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Acceleration – A Tool in Your Debt Collection Toolkit

Assessments are the cornerstone of an association, and the necessity of an association to collect delinquent assessments is of utmost importance – an association cannot be run without assessments being paid! It’s the start of a new year and your Board likely has its delinquencies […]

Off and Running – First bill affecting HOAs has been introduced!

Off and Running – First bill affecting HOAs has been introduced!

HB-1050 was introduced in the house on January 4, 2019. The bill, if passed, would augment the existing law that establishes the rights of unit owners in common interest communities to use water-efficient landscaping (xeriscaping), subject to reasonable aesthetic standards.  The change would extend that […]

The 2019 Colorado General Assembly Regular Session Convened Today!

The 2019 Colorado General Assembly Regular Session Convened Today!

The 2019 General Assembly convened today and just like last year, Cornerstone will be keeping on top of issues that affect community associations and landlord/tenant law.  You can check our website here for updates throughout the session.

In case you are curious as to how a bill becomes a law in Colorado, here’s a flowchart about the process!  We hope you’ll find it helpful!

 

 

If you have questions or want more information on the legislative session or bills being introduced, please contact us at mail@yourcornerstoneteam.com or 720.279.4351.

Ashley Nichols Elected to CAI Business Partners Council

Cornerstone is excited to announce that Ashley Nichols was recently elected to CAI’s Business Partners Council!  Ashley is appreciative of the opportunity to represent both the Rocky Mountain and the Southern Colorado Chapters of CAI at the national level!    The Council provides input on […]

Drones, Drones, Everywhere – What Does Your Association Need to Know?

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in 2018, there were over one million registered consumer drones in the United States.  If you are like me, you may not have known that if you have an unmanned aircraft system (UAS or drone), you are now […]

THANK YOU!

Today, we are celebrating one year of business for Cornerstone Law Firm. Ashley Nichols has over a decade of experience partnering with managers, business partners, and community board members to provide a strong foundation for our associations. This foundation leads to the overall vitality and strength of our communities and we couldn’t be more excited to continue partnering with Colorado communities and industry members for another year and beyond!
 
THANK YOU to everyone who has been a part of this exciting journey. Without you, none of this would be possible … or nearly as much fun. Let’s keep it going!

Hot Rental Markets, Deferred Maintenance, and Deconversions

Recently, a condominium community in Chicago, by a vote of almost 80% of its owners (75% was required by the governing documents), accepted an offer to sell the building to an investment group that will turn its 188 units into apartments.  According to the Chicago Tribune, […]

We’re growing!

 

Cornerstone Law Firm would like to introduce Sam Firenze as the newest addition to our Community Associations team.

With over 18+ years as a Business Development professional, Sam brings with him his ability to build long lasting relationships and to serve the needs of those he meets.

Please join us in welcoming Sam to our team!

Ashley Nichols obtains CAI Educated Business Partner Distinction!

Today, Ashley Nichols, Cornerstone’s founder, received the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Educated Business Partner distinction. She is the first, and only, attorney in Colorado to obtain this distinction.  Additionally, only a few hundred individuals hold this distinction nationwide!   CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba, […]