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Community Association Law Experts

Serving as general counsel for our community association clients, including condominiums, townhomes, villas and single-family home subdivisions, we are experts in the legal issues that impact community associations most.

Our clients have one unique defining characteristic:  each is a residential community created and governed by a comprehensive and often confusing legal document called an indenture or a declaration or CC&R’s (covenants, conditions and restrictions).  As a boutique firm focusing on the representation of community associations, we have established a broad set of expertise on the legal matters specific to our clients.


We serve as general counsel to our clients, providing comprehensive legal representation on matters including, but not limited to:

  • Covenant, Restriction & Rule Enforcement

  • Governing Document Review & Amendment

  • Assessment Collection & Lien Enforcement

  • Vendor and Management Contract Review & Counsel

  • Legal Opinion Letters & Governing Document Interpretation

  • Association Formation, Incorporation & Governance

  • Complex Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Insurance Coverage Disputes

  • Construction Defects & Warranty Claims

  • Guidance with Transfer of Control from Developers to Homeowners

  • FHA Certification & VA Approval

Our attorneys are active participants in the regional legal community. To discuss any of the issue areas listed above, or any additional legal challenges, we encourage you to contact us today.

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Elia M. Ellis, LLC

7777 Bonhomme Avenue 
Suite 1910 Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 725-5151

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