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Common Interest Communities

Gibbs Giden is recognized throughout California and Nevada for our thoughtful and responsive representation of homeowners’ associations, condominium associations and all common interest communities.

The responsibilities and obligations of board members can be overwhelming, and any number of missteps can lead to costly conflicts and other liabilities which can disrupt the cohesion of a close community and cost significant sums of money. We strive to provide practical advice and guidance that serves the needs of those responsible for stewarding a community as well as those who count on them to do so.

Working with boards of directors and management companies, we devote a substantial amount of our practice to assisting community associations with a wide variety of issues. Our attorneys possess the knowledge and experience to accommodate the needs of all common interest communities, small and large, while doing so in a manner that is sensitive to the financial constraints faced by such communities.

Gibbs Giden provides a wide variety of legal services for homeowners’ and common interest community associations, including:

  • Interpretation/enforcement of governing documents
  • Assisting with developer to association transition
  • Architectural control and compliance
  • Contracts, license and easement agreements
  • Disabled resident and HUD complaints
  • Enforcement of restrictions and rules
  • Litigation, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution
  • Preparation and review of association loan documents
  • Election and removal of board members
  • Conversion of rental project to condominium
  • Acquisition and development financing
  • Amendments to declarations, bylaws and rules

The diverse talents of Gibbs Giden’s attorneys allow us to meet the needs of common interest communities both in the ordinary course of business as well as in times of transition or turmoil. Our real estate, finance, construction and litigation practices work seamlessly together so that no one issue faced by a board is viewed in isolation but rather is addressed in the full context of a board’s operations and interests.

We invite you to contact us to see why the boards of so many homeowners, condominium and common interest community associations turn to Gibbs Giden as a trusted resource to help them meet their responsibilities and strengthen the communities they serve. For a consultation, please call our Los Angeles office at 310-552-3400, our Irvine office at 949-287-8044 or our Las Vegas office at 702-836-9800, or contact us online.