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Epsten Grinnell & Howell is a leading Southern California law firm whose practice is dedicated to the complex field of community association law. More than 4,000 homeowners’ associations (HOAs) have selected the knowledgeable, effective and skilled attorneys of Epsten Grinnell & Howell to guide their corporate activities and represent their interests.

For more than 28 years, the attorneys of Epsten Grinnell & Howell have provided common interest developments with counsel, legal strategies, rapid assessment recovery, construction defect and other civil litigation, interpretation of fair housing issues, and alternative dispute resolution. If you are involved in the governance or management of a homeowners association, explore our website to learn more about how the legal expertise of Epsten Grinnell & Howell can benefit you.

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Retirement of Thomas S. Gatlin: Advocate, Colleague & Friend


By: Jon H. Epsten, Esq. It is with personal regret but with best wishes that we announce the retirement of Epsten Grinnell & Howell shareholder Tom Gatlin. Tom’s departure marks both the end of an era for our firm and the beginning of a new chapter in Tom’s life. While his colleagues and clients will […]

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Commercial and Industrial Common Interest Development Act Effective January 1, 2014


By: Susan M. Hawks McClintic, Esq. Senate Bill 752 established the new Commercial and Industrial Common Interest Development Act. Purely commercial and industrial common interest developments are no longer subject to the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act. The new Commercial and Industrial Common Interest Development Act is based on Davis-Stirling 2014 and was also effective […]

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Davis-Stirling 2014: Mapping the Changes to Association Governance


By: Susan M. Hawks McClintic, Esq. Davis-Stirling 2014 is here. Are you ready? While most of the changes to Davis-Stirling are merely reorganization with the language of many sections staying the same, there are some provisions that will change how a community association conducts business. The changes noted below range from notices of board meetings, […]

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