Caution in the Face of Coronavirus: Running a Washington HOA Without Gatherings

Whether you’re urging people to just start washing their hands or your closet is filled with toilet paper, one thing is certain: coronavirus continues to spread.  According to health professionals, one thing we can do to slow the spread is avoid group gatherings. Unfortunately, that’s not always easy to do when you are trying to […]

VF Law Communication

Here at Vial Fotheringham LLP, we are closely monitoring the situation arising from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we are ready to navigate the rocky waters of whatever life throws at clients, community associations and partners. Our hearts go out to the victims and families that are directly impacted by illness.     VF lawyers are […]

VF Law’s Own Robert Fotheringham Appears on The Nicholas Cupps Show

“I had the pleasure of sitting down with the founding partner of Vial and Fotheringham, a multi-state law firm that helps in almost all areas of law, but excel in the Homeowner’s Association space.  Rob is an estate planning attorney and his story of how he started his firm, how they grew it to where […]

HOA Guidelines for Going Solar

Whether your HOA consists of detached dwellings, condos or townhouses, you can utilize solar to benefit your members, reduce energy costs and preserve the environment. HOAs and their members that haven’t considered solar in the past are now attracted to the federal tax deduction – 30 percent of installation costs in 2018 and 2019, 26 […]

Reinvestment Fees Offset HOA Turnover Costs, Contribute to Reserves

Many Utah families have utilized their increased equity from the strong buyer’s market and healthy economy to upscale or downscale their housing situation. All of this movement in the housing industry is expensive for nonprofit homeowners’ associations and requires adequate budgeting and preparation for current and future market fluctuations. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, […]

Announcing Newest Partners

Vial Fotheringham LLP is proud to welcome Kathryn Battock, Jessica J. Maceyko, Quentin Phillips and Damien Bielli to the team of Vial Fotheringham Parnters. VF Law partners are an integral part of firm management and development. The existing partners look forward to welcoming these new additions. Congratulations Kathryn, Jessica, Quentin and Damien!

Big Changes in Washington State HOA Law

The Washington Common Interest Ownership Act (WUCIOA) was passed by the Washington State Legislature on March 6, 2018 and goes into effect on July 1, 2018. This comprehensive legislation represents a significant change in community association law for Washington.  The numerous statutes that previously governed community association law in Washington were vague, leading to disputes […]

Are Your Association Funds Safe?

Are Your Association Funds Safe? Protect your association from embezzlement and fraud ─ read our helpful articles on preventative measures your HOA can take, and view a current case of fraud affecting local HOAs quoting VF Law’s Rich Vial. See the Oregonian article at: http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/06/northwest_empire_community_man.html Faces of Fraud: Examples of Everyday Embezzlement Fraud and Embezzlement […]