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Managing a very large gated golf community, I rely on the professional advice and guidance of Todd Sinkins on a regular basis. Todd is exceptionally well-versed and experienced in all manner of community association case law. Our mutual client appreciates the efficient and on-point direction provided
by Todd and his peers at Rees Broome.
HOA Division Director, national HOA management company
Todd’s practice has specialized for more than a decade in the representation of the decision makers at large condominium and homeowners’ associations across the District of Columbia and northern Virginia. He is particularly experienced in working with newer condominiums and HOAs, under ten years old, which have problems unique to their age.
A typical client will be relatively large (over 1,000 residences) and will be dealing with issues that include:
• Creating and maintaining a proper governance structure, including training new Board members
• Ensuring the adequacy and proper legal status of reserves
• Financing renovations and new construction
• Pursuing claims against the developer
• Handling construction defect cases
• Collecting overdue condominium assessments from owners
• Working effectively with a full range of subcontractors, from landscapers and trash haulers to telecommunications, concierge and security companies
• Responding to alleged violations of the ADA and the Fair Housing Act
One recent client called Todd to solve a $700,000 renovation dispute with a contractor. Another needed him to deal with an unfriendly neighboring property that refused to allow access to the client’s workmen. In another case, a client condominium wanted to fight a liquor license application on its block. Todd and his team of associates and paralegals have handled construction defect disputes that involve an enormous scope of work - such as the faulty renovation of dozens of balconies at one client property - to seemingly simple questions stemming from complaints about noisy neighbors and parking violations. Another common Board issue arises from employment situations, especially terminations of underperforming property managers. Less common but equally critical to the client are cases where a growing HOA needs to consider annexation of neighboring property.
• Graduate of American University
• Graduate of George Washington University National Law Center
• Barred in Virginia and the District of Columbia
• Member, Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, serving on the Virginia Legislative Committee and co-chairing the District of Columbia Legislative Action Committee
• DC Public Advocate of the Year, Community Association Institute, Washington Metro Chapter (2007, 2012)
• Educator of the Year, Community Association Institute, Washington Metro Chapter (2008)
• Rising Star Award, Community Association Institute, Washington Metro Chapter (2006)
• Volunteer of the Year, Community Association Institute, Washington Metro Chapter (2012)
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