We’re excited for you to get to know Rachael a little better! Rachael began working as a law clerk at Silldorf & Levine while attending the California Western School of Law, and now holds the title of the firm’s newest attorney. One of the aspects of community association law that appealed to Rachael is that since HOAs can face so many problems, no day of work is ever the same!
“I knew [while in law school] that I liked general counsel and transactional work and focused most of my education in related areas. HOA law provides me with a wonderful opportunity to do both! I get to help associations resolve disputes and answer legal questions. I get to review contracts and CC&Rs, something I am particularly interested in. I also love that no day is the same. HOAs face all sorts of problems. There is more to HOA law than CC&Rs and the Davis-Stirling Act. HOAs face matters including, just to name a few: issues pertaining to landlord tenant relations, real property, safety and liability, employment, construction, and liens other than assessment liens. It is a wonderful area of law to practice.”
Rachael grew up sailing, learning the day she could hold a tiller. Sailing classes started at the age of seven and by eight years old, she was racing sailboats out of Southwestern Yacht Club. Racing quickly became a passion, providing Rachael with the opportunity to travel the country; she also lived on a sailboat for five years to learn more about the community and boating lifestyle. Although she is no longer racing, Rachael remains an active member of the Southwestern Yacht Club. Serendipitously, sailing class at the Yacht Club was also where she met her husband Ross.
You’ll be seeing more and more of Rachael as she continues to attend events on behalf of Silldorf & Levine for the Community Associations Institute, California Association of Community Managers, and other industry organizations.