Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile on Avvo. After obtaining my Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon in 1984 I have practiced law in Northern Nevada for over 30 years and focus on real property law, commercial litigation, and creditor’s rights in bankruptcy. Currently, I serve as counsel to over two hundred fifty homeowners associations throughout Northern Nevada. The associations I represent vary in size from four units to as large as 6,000 and are concentrated in the Northern Nevada area. I provide all aspects of legal services upon request to my associations including interpretation of governing documents and applicable local, state and federal laws; guidance and training to Boards of Directors in connection with running a non-profit common-interest community; developer transition; collection of delinquent assessments; filing and responding to Intervention Affidavits with the Nevada Real Estate Division; all forms of litigation including Alternative Dispute Resolution, complaints in front of the Fair Housing Division of HUD, Small Claims Court, Justice Court, District Court, the Nevada Supreme Court and United States District Court of Nevada; and assistance in collections, liens and foreclosures. I also represent numerous companies in connection with commercial contracts and litigation arising from those contracts. As a result of my representation of associations and parties to contracts, I represent their interests in bankruptcy court. I have also served as a court-appointed trustee for a debtor.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Hannah Humanitarian Award||The Committee to Aid Abused Women||1999|
|Law Clerk||U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, Chief Judge Edward C. Reed, Jr.||1984 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Northenr Nevada Women Lawyer's Association||N/A||N/A|
|Northern Nevada Bankruptcy Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Nevada Trial Lawyer's Association||N/A||N/A|
|Community Associations Institute||Legislative Action Committee||N/A|
|Nevada State Bar Real Estate Section||Sub-Committee for Common-Interest Communities||N/A|
|Southwest Vistas Homeowners Association||President||2012 - 2013|
|Washoe Country Bar Association||President||2004 - 2005|
|Bruce R. Thompson Inns of Court||Barrister||1994 - 1997|
|Univ of Oregon SOL||Juris Doctor||1984|
|Univ of Oregon||Bachelor of Arts||1981|
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