Changes at Barker Martin
It is with very mixed emotions that we at Barker Martin announce that our partner, Dan Zimberoff, will be leaving the firm effective at the end of 2017. We are happy to share that Dan is relocating to sunny Southern California due in no small part to the “sunny” reference, but also due to Dan’s desire to return to the San Diego area and actually live in the same state with his fiancée, Juli. We want to wish Dan and Juli and the rest of Dan’s family the absolute best for their future. At the same time, we are saddened to lose Dan as a partner and colleague. Most of us have worked with Dan since he joined the firm a little over 14 years ago and he will be sorely missed.
Dan will be continuing his work with California-based community associations under his new firm name, Homeowner Law. If any of you have connections with California communities or industry professionals, please do not hesitate to contact Dan.
For our part, we will continue to represent communities in Washington, Oregon and Florida. If you are currently working with Dan on any matter, he will continue to work with you through the end of the year. In the coming months, we may be contacting you to introduce you to other partners or staff to ensure the seamless transition of Dan’s local work to one of the other partners at Barker Martin.
During this transition, please do not hesitate to contact any of us if you have any input or questions. Otherwise, we look forward to continuing to serve you on your community association’s legal needs.
Barker Martin, P.S.
Please join us in welcoming John Barton to the firm as an associate attorney! John graduated from Charlotte School of Law in 2012, magna cum laude, after obtaining an undergraduate degree from Washington State University. For the last five years, John has been an attorney with the Western District of Washington’s Chapter 13 Trustee’s Office. John’s bankruptcy experience is a welcome addition to our expanding community association collections practice. John is currently licensed in Washington and will be applying for reciprocity to become licensed in Oregon shortly.
In his free time, John likes to hang with his wife and two dogs, and does some gaming in the loft. More importantly, however, John likes to bake, which is great because if you know the rest of us, you know we like to eat baked things!
Our collections clients will be getting to know John pretty well, but for the rest of you, John will be starting making the rounds at WSCAI and other industry events this month, so please come by and say hi.
Recovery For Rental Property Damages Webinar
Discovering property damage can lead to extensive repairs. For apartment owners who find themselves facing expensive repairs, even with 10-50 year old buildings, there may be another option. Owners often can look to their own first-party insurance as a means for recovery. Jim Guse, Partner at Barker Martin, P.S., is a leader in the firm’s insurance coverage practice group and will be sharing key strategies owners and managers can use to help offset the high cost of building repairs. Register for this webinar hosted by AAOA here.
The Latest Buzz about "Condo & HOA Buzz"
“Condo & HOA Buzz,” a weekly radio show co-hosted by Barker Martin partner Dan Zimberoff, is spotlighted KKNW AM’s featured talk radio show. The show offers a mix of education, entertainment, guests, features and call-in conversations. In short, all things and everything related to condominium and homeowner association living. Click here for more information.
Onward and Upward!
We are pleased to announce that Barker Martin's Portland office is now fully up and running at its new space downtown in the Crown Plaza Building, 1500 SW First Avenue, Suite 980. The office is in a quieter location just off Naito Parkway in the southern part of downtown and offers much easier and faster access for clients and business partners. The parking is also much better and more accommodating. For those that still can't make it to the office in person, we've included technology upgrades in our build-out that will allow us to conveniently connect remotely for meetings and education.
We're proud of the new office and encourage you to drop by to check it out and take a tour.
We are very excited to announce that Lindsey Sabec has joined the Portland Office of Barker Martin, P.S. Lindsey is a seasoned associate attorney who will be working with Dan and Jim on litigation matters as well as general counsel work for our community association clients. As a law clerk for the Honorable Frank L. Bearden in the Multnomah County Circuit Court, Lindsey was exposed to a broad range of legal issues and developed insight about the judicial side of litigation. Since then, Lindsey has handled a broad range of civil matters including insurance defense, personal injury, commercial loss, construction defect and general property damage claims from the defense side. As such, Lindsey adds a unique and invaluable perspective to our group. She also happens to be a lot of fun. We will be getting Lindsey "out there" to meet with many of you in the near future, but until then, please join us in welcoming Lindsey! She can be reached directly at email@example.com.
WSCAI Law Day
Community association Board Members and Managers alike face a number of obstacles when managing a large non-profit, which is why we invite you to join us on April 23rd at WSCAI’s Law Day! Experience community association attorneys engage in informative discussions regarding a range of topics, ranging from records requests to Airbnb regulations. There will be opportunities to learn from real-life issues that Board Members have faced in the past, and a crash course on tips and training for new Board Members. This is a great event to have your questions answered by professionals; all while networking and learning valuable skills! Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and there will be a silent auction as well! Learn more and register Here. We look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday, April 23, 2016
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Bowling Fundraiser for LAC!
You are invited to the Bowling for LAC fundraising event! Pin the date on your calendar and join Barker Martin and WSCAI as they strike up a good time! Get the party rolling with bowling, networking, food and more. Register now, there’s no time to spare!
Bowling: $45 if registered by Feb 18; $59 after Feb 18
Non-Bowlers: $25 if registered by Feb 18; $39 after Feb 18
Questions: 425.778.6378 or firstname.lastname@example.org
100 Andover Park W
Tikwila, WA 98188
Thursday, Feb 25
Condo & HOA Buzz Appreciation Event!
Barker Martin is pleased to welcome you to the Condo & HOA Buzz Appreciation Event! Join radio show co-hosts "Captain" Duncan Kirk & "Lieutenant" Dan Zimberoff as they host a party for the show's guests, sponsors and listeners.
To RSVP to this event, please email email@example.com.
February 4, 2016
The Pyramid Alehouse
1201 1st Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98134
CAI Oregon 2016 Kick Off Event
Barker Martin welcomes our colleagues and clients to join us at the CAI Oregon 2016 Kick Off Event! This free event will included a fun night of industry networking, meeting new members and learning about CAI Oregon's plans for 2016. We will be recognizing our 2015 Association of the Year recipients and playing a fun gameshow of stump the HOA lawyer! Be ready to win awesome raffle prizes!
We look forward to seeing you there!
January 28, 2016
1410 SW Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97205