Articles

 “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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NOISY NEIGHBORS:  HOW DOES THE ASSOCIATION TURN THE SOUND DOWN? 

LHC Newsletter Vol. 10, No. 2

 

NOISY NEIGHBORS:  HOW DOES THE ASSOCIATION TURN THE SOUND DOWN? (And, does it have to in all cases?)

By: Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

Barbara A. Higgins, Esq.

Most of us love dogs, but not when we can’t see them.  In some instances, we can only hear them.  What is…
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2018 Year-End Review of California Legislation and Appellate Court Decisions

By: Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Barbara A. Higgins, Esq.

 

2018 Year-End Review of California Legislation and Appellate Court Decisions

NEW CASE LAW – 2018

Published Decisions: 

Artus v. Gramercy Towers Condominium Assn., (2018) 19 Cal.App. 5th 923.

SignificancePermanent injunctive relief or declaratory relief (or a request for…
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 New Laws taking effect January 1, 2019 and Impacting Community Associations

 New Laws taking effect January 1, 2019 and impacting Community Associations

 By: Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Barbara A. Higgins, Esq.

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

 

NEW LAWS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019:

 

AB 1766.   Required Pool Safety Equipment.  This law will require that entities with defined public swimming pools which…
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“The CC&R Amendment Did Not Pass, What Now?”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 10, No. 1

“THE CC&R AMENDMENT DID NOT PASS, WHAT NOW?”

By:          Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq. and Michael D. Attar, Esq.

Virtually every Association suffers from apathy and/or indecision when it comes to voting on a proposed restatement or amendment to Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs).  This apathy persists even when multiple…
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“2017 Year-End Review of California Legislation and New 2018 Laws As They Affect Community and Homeowners’ Associations”

 LHC Newsletter Vol. 9, No. 7

“2017 Year-End Review of California Legislation and New 2018 Laws As They Affect Community and Homeowners’ Associations”

By Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Barbara A. Higgins, Esq.

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

NEW 2018 LAWS:

AB 407:  Assembly and Free Speech Rights on HOA Common…
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