Newsletters

“THE COLLECTION END GAME: How To Maximize Recovery, Minimize Costs And Generate Cash Flow”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 1

“THE COLLECTION END GAME: How To Maximize Recovery, Minimize Costs And Generate Cash Flow”

By Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

Although the concept of “fiduciary duty” is mentioned frequently (often incorrectly) as applying to the duties of community association board of directors in general, one area in which it…
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“Drought and Water Related Regulations, Resources and Legislation – Associations managers and homeowners will continue to be affected.”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 6

“Drought and Water Related Regulations, Resources and Legislation – Associations managers and homeowners will continue to be affected.”

(Note: This is a summary of a longer article available at the firm website in Drought and Water Related Regulations)

Water…
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“Earthquake Insurance: Whether to Drop Coverage or Not Drop Coverage (An Economic Reality Check)”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 5

“Earthquake Insurance: Whether to Drop Coverage or Not Drop Coverage (An Economic Reality Check)”

By: David A. Loewenthal, Esq. and Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

In this economic environment, many of our Association clients who currently have earthquake insurance are asking if they are legally obligated to continue to purchase…
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“10 Key Points to a Construction Contract: Don’t Be Caught Without Your Essential Contractor Provisions”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 4

“10 Key Points to a Construction Contract: Don’t Be Caught Without Your Essential Contractor Provisions”

By David A. Loewenthal, Esq. – daloewenthal@lhclawyers.net

This article will outline those elements, terms and provisions that a Homeowners Association should include in any contract with a general contractor and/or a subcontractor. By the…
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“Understanding New Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Lending”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 3

Announcements:

Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq. has been selected to serve as a settlement officer to the newly established Voluntary Settlement Program of the Los Angeles Superior Court. This program implements a settlement conference resource utilizing a plaintiff attorney/defense attorney co-settlement process.

David A. Loewenthal, Esq. has been selected to…
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“Neighbor to Neighbor Disputes”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 2

“Neighbor to Neighbor Disputes”

By: David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

The Top Ten List

Homeowners associations, their directors, management companies, lawyers and most importantly, the homeowners themselves can be and frequently are confronted by neighbor to neighbor disputes. If not handled properly, these disputes and related costs can get out…
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“THE RIGHT TO INSPECT VERSUS ATTORNEY- CLIENT PRIVILEGE”

LHC Newsletter Vol 3, No. 1

“THE RIGHT TO INSPECT VERSUS ATTORNEY- CLIENT PRIVILEGE”

 

A significant new opinion issued January 7, 2009 by the Fourth District Court of Appeal directly impacts all homeowners association Boards of Directors. In Tritek Telecom, Inc. v. Superior Court, — Cal.Rptr.3d —-, 2009 WL 32861 (Cal.App. 4 Dist.), 09…
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“Reserve Studies – 2009 will Usher in Serious Changes”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 2, No. 6

“Reserve Studies – 2009 will usher in serious changes”

By David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

As of January 1, 2009, the calculation and disclosure requirements for reserve funding plans are changing greatly. However, the implications of some of these changes are not entirely clear. What is clear is…
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“Special Issue: Disaster Planning and Recovery”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 2, No. 5

“Special Issue: Disaster Planning and Recovery”

Introduction:

Over recent months, a variety of disasters have taken place here in California, across the U.S. and throughout the world which should concern us all. Whether it’s earthquakes, fires or even man-made calamities; these events challenge us all to be prepared. In…
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“The Risk of Deferred Maintenance, Pay Now or Pay More Later”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 2, No. 3

“The Risk of Deferred Maintenance, Pay Now or Pay More Later”

By David A. Loewenthal,Esq

Common interest developments – CID’s (e.g.: planned unit developments, condominiums, or cooperatives) have proliferated greatly over the past 30 to 40 years throughout California and the U.S. Whatever one’s feelings about living in a…
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