Debra L. Sheppard & Associates, Legal Services, Los Angeles818-676-0848
dsheppard@sheppard-law.com

Community Association Law

  • Advising and Counseling Board Members - on issues affecting their associations with a goal toward avoiding litigation
  • Assessment Collections through Judicial Foreclosure - from the pre-lien to the Sheriff’s sale.Association Law - Law offices of Debra L. Sheppard & Associates
  • Enforcement of the Governing Documents - from the preparation and service of Internal  Dispute Resolution and Alternative Dispute Resolution through to a court-ordered injunction to compel compliance.
  • Advising and Counseling Board Members - in issues affecting their associations with a goal toward avoiding litigation.
  • Governing Document Review and Amendment - including provisions such as rental  restrictions, smoking restrictions, and other provisions to handle specific problems for the association.
  • Construction Defect Matters - from pre-litigation mediation through the lawsuit, if necessary.
  • Litigation - Plaintiff and Defense - this could include lawsuits against neighboring owners, contractors, and homeowners and defense of lawsuits filed by vendors.
  • Legal Opinions - on interpretation of the governing documents and the association’s rights and obligations
  • Loan Letters - required by lenders to make a loan to an association, including review of the governing documents for  authority to borrow and pledge assets for the loan.
  • Election Guidance - including preparation of voting guidelines, ballots, notices, and guidance on conducting election
  • Website review- to insure content is not in violation of the law, access issues, and social media review
  • Annual Budget Report and Annual Policy Statement -review of these disclosure documentation under new law
  • Board Orientations - educational program for new Board Members
  • Maintenance Matrix for members.

Real Estate Law

  • Easements - including drafting easements, determining the scope of an easement and handling disputes involving easements.
  • Real Estate Purchase Contract Review - before the client enters into a real estate sale transaction.
  • Misrepresentation and Disclosure Disputes - involving the failure of sellers to disclose  hazards and defects with property to the buyer.
  • Lease Review and Preparation - including commercial and residential leases.
  • Unlawful Detainers/Eviction Actions - prosecution and defense.
  • Partition Actions - to divide common interests in the same property.
  • Powers of Attorney - to allow a friend or family member to handle property matters for someone unable to handle them themselves or for someone who is out of the country.

Business Law

  • Contracts - including contracts with contractors for home improvements, repairs, etc.
  • Litigation - Plaintiff and Defense

Mediations

  • Community Association Law Disputes - includes pre-litigation mediations and mediations during litigation.
  • Real Estate and Business Disputes

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Debra L. Sheppard & Associates
21243 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 123
Woodland Hills, CA  91364

818-676-0848
dsheppard@sheppard-law.com

Debra L. Sheppard & Associates, Attorney-At-Law, Los Angeles