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Maddox, Segerblom & Canepa

HOA General Counsel

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HOA General Counsel in Nevada and Northern California

Maddox, Segerblom & Canepa serves common-interest communities and planned developments throughout Nevada and Northern California. Our attorneys assist community managers and board members alike with any and all HOA legal issues that may arise.

Your Resource for HOA Law

Our lawyers believe knowledgeable and informed board members are more efficient when dealing with the variety of legal issues that may be presented by homeowners living in common-interest communities. We offer a full range of legal services to common interest communities and community associations and we work to educate board members to help ensure they understand and meet their fiduciary obligations. We provide advice, HOA resources, and guidance to help our clients become more effective in serving and managing their community.

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How Our Attorneys Help Community Associations

Our General Counsel services include, but are not limited to:

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  • Drafting and amending CC&Rs, Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, Rules, Policies and all other governing documents
  • Interpretation and enforcement of CC&Rs, Bylaws, Rules, Policies and all other governing documents
  • Interpretation of relevant statutes, regulations, codes, ordinances and case law affecting and governing community associations
  • Contract review, analysis and drafting
  • Drafting and enforcement of easements, licenses, liens and/or other Association/Member Agreements
  • Claims by and against Association vendors, contractors and suppliers
  • General advice and consultation

Advising Boards – We provide clear, succinct, and accurate advice to association boards to ensure their associations are operating in full compliance with applicable laws.

Attending Meetings – An attorney from our office can be available to attend any association meeting where legal counsel could address issues, provide legal advice and/or resolve concerns.

Construction Defect – We are extremely proud of our record of achievement in pursuing construction defect claims on behalf of homeowners and HOAs. Since we played a major role in drafting the statute (Chapter 40) that governs construction defect law in Nevada, our knowledge in this field is unmatched.

Developer Turnover – Our firm can facilitate the transition from developer control of the association to efficient and effective homeowner control.

Drafting Documents – Our lawyers are experienced in drafting and amending association documents, including covenants, conditions and restrictions, articles of incorporation, bylaws, architectural guidelines, rules and regulations, and policies.

Enforcing Covenants – We can assist associations in successfully enforcing the covenants contained within their documents. We can help boards develop a successful strategy for mandatory mediation or arbitration. If litigation is necessary we can assist the association in obtaining court intervention to force compliance with association documents.

Interpreting Documents – Our attorneys are experienced in reviewing covenants, conditions and restrictions, articles of incorporation, bylaws, rules and regulations, architectural guidelines, plat maps, employment contracts and construction contracts. We can assist in interpreting documents and providing legal opinions.

We Help HOAs Resolve Disputes

As with any community, HOA communities are not immune to conflict. When disputes between boards and homeowners arise, our team acts as a buffer to minimize conflict, provide education to both sides, and help you avoid litigation.

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It is common for legal disputes to arise between associations and owners/members over:

• Responsibility for repairs
• Landscaping and exterior conditions
• Rental restrictions
• Outdated documents
• Unexpected fees
• Notice Requirements
• Architectural/New Construction Disputes
• Election Procedure

In most cases, homeowners associations and residents must attempt to resolve their disputes through the Nevada Real Estate Division alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program. Only when resolution through the program is unsuccessful can disputes be litigated in court. Generally, the ADR resolution is non-binding unless the HOA and the homeowner agree to binding arbitration.

Our HOA attorneys can guide you through the ADR process to increase your chances of achieving resolution. When arbitration is not successful, however, we are prepared to litigate the matter in court.

Whether your association needs assistance preparing, revising, or interpreting important documents, you need help enforcing covenants or collecting fees, or you are facing a major legal dispute, our knowledge, experience, and skills can give you the edge you need.

What Our Clients Say

My family and I are thankful to Maddox, Segerblom and Canepa for their assistance during a three year case regarding construction defects to our home. We are truly appreciative of their knowledge, determination and assistance during this process. They were always courteous, and available to answer any and all of our concerns and questions. Thank you for the wonderful resolution. Many thanks to you and your staff.

Frances Castelli

We used Maddox, Segerblom & Canepa to represent us in a legal suit re problems in construction on new properties that we purchased from a developer.

We were very pleased with the representation provided by this law firm. They were fully communicative, responsive to our questions and were very knowledgeable about the issues that required resolution. Even after we reached a resolution, they have been responsive in making sure to point us in the right direction for help with repairs that are required.

We would recommend them to others with similar issues that require legal help.

Atam & Margo Lalchandani

Maddox, Segerblom & Canepa did a FANTASTIC job in our construction defects case. I interacted with several people from their office throughout our 2 year litigation. Their staff is friendly, knowledgeable and always prompt about getting back to you when you have questions/comments/concerns. I especially enjoyed working with Darcy, Ardea, Eva, and Sandra. Being part of a lawsuit is no fun for anyone, but if you have to be a part of one, I can’t say enough positive things about this firm!

Victoria Fox

The law firm of Maddox, Segerblom, and Canepa were amazing to work with. They were thorough and always available for any questions we had. We worked a lot with Sandy who was always professional, friendly, always on time for appointments and just a great person to represent this firm. We have never been involved in a law suit before and they made it comfortable for us. We appreciate the hard work the lawyers and people who work for the firm did and would recommend them.

Becky Loudenburg
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