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
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...
Back in April, we alerted you to some changing legislation in Sacramento. Sentate Bill (SB) 323 (last session’s SB 1265) re-emerged to address association elections and provide director qualifications. Just this last week, we learned that SB 323 passed through the...
Providing education to residents living in common interest developments, their boards of directors, and property managers is a passion of ours at Richardson|Ober. That is why Richardson|Ober is currently developing no cost online courses that will be available to help...
This four-part series outlines an association’s legal obligations when dealing with unchaperoned personal property – which may include items that appear to be trash, but could be of value to someone. Associations must take care to identify the character of property...
Community Associations Must Exercise Caution When Removing Personal Property in Common Area Due to Potential Legal Exposure As children, most of us are taught to clean up after ourselves and to respect our living environments, as well as the living environments of...
Experienced directors learn that delegation is essential to effective community management. No board, or individual director, can or should be juggling all of the tasks it takes to make a community function. Duties can be assigned to individual directors with relevant...
R|O litigators successfully obtained a Workplace Violence Restraining Order, brought on behalf of an Association, to protect its management and staff from harassing conduct by one of the residents at the property. Said resident had established a pattern of verbally...
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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