Practice Areas and Experience

Community Association Advocacy:

Ken Strauss has been representing community associations in all aspects of law since 1999.  As a litigator, Ken has successfully served as lead counsel in both jury trials and arbitration hearings, and has participated in the successful resolution of numerous cases through settlement negotiations and mediation.  Courtroom experience includes superior courts throughout Western Washington as well as California, the Washington Court of Appeals, and Federal District Courts in both Washington and California.

As general counsel, Ken works personally with Boards of Directors and their management teams to ensure that each client operates efficiently, fairly and with a clear understanding of a community association’s authority and obligations to its members.

As an advocate for community associations, Ken provides the following services, among others:

  • Construction defect litigation
  • Rules enforcement
  • Governing document review and revision
  • Assessment collection
  • Contract review
  • Corporate governance
  • Dispute resolution

Ken has been a frequent speaker at community association and management seminars, as well as a contributing author of community association guides and articles in trade publications.

Ken is also experienced in formation of charitable organizations and application for IRS tax-exemption, particularly for educational institutions.


Community Association Philosophy

Every community association is made up of a unique set of individuals, with specific needs, issues, and areas of focus.  Therefore, every client is entitled to representation that is tailored to the character of that association. 

The Law Office of Kenneth W. Strauss is committed to provide representation that recognizes the needs of each client and delivers professional and ethical advocacy in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. We work directly with Boards of Directors, recognizing that each Board is made up of volunteer members who are taking their valuable time to help maintain and improve their communities.   Where an association has professional management, we strive to integrate seamlessly as a team with the association’s managers to help advise and assist the Board of Directors.




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