Welcome to the Youngling Law Firm.  

We specialize in providing a full range of services to homeowner association clients. 

With more than thirty-five years of homeowner association and construction law experience, our firm serves as general counsel to well over 200 associations throughout the extended Bay Area. We have several high-rise condominium clients, some with mixed use (both residential and commercial units). Our planned development clients range from townhouse party-wall style common interest developments to individual single family homes in a community.

Our clients appreciate direct attorney access balanced with cost savings of seasoned legal assistants. Our services range from providing advice on the day-to-day administration of association business to revising and updating Governing Documents and, if necessary, prosecuting or defending actions on behalf of volunteer boards. 

Our goal is to educate Directors on the myriad and ever-changing legal issues that confront community associations today. With this approach, we assist associations in becoming proactive, thereby minimizing potential problems. We are active in the CID industry, presenting at seminars and authoring articles, in an effort to further our goal of educating Directors. Although we are always problem solvers first, if necessary, we can aggressively defend the association and its volunteers. 



• Revising and Updating Governing Documents

• Pragmatic Advice

• Drafting and Implementing Rules and Policies

• Assistance with Rule Enforcement 

• Collection of Delinquent Assessments

• Drafting and Review of Contracts


Glenn H. Youngling became extensively involved with community associations in the mid-1970's.  He was involved with the fledgling Community Associations Institute and became a founding member and director (1981-1984) of the Bay Area Chapter of CAI. He is a member of the Educational Community for Homeowners (ECHO), as well as the California Association of Community Managers (CACM).  Since the late 1970's, Mr. Youngling has been a speaker at numerous seminars and workshops and he has written dozens of articles on all facets of community associations.  He has also served as a litigation expert on the subjects of Director and Association standards of care. 

Glenn  graduated magna cum laude from  the University of the Pacific.  He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1978 from Hastings College of the Law.  He is a member of the Marin Bar Associations and sits on the ECHO Legal Resource Panel and the ECHO North Bay Resource Panel.  

Glenn is married and lives in Marin.  They have a daughter and son-in-law living in the Pacific Northwest, and a daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters currently living abroad as attache to an American embassy.  When not with his family or at the office, Glenn can usually be found sailing or racing his J-105, "Hazardous Waste."