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.

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 – Since 2015
Community Associations Institute, Law Seminar Planning Committee Co-Chair- 2019 Law Seminar

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
5/30 – Legal Issues for Condominiums and Homeowners Associations (Audio Webinar- National Business Institute)
6/25 – Around the HOA World in 8 Hours- Part 1
7/11 – Jeopardy- The Rematch!
7/17 – Contracts Refresher (Webinar)
7/30 – Manager License Exam Prep Course
8/27 – Navigating the Statutory Muck and Legalese
9/11 – Insurance Requirements for Pre and Post-CCIOA Communities (Webinar)
9/24 – Around the HOA World in 8 Hours- Part 2
10/9 – Contract Terminations- What You Need to Know (Webinar)
10/22 – Manager License Exam Prep Course
11/07 – Fees- How Much Can We Impose?
11/21 – Navigating the Statutory Muck and Legalese
12/5 – Ask the Experts

Posts by Elina B. Gilbert

By now, almost everyone has heard the news: HB1212 renewing community association manager licensing is no more! But why did Governor Polis veto the bill after all the work that went into it and the rigorous legislative process it underwent that ultimately resulted in a one-year extension of the licensing with a required stakeholder input?Go to Article

Do You Know Your Association As Well As You Should?

Although Colorado has thousands of common interest communities and most of the directors and community managers working with these communities feel they have an adequate grasp on the specifics surrounding their particular community, it can be an eye-opening experience to test your knowledge and see how much you really know (or don’t know) about yourGo to Resource

Who Decides What – Board or Owners?

  As the saying goes, “you cannot please 100% of the people 100% of the time”. This cannot be truer when it comes to common interest community living. In a perfect world, homeowners would elect the board and allow it to govern in accordance with the law and the community’s governing documents. In the realGo to Resource

Colorado Fair Housing Act Adds A New Protected Class: HOA Board Members

State and Federal Fair Housing designated protected classes overlap quite a bit, but Colorado Fair Housing laws have always boasted a few extra protected classes, including the most recent one: HOA Board Members. According to Representative Want T. Serve, “it’s time to protect the underdog! HOA Board Members are one of the most disliked classesGo to Resource