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Tom Johnson

Tom  Johnson

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:
Tom is the managing partner for Vial Fotheringham, specializing in complex construction defect litigation, homeowner association and condominium association law, corporate turn-around, and distressed assets (including creditors' rights, asset recovery, and piercing the corporate veil).

Tom invites customers and counsel to call him at any time. The law firm of Vial Fotheringham is committed to providing first-rate customer service and good legal advice; as Managing Partner, Tom ensures this. He started his legal career with Vial and Associates in 1993; for the last several years, Tom has practiced primarily in complex construction defect litigation for homeowners and condominium associations. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients, pursued insurance claims, and chased developer assets.

Tom is committed to providing advice to board members on all aspects of litigation, helping with the [sometimes] difficult relationship between association and owners, handling remediation contracting and repair, and he regularly attends homeowner association meetings to address all of these concerns.

Affiliations & Memberships:
Member, Community Association Institute Oregon Chapter (CAI)
Member, Oregon Washington Association Managers (OWCAM)

Tom is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Oregon and California and the Oregon, California, and Washington State Bars

In his spare time, Tom enjoys spending time with his family and is a coach for the Wilson Youth Lacrosse and Beaverton Youth Football teams