The law surrounding real estate contracts and transactions can be daunting. In this area of litigation, your lawyer must pay special attention to the three Cs of communication: consistent, clear and concise.

We draft, review and negotiate everything from cable agreements to bank financing for individuals and corporations. We represent homeowners associations, condominium associations, investors and developers at all stages of projects and litigation.

In our experience, in homeowners and condominium association transactions common mistakes include:

(1) Failure to abide by the conflict of interest provisions in California Civil Code Section 1365.6, which has been recodified and altered, effective Jan. 1, 2014, as California Civil Code Section 5350.

(2) Failure to comply with the document requirements of California Civil Code Section 1368 - 1368.2, recodified effective Jan. 1, 2014, as California Civil Code Section 4525, and other sections (Effective Jan. 1, 2014, sections 1368 - 1368.2 have been altered and supplemented by the Davis-Stirling Act rewrite. Consult an attorney to make sure you are properly complying with these new provisions).

(3) Creating confusion by trying to combine or use documents from other associations. Each association is different. Each association needs to have documents drafted for its specific needs.

Gregory M. Garrison, APC, can help. We have a reputation for no-nonsense counsel and get results. Call 619-798-9501 or complete our online form. Consultations are free. Choosing the wrong lawyer isn't.