Elina Gilbert

Shareholder in Charge of Practice & Education Dept. Head

Phone: 303.991.2010
Elina Gilbert has practiced community association law for 22 years with Altitude Community Law, PC., with an emphasis on transactional issues such as insurance, document amendments, and real estate matters. Elina is Shareholder in Charge of Practice and has overseen the Altitude Community Education (“ACE”) program for over 12 years, a critical part of the firm’s mission statement and overall brand. Overseeing ACE involves creation, preparation, and presentation of 25+ programs per year, including lunch forums, webinars, and half-day classes that provide managers with CMCA and Real Estate credits. She also heads up the firm’s monthly E-Newsletter, which is nationally circulated. Elina is a frequent speaker on both a local and national level, which includes CAI Law Seminars, attorney courses through the National Business Institute, national webinars through HOALeader.com, and state classes and webinars through ACE and local CAI Chapters. Elina was inducted into the College of Community Association Lawyers (“CCAL”) in 2010, which represents an elite group of attorneys determined to be the most qualified experts in the HOA industry. Elina was a member, and current chair of the CCAL Law Seminar Planning Committee, which develops and creates the annual Law Seminar for HOA attorneys around the country. When Elina is not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, doing crosswords and Sudoku puzzles, working out, taking walks, and dreaming of the day the law will allow her to have a pet moose.

Education:
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:  2015 -2022
Community Associations Institute, Law Seminar Planning Committee Co-Chair- 2022 Law Seminar

Published Articles:

Community Associations Institute, Law Seminar Planning Committee Co-Chair- 2019 Law Seminar

Do You Have the Qualities of the Greatest Condo/HOA Board Members?

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

2022

08/04 – Townhomes and Condos and Paired Homes—Oh My!

08/10 – Budget Ratification Process: Pre and Post-CCIOA 

08/24 – CCIOA v. Nonprofit Act 

10- 12- Communications—When is it Enough, when is it Too Much, and When is it Too Little?

11/03 – Test Your Knowledge:  How Well Do You Know HOA Law?

12/01 – Ask the Experts—Free For All

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Publications by Elina B. Gilbert

Getting Volunteers for the Board: How Do You Make a Thankless Job Thankful?

Is it my imagination or are people getting less patient, more critical, more demanding, and less understanding?  It seems over the last few years boards have been criticized and admonished more, while being appreciated and understood less.  No wonder it’s becoming more and more difficult to fill board vacancies.  After all, why would someone volunteerGo to Resource

Regulating Commercial Vehicles

More often than not, governing documents contain restrictions on commercial vehicles, but the term “commercial vehicle” means something different to different people.  Although it is clear that some vehicles are undeniably “commercial” in nature, many vehicles fall somewhere in the gray area.   So how do owners know whether their vehicles will be considered “commercial” andGo to Resource

MAINTENANCE AND INSURANCE CHARTS

An association’s maintenance and insurance obligations are typically set forth in the association’s covenants.  However, in many instances, simply reading the maintenance and insurance provisions of the declaration will not give boards or managers clear answers.   Often times, provisions of the declaration must be cross referenced and read in conjunction, and statutes consulted, before anGo to Resource

Associations and Loans—Are You Doing It Right?

Whether your community needs to borrow money to pay for a roof replacement or installation of a swimming pool, it is imperative to know all the requirements and limitations your community has before starting the process. Therefore, the first step an association should take prior to applying for a loan is reaching out to itsGo to Resource
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