Representing Community Associations Throughout California

A client is best served by a team. Richardson|Ober LLP brings together the best in community association and real estate counsel throughout California. Our team has decades of experience in all aspects of community association and real estate law. It is the breadth and depth of our experience that allows us to answer questions concisely, timely and comprehensively. When necessary, our trial team has decades of experience in taking matters to trial and beyond, including the appellate courts and California Supreme Court. The combined depth and breadth of our collective experience enables us to provide innovative legal representation and counsel which reflects the unique goals, objectives, and circumstances of each of our valued clients.

Industry Focused, Relationship Driven

We establish trusted long-lasting relationships with each of our clients by assisting them in tackling today’s most challenging community association and real estate matters.

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We recognize that each client’s needs are unique. We are committed to providing insightful, quality, and timely legal assistance, with attention to every detail and consistency in the result obtained.

 Legislative Resources

We've  outlined pending laws that may impact the community associations you manage, govern, or reside in. It is our pleasure to help inform you of these laws throughout the year, and beyond.

2023 Legal Update 

CA Legislation + Judicial Decisions Affecting Community Associations

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Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act 

The 2024 Edition Available 

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What Our Clients Are Saying

"R|O has the attributes I look for when recommending legal representation: expertise, negotiation and analytical skills, communication, creativity, and accessibility. These are the qualities the team possesses and why I have recommended them to my clients for over twenty years."

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Richardson|Ober LLP represents community associations from Northern California to San Diego. Several members of the firm are active members of and contributors to the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the California Association of Community Managers (CACM), and we are deeply committed to the common interest development housing sector.

We pride ourselves on our firm-wide standard of excellence on all aspects of community association representation. You should expect nothing less.

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Industry Leaders

Our attorneys are leaders in their field and are regularly invited to contribute articles to major publications, speak at industry events and provide general counsel to industry-related service provides such as real estate brokerages and other organizations who partner with HOAs.

Connected to Our Communities

We are proud members of the Community Association Institute (CAI) and affiliates of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). Our attorneys and staff take an active role in supporting the outreach efforts of our local chapters.

Assessment Delinquency Collections

R|O Collect is our online judicial foreclosure approach to assessment delinquency collections. Our unique program allows clients to monitor their collection matters in real time.

Experience Matters

What sets Richardson|Ober LLP apart from other law firms is the depth and breadth of experience we bring to the practice of community association law and the proven success rates of our attorneys.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Providing education to residents living in common interest developments, their boards of directors, and property managers is a passion of ours at Richardson|Ober LLP. We offer complimentary webinars to help keep you informed on relevant issues. Our online courses also help managers earn the CAM-ICB credit they need to maintain their credentials.

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Our goal is to recover delinquent assessments and reduce the financial hardship caused by delinquent assessment payments. R|O Collect is an innovative, online, attorney-driven assessment recovery program that provides you with real-time status updates of your collection accounts anytime, anywhere.

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Memberships & Affiliations

Our proven dedication to the community associations industry reflects our firm belief in education and experience as the drivers of sound decision making in community associations.


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