Lauren C. Holmes
Community Association Attorney - Partner

Lauren is a founding member of the firm.  She provides experienced and practical advice to associations as a transactional attorney. Lauren has extensive experience identifying legal issues in a proactive manner and recommending realistic solutions based upon a keen understanding of homeowners associations. In addition to providing day-to-day legal advice, she educates boards on how to conduct legal and effective meetings, has assisted in successfully amending governing documents and has assisted associations with communicating the importance of the amendment and obtaining the necessary owner approvals.

Lauren aids associations in preventing the escalation of disputes with owners, and reviews association insurance policies for compliance with governing documents, Colorado law and best business practices. Lauren also assists associations in dealing with local governments on issues related to code enforcement, condemnation, new development, easements and other issues. Lauren is a frequent speaker at educational programs for managers and boards sponsored by both the firm and community organizations, and has been recognized for her dedication to the education of board members and managers.


Expertise

  • General Association Counsel
  • Community Amendments
  • Covenant Enforcement
  • Document Interpretation
  • Association Governance
  • Contract Review and Negotiation
  • Insurance Reviews
  • Risk Management
  • Policy and Rule Adoption and Drafting
  • Assessment Collection / Foreclosure

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Community Associations Institute, National Member of the College of Community Association Lawyers
  • Community Associations Institute, Rocky Mountain Chapter
    • Participant since 1996
    • Fall Conference Committee (past member)
    • Spring Showcase Committee (past Programs Co-chair)
    • Public Relations Committee (past member)
    • Attorney Committee, Co-chair
    • Editorial Committee, Chair
  • Community Associations Institute, Southern Colorado Chapter Participant since 1996
  • Frequent speaker and author on legal issues affecting community associations Member of Colorado and Denver Bar Associations

Education

University of Denver College of Law (J.D., 1994)

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (B.A., 1991)


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