July 17th, 2014 – Peter WIlburn recently joined Gregory F. Cromwell and Jennifer R. Hill in HIP’s HOA practice group. Peter obtained his undergraduate degree at Pacific Lutheran University in Theater with a minor in music. Peter obtained his law degree from Gonzaga University in 2008.
Peter has over three years of experience advising community associations on both general counsel and collections issues. While Peter has experience in advising clients on governing document issues including Declarations, Amendments, Bylaws and Rules and Regulations, his emphasis has been on collections work. Peter’s strong background in landlord-tenant law helps him emphasize the ability of Associations to use the real property to their advantage in collections of assessments using receiverships and foreclosures of liens.
Peter enjoys singing, watching football, hiking, camping, running and playing tennis. He loves spending time with his wife, daughter, and their dog. Welcome to the firm, Peter.
On Thursday June 19th, HIP partner attorney Gregory Cromwell and associate attorney Amy Meharry presented information and answered questions for over fifty directors of Homeowner’s and Condominium Associations (HOAs) at a Director’s Training session sponsored by Around the Clock, Inc., a property management company located in Kent. The seminar was held at the Kent Senior Center. The approximate two-hour presentation covered topics of interest to HOAs including issues such as Fair Housing Act discrimination involving Rules pertaining to children, the preparation of concise, proper Board meeting minutes, a legislative update on use of electronic transmission of notices for owners’ meetings and the requirement that annual owners’ meeting minutes be available to owners within 60 days of the meeting date, case law updates on recent Court decisions affecting Associations, how to effectively and properly handle owners’ records access requests; an overview of collection tools and the legal process for handling collection matters; and some of the latest issues regarding how the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act applies to assessment collection for Associations. Their presentation was followed by a Q&A session where the attending directors were able to ask and get answers to many other questions on issues of interest to their Association. The event was very successful and appreciated by the attendees who actively participated in the event through their questions and discussions with Greg and Amy.
June 4th, 2014 – Jennifer Hill recently joined Greg Cromwell and Amy Meharry in HIP’s HOA practice group. Jennifer was raised in Georgia and attended college there before moving to Boston, MA to earn her law degree.
Jennifer has over four years of experience advising community associations on both general counsel and collections issues. Much of her past work has focused on interpretation and enforcement of governing documents, as well as drafting of governing document amendments and restatements. She frequently attends and leads educational seminars held by the Washington State Chapter of the Community Associations Institute and local management companies. Jennifer also volunteers as a pro bono attorney with the Immigrant Families Advocacy Project, and she is Co-President of the University of Georgia Puget Sound Alumni Association. Welcome to the firm, Jennifer.
April 2nd, 2014 – Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC, is recruiting for a full time paralegal to join their Homeowners’ Association (HOA) department. The HOA Department focuses on representation of homeowners’ and condominium owners’ Associations. The ideal candidate will be professional, a self-starter, work well in a team and have excellent attention to detail. He/she will have a paralegal degree and at least 2 years of law office experience. Diverse responsibilities include drafting pleadings and correspondence, assisting in litigation, e-filing and recording documents, communicating with clients and defendants via email/phone, file management (filing, opening and closing files) and general administrative support. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office programs/Outlook/Excel/PC Law) are required. Candidates with prior experience at practices involving homeowners and condominium associations and familiar with garnishment procedures are preferred.
We are a full-service law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services to individuals and businesses throughout South King County. We are comprised of accomplished and experienced attorneys with diverse backgrounds. We offer a friendly atmosphere & competitive compensation package and excellent benefits.
Please provide a cover letter and resume.
November 13, 2013 – Tiffany Jacobsen recently joined Hanis Irvine Prothero PLLC as a legal assistant in the Homeowner’s Association department. Tiffany comes to HIP from Downtown Seattle. She graduated from Seattle University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and French. She has an extensive legal background in the fields of bankruptcy and creditor collections, intellectual property, and family law. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys traveling, experiencing French culture and food, outings with her dog Omega and celebrating the little things in life with her family and friends.