Rod A. Baydaline

Partner Rod Baydaline has represented community association clients throughout California in general corporate and civil litigation matters since 1993.

Mr. Baydaline chairs Baydaline & Jacobsen’s litigation department. His litigation background includes representing homeowner and condominium associations in all facets of litigation including covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) enforcement, property foreclosures, obtaining and enforcing judgments, association-representation in bankruptcy matters, and defending associations against homeowner-filed lawsuits. Mr. Baydaline has litigated a number of cases on behalf of associations relating to architectural enforcement, Department of Fair Housing complaints, home businesses, easement issues, and holding developers responsible for their failure to act in the best interests of the association and its members.

Mr. Baydaline also advises boards of directors in the day-to-day operational aspects of community association law, including the interpretation and enforcement of governing documents, real estate disclosure and reserve fund requirements, assessment collections, and contract negotiation and administration. He also has extensive experience in drafting major revisions of CC&Rs and other governing documents for post-developer community associations.

Mr. Baydaline received his Juris Doctor in 1992 from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. While in law school, Mr. Baydaline was a staff writer with The Transnational Lawyer and author of Bridging Free Trade Agreements to Avoid Restrictive Costs Associated with Direct Trade. He is also the author of Settling Basic Disputes, an article centered on helping community associations settle conflicts with vendors, Assessment Collections: Questions and Answers and Court Rebuffs Member's Challenge to a Special Assessment.

Mr. Baydaline is a member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar's Litigation Section. He has been admitted to practice before the California state courts and the U.S. Federal District Court in the Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California.

Mr. Baydaline has been actively involved in the California North Chapter of CAI-CNC since 1993, and has served on its Board of Directors.

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