Richardson|Ober|DeNichilo LLP combines the best in community association legal counsel throughout California.
We believe that a client cannot be served by an individual so well as by a team. Today we are excited to announce the joining of our teams. Richardson|Ober and Nordberg|DeNichilo are joining forces to bring together the best in community association counsel in California. Kelly Richardson, Matt Ober and Robert DeNichilo will be partners in the firm, and Dan Nordberg will serve as Of Counsel. Through collaboration we are able to ensure the development of specialized competence. Each of us is strengthened with the judgment of all.
By advancing the best interests of the client through the combined knowledge, experience and values of each team member, our firm delivers the highest level of service and experience for all of our clients.
We establish trusted long-lasting relationships with our clients by assisting them in tackling today’s most challenging community association and real estate matters.
Industry Focused, Relationship Driven
Each client’s needs are unique. We are committed to providing insightful, quality and timely legal assistance, with attention to every detail and consistency in the result obtained. The combined depth and breadth of our collective experience enables us to provide innovative legal representation and counsel, which reflects the unique goals, objectives, and circumstances of each of our valued clients.
We Are Your Counsel
Grow Your Career
Providing education to residents living in common interest developments, their boards of directors, and property managers is a passion of ours at Richardson|Ober|DeNichilo. That is why Richardson|Ober|DeNichilo offers complementary online courses that will be available to help managers earn the CAM-ICB credit they need to maintain their credentials.
Our attorneys are leaders in their field and are regularly invited to contribute articles to major publications, speak at industry events and provide general counsel to industry-related service provides such as real estate brokerages and other organizations who partner with HOAs.
Connected to Our Communities
We are proud members of the Community Association Institute (CAI) and affiliates of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). Our attorneys and staff take an active role in supporting the outreach efforts of our local chapters.
Assessment Delinquency Collections
R|O|D Collect is our online judicial foreclosure approach to assessment delinquency collections. Our unique program allows clients to monitor their collection matters in real time.
What sets Richardson|Ober|DeNichilo apart from other law firms is the depth and breadth of experience we bring to the practice of community association law and the proven success rates of our attorneys.
News & Events
California Opens the Door to Accessory Dwelling Units in Planned Development Communities with Assembly Bill 670
The California Legislature has paved the way for the “granny flat” or “mother-in-law unit” in your community. Formally termed the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) this ever-popular form of housing is a legal and regulatory term for a secondary house that shares the...
Comprehensive Community Association Elections Reform Legislation Imposes Strict Standards for Elections and Board Qualifications
Governor Newsom has signed into law perhaps the most sweeping legislation targeting a community association’s ability to self-govern. Senate Bills 323 and 754 together present the greatest legislative change in association elections since the two-envelope secret...
Senate Bill 652 was signed into law by Governor Newsom protecting the rights of homeowners who wish to display religious symbols on the doorway of their homes. SB 652 adds to the Davis Stirling Common Interest Development Act Civil Code Section 4706 which provides...
Senate Bill 563 Brings Sweeping Changes to The Open Meeting Act and How Community Association Boards and Their Managers Conduct Association Business
The Open Meeting Act (Civil Code Section 1363.05), first passed in 1995, has been amended and expanded several times over the years; however, the changes which took effect in January 2012 SB 563 are by far the most sweeping in their impact upon California common...
Recently I received a telephone call from a worried client who was contacted by an unscrupulous vendor who insisted that the association will be heavily penalized in the event it does not comply with Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency (“EBEWE”) Ordinance...
Are you one of those associations that have to corral your directors for board meetings? Have you ever been tempted to look up the language in your bylaws to see whether you can disqualify a director from serving because of excessive absences? Have you asked legal...
R|O attorney Jonathan R. Davis successfully defended a matter in the Court of Appeal against a homeowners association. After a neighbor filed a lawsuit attempting to force the Association to sign a dubious easement contract, the Association recorded its own...
Thursday, August 22nd at 1 PM Associations have governing documents, and enforcing those documents is one of the unpleasant realities of community association governance and management. Can managers and boards unintentionally make the process harder, more stressful...
How many politicians would get elected on a promise to raise taxes every year? Not many, because people want their government to do more for less. And yet that is exactly what we expect from our community leaders: To stand in front of their neighbors and regularly ask...
Our goal is to recover delinquent assessments and reduce the financial hardship caused by delinquent assessment payments. R|O|D Collect is an innovative, online, attorney-driven assessment recovery program that provides you with real-time status updates of your collection accounts anytime, anywhere.
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