Practice Areas
  Purchase & Sale Transaction Issues
  For Sale By Owner Assistance
  Leasing Issues
  Landlord-Tenant Issues
  Eviction Service
  Real Estate Agent & Broker Issues
  Mortgage Broker & Lender Issues
  Escrow/Title Company Issues
  Ownership & Title Issues
  Property Use & Development Issues
  Design & Construction Issues
  Environmental Issues
  Homeowners' Association Issues

(408) 354-1414
  (408) 354-1414


While most Silicon Valley law firms and their attorneys providing legal services in real estate law also practice in many other areas such as family law, probate, personal injury, etc., Mike Hogan does not, he has only one focus ---- California real estate law. This keen focus allows San Jose real estate attorney Mike Hogan to devote his efforts solely to the complexities of California real estate law, including homeowners’ association issues and disputes, and how best to provide legal advisory, alternative dispute resolution (mediation/arbitration), and litigation services to his clientele. It’s Mike’s specialized real estate law expertise (Attorney Profile) and strong commitment to each client’s real estate problems which sets him apart from other attorneys.

Homeowners’ Association Documents – Prepares & Reviews
Protecting local neighborhoods has evolved over the years into the modern-day non-profit Homeowners' Association. These organizations sometimes exert surprising amounts of control and power in their communities, and understandably, controversies between residents and the group will arise. San Jose real estate lawyer Mike Hogan is superbly qualified to represent property owners and homeowners’ associations by preparing, reviewing, and interpreting applicable homeowners’ association documents. Practice areas include:

• Homeowners’ Association Formation • Repair, Maintenance &
• Articles of Incorporation   Remodeling Agreements
• Bylaws • Design & Architect Agreements
• Rules & Regulations • Construction Agreements
• CC & Rs • Direct Monthly & Annual Meetings
• Financial Compliance Reports • Officer Elections
  • Other Related Documents

When Disputes  Arise: 
Represents Property Owners & Homeowners’ Associations

The first thing you need to know when confronting a legal dispute is where you stand in relation to the other parties. San Jose real estate lawyer Mike Hogan will give you an honest and realistic evaluation of your rights and responsibilities as well as the associated risks so that you fully understand the legal ramifications of your particular situation, including your chances of success.

Although litigation is always an option, it should be one of last resort as it is often the most expensive path to resolution. Instead, with your consent, Mike first seeks out a negotiated settlement to your dispute through negotiation and, if necessary, use of alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation or arbitration which often provide quicker and more cost effective dispute resolution when compared to litigation.

In the event that negotiation and alternative dispute resolution fail, leaving litigation as the only means to resolution, it is critical that it be done with the services of an aggressive attorney, one who will relentlessly represent your interests. San Jose real estate lawyer Mike Hogan will provide you with such representation.

Typical Areas  of Dispute Involving Design
San Jose real estate lawyer Mike Hogan can represent you in all areas of real estate law including issues and disputes centered around homeowners’ association issues. Areas of practice include:

Director Liability Issues
Officer Liability Issues
Homeowner Liability Issues
• Davis-Sterling Common Interest
   Development Act Interpretation/Issues
Property Management Company Issues
CC & R Issues
Rules & Regulations Enforcement
Common Area Issues

Financial Compliance Reporting Issues
Reserve Fund Issues
Insurance Issues

Assessment Issues
Assessment & Homeowner Due Collections
Securing & Enforcing Judgments Against Homeowners

• Repair, Maintenance & Remodeling Issues
Homeowner Remodeling & Repair Issues
Lien Issues

Designer/Architect Issues
Design/Architect Defects
Contractor Issues
Construction Defects
See also: Design & Construction Issues

Homeowners’ Association Formation Issues

(408) 354-1414