Elina Gilbert

Shareholder - Transaction

Phone: 303.991.2010
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Elina enjoys variety – and community association law provides exactly that. Her knowledge and years of experience in community association law has allowed Elina to provide practical, economical, and creative solutions to clients. She has a knack for explaining complex documents and legal issues in a way, whether in person, by phone, in a letter, or in front of a classroom, that removes the legalese and allows board members and managers to understand the issue at hand.

B.A., University of Michigan Ann Arbor – 1993
Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law – 1997

Professional Organizations:
Michigan Bar Association – Since 1997
Community Associations Institute – Since 2000
College of Community Association Lawyers – Since 2010
Community Associations Institute, Law Seminar Committee – Since 2015
Community Associations Institute, Law Seminar Planning Committee Co-Chair- 2019 Law Seminar

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

1/9 – Condos v. Townhomes: Tricks to Figuring Out Maintenance Obligations

1/16 – How Legal Is It Anyway? Tips for Dealing with Recreational and Medicinal Marijuana Use in Community Associations

1/22 – Now! Now! Now!! Demand for Instant Communication

2/25 – Navigating the Statutory Muck and Legalese

3/5 – Manager Jeopardy

4/8 – What NOT to Do In Covenant Enforcement

4/21 – Around HOA World (Part II)

4/29 – B 201: Advanced Board Member Training

6/16 – Around the HOA World in 8 hours – Part 1

7/15 – Using Your “Experts”

8/6 – Insurance Refresher

8/18 – Navigating the Statutory Muck and Legalese

10/20 – Around the HOA World in 8 Hours – Part 2

11/5 – Dos and Don’ts of an HOA Through Pictures and Videos

11/10 – Help! We Can’t Get Volunteers for the Board

12/3 – Ask the Experts!

Recent Publications by Elina B. Gilbert


As we say good-bye to 2019 and welcome 2020, many of us have created a list of New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps your community has made a resolution to lower expenses? Perhaps your community took it one step further and resolved to lower legal expenses? But how is an association to do that? Below is aGo to Resource

Top Seven Recommended Policies – Do You Have Them All?

Most everybody knows by now that Colorado associations are required to adopt nine good governance policies pursuant to CCIOA (Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act). However, do you know that in addition to the required policies there is a slew of not-required, but highly recommended policies for associations? Below is a list of the top sevenGo to Resource