Maris Davies

Attorney - Transaction

Phone: 303.991.2040
Maris enjoys writing for the Altitude Community Law blog as well as teaching board members and managers in the community association industry. Prior to joining the team at Altitude Community Law, Maris worked as a litigator with a real estate and financial services firm. While working through real estate lawsuits and owner to owner disputes, she learned the importance of clarity in contracts and agreements. Her experience in court has given her the ability to connect and work with many different types of personalities. Today, she serves our community association clients by analyzing, catching, and communicating potential pitfalls before they happen.

Education:
B.S., Ithaca College – 2001
Juris Doctorate, University of Denver – 2009

Professional Organizations:
Colorado Bar Association – Since 2009
Community Associations Institute Rocky Mountain Chapter, Mountain Conference Committee – February 2020

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

12/3 – Ask the Experts!

Recent Publications by Maris Davies

On July 8, 2020, Senate Bill 20-126 was adopted.  SB 20-126 amends CCIOA at C.R.S. §38-33.3-106.5 to require licensed daycare centers to be allowed in all Colorado associations (with the exception of communities qualified as housing for older persons under the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995), regardless of whether or not daycare centersGo to Article

How to Handle a Water Leak

The last phone call an Association or its manager wants to receive is a call where the owner says “I have a water leak.” However, these calls happen and the Association must be prepared to efficiently and effectively deal with the situation.  While leaks occur in all types of communities, single family, townhome, and condominium,Go to Resource

Manager Licensure is Gone, Do I Still Need to Register my Association with DORA?

As we all now know, the community association manager licensing program, governed under the Department of Regulatory Agencies (“DORA”) Division of Real Estate is gone; vetoed by Governor Polis at the last minute. The Governor indicated that, among other things, there was no supporting data to demonstrate that regulation of community association managers actually reducedGo to Resource

What are Conflicts of Interest?

What, specifically, is a conflict of interest besides a few buzz words thrown about by managers, upset owners, and board members?  And, to whom does it apply?  Fortunately, boards are not left to make up or individually define conflicts of interest.  The Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (“CCIOA”), in conjunction with the Revised Nonprofit CorporationsGo to Resource
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