General Counsel

At Neuland, Whitney & Michael, APC, we have specialized in providing general counsel services to common interest developments for more than 40 years. Our goal is to help clients reach their objectives while keeping litigation risk as low as possible. We understand that clients must weigh legal liability along with other factors, such as cost and community needs. 

One of our strengths is helping clients troubleshoot day-to-day problems. A manager may call with quick questions without charge, which keeps small problems from becoming big problems. We also advise boards on fiduciary duty and legal issues raised by items of association business. 

Examples of general counsel services:
•    Interpreting and revising governing documents;
•    Negotiating contracts;
•    Drafting easements;
•    Providing written opinions;
•    Advising on rule enforcement;
•    Advising on new laws. 

Examples of special projects:
•    Revising CC&Rs and Bylaws;
•    Coordinating the bidding process for a management vendor;
•    Assisting with rule enforcement in difficult situations.
 


governing documents

We review, interpret, and draft revisions to governing documents, including CC&Rs, by-laws, rules and regulations, as well as architectural and design guidelines, to give associations the tools they need to govern their communities. We help associations ensure the governing documents align with the needs of the community and stay up to date with changing laws and trends.


civil litigation

Our time in the board room is designed to keep the Board out of the court room.  But if a case is litigated, Neuland, Whitney and Michael, focusing on the representation of common interest developments, offers decades of combined litigation experience, including multiple published appellate decisions.  With two dedicated attorneys working each case, supported by staff and the expertise of five additional attorneys, our clients are well represented.


alternative dispute resolution

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Elections

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Training

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