Tag Archives: HOA Attorneys

Association Members Are Your Neighbors!

What appalls me most about the negative press around HOAs is how some Board Members – either individually or collectively – treat the Members of the Association like crap.  The Members aren’t your competitors; they’re not your enemies; they’re your … Continue reading

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HOA Attorneys

by Dorian MacDougall Eye / July 26, 2013 …a homeowner has no law to protect them from unscrupulous boards, management companies, and association lawyers. My grandfather protection under US common law was not valid in a private corporate government. You … Continue reading

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Undoing a HOA attorney’s unwanted project

2016 By Donie Vanitzian, JD Question: I was on the board when the association’s attorney commented, “This year’s been slow at the office,” then pushed a big project for himself. He wrote “easement agreements” we never asked for and didn’t … Continue reading

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Madness in HOA Arizona

guest blog by Jill Schweitzer I’ve been taking HOA classes put on by the City for the last few years. I use to attend to learn, now I attend to see what I missed the first time around, what the … Continue reading

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Foreclosure Racketeering

October 17, 2015, Immokalee, Florida Marie Delva, 63, had her home foreclosed and is currently staying with neighbors. Many residents of the community have lost their homes or stand to lose them. Some have stopped paying their association fees after … Continue reading

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Community Association CC&Rs

CC&R’s or deed restrictions were first conceived in medieval England; they were promises made by a landowner that he would not use his land in a way that could be harmful to his neighbors. Usually it meant that he promised … Continue reading

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Homeowner Wins $614,000 Judgment

LAS VEGAS, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A Nevada jury awarded a homeowner $466,000 plus her attorneys fees and costs for a total judgment of $614,091.04 against two HOA collection agencies for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices act and Civil Racketeering.  … Continue reading

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Homeowner battles HOA board.

Without suing, owner is locked in a losing battle with HOA board Townhomes A community of townhomes in  Virginia. By Donie Vanitzian, JD Question: Eleven years ago, I bought the perfect town home. I read all governing documents, attended board meetings, … Continue reading

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Noteworthy

No matter how desperate the homeowner is to hire an attorney, be forewarned about a new breed of lawyers who are basically “hugs and smiles” while feigning concern for your homeowner association-related problems.  Too many of these [starving-looking-for-fresh-revenue] attorneys will … Continue reading

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Attorney’s Dirty Tricks

(Excerpts from a 2015 publication by) Donie Vanitzian, JD  Read the article at short link http://wp.me/P2b6dW-Qo

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HOA Fines and Late Fees

A Perspective… By: Anonymous AZ Lawyer First, I agree with those Courts that hold any HOA “fine” as being unconstitutional. The ability to “fine” is an act of the sovereign that is circumscribed by the concept of due process. It … Continue reading

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HOA nightmare: Family Faces Foreclosure – trivalleycentral.com: Area News

HOA nightmare: Family Faces Foreclosure – trivalleycentral.com: Area News.

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Association Suing for Signing Petition

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The HOA Food Chain

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Judge sets trial in HOA fraud case

By JEFF GERMAN Excerpted from LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL February 26, 2014 Leon Benzer: Accused of being the mastermind behind a Las Vegas HOA scheme. Benzer and his co-conspirators are accused of conspiring to pack HOA boards to gain legal and … Continue reading

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Tearing the Community Apart

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HOA Attorney Comment

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