Posted on February 26, 2015 by Shani Zakay, Esq.
We're excited for you to get to know Rachael a little better! Rachael
began working as a law clerk at Silldorf Law, LLP 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 Law, LLP for the Community Associations Institute,
California Association of Community Managers, and other industry organizations.