Angela Hopkins


Phone: 303.991.2006
During her time at the Sturm College of Law, Angela participated in the Tribal Wills Project, which sent law students to American Indian reservations during winter and spring break to draft wills, medical powers of attorney, living wills, and burial instructions for tribal members.  If a tribal member holds trust land interest and does not have a will, the American Indian Probate Reform Act of 2004 determines which descendant(s) inherits the trust property interest.  Under this law, and absent a will, such trust land interest can only be conveyed to a tribal member’s children (or if the interest is under 5% the oldest child or oldest grandchild) or the tribe itself if the tribal member has no living children or grandchildren.  However, absent a will stating otherwise, a tribal member’s spouse cannot inherit such trust land interest. As an attorney, Angela has been practicing community association law since 2017 and has represented common interest communities in transactional, collection, foreclosure, and covenant enforcement matters.  As such, she has interpreted, drafted, and amended community association governing documents; addressed covenant enforcement violations and assessment delinquencies; and represented community associations in contract disputes, land use issues, and Owner bankruptcy matters.  She has represented community associations of various sizes, from a 6-unit condominium, to a master community association with over 1,100 units.  In 2022, Angela joined Altitude Community Law and is now focusing her representation of common interest communities in transactional matters.

B.A., Metropolitan State University of Denver – 2015
Juris Doctor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law – 2015

Professional Organizations:
Colorado Bar Association – Real Estate Law Section

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

09/27 Board Member Basics: Duties of Board Members


Recent Publications by Angela Hopkins

You Have Been Assessing Me Too Much! Square Footage Allocation Discrepancies

For homeowners’ associations whose assessment allocations are based on square footage of units, problems may arise if the developer used incorrect square footages in the calculations and an owner discovers such discrepancy (especially if the owner is paying a higher assessment than they would otherwise).  Owners who discover such discrepancies will likely complain to theGo to Resource

Discretionary vs Mandatory: When Similar Words Make a Big Difference

The language of the governing documents of an association provides what an association’s board and owners are allowed and required to do.  However, the governing documents often use words that at first blush seem to mean the same thing, such as “power” versus “duty,“ “can” versus “will,” and “may” versus “shall.” Some of these wordsGo to Resource
On June 7, 2023, HB23-1068 was signed into law by Governor Polis.  This bill provided changes to Colorado law intended to address concerns related to pet owners’ ability to find housing that allows them to keep their pets without unreasonable financial requirements.  How does this bill impact associations?  Sometimes associations restrict whether owners or residentsGoGo to Resource
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