Jennifer Martin is a member of Winstead’s Real Estate Development & Investments Practice Group. Jennifer has broad experience representing homeowner associations at all stages from their formation through their long-term operation. She has drafted, amended, and interpreted governing documents including CC&Rs, Bylaws, and Rules. She has also drafted and negotiated contracts for homeowner association clients including those related to large scale construction; property management; telecommunications and internet bulk billing; security; interior design; on-site filming; cellular tower leases and easements; residential leases for client-owned property; and easements, licenses and maintenance agreements for mixed use projects. In addition she has experience diffusing high-tension conflicts within associations and handling sensitive matters related to high-profile members of homeowner associations.
- Worked extensively with GIS Mapping Systems to approximate property boundaries and public utility easements; reviewed title reports for exceptions to coverage related to recorded deed restrictions; traced chains of title to determine ownership of exclusive use areas appurtenant to real property
- Negotiated with municipal governments regarding landscape and lighting maintenance districts; interfaced with USPS regarding responsibility for and locations of mailboxes; amended governing documents to address sub-metered utilities and recovery of payments
- Tendered insurance claims; assisted clients with understanding insurance coverage; negotiated insurance settlements for property damage and D&O liability claims
- Interfaced with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) to resolve allegations of housing discrimination referred by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Created alliances with mountains conservancy regarding public access to nature trails and interests of clients with private property
- Corporate formation and governance; merged four corporations into one including transfer of real property, creating cost centers, combining forty supplemental declaration legal descriptions, and termination of recorded declarations; prepared resolutions for board action and formation of committees