Our California Law Practice
ANGIUS & TERRY LLP has specialized in Community Association law, including construction defect litigation, for more than a quarter century. With offices in Walnut Creek, San Jose, Sacramento, Las Vegas and Reno, we serve Community Associations throughout California and Nevada.
We have received an A-V rating from Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, the highest rating that such publication gives to attorneys throughout the country. We are active participants and sponsors of California Association of Community Managers (CACM), Community Associations Institute (CAI), Council of Condominium Homeowner Associations (COCHA), Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO) and other trade organizations. In addition, we have a seat on the California Senate Housing and Land Use Committee task force which is studying changes to the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act [Civil Code §§1350 et seq.].
With respect to Community Association corporate matters, we have extensive experience in the following areas, among others:
* Drafting and amending CC&R's, Bylaws, Rules, Policies, and other Community Association governing documents
* Interpretation and enforcement of CC&R's, Bylaws, Rules and Policies
* Interpretation of relevant statutes, regulations and ordinances
* Assessment collection and lien procedures
* Architectural control committees and compliance
* Contract review, analysis and drafting; and
* Claims by and against Association vendors, contractors and suppliers.
In addition, we have considerable experience in successfully prosecuting construction defect claims for our Community Association clients. In this regard, we have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in Community Association construction defect lawsuits during the last decade. These lawsuits include two of the largest condominium association construction defect settlements in the history of Northern California and the only Community Association construction defect lawsuit that resulted in the demolition and rebuilding of an entire Community Association development.
Our objective is to use the knowledge gained during the litigation process to work with our Community Association clients and their management companies after the lawsuit is concluded. This will ensure that the reconstruction process satisfactorily addresses the Community Association's construction problems. Conclusion of a Community Association's lawsuit does not end our commitment to that Community Association.
We offer free initial consultations to Community Association Boards of Directors faced with potential construction defects. In many instances, there are alternatives which, when properly used, can resolve construction defect problems short of litigation.