Some of the services provided by
and the Law Office of Robert I. Long
No stranger to the Community Associations Institute
(CAI), Mr. Long served
three terms in a row on the Board of Directors of the Channel Islands Chapter, culminating in his year as Chapter President in 1996. He is a frequent speaker and author regarding community association topics; has chaired or participated in countless CAI events including ABC’s and luncheon programs, workshops, the Trade Faire and Awards Banquet, and various committees; and has attended conferences at the state and national levels.
developers to comply with development conditions for a new common
interest development (CID). Note: ‘CID’ is the official
acronym of ‘HOA’ in California.
other HOA formation services including clarifying inconsistencies
between the tentative and final maps, preparation of Articles of
Incorporation, Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions
(CC&Rs), and Bylaws.
a name partner with MYERS, WIDDERS, GIBSON AND LONG LLP
in Ventura, CA, Mr. Long participated in numerous complex
construction defect cases, helping to recover large awards for HOA’s,
often in the millions or tens of millions of dollars, against
developers, providing the association with the financial resources
to remedy construction deficiencies and dangerous conditions.
a newly formed association after a predecessor association had been
driven to insolvency and the brink of bankruptcy following a series
of calamities and mismanagement, ultimately guiding the newly
constituted association to fiscal recovery.
pre-lien letters and liens for delinquent accounts and advising
associations in selecting between various available collection
remedies. When appropriate, representing the association through
trial to judicially foreclose its lien.
representing the association in contract matters including
negotiating a new management contract, a vendor proposal for
services or a contractor proposal for maintenance, repairs or
the association in disputes with homeowners, vendors, contractors
and managers; including, as necessary, representation at mediation,
arbitration or trial.
legal memoranda and opinions and performing other general counsel
work such as assisting in the conduct of elections.
document amendment and modification including, when necessary and
available, judicial proceedings to confirm the amendment.
The Law Office of Robert I. Long is selective in choosing clients to represent, and prides itself in giving prompt, personal service.
|News from Sacramento...
Provisions for electric vehicle charging stations were added to the
Davis-Stirling Act (see new Civil Code section 4745).
Beginning in 2017, a new statute, Civil Code
clarifies that, as to exclusive use common area (e.g., the enclosed
patio to a condominium unit), the homeowner is responsible for
maintaining it while the association is responsible for repair and
During times of drought an Association may not bar a homeowner from
replacing his or her yard with water-efficient landscaping or allowing
the lawn to die, and the Association may not require the homeowner to
pressure wash the exterior of the home. Civil Code §§4735, 4736.