather information. It is the oral testimony of a witness, usually the opposing party, which is reduced to writing for later use in court or for discovery purposes. Depositions are a vital part of the discovery Read More...
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Preserving Evidence - What Does it Mean and How do you do it?

This article summarizes the reasons why community associations need to have systems in place for preserving evidence.  Associations are routinely involved in disputes, claims and litigation, such as accidents, covenant enforcement, construction defects, assessment collections and contract disputes. Read More...
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What To Do With a Bank Owned Property?

What do you do with a bank owned property?  What options do associations have in terms of collections and foreclosure?  What about covenant violations? Read More...
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Clues that Foreclosure is a Good Option

When should community associations consider foreclosure?  How can associations us foreclosure as a collection tool? Read More...