Debra Oppenheimer

Partner - Litigation

Phone: 303.991.2020
With over 30+ years of legal and business experience, Debra is a seasoned litigator. Debra has been handling community association covenant enforcement for over 19 years. She was previously a Deputy District Attorney for ten years. Her specific thoughts on practicing in the community association area? “While it is amazing how often I think there is nothing new under the sun, homeowners continue to amaze me at the lengths they will go to get their way. As a litigator the fact that I have spent the last 30 years trying to get people to comply with rules and statutes comes in very handy."

B.A., Metro State College – 1986
Juris Doctorate, University of Texas Austin – 1989

Professional Organizations:
Colorado Bar Association – Since 2002
Adams County Bar – Since 2002
Community Associations Institute- Since 2004
Community Associations Institute of Southern Colorado, Board President – 2017 to 2018

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:




Recent Publications by Debra J. Oppenheimer

Look Out for Sneaky Provisions in your Declarations that Bite…

Trying to keep communities looking good is one of the most important goals for homeowners associations; in fact, it is one of the main reasons people purchase homes in HOAs.  Unfortunately, enforcing governing documents is not an easy task and there are oftentimes provisions in the governing documents that make it even tougher.  To assistGo to Resource

Components of an Enforceable Rule

What makes a rule enforceable? An enforceable rule meets the requirements of the law and governing documents. What makes an enforceable rule a good rule? A good rule meets the needs and requirements of the community. When writing rules, boards should make sure the rules are both enforceable and “good”. In general, courts recognize theGo to Resource
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