Our HOA felt we were in a hopeless situation with minimal legal rights and we didn't trust anyone after what our builders put us through. Dan Zimberoff was always "cautiously optimistic" about our case, but in the end he had turned our situation into a major win that no one expected. I would recommend Barker Martin to all my friends with complete confidence. Dan will be our HOA attorney for many years to come
Josie Adams, 1100 East Howell Owners Association read more
The Barker Martin team acted swiftly to help our community recover costs to repair the hidden defects in our buildings when time was of the essence. They put us at ease, answered a myriad of our questions, and supported us to the victorious end. Thanks Barker Martin; you saved our community
Dianne Laird, Compton Square HOA read more
Barker Martin obtained an excellent result for our cohousing condominium association. Though the statute of limitations had expired on our breach of warranty claims, Barker Martin was able to successfully prevail on alternative claims against the Declarant of our condominium. Dan Zimberoff was able to work with other attorneys to successfully navigate complicated insurance and other liability issues, resulting in an outcome that far exceeded our expectations. Even though our claim has been settled, Dan continues to assist us on the daunting remediation process, including reviewing contracts and providing counsel at no additional fee. Barker Martin's work on our case was crucial to our successful legal outcome. We would definitely recommend them to other entities faced with tough legal challenges
Meg Ludlum, Duwamish Co-op Condominum Association read more
We would like to thank Dan Zimberoff for his valuable advice and guidance with our construction defect settlement. He educated and guided us during the mediation process and provided valuable insights into the legal terms and process. He is always available to answer our questions and gave us recommendations for design professionals and architects to work with and continues to help us thorough the remediation process.
Jhansi Reddy, Mira Condominium Owners Association read more
Treasure Island Country Club (TICC) is a homeowners association located in Case Inlet in South Puget Sound. Our island had been connected to the mainland by a wooden bridge built in 1953. The bridge was definitely showing its age with many restrictions imposed as to the amount and weight of vehicles. For example, we did not allow any concrete mixer trucks on the island to deliver concrete. Any one building a home on the island would need pickup truck hauled concrete mixers to deliver concrete. Not a good solution.
Our present board was elected on the promise that we would either repair or build a new bridge. In addition to talking to engineering and construction firms we knew that we needed a top flight law firm that is able to address all of the issues that will confront an HOA planning a major capital expenditure. We selected Barker Martin after meeting with them in their Seattle offices. Both Dean Martin and David Silver were part of the original team.
One of the decisions the board had to make was how we were going to use the law firm. In the past we would consult with our attorney on a very informal basis. We never invited our attorney to our board meetings or annual membership meeting. After much discussion the board agreed that we involve Barker Martin in our decision making process regarding financing and presentations to the membership. The board was also encouraged to have any difficult issues presented to Barker Martin for their input.
Dean Martin and David Silver attended one of our first summer membership meetings where the bridge was discussed. The meeting was quite successful as many questions were answered by Martin and Silver. The decision to invite our attorneys to the membership meeting was ratified by the reactions of the membership. Accordingly, we invited David Silver to several more meetings. David was also very helpful in our negotiations with our lender for the bridge. Our membership now expects that we will involve David Silver with any of our legal issues.
We now have a new concrete bridge with security cameras linking Treasure Island to the mainland. We value the assistance provided by Barker Martin and David Silver
Mike Croke, Treasure Island Country Club read more
The long journey toward new CC&R's is now over, with deep-felt thanks to both of you. Without your experience-based wise counsel, we would not have succeeded. I, for one, very much appreciate your sincere support, prompt responses and accountability in billing. When an occasional misstep happened, you stepped in to correct it without additional charges.
Robert Ellsworth, Village Wiestoria HOA read more
The most impressive quality of Barker Martin collections is the communication. The attorneys and paralegals are very responsive to requests for real-time updates and provide clear and concise monthly updates on each account. This helps the Associations I work with determine next steps and decide the direction of collection efforts in a timely manner, which ultimately results in successful collection campaigns.
Michelle Underwood, Association AVP, The Management Group, Inc. read more
We really enjoyed your workshops and continue to be impressed with the professional customer service provided by your firm. It is a rare thing to find in this day and age.
Judie Bilderback, Hiddenwood West Association read more
I cannot provide a strong enough recommendation for the entire Barker Martin team! They provided sterling legal representation for our condominium association involving complex construction defect claims. Dan Zimberoff and the entire Barker Martin team obtained a terrific result for the homeowners in the underlying construction defect lawsuit, and then when the insurance company for one of the subcontractors refused to participate in the settlement, they aggressively pursued bad faith claims against the large insurance company for the contractor. Though it took two trial court judgments, two court of appeals' opinions and a Washington Supreme Court decision, we withstood the insurance company's attempt at "war of attrition" and prevailed with a multi-million settlement. Throughout the entire process, Dan Zimberoff and the entire Barker Martin team exhibited extraordinary determination, resourcefulness and legal acumen. At the end of the case, not only was each of the homeowners reimbursed for all costs, but Barker Martin had also made new law in Washington favoring insurance policy holders. We would never want to have to repeat the process, but if we had to, we wouldn't want anyone else representing us other than Dan Zimberoff.
Sharon Cameron, Villas at Harbour Pointe HOA read more
Attorneys often hear only the slings and arrows of grumblings from clients, the Bench and from other counsel. So, I like to applaud good counsel when they appear before me. Good job, well done.
Honorable Judge Judith R. Eiler, King County Distric Court Judge read more
Barker Martin represented the Stoneybrook Homeowners Association on particularly difficult construction liability litigation. They were of great assistance during the mediation process and helped achieve a settlement which was better than we really had expected given the circumstances. We can recommend Barker Martin as a competent and responsible firm to work with.
Jonathan A. Hayes, Stoneybrook Homeowners Association read more
If your homeowners' association is looking for a dedicated staff, you'll find them at Barker Martin. Our HOA had been in discussions with the developer for some time, but had made little progress. Barker Martin explained the process clearly, always kept us up-to-date, and worked extremely hard to bring the situation to a successful ending. They work not just for you, but with you. Our construction project is within days of completion. There is no way we could have accomplished it without Barker Martin.
Ann Koppy, Village at West Park Condominium read more
Our homeowner's association has worked with Barker Martin, and primarily Dan Zimberoff, for the last four years on our construction defect lawsuit. During that time, Dan has worked tirelessly to achieve an equitable settlement that would both correct the problems in our townhomes and would not cost the homeowners any out-of-pocket expenses. Not only has he done this, but he also continues to work for us as we wind our way through the remediation process. Dan has always kept us up to date on all progress and is always available to the association for clarification of the process. I highly recommend Barker Martin to any association that is looking for guidance, reliability, and expert knowledge of the construction defect process.
Kitty Tedrick, Woodland's Townhome Owner's Association read more
Barker Martin is a true partner in business. Whether you're seeking general counsel or subject matter experts in construction defect, Barker Martin remains personable, professional and reachable. They initially take the time to get to know your community and strategically draw from their team's areas of expertise in addressing and delivering sound resolutions. Barker Martin is invaluable in exceeding the needs of the HOA by ensuring the board of director's understanding and execution in HOA matters while operating with cost sensitive efficiency. In serving on multiple HOA boards, I have found Barker Martin to be a resource I would not want to be without. I highly recommend them without hesitation.
Vaughna Cochenour, Summit at Progress Ridge read more
On behalf of Timberton Village Homeowners Association Board of Directors, I would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the efforts of the entire Barker Martin Team for the successful defense of the protracted lawsuit against our association. Many thanks to the Team for their advice and guidance throughout the process our stressful lawsuit. The time and effort spent in getting to know our association was impressive.
Bill Centobene, Timberton Village Homeowners Association read more