Melissa Garcia

Shareholder - Transaction

Phone: 303.991.2018
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  • Favorite Quote:
    "Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns"
  • Favorite Animal: Dog
  • Favorite Legal Show/Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird
  • On My iPod: Ryan Adams

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Melissa enjoys the community association law arena because it affords an opportunity for her to work with a variety of people in various situations to develop real solutions to challenging problems. A licensed attorney since 1999, Melissa is passionate about rehabilitating the image of community associations. Melissa actively tweets about community association topics and practice pointers that will help develop, foster and promote successful associations. Melissa’s teaching and retail experiences have honed her people skills so she understands different approaches and communication styles that are needed to be an effective part of each association’s team.

Education:
B.A., University of Reno Nevada- 1996
Juris Doctorate, California Western School of Law- 1999

Professional Organizations:
Community Associations Institute- Since 2002
Community Associations Institute Rocky Mountain Chapter, HOA Council Chair- 2017 to Feb, 2019
Community Associations Institute Rocky Mountain Chapter, Northern Colorado Committee Chair – Feb, 2019 to Present
Community Associations Institute of Southern Colorado, Technology Committee Chair- 2017 to Present
Council of Community Association Professionals- 2018 to Present

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

4/06 – COVID-19 Webinar 

5/12 – MOUNTAIN EDUCATION FRISCO – Transparency

6/23 – MOUNTAIN EDUCATION STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Transparency

7/23 – GREELEY CITY CLASS – Board Member Basics

8/26 – B 201: Advanced Board Member Training

9/24 – GREELEY CITY CLASS – Fifteen Common Mistakes Made at Annual Meetings

10/7 – Marijuana: Is it Still an Issue?

12/3 – Ask the Experts!

Recent Publications by Melissa M. Garcia

COVID-19: BE IN THE KNOW!

As the United States and the world in general face unchartered territory due to COVID-19, common interest communities around the country are also trying to figure out what they can do, what they can’t do, and what they should do. To assist you with trying to figure all this out and making decisions on howGo to Resource

As discussed in our last blogpost, the near future will likely bring many cases of homeowners unable to pay their assessments in a timely manner.  As such, many boards may be looking at a moratorium on the collection of delinquent assessments, as a way to help homeowners catch up.  In an effort to assist thoseGo to Article

As we continue to move through the unchartered territory of the coronavirus, we will try to keep you up to date on the various questions sent our way. Here are a few more: What is the fiduciary duty of the Board when it comes to the general welfare of the residents and keeping them healthy?Go to Article

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