Location: Laguna Hills, California
Austin Nichter has been litigating for a decade and has significant experience in HOA-related law. Austin appears at trials multiple times a year involving common interest developments, for matters ranging from assessments, maintenance/repair issues, injunctions, restraining orders, property line/easement disputes, corporate governance, election challenges and contract breach cases.
Austin serves as general counsel to hundreds of HOAs per year regarding matters involving the Davis-Stirling Act, corporate governance, rewriting CC&Rs / Bylaws, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act / Rosenthal Act, and employment issues.
Austin also supervises Feldsott, Lee & Nichter’s assessment collection department for both contested and noncontested cases with a higher than 90% collection recovery rate. Austin is a member of the Community Associations Institute and regularly provides education regarding assessment collection, CC&Rs duties, and enforcement.
Austin attended and graduated from the UC College of the Law, San Francisco (UC Hastings) in 2012. During this time, Austin completed legal internships at the City Attorney’s Offices of Huntington Beach and of San Francisco where he focused on code enforcement and property disputes. Austin also clerked as a judicial intern for Judge Ernest Goldsmith and Judge Tomar Mason where he researched and drafted briefs/decisions on property, tort, nuisance and indemnity issues.
Austin graduated with a B.A. in Global Economics from UC Santa Cruz during which time he gained an avid passion for surfing and a study-abroad year in Spain. Austin enjoys donating time to Mission Plasticos (Plasticos Foundation), a non-profit dedicated to training reconstructive plastic surgeons in other countries.