Melissa Garcia

Shareholder - Transaction & Business Development Dept. Head

Phone: 303.991.2018
Melissa Garcia is a shareholder at Altitude Community Law P.C. and an HOA enthusiast! With over 20 years of experience, Melissa loves the community association law arena because it allows her to work with a variety of people to develop real solutions to challenging problems. Her practice emphasizes transactional law, including amending governing documents, issuing opinion letters, and assisting with general counsel representation of HOAs. Melissa heads the business development department and actively posts on social media to help develop, foster and promote successful associations. A frequent lecturer and participant in seminars on community associations, Melissa speaks nationally as well as locally on all issues facing associations. She presents an annual series of HOA workshops exclusively for several cities in Colorado, regularly teaches for the Community Association Institute (“CAI”), and is a frequent presenter for HOALeader.com. In 2012 Melissa received the Educator of the Year Award and in 2018 Melissa received the Committee Chair of the Year Award, both for the CAI Southern Colorado Chapter. Melissa’s teaching and prior retail experiences have honed her people skills so she understands different approaches and communication styles, which makes her 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 Feb, 2021.
Community Associations Institute of Southern Colorado, Technology Committee Chair- 2017 to Present
Council of Community Association Professionals- 2018 to Present

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

2021

6/17 – The Pros and Cons of Using Today’s Tech for Condo/HOA Operations

7/28  – Longmont City Class – Ballots, Proxies, and Votes

8/31 – B 201: Advanced Board Member Training

10/13 – Thou Shall Not Ban…

10/27  –   HOA Legislative Update + Darwin Awards

12/2 – Ask the Experts – Free For All

Recent Publications by Melissa M. Garcia

Life Lessons for 2021

“Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.”  – John Lennon Truth. And as we’ve just survived one of the most horrendous, life-altering, soul-searching years of our lives, I’m here to tell you one thing… go get a life! And by that I don’t mean the manic pursuit for a biggerGo to Article

Given the sub-zero temperatures over this past weekend, we are getting many questions regarding who is responsible for water damage caused by the bursting of frozen pipes. To assist you, we are re-publishing our Altitude Community Education Newsletter of December 2018, entitled “Frozen Pipes and Finger Pointing.”  This article will give you a step-by-step analysisGo to Article

Well, 2020 was definitely a strange year. And, while we may have all become experts at bobbing and weaving through the many unprecedented challenges of 2020, it’s time to dust off (or draft, if you never even got that far) your Pandemic Playbook, and get it ready for 2021.  The following article, originally published inGo to Article

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