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Monday, March 15, 2021

Beaumont Tashjian Congratulates Associate Attorney on 10-Year Anniversary

Beaumont Tashjian Congratulates Associate Attorney on 10-Year Anniversary

Beaumont Tashjian (BT) proudly congratulates Brittany A. Ketchum, Esq. on celebrating her 10-year anniversary with the firm. Brittany is an associate attorney with BT, where she provides general counsel services to the firm’s clients and manages the firm’s governing documents department. Brittany has significant experience providing legal opinions to the firm’s clients, as well as review and analysis of governing documents, interpretation, and recommendations to same. Brittany also frequently attends client board meetings and represents clients at mediation.

Brittany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chapman University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a double major in Political Science and German. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law. During law school, Brittany served on the Moot Court Board and as an Associate Editor of Pepperdine’s Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law, wherein her work is published. While in law school, Brittany worked as a law clerk for BT.  

In addition to her legal practice, Brittany is an active member of Community Associations Institute (CAI) and is currently serving on the CAI-Orange County Chapter’s (CAI-OC) Board and is on the Executive Committee. She is also past Chair of CAI-OC’s Education Committee where she served in this capacity for many years and is currently the Board’s Education Committee liaison. She is also a frequent speaker for CAI and has authored numerous articles published for the California Association of Community Lawyers (CACM) Law Journal.

 

It’s Time to Spring Clean your Community!

Spring is just around the corner! With spring quickly approaching, the challenges facing our communities will continue to present themselves in new and interesting ways. It is the perfect time for your association to organize, problem-solve and tidy up to ensure operations remain smooth and polished!

Start by assessing components or operations which require frequent Board attention. Consider whether operations can be streamlined by implementing rules, policies and procedures to address these common issues. The following list outlines some tools and procedures which, if implemented, could reduce risk of liability claim and streamline operations:

TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

Addressing and Establishing Association Operations

  • Rules and Regulations

  • Maintenance Responsibility Matrix

  • Election and Voting Rules

Architectural Guidelines

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station Policy

  • Solar Energy System Policy

  • Accessory Dwelling Unit and Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit Policy

Dispute Resolution Procedures

Fine and Enforcement Policy

  • Internal Dispute Resolution Policy

    Risk Management

  • Water Intrusion Policy

  • Request for Accommodation Policy

Post-pandemic Operations

  • Board Code of Conduct

  • Meeting Code of Conduct, which addresses virtual meetings

  • Rules regarding the use of common areas

The goal of a deep cleaning is a safe and clean environment and smooth business operations for the community. Ultimately, this will serve to protect your community, keep the facilities and Association operations running effectively and ensure success in day-to-day operations. Contact our office at info@HOAattorneys.com  to request a special fixed fee quote for any of the recommended “tools.”

We look forward to working with you to protect and manage your community!

 

BT Event Highlights

CACM Law Seminar and Expo

Senior Partner, Jeffrey A. Beaumont, Esq. and Partner, Lisa A. Tashjian, Esq. recently presented at the 2021 CACM Northern California Virtual Law Seminar and Expo on February 4th and 5th. Mr. Beaumont presented "Protecting the HOA From Liability" and Ms. Tashjian presented "ADA Issues Beyond Service Animals." Mr. Beaumont will be presenting the same topic again at the 2021 CACM Southern California Virtual Law Seminar and Expo where Beaumont Tashjian will also be exhibiting on March 12th and 13th. For more information and to register visit: www,cacm.org.

 

CAI-GLAC: What's On Our Minds? Q & A Interactive Webinar

Partner, Lisa A. Tashjian, Esq. will be speaking for CAI-Greater Los Angeles Chapter: What's On Our Minds? Q & A Interactive Webinar" on March 17th via Zoom from 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. along with Brain Moreno, SwedelsonGottilieb. This session will address opening common areas, virtual board meetings and elections, COVID-19 hardships and many more topics. For more information and to register visit: www.cai-glac.org.

  

CAI's Common Interest Development Law Course

Partner, Lisa A. Tashjian, Esq. will be teaching at CAI's statewide CID Law Course on March 22, 24, and 26 via Zoom from 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. each day. Ms. Tashjian will be co-facilitating with Matthew Gardner, Esq. of Richardson|Ober|DeNichilo and Cyrus Koochek, Esq. of SwedelsonGottlieb. This course is the most comprehensive legal course available for professionals managing community associations and board members. Participants will be provided with a comprehensive review of California and Federal laws affecting community associations. For more information and to register visit: www.cai-glac.org.



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