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Mike Vial

Mike  Vial

7000 SW Varns St
Portland, Oregon 97223
United States

Telephone: 5036844111
Facsimile: 5035987758
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:
Mike has been with Vial Fotheringham since 2002. In that time, he's worked with other members of the firm on a number of complex litigation matters, including several of the largest residential construction defect cases in Oregon history. Mike has also had significant experience in helping homeowner associations draft, amend, and enforce their governing documents.

UndergraduateOregon State UniversityB.A.2000
LawLewis and Clark Law SchoolJ.D.2000

Affiliations & Memberships:
Member, the Oregon Washington Community Association Managers (OWCAM) Education and Certification Committee
Frequent speaker at educational events for HOA boards of directors, community managers and homeowners
Member, the Oregon State Bar Real Estate and Land Use Section
Member, the Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section
Member, the board of directors for Small Time Animal Rescue, a non-profit corporation
Member, Community Association Institute Oregon Chapter (CAI)
Member, Oregon Washington Community Association Managers (OWCAM)

Mike is admitted to the Oregon State Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Oregon

In his spare time, Mike volunteers for both shelter dog rescue and adoption programs, and also works on home remodeling projects