Tyler Weaver, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Tyler Weaver, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Tyler Weaver, CMCA, AMS, PCAM is the President of Best Management Company, a community association management firm that helps condominium and homeowners associations build stronger community relations, complete capital projects and increase financial stability. His work has helped communities avoid difficult situations and pitfalls of the industry. Prior to a career in the industry Tyler was a Commercial Shellfish Diver where he farmed and harvested Geoduck. In the last 12 years, Tyler has advanced his career into a leadership role at Best Management Company while still retaining an active role as Senior Community Association Manager and providing exceptional service to Community Associations.

Alexis Ducich, Esq.

Alexis Ducich, Esq.

Alexis Ducich, Esq., is Seattle’s lead collections attorney at Barker Martin, P.S. Alexis has been representing condominium and homeowners associations since 2008 and has extensive experience with all aspects of assessment collection. Alexis also assists associations with drafting, amending, and enforcing the association’s governing documents and provides legal counsel to associations on a variety of other matters. Prior to joining Barker Martin, Alexis provided general counsel to community associations and was in-house counsel for a debt collection agency. In her free time, Alexis enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Krystelle Purkey

Krystelle Purkey

Krystelle Purkey is WSCAI’s advocate at the Washington State Capitol. Along with Kathryn Hedrick, Krystelle leads the Legislative Action Committee’s efforts during the State’s Legislative Session. Reviewing, amending, and testifying on proposed legislation related to housing policy that affects Community Associations throughout Washington. Krystelle has been an agent of H2 Government Relations since 2015, and also owns her own lobbying firm.

Valerie Oman, Esq.

Valerie Oman, Esq.

Valerie Oman, Esq., is a partner at Condominium Law Group, where she has practiced since 2009. She represents community associations on collections, general counsel, and governance issues. Valerie is passionate about providing high quality, practical legal services and solutions to our clients. Valerie graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law (2005). Valerie grew up in the Pacific Northwest, is an avid Seahawks fan, and speaks four languages with varying degrees of fluency. Valerie loves spending time with her young child, family, and friends as well as her dog, Dot. She can often be found hiking, cooking, or planning her next travel adventure. An active WSCAI volunteer, Valerie is a speaker at industry events, management seminars, and community associations, and contributes regularly to industry periodicals.

Michael D. Brandt, Esq.

Michael D. Brandt, Esq.

Michael D. Brandt is currently the CAI-LAC Covid-19 Co-Chair and has been an active member of the Legislative Action Committee for the last thirteen (13) years, where he has worked on providing direction to Governor Inslee that resulted in the current COVID-19 community association-related Proclamation 20-51. He also facilitates the Attorney Advisory committee to the WSCAI-LAC. He is a past two term Director of the WSCAI Chapter Board and a former three year Co-Chair of the Legislative Action Committee. Michael is the principal of Brandt Law Group, a Seattle law firm that provides legal services to condominium and homeowner associations, their officers, directors, and individual members, as well as to the owners of single family residential properties and commercial properties. Michael has been practicing real estate law for 28 years in Seattle and lives in Snoqualmie, Washington, where he is a member of the Snoqualmie Ridge HOA.

Mary B. Reiten, Esq.

Mary B. Reiten, Esq.

Mary B. Reiten, Esq., Senior Attorney at Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S., has significant experience representing both condominium associations and their members, counseling them through disputes and, when needed, instituting litigation. Mary has been practicing law for over 20 years and is licensed in Washington, California, and Alaska (inactive). She tailors her services to the needs of her clients. Together, you and Mary will design a response oriented towards litigation or mediation as the specifics of your case demand. Mary’s years of experience include many trials involving complex litigation, and she obtained a mediation certification from the King County Dispute Resolution Center to help her clients resolve differences outside the courtroom. Whether your dispute is about the exercise of board powers, assessments, maintenance, construction, covenant enforcement, an interpersonal dispute—or something unheard of—Mary works hard to find a solution in an efficient and timely manner. Mary also practices real estate law, business litigation, and consumer law. She has successfully represented clients in cases involving breach of purchase and sale agreements, auto fraud, timber trespass, easements, commission disputes, guarantees, commercial lease disputes, and partnership disputes.

Justin D. Sudweeks, Esq.

Justin D. Sudweeks, Esq.

Justin D. Sudweeks, Esq., is a partner with Stein, Sudweeks & Stein, PLLC. He is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law with an undergraduate degree from BYU. Washington Law & Politics recognized Justin as a “rising star”. He has practiced law for 20 years, during the course of which he has been involved in the resolution of construction defect claims involving dozens of condominium associations. Justin spent two years as counsel for one of the largest insurers of construction contractors and sub-contractors before joining our practice. His experience also includes the resolution of construction defect claims on behalf of contractors, insurers, and homeowner associations.

Jo Flannery, Esq.

Jo Flannery, Esq.

Jo Flannery, Esq. is a member of the Litigation and Real Estate departments at Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC. Raised by a real estate agent, and a former Realtor herself, she has a particular interest in the many facets of real property law. Now in her third decade of practice, she primarily focuses on community association law; construction defects and disputes; environmental contamination and regulation; general real property; and insurance law.

Jerry H. Stein, Esq.

Jerry H. Stein, Esq.

Jerry H. Stein, Esq., managing partner and founder of Stein Sudweeks & Stein, PLLC, specializes in insurance claims on aging buildings and has helped established Washington case law in this area. Mr. Stein is an experienced trial, appellant, and real estate and business attorney. He has more than 35 years of experience in litigating and resolving insurance coverage issues, construction, and other business and real estate disputes. 

​Under Jerry’s guidance, the firm has been in the forefront of representing condominium associations and apartment owners in pursing claims against property insurers for damage caused by long-term exposure to wind and rain. Within the last 5 years, the firm has obtained seven significant court rulings that helped establish an association or owner’s right to pursue claims against old, expired insurance policies and also establish that coverage exists when long-term exposure to wind driven rain combines with inadequate construction cause hidden damage to the building’s exterior walls. In large part due to these rulings, the firm has successfully settled more than 45 of these hidden water damage cases.

In addition to his work as trial counsel, Jerry also has extensive appellate experience. In a precedent setting published opinion involving the Marina Cove Condominium Association, Jerry was able to convince the appellate court that an Association’s right to a jury trial on its damage claims prevailed over the standard provisions in a developer’s sale agreement purporting to compel the Association to arbitrate any claims that it might have against the developer.

Jens Johanson, GC, CBST, CMIA

Jens Johanson, GC, CBST, CMIA

Jens Johanson, GC, CBST, CMIA, founded J2 Building Consultants, Inc., an engineering, architectural and construction management firm specializing in building envelope design, testing, performance assessment of construction related damage, and facilitation of the remediation repairs.  As President and Technical Director, he establishes and leads the overall technical and management functions of the firm.

Jens has 30 years of experience in the construction industry with a focus on the building envelope for the past 18 years. His professional experience encompasses all facets of the industry from hands-on trade work, estimating, project management, building envelope design, construction management, construction defect analysis, real estate services, and expert witness testimony.

As an experienced and licensed construction professional, he is qualified to testify as a construction expert and has served as such in excess of 500 litigation cases regarding water intrusion, building envelope, and leaks. Jens has represented owners, developers, contractors, and real estate professionals with construction defect issues, damage assessments and repairs, and allocation of responsibility.

Daniel Stein, Esq.

Daniel Stein, Esq.

Daniel Stein, Esq., is a partner at Stein, Sudweeks & Stein, PLLC, and specializes in insurance coverage and construction defect issues. He is also a contributor to the WSCAI’s Community Association Journal. Daniel earned his Bachelor of Arts at UCLA and his Juris Doctorate at USC Gould School of Law where he was a member of the Interdisciplinary Law Journal. Prior to joining Stein, Sudweeks & Stein, Daniel worked on complex class action lawsuits.

Bennett Taylor, Esq.

Bennett Taylor, Esq.

Bennett Taylor, Esq., is a shareholder attorney with the law firm of Peryea Silver Taylor. He counsels community associations on a broad variety of legal issues pertaining to its governance and solvency. More specifically, his primary practice areas include collections, foreclosure, bankruptcy, judgment enforcement, and general legal issues related to real property. He is a 2004 graduate of the University of Washington and a 2008 graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends and torturing himself with the game of golf.