Elina Gilbert

Shareholder - Transaction & Education Dept. Head

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:

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!

2021

1/4 – What Have we Learned from 2020?

2/10 – Contractor Disputes – What You Need to Know

2/25 – Navigating the Statutory Muck and Legalese

3/4 – Insurance: Why do We Have to Keep Talking About It?

4/22 – Around the HOA World (Part II)

4/28 – B 201: Advanced Board Member Training

6/23 – Around the HOA World (Part I)

7/14 – Do We File a Claim?

8/11 – Federal Statutes That Impact Associations

8/24 – Navigating the Statutory Muck and Legalese

9/2 – The Darwin Awards for Association Living

10/28 – Around the HOA World (Part II)

11/4 – Little Known Facts About CCIOA, the Nonprofit Act, and the Condominium Act

11/10 – Using Your “Experts”

12/2 – Ask the Experts – Free For All

 

Recent Publications by Elina B. Gilbert

Non-Required But Essential Policies

What are policies and why do they exist? The purpose of policies is to set forth a process to be followed with respect to various issues. A policy, in most cases, is a safety net for associations to ensure everyone is being treated the same and the same processes are followed every time. If anGo to Resource
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