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.

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

Recent Publications:
Life Lessons for 2018
4 Signs You Are Your Association’s Own Worst Enemy
Rehabilitating the HOA Image One Person, One Deed and One Community at a Time
Two Truths and a Lie: An Ice Breaker for Amending Your Governing Documents
Steps to Getting Licensed as a Community Association Manager
Missy Hirst Is President-Elect for the Mile High Chapter of ALA

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
9/12- Declaration Amendments (Webinar)
9/20- Basics of Collections & Foreclosure (Ft. Collins)
10/4- Loans v. Assessment Increases v. Special Assessments- Which do you Choose? (Lakewood)
11/7- Can We Charge For That? (Webinar)
12/6- Ask the Experts (Lakewood)

Posts by Melissa M. Garcia

Right around this time of year, I start receiving calls and emails from board members and community association managers confused about what information needs to be disclosed to the owners. I’m not talking about information that needs to be disclosed in response to an owner’s request; I mean information that the association has the affirmativeGo to Article

Life Lessons for 2018

“Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon Truth. And as we’re starting 2018, I’m here to tell you one thing… go get a life! And by that I don’t mean the manic pursuit for a bigger paycheck, larger house, or faster car. What I mean is reflect onGo to Article

Altitude Community Law P.C. is proud to announce that our Legal Administrator, Missy Hirst, has been elected as the 2017 President-Elect for the Association for Legal Administrators’ (ALA) Mile High Chapter. Missy will serve as President-Elect for 2017, and will officially take office as President for the Mile High Chapter in 2018.  The ALA wasGo to Article

Early this month, Loura was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for her work on the Community Next: 2020 and Beyond project.  This project explored the future of community associations and developed this report.  The report suggests ways that we can impact community associations of the future through things we do today.  Congratulations to LouraGo to Article