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Education for your Community Association

A Seminar for Board Members, Community Association Managers, and Owners

WSCAI Saturday Seminar for Condos and HOAs

Saturday Seminars are offered four to six times per year. Each seminar is up to three hours long; full of timely information to assist owners and board members who reside in all forms of community associations – condominiums, homeowners associations (HOA) and cooperatives. Various topics are covered by industry professionals who are members of WSCAI and specialize in a segment of the industry.

Date & Time

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Registration & Breakfast:
8:30 a.m.

9 a.m. – Noon


Sheraton Hotel
100-112th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004


WSCAI Members
$35 thru 9/21; $45 thru 10/10; $55 after 10/10

$69 thru 9/21; $79 thru 10/10; $89 after 10/10

10/13/18 Seminar Topic

People Problems: Dealing With Difficult Owners, Tenants & Board Members

Even the best associations face inevitable conflicts. When occupants don’t follow the rules, board members and managers must make difficult decisions in how to best address problems. When it is the Board itself that may be contributing to the problem, the issues become even more complicated.

This panel discussion will feature experienced community managers and attorneys, offering advice on identifying problems and providing tools and solutions for these unique situations.

Topics will include:

  • Disruptive and disorderly occupants
  • Mental health issues
  • Illegal acts
  • Unauthorized alterations
  • Prohibited business activities
  • Director conflicts of interest
  • Rogue boards
  • Board removal
  • Codes of conduct
  • Governing document enforcement

Click on the image above to download the Registration Form as a printable pdf.


Panel Moderator:

Anthony L. (“Tony”) Rafel, Esq.

Anthony L. (“Tony”) Rafel, Esq.

Managing Partner, Rafel Law Group, PLLC

Anthony “Tony” Rafel, Esq, serves as Vice President of WSCAI’s Board of Directors and a former Co-Chair of WSCAI’s Business Partners Committee. Tony has been practicing law in Seattle for 35 years, with a focus on community association law for the last 25 years. He is the Managing Partner of Rafel Law Group PLLC, with offices in Seattle and Portland, and practices actively in both states, handling construction and product defect, insurance coverage, covenant and rule enforcement, boundary and nuisance cases, among many others. Tony also serves as a trusted advisor to boards, helping them to solve problems, resolve disputes and practice good governance.  Tony has been peer-selected as Washington Law & Politics SuperLawyer™ every year since 2003 and holds the top peer-review rating for legal skill and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a past president of the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington and lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Tony lives in Seattle with his wife, Megan, and their aging but still yummy Labrador retriever, Joey.


Valerie Farris Oman, Esq.

Valerie Farris Oman, Esq.

Partner Attorney, Condominium Law Group

Valerie Farris Oman is a partner attorney at Condominium Law Group. She represents and assists community associations on collections matters along with general counsel and governance issues. Valerie is passionate about providing high quality legal services to our clients. Valerie graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law (2005). Prior to joining Condominium Law Group in 2009, Valerie’s practice included small business law, estate planning, and civil litigation. 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, and can often be found hiking or lifting heavy things. An active WSCAI volunteer, Valerie is a speaker at industry events, management seminars, and community associations, and contributes regularly to industry periodicals.

Jo Flannery, Esq.

Jo Flannery, Esq.

Attorney, Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

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.

J. David Huhs

J. David Huhs

Attorney, Laurel Law Group, PLLC

J. David Huhs is an owner of Laurel Law Group, PLLC, where his practice focuses on real estate and community association law. Dave has over a decade of experience representing community associations. He is a past trustee of the King County Bar Association and past-president of the South King County Bar Association. Dave appreciates being a member of WSCAI and enjoys speaking and participating at WSCAI events.

Amy E. Meharry, Esq.

Amy E. Meharry, Esq.

Attorney, Oseran Hahn, P.S.

Amy Meharry, Esq. is an attorney at Oseran Hahn, P.S., which is located in downtown Bellevue and focused primarily on complex civil litigation, real estate transactions, trust and estate matters, and homeowner association general counsel representation. Amy’s practice focuses on general, civil and commercial litigation, real estate and business law.

Amy’s real estate law centers on representing condominium owner and homeowner associations as general and litigation counsel. She frequently advises association boards of trustees regarding association affairs, presents at association owner meetings, drafts amendments to association governing documents, enforces association governing documents, and collects delinquent assessments. Amy is also experienced in family law, guardianships, and trust and estate disputes. She has assisted clients with navigating and successfully resolving investigations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Amy graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Business and Marketing from Seattle University. She received her Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law and was admitted to the Washington State Bar. Amy is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington, and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Jackie Cleveland, CMCA, AMS

Jackie Cleveland, CMCA, AMS

Director of Community Association Management, RealManage

Jackie Cleveland, CMCA AMS is the Director of Community Association Management for RealManage, Washington. Jackie is an experienced property manager and community association manager with a strong background in facilities management, risk management, budgeting and management of construction defect remediation. She maintains CMCA® and AMS® designations through the Community Associations Institute and the Community Associations Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) and is actively pursuing a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) designation.

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Bell-Anderson & Associates, LLC, AMO

Bell-Anderson & Associates, LLC, AMO

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