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The Corporate Transparency Act

Introduction The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), signed into law in January 2021, represents a significant shift in the way businesses, including common interest community (CIC) boards, operate in the United States. This landmark legislation aims to enhance corporate transparency and combat financial crimes by requiring certain entities to disclose their beneficial ownership information to the […]

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Get Involved! The 2024 Colorado Legislative Session is underway and there have already been quite a few bills introduced. You may be wondering what “is” the legislative session? How does a bill become a law? What can you do to try and influence this process to promote what you see as positive changes? What can […]

Tow Truck removing vehicle from handicap parking space - Introduction to HB 24-1051

Introduction to HB 24-1051 The 2022 Colorado legislative session saw the “Towing Bill of Rights” HB 23-1217 become law and place restrictions on tow carriers largely as a reaction to a lengthy investigation into Wyatt’s Towing by the Colorado Attorney General. The Tow Carrier Regulation Bill (HB 24-1051) was recently introduced during the 2024 legislative […]

Firm Welcomes Two New Partners

Firm Welcomes Two New Partners

Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt, LLC welcomes attorneys Bryce Meighan and Aaron J. Goodlock as new partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2024. After joining Anderson, Dude & Lebel, P.C. in 2003, Bryce led the homeowner association practice as a partner for the past five years. Aaron has been with Orten Cavanagh Holmes & […]

Exciting Firm Announcement

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Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt, LLC Exciting Firm Announcement We are thrilled to announce that two of the most venerable community association law firms in Colorado, Anderson Dude & Lebel, P.C. & Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt, LLC, have joined forces as of January 1, 2024. This brought together over a century of general counsel and litigation expertise, and […]

Jonah Hunt and Marcus Wile Secure Favorable Jury Verdict

Attorneys Jonah Hunt and Marcus Wile - improving compliance

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’ presentation of multiple expert witnesses, […]

Houses surround blocks that spell HOA - improving compliance -HOA Questions

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, or improvement of other real […]

Check boxes - improving ompliance

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 the Board and the community. […]

Colorado Flag with the words Legislative Update - 2023

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 require association guidelines or rules […]

2022 Sign hanging from wooden doors reads "meeting in progress" - Violation Hearing

What to Expect From a Violation Hearing Under the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (“CCIOA”), before an association can levy fines against an owner, the association must provide the owner with the opportunity for “a fair and impartial fact-finding process concerning whether the alleged violation actually occurred and whether the unit owner is the one […]


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