602 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
Firm: Vial Fotheringham LLP
Vial Fotheringham is a full-service homeowner association law firm and resource team, providing education, analysis, and advocacy on behalf of associations. With 20 Lawyers and four offices in Oregon, Southwest Washington, Idaho and Utah, we are committed to proactive assistance; we offer comprehensive education, training, and answers to HOA questions, in order to help associations navigate community life.
Vial Fotheringham serves as general counsel for hundreds of homeowner and condominium associations across the Northwest and Intermountain West. We represent high-rise condominium homes, residential subdivisions, mixed-use associations, and commercial HOAs. As general counsel we:
â€¢ Interpret and amend governing documents
â€¢ Collect past-due assessments and fines (without using the association's funds)
â€¢ Enforce governing documents, rules, and regulations
â€¢ Draft resolutions
â€¢ Represent associations in all types of HOA litigation, with special emphasis on construction defects and insurance litigation
â€¢ Review contracts
â€¢ Run all types of association meetings
â€¢ Assist associations through the process of turnover from developer control to owner control
â€¢ Comply with state and federal law, including fair housing issues, etc.
â€¢ Offer legal advice and answers to questions regarding any general HOA matter
Michael specializes in all HOA mattersâ€”construction defect litigation, governing document review and amendments, board consultations, CCR enforcement, and collections. Michael also has experience in parole board representation, general business law, and estate planning.
Affiliations & Memberships:
Michael is a member of the following:
Member, Utah Chapter of Community Association Institute (UCCAI)
Member, UCCAI Legislative Action Committee
Member, USB Construction Law Section
Member, USB Litigation Section
Member, USB Young Lawyers Division
Member, Salt Lake County Bar
Michael is admitted to the Utah State Bar and the United States District Court for Utah
Michael enjoys spending time with his three kids, rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Utah Jazz, and reading.
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