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Dillingham-Associates-We-RecognizeOur people at Dillingham & Associates have significant experience with California common interest subdivisions. Ken Dillingham has personally been working with homeowners associations since 1986, totaling over a quarter of a century of experience.

Additionally, the firm is active in common interest subdivision industry organizations like Community Association Institute. Since California laws governing common interest subdivisions are constantly changing, we keep abreast of current events and trends with continuing legal education and active participation in legislative committees.

Our goal is to use our experience and knowledge to resolve questions and issues for our homeowner association clients in an expeditious and cost effective manner. Concerns are often much easier and less expensive to resolve at an initial stage before they escalate into major problems.

Call us to learn how we can help you.

Dillingham Associates Services

common interest subdivision lawAnalysis and Application
• Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act • Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporations Code • California Civil Code • Code of Civil Procedure • Vehicle Code • Health and Safety Code • Government Code,
Enforcement of Governing Documents,
Drafting and Amending
• Rules and Regulations • CC&Rs • Bylaws • Articles of Incorporation
Document Interpretation and Enforcement, Contract Drafting and Negotiating, Opinion Letters, Elections and Voting Materials, Membership and Owner Meetings, Dispute Resolution - Mediation and Arbitration, Civil Litigation, Third-Party Contractual Litigation, Insurance Matters


assessment collection divisionWe at Dillingham & Associates have an excellent assessment collection division in order to help associations navigate the complex collection process.

Our staff is trained and experienced in the following areas:

Collection policies and updates, Fair Debt Collection Laws (Federal and State), Pre-liens and Liens, Final Demand Letters, Notice of Intent to Foreclose, Property Analysis Prior to Court or Foreclosure, Court Actions (small claims and superior), Non Judicial Foreclosure Actions, Escrow Demands, Bankruptcy, Payment Plans, Post Judgment Collections

We are a group of dedicated individuals successfully working with common interest subdivisions. Providing our clients with the most cost effective legal representation, customer service and personal service is our top priority.

Our Real Estate/HOA division has a simple approach to legal work; we provide board and management with quality legal services, and they pay only for what they need.

Operating a California homeowners association is difficult enough without the added complexity of confusing legal plans. Directors need clear and concise legal answers to tough questions, and we realize they are accountable to their membership, both in terms of fiduciary duties to the community and in their enforcement efforts. Boards and managers need access to quality legal service from an attorney and firm who are reachable.

Our firm is available to assist with satisfying all obligations of California common interest subdivisions. Call us to learn how we can help you.

Attorney Ken DillinghamKen Dillingham, founder of the law firm Dillingham & Associates, has been working in the common interest subdivision industry since 1986. He has also served as a judge pro tempore in San Diego Small Claims Court since 2002, has instructed paralegal classes in common interest development and transactional law at the University of California, Riverside, and has been a featured speaker at the University of San Diego School of Law, Negotiation Class. A graduate of the University of Southern California, and California Western School of Law, Mr. Dillingham has focused a majority of his legal practice on Southern California homeowner associations.

Mr. Dillingham served as the past chair of the San Diego Legislative Support Committee for the San Diego Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, and as a past delegate to the state-wide California Legislative Action Committee. He has published numerous articles in publications like the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the San Diego Union Tribune, and the San Diego CAI Chapter's magazine, Common Assessment. Mr. Dillingham is an attorney admitted to practice in the State of California, the federal District Courts for Central and Southern California, and the United States Supreme Court.

Dillingham Associates Reception3131-4th-Ave-Dillingham-Associates

 3131 Fourth Avenue
     San Diego, CA 92103

  Phone: (619) 814-9350

  Email: ken@dillinghamassociates.com