Elina Gilbert

Shareholder - Transaction

Phone: 303.991.2010
Elina Gilbert has practiced community association law for 20 years with Altitude Community Law, PC., with an emphasis on transactional issues such as insurance, document amendments, and real estate matters. Elina oversees the firm’s transactional department and has been heading the Altitude Community Education (“ACE”) program for over 10 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 full-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 is also 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 – Since 2015
Community Associations Institute, Law Seminar Planning Committee Co-Chair- 2019 Law Seminar

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

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

Are Your Fines Working?

By: Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. With more people home now than ever before, many associations are struggling with increased complaints and violations pertaining to noise, obnoxious behavior, odors, and the like.  As wonderful as it would be to have all residents comply with their communities’ rules, it is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve such compliance.Go to Resource

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

Shareholder Elina Gilbert recently received the Community Associations Institute (“CAI”) 2020 Best Manuscript of the Law Seminar Award, along with her co-author Kevin Hirzel of Hirzel Law. Their presentation, “How Legal is it Anyway – Tips for Dealing with Recreational and Medicinal Marijuana Use in Community Associations”, was selected from dozens of community association lawGo to Resource
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