About HLS

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Homeowner Legal Services (“HLS”) is an organization committed to improving the quality of life in HOA communities through homeowner education, community training, and neutral evaluation programs that are specifically tailored to the needs of HOA communities. The Homeowner Legal Services concept was conceived by real estate attorney Adam Buck who saw that litigating homeowner disputes is not only expensive, but it divides the community and often drives up community insurance premiums. But without a practical way for their disputes to be resolved, many homeowners become dissatisfied and frustrated with their community. Unresolved disputes can fester, divide and tear down otherwise happy communities. Homeowner Legal Services bridges the gap between homeowners and their HOA boards leading to happier, healthier communities.

HLS also strives to inform and educate homeowners of their duties and obligations when they purchase in HOA communities. We offer a Seller’s Community Disclosure Statement for Sellers to use when listing the property. This statement summarizes the amount and frequency of the association dues and assessments. It also summarizes key provisions of the community documents to make sure the community fits with a prospective buyer’s lifestyle.

We also offer a Buyer’s Due Diligence Report. This report not only summarizes the key provisions of the community documents, it also summarizes the community financials, any community litigation and whether there are any sex offenders living in the vicinity. The objective of these reports is to better educate homeowners and minimize potential future disputes between the homeowner and the HOA board.

 

 

Adam Buck / CEO

Adam Buck is the founder of Homeowner Legal Services. He is a Certified Real Estate Specialist with nearly two decades of transactional and litigation experience in Arizona and Nevada. During his legal career he has represented both HOAs and homeowners so he understands and appreciates the perspectives of both sides. Adam regularly provides mediation services for real estate matters. He has also seen first hand the financial and emotional toll litigation takes on individuals and communities.  Adam stays abreast of proposed HOA legislation and takes an active role in providing input to Arizona legislators on real estate and HOA matters. Since 2000 he has lived in HOA communities with his wife and three children and served a term as Vice President in one of his communities.

Adam is experienced in all phases of civil litigation and trial, including both federal and state court. As lead counsel, he has successfully litigated numerous jury trials, bench trials, arbitration and appeals. He has also represented clients in administrative hearings, including before the Registrar of Contractors, the Arizona Department of Real Estate and the former Arizona Department of Fire Building and Life Safety.   Adam is also a former licensed realtor in Nevada and Utah, giving him practical experience in the real estate field. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1997 and then received his law degree from the University Of Tulsa School of Law in 2000.

As a specialist in real estate, Adam is a valued speaker throughout the Phoenix area on real estate topics, including real estate disclosures, dispute resolution, mediation, neutral evaluation and risk management. He writes articles on legal subjects for several publications and is also frequently interviewed for local news stories. He is a partner at Radix Law in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Adam can be reached at buck@homeownerlegalservices.com