Newsletters

“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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“2007 Year in Review”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 2, No. 2 – Special Edition

“2007 Year in Review”

 

During 2007, our firm represented a large number of clients in highly significant cases. Summaries of several of those cases are provided here on an informational basis for your review. Should you have any questions or wish to discuss similar matters,…
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“CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS: What every manager and board member should know about the attorney-client privilege.”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 2, No. 1

“CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS: What every manager and board member should know about the attorney-client privilege.”

What is the “attorney-client privilege?” Most have obtained their knowledge regarding the privilege from watching TV – that is, discussions between clients and their attorneys are confidential and not to be divulged to third parties…
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“Increases in Foreclosures: Boards Must Be Ready to Act”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 1

“Increases in Foreclosures: Boards Must Be Ready to Act”

By Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

In California, during the period from April through June 2007, lenders filed just under 54,000 Notices of Default (NOD), which is up 15.4% from the first quarter of this year and up 158% over the…
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