Condominium and Homeowner Association (HOA) Law

At Wyse Kadish, we have represented homeowner associations since 1957. We have extensive experience with the particular laws which pertain to homeowner and condominium owner associations, but also other fields of law which are frequently involved in association affairs such as civil litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, corporations, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Fair Housing Act. We pride ourselves on quality service for all association needs. Among those services we most commonly provide are:

  • Assessment collection
  • Bankruptcy issues
  • Borrowing from lenders
  • Compliance with statutory requirements
  • Condominium FHA approvals
  • Creating Declarations and Bylaws
  • Document retention
  • Dispute resolution
  • Elections and voting
  • Enforcement and adoption of rules and regulations
  • Foreclosure
  • Interpreting and amending governing documents
  • Governance issues
  • Governing document review
  • Granting and amending easements
  • Privacy and owner access to association records 

 

Scott C. Wyse has been in the practice of law since 1974 and has performed legal services for associations over the years. He has represented developers on a significant number of projects for which he has prepared declarations of covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs), bylaws, and association organization documents. His vast experience as a business and real estate lawyer allows him to craft common sense solutions to a variety of problems that an association can face. Scott keeps apprised of the evolving laws that govern associations in Oregon.

Bruce H. Orr has been in the practice of law since 1981. Bruce specializes in bankruptcy, creditor rights, and collections, issues which are important to associations. Bruce’s experience is invaluable in traversing the minefield of bankruptcy and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Bruce has drafted amendments that protect associations’ right in bankruptcy situations.

Michael J. Licurse, Jr. has been in the practice of law since 2004. Michael represents association management groups working with 50 homeowner associations. Michael’s work with association management groups has given him a wide range of experience with all the day-to-day problems an association faces. Michael has also created CC&Rs for associations and has represented associations in matters related to liens, collections, construction defect and enforcement actions.

Patrick T. Foran has practiced condominium and homeowner association law since 2009 and has worked with hundreds of community associations as they navigate issues ranging from governance and enforcement to assessment collection. Pat regularly provides counsel to boards of directors and regularly gives presentations to community associations and local community association trade groups.

Paralegal Dennis Winslow has worked for Wyse Kadish and its predecessor since 1996. He has been trained by attorneys to provide services to both association and association management group clients. Dennis provides a rapid response to clients’ day-to-day needs based on 17 years of working on association related issues. Dennis provides support to attorneys on enforcement and collection cases. Dennis has completed continuing legal education seminars on association issues offered by both the Oregon and Washington state bars.

Attorneys who practice Homeowners Associations (HOA) Law: Bruce H. OrrMichael J. Licurse & Patrick T. Foran

In Memoriam

Flory

Laney

We are saddened to share the loss of our friend and colleague Flory Laney. Flory passed away on Saturday, August 7th, 2021. Flory was an integral and much-loved member of the Wyse Kadish family for over 35 years. She will be dearly missed by everyone at Wyse Kadish.