Jerry is the co-managing member of the firm and works with community associations in all areas of law. From community formation and community change and amendment, to governance, collection and enforcement issues, and for over 30 years. ...Jerry's progressive style and approach brings problem resolution and value to owner associations and the comm...unities they govern. Recognizing the unique qualities of each association and its leadership, Jerry focuses on a balanced approach to complex issues, assisting associations in adding and preserving the value of the properties of members. He delivers creative solutions that enhance community relations. Jerry has played and continues to have an influential role in Colorado law and in legislation affecting community associations. He assisted in the drafting of the bill that became the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA) and has been involved in over 20 amendments to that Act. Jerry served on Governor Romer's Task Force on Large Planned Communities. He frequently provides expert counsel to other attorneys, testifies as an expert in court, testifies at the State Capitol and advises legislators and lobbyists. More
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. More
Jonah represents associations in a broad range of litigation matters, including covenant enforcement, construction, foreclosure, easements, elections, leasing, and governance disputes.  Jonah has handled cases before the Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the U.S. District Court of Colorado.   Jonah also ...regularly advises community associations on transactional matters, including interpretation and amendment of governing documents, election and voting issues, and preparation of opinion letters, policies and rules.  He gives managers and board members the information and guidance they need to make informed decisions, avoid problems, and minimize risk.   Jonah delivers guidance not only as to what the law states, but also as to the impact of decisions on the community.  He is a frequent speaker at educational programs pertaining to community association law. More
Hal has over twenty-two years of professional experience as a prosecuting and trial attorney, business manager, and military officer. His assertive, team-oriented, leadership style allows him to provide timely and effective counsel, while striving to achieve the most cost-effective and suitable collection result for owner associations. An avid run...ner, Hal has lived in Colorado for eighteen years and enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle More
Kelly is experienced in reviewing and advising clients concerning HOA Governing Documents (including Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Declarations), the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act, and Public Trustee and judicial foreclosures. Kelly is licensed to practice law in both Colorado and California.  Prior to joining Orten, Cavanagh & H...olmes, Kelly focused on general real property matters, title review and insurance, construction, development, and other business related matters. More
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