Articles

“How to Deal With Recalls/Board Removal in Light of Election Rule Requirements”

LHC NEWSLETTER, VOL. 12, NO. 1 

How to Deal With Recalls/Board Removal in Light of Election Rule Requirements

By:   David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

We all remember the good old days when conducting a recall of one or more members of the Board of Directors was complicated enough, but still…
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2020: New Case Law

LHC NEWSLETTER, VOL 11, NO. 4

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By: Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Barbara A. Higgins, Esq.

 

NEW CASE LAW – 2020

Published Decisions: 

Aldea Dos Vientos v. Calatlantic Group, (2020) 44 Cal.App.5th 1073

Significance: This case is a victory for a homeowners’ association who had…
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2020 Review of California Court Decisions Affecting Community Associations

LHC NEWSLETTER, VOL. 11, NO. 3

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By: Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Barbara A. Higgins, Esq.

 

2020 Review of California Court Decisions Affecting Community Associations

NEW LAWS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021 (Or As Otherwise Noted*): 

*Given the unusual circumstances of 2020 and the consequential effects…
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“Limiting Rental Restrictions: How AB 3182 Will Affect Your Association”

LHC NEWSLETTER, Special Edition

“Limiting Rental Restrictions: How AB 3182 Will Affect Your Association”

Written by: Robert D. Hillshafer

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

As you are undoubtedly aware, Governor Newsom recently signed into law, effective January 1, 2021, Assembly Bill 3182, which among other things, amends Civil Code Section 4740 and creates Civil Code…
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“Planning and Preparing for Major Component Projects”

 LHC NEWSLETTER, VOL. 11, NO. 2

Planning and Preparing for Major Component Projects

By:   David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Kevin P. Carter, Esq.

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

Your association is about to enter into a construction contract.  What does this

mean?  How do you figure out what is fair and reasonable?  What should be included and…
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 “Neighbor to Neighbor Conflict Resolution:  What Is the Board’s Role?”

 LHC NEWSLETTER, VOL. 11, NO. 1

 Neighbor to Neighbor Conflict Resolution:  What Is the Board’s Role?

By: David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

Anyone who has served on a Board of Directors knows that one of the most difficult situations to deal with involves neighbor to neighbor disputes.  There is really no…
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2019 Year-End Review of California Legislation and Cases As They Affect Community and Homeowners’ Associations

LHC NEWSLETTER, VOL. 10, NO. 6

“2019 Year-End Review of California Legislation and Cases As They Affect Community and Homeowners’ Associations”

 By: Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Barbara A. Higgins, Esq., of

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

NEW LAWS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020:

SB 323.  New Election Reform Laws

[Amends Civil…
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“ELECTION REFORM LAWS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020”

ELECTION REFORM LAWS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020

LHC NEWSLETTER, VOL. 10, NO. 5

by Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq,

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

The California legislature and Governor have once again enacted more onerous and largely unnecessary changes to the election laws governing community associations.  These changes create additional time constraints and formalities in the…
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“Associations and Government:  Who Is In Charge?”

Associations and Government:  Who Is In Charge?

LHC NEWSLETTER VOL. 10, VOL. 4

By: David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

Cities and counties generally favor new home communities to be developed as homeowner associations since certain infrastructure items, such as streets, sewers, hillsides, etc. which otherwise would typically be the responsibility of…
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“Charged with New Laws – Electrically and Financially Speaking”

LHC NEWSLETTER VOL. 10, VOL. 3

 

“CHARGED” WITH NEW LAWS – ELECTRICALLY AND FINANCIALLY SPEAKING – HERE’S A SUMMARY AND SOME PRACTICAL TIPS FOR YOUR ASSOCIATION.

By David A. Loewenthal and Barbara A. Higgins

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

 

Although our new year started with some torrential rains, there are some ways to…
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