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Rob Fotheringham

Rob  Fotheringham

7000 SW Varns St
Portland, Oregon 97223
United States

Telephone: 5036844111
Firm: Vial Fotheringham LLP
Practice Overview:
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:
• Interpret and amend governing documents
• Collect past-due assessments and fines (without using the association's funds)
• Enforce governing documents, rules, and regulations
• Draft resolutions
• Represent associations in all types of HOA litigation, with special emphasis on construction defects and insurance litigation
• Review contracts
• Run all types of association meetings
• Assist associations through the process of turnover from developer control to owner control
• Comply with state and federal law, including fair housing issues, etc.
• Offer legal advice and answers to questions regarding any general HOA matter


Professional Profile:
Rob works out of the Portland Vial Fotheringham Office, and specializes in Estate Planning (wills/trusts/family business succession), Probate, Guardianship/Conservatorship, Real Estate (sales/leases), HOA law, and Business (corporations/partnerships/LLCs/contracts)

Since 1985, Rob has regularly advised clients on wills, revocable living trusts, gift planning, irrevocable trusts, charitable giving strategies (outright gifts and charitable trusts), powers of attorney for financial decision-making, and advance directives for healthcare decision-making. The majority of Rob's new clients are referred to him by current clients who have come to rely on him for providing outstanding estate planning legal work at a reasonable cost.

Rob's broad business and real estate experience is a natural result of his estate planning practice, with many of these clients seeking assistance with their businesses (corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies), contract and lease negotiations, and succession planning.

UndergraduateUniversity of UtahB.A.1982
LawJ. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham YoungJ.D.1985

Affiliations & Memberships:
Member, Oregon State Bar Association (Estate Planning and Administration Section)
President/Board Chair, Housing Development Corporation of Northwest Oregon
Board Member, Northwest Oregon Community Development Collaborative

Rob is admitted to the Oregon, Utah, and Nevada State Bars

In his spare time, Rob spends time with his family or presents free estate planning seminars in libraries, community and senior centers, and conference facilities throughout Oregon and Southwest