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Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt, LLC

Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt, LLC

Partnering with Colorado’s Common Interest Communities by providing innovative solutions from trusted legal advisors.

Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt has provided value-oriented legal services to community associations throughout Colorado, since 2005. Our full-service community association law firm tailors representation to the unique needs of each community.

Our team is dedicated to a preventive legal approach, counseling communities and associations to address concerns in a solution-based manner that minimizes discord. We encourage associations to proactively manage their communities and to ensure actions are appropriate prior to implementation.


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The Fair Housing Act Expands Protections

On Thursday, February 11, 2021, the Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") announced that LGBTQ Americans would be protected under the Fair Housing Act ("FHA"). Initially passed in 1968, the FHA protects against housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin. As originally drafted,...
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Jonah Hunt and Marcus Wile Secure Favorable Jury Verdict

Jonah Hunt and Marcus Wile recently obtained a full defense verdict in favor of a condominium association. The condominium association had been sued by two former owners for allegedly failing to maintain a roof which resulted in mold in the owners’ unit. After a five-day trial, and despite the plaintiffs’...
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Questions to Ask Before Buying Into an HOA

Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act The Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (“CCIOA”) defines a Common Interest Community as "real estate described in a declaration with respect to which a person, by virtue of such person's ownership of a unit, is obligated to pay for real estate taxes, insurance premiums, maintenance,...
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Improving Compliance with Covenants: 3 Strategies

Ensuring compliance with your community’s covenants is perhaps the best way to reduce unnecessary conflict and increase harmony among neighbors. There are no foolproof methods, but these strategies can help. Set Expectations As members of the Board of Directors change over time, so too can the priorities and focus of...
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The 2023 Legislative Session Has Ended

May 8th marked the end of the 2023 Colorado legislative session. Several bills died, but there are a few survivors worth noting: SB 23-178 Water-Wise Landscaping in Homeowners’ Association Communities (Signed into Law; Effective August 9, 2023) This bill amends the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA), C.R.S. 38-33.3-106.5, to...
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