Maris Davies

Partner - Transaction & Business Development

Phone: 303.991.2040
Maris is a partner with Altitude Community Law and works in both the Transaction and Business Development Departments. 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.

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:



Recent Publications by Maris Davies

Maintenance and Insurance-What’s the Difference and Why is it so Hard to Understand?

Understanding the difference between a maintenance obligation and an insurance obligation is a crucial part of community living.  Maintenance and insurance obligations differ between associations depending on how the governing documents are drafted whether the association is classified as a condominium, townhome, or single family community.  It is important that an association understand the differenceGo to Resource

Insurance—What Is Going On Right Now?!?

If you haven’t looked at your insurance in the past year, you may be saying what?!? when you do. While it has always been a necessary evil, it is something that both individuals and associations alike must obtain, and never before has it been so expensive or near impossible to secure. Insurance provides protection forGo to Resource

Action Outside a Meeting – How Does It Work and When Can It Be Used?

What exactly does it mean to take action (i.e. make a decision) outside of a meeting and who has that right anyway? Most importantly, when should action outside a meeting be taken? While in-person (or virtual) meetings and open discussions are always best, it is not always feasible. Therefore, making decisions outside meetings is aGo to Resource

Secret Mail Ballots—How Do They Work and Do You Need A Proxy?

In a world of COVID-19, virtual meetings, and tensions still running high in many associations, members are more eager than ever to participate in the democratic process of the association. With the increased desire of members to participate, and in conjunction with virtual meetings, comes the inevitable questions of how do proxies work, when areGo to Resource


Freedom of speech is the right to state one’s opinions or ideas without suffering punishment or censorship from the government.  It is important to remember that associations are not the government; therefore, while many homeowners wish to express their opinions, political or otherwise, through signs, flags, and banners, associations have the absolute right (with aGo to Resource
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