Caution in the Face of Coronavirus: Running an Oregon 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’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 […]

General Adjudication Process

Utah, like other western states, is conducting general adjudications of all of the water rights within several major drainages. These proceedings, which are complex and lengthy legal actions, are being conducted for several reasons. First, these adjudications are an effort to recognize, quantify, and prioritize water rights that, in some cases, extend back into the […]

Condominiums Must Abide by Denver’s New Benchmarking Ordinance

In an effort to preserve integrity, quality of life, and strengthen the local economy the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment established an Energy Efficiency Program. An integral part of this Energy Efficiency Program is the county’s new Benchmarking Ordinance. The ordinance is sited in the Denver Revised Municipal Code, Chapter 4, Article V. […]

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, […]

VF Attorney Files Suit Against Portland Diocese

VF Law attorney Kristian Roggendorf has filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic diocese of Portland alleging that his client suffered sexual abuse under the hands of two Portland priests in the mid 90s. This case joins multiple others across the country seeking to hold priests and the church accountable for years of hidden abuse. […]

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 […]

VF Now Servicing New Mexico Market

In collaboration with local counsel Attorney Patrick Griebel, VF Law will now be offering our comprehensive suite of HOA legal services in the beautiful state of New Mexico, with a focus on the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area. VF has more than 35 years experience as legal counsel for homeowner associations and condominium associations offering […]