Common Interest Communities/HOA
We have extensive experience representing commercial and residential common interest communities, homeowner associations (HOAs), property management companies and master associations. We assist these clients in a wide variety of matters by acting as general counsel, drafting governing documents, policies and amendments, and in litigation involving assessment collection and covenant enforcement.
Our representation includes judicial foreclosures and sheriff’s sales, evictions, amendments to governing documents, issues regarding vendor contracts and representation in bankruptcy court, among other things. We are experienced and well prepared to take your case to mediation or through trial. We also appear in administrative proceedings involving state and federal fair housing and discrimination based on race, familial status, age, disability or sexual orientation.
In addition to representing associations and property managers, occasionally we represent individual homeowners in select cases challenging the actions of the associations in which they are members where the association has failed to comply with the governing documents.
Our goal is to provide aggressive representation to bring the rate of delinquent assessments down by striving to collect not only the delinquent assessments but also all attorney fees and costs incurred by the Association quickly and efficiently.
Real Estate Litigation
We handle all facets of real estate related disputes involving brokers, developers, common interest communities, individuals, companies and title insurers in a wide variety of real estate and title defect litigation. We are also experienced in commercial and residential landlord/tenant matters including unlawful detainer and evictions. Representative matters include breach of contract, quiet title actions, brokers failure to disclose, spurious liens and clouds on title, adverse possession, construction defect or delays, claims involving surveyors, boundary line disputes, mechanic's liens, easements, judgment liens, trespass, nuisance and covenant disputes.
Foreclosures and Receiverships
Alcock Law Group handles residential and commercial foreclosures through sheriff sales or commercial foreclosures by the Public Trustee. We can also assist in unlawful detainer actions following foreclosure to secure possession of the real property.
Sometimes the answer is to obtain appointment of a court-appointed receiver to take control of a property or business in order to prevent damage to the property or loss of the assets.
We also represent investors who specialize in obtaining lien assignments, purchasing properties at sheriff's or public trustees' sales, or redeeming properties post-sale.
Alcock Law Group effectively assists our clients achieve the best possible outcome through negotiation and effective advocacy during arbitration, trial or appeal. We can successfully handle day-to-day business disputes to large, complex commercial cases.
We advise clients and litigate matters in the following areas, among others: breach of contract and interference with contractual rights; fraudulent conveyances; and insurance bad faith.
Shareholder and LLC Member and Manager Disputes
Closely-held or small businesses often give rise to unique challenges involving shareholders and LLC members and managers including issues arising when one or a small group of shareholders, members or managers seek to terminate others, reduce their power and authority, lock them out or refuse to disclose company records or make distributions. We also handle breach of fiduciary duty and officer and director liability claims.
Sometimes, cases do not end with a verdict in the trial court. When that occurs, we provide experienced appellate advocacy in the Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.
We represent developers drafting governing documents to create communities and associations.
Just as important as obtaining a judgment in your case is aggressively employing all available tools to maximize collection of the amounts you are owed. We are experienced in tracking down debtors and employing a wide range of strategies including wage garnishments, bank levies, attachments, judgment liens and execution sales in order to obtain satisfaction of judgments.