About Glenn...

Glenn H. Youngling became extensively involved with community associations in the mid-1970's. While prosecuting construction defect actions, the associations also needed extensive general counsel advice at a time when attorneys and real estate professionals were still finding their way on the subject. He was involved with the fledgling Community Associations Institute and became a founding member and director (1981-1984) of the local chapter of CAI (CAI Bay-Cen). He also became heavily involved with the Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO) in the Bay Area. He continues to participate in these and other industry organizations. Since the late 1970's, Mr. Youngling has been a speaker at over 50 seminars and workshops and he has written numerous 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.

Mr. Youngling graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Pacific. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1978 from Hastings College of the Law where he was the Associate editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review (1977-1978). He is a member of the Marin and Ohio Bar Associations and sits on the ECHO Legal Resource Panel and the ECHO North Bay Resource Panel. Examples of seminars he has given include: "Navigating One Billion Websites: Help for Directors and Managers," "All You Ever Wanted to Know About Architectural Modifications," "Associations in Crisis: Dealing with Big Surprises," and "Voting and Elections Procedures." Articles have included "Contract Concepts: The Basics" and "Red Flag Words You Cannot Ignore: Indemnification, Hold Harmless, Defense."

Glenn is married, has two daughters, a son-in-law currently serving in the United States Air Force, and lives in Marin. When not with his family, he can usually be found sailing or racing his J-105 named Hazardous Waste.



Seminars and Articles


2/5/11 ECHO Marin County Seminar "Handling the Toughest Issues: Collection of Delinquent Assessments"

10/9/10 Massingham & Associates 25th Annual Board Seminar: "Don't Get Caught with Your Gov Docs Down!"

9/24/10 Levy Community Association Conference & Trade Show: "The Top 20 Essential Tools for Web Research"

9/2/10 ECHO North Bay Resource Panel: "Architectural Alterations"

1/30/10 ECHO Marin County Seminar "40 Days & 40 Nights: The Life Cycle of Association Meetings"

(Including Meeting Map, and Q&A)

9/3/09 ECHO North Bay Resource Panel "Dastardly Delinquent Discussions"

1/31/09 ECHO Marin Winter Seminar "Ten Things You Should Know When Considering a Hearing"

9/20/08 ECHO Central Coast Fall Seminar: "Funding: Keep it Flowing" & "Tips, Tricks & Trends"

(Including Collection Strategy Flow Chart, and Tell It To The Judge)

6/21/08 ECHO Annual Seminar "What Are Governing Documents?"

5/17/08 ECHO Marin Spring Seminar: "Funding: Keep It Flowing" & "Tips, Tricks & Trends"

9/07 Levy Community Association Conference & Trade Show, “Surfing Secrets for Directors and Managers”

7/19/07 ECHO San Francisco Luncheon: “Ask an Attorney”

5/17/07 League of Women Voters: "Homeowner Association Elections"

5/12/07 ECHO Marin Spring Seminar, “Elections & Beyond: Nuances for 2007"

3/07 CAI/Common Ground Magazine article “Foul Language”, cited as an authority on CC&Rs.

2/2/07 CACM: Panelist “Ask the Experts”

1/4/07 ECHO North Bay Resource Panel: Roundtable discussion re: Lessons Learned with New Voting Procedures

12/06 ECHO Journal article, “Assigning Responsibility Between Association and Owner for Maintenance and Repair”

10/3/06 League of Women Voters, “Homeowner Association Elections”

9/29/06 Levy Community Association Conference & Trade Show, “Voting and Elections Procedures”

6/3/06 ECHO Annual Seminar, “Voting and Elections Procedures”

4/29/06 ECHO Marin Seminar, “Statutory Changes for 2006"

9/30/05 Levy Community Association Conference & Trade Show, “Surfing Secrets for Directors and Managers”

10/04 Levy Community Association Conference & Trade Show, “How To: Notices, Rules, Trees, Grandfathering, Director & Manger Website Musts”

6/04 ECHO Annual Seminar, “Associations in Crisis: Dealing with Big Surprises”

3/04 ECHO San Francisco Luncheon “Associations in Crisis: Dealing with Big Surprises”

8/03 ECHO Journal article, “Red Flag Words You Cannot Ignore: Indemnification, Hold Harmless, Defense”

7/03 ECHO Journal article, “Contract Concepts: The Basics”

6/14/03 ECHO Annual Seminar, “Contracts”

1/01/03 Eugene Burger Management Seminar, “The Legal & Financial Aspects of Reserves”

3/11/01 ECHO North Bay Resource Panel, “All You Ever Wanted to Know About Architectural Modifications”

2/01 ECHO North Bay Resource Panel, “Document Destruction”

1/01 ECHO San Francisco Local Chapter, “Navigating One Billion Websites: Help for Directors & Managers

9/00 Levy Community Association Conference & Trade Show, “Surfing Secrets for Managers & Directors”

1/00 ECHO North Bay Legal Resource Panel, “The Dirty Dozen: Challenges for Aging Associations”

9/99 Levy Community Association Conference & Trade Show, “Surfing the Web for Managers & Directors”

4/99 ECHO North Counties Spring Seminar, “Wood Destroying Pests & Organisms”

4/99 ECHO Journal article, “Omega Sprinklers: A Replacement Strategy for Planned Developments”

3/4/99 ECHO North Bay Resource Panel, “Surfing the Web”

6/5/98 ECHO Annual Seminar, “Understanding Governing Documents”

3/7/98 ECHO North Bay Seminar, “Fiduciary Responsibilities of Board Members”

3/4/98 Pacific Union Realtors Presentation, “Community Association Documents: A Trap for the Unwary”

10/4/97 ECHO Annual Seminar, “Who Decides: The Board or the Membership?”

5/17/97 ECHO North Bay Spring Seminar, “The Legal Duties of Board Members”

1/9/97 ECHO North Bay Resource Panel Seminar, “1997 Changes to Delinquent Assessment Collection”

10/12/96 ECHO Annual Seminar, “Rules Enforcement & Architectural Control”

8/96 ECHO Newsletter Article, “Condominium HOA Architectural Alteration Conditions” (2nd printing)

4/27/96 ECHO North Bay Spring Seminar-Fundamentals for Directors, “Rules & Architectural Control”

3/9/96 CAI Legal Update for Realtors, “Legal Update - Recent Case Law”

3/2/96 Hudson Management-Board Education Series, “What are Your Duties & Responsibilities as a Board Member?”

10/28/95 ECHO Annual Seminar, “Board Obligations for Earthquake Insurance”

9/8/95 Association (Levy) Seminar, “When Maintenance Is Not Enough”

8/2/95 CAI Mini -Expo ‘95 Seminar, “A Long Walk Through The Jungle: People, Pets & Parking”

2/95 ECHO Newsletter Article, “I Never Received Notice - A Simple Approach to Proving Notice was Served & Received”

1/95 ECHO Newsletter Article, “Why Amend Documents”

10/14/94 ECHO Annual Seminar, “Amending Governing Documents”

7/16/94 ECHO Mini-Seminar, “Investments for Homeowner Associations”

11/93 ECHO Newsletter Article, “Assigning Responsibility Between Association & Owner for Maintenance & Repair” (2nd printing)

10/23/93 ECHO Annual Seminar, “Dealing with Rentals”

6/93 ECHO Newsletter Article, “How to Choose & Evaluate an Attorney”

11/4/92 Community Assn. Budget & Reserve Workshop (Powar), “Civil Code Disclosure Requirements”

10/17/92 ECHO Annual Seminar, “How to Choose & Evaluate an Attorney” & Legal Panel, “Getting Past the Legalese”

4/25/92 ECHO Seminar, “Legal Responsibilities of the Board”

4/92 ECHO Newsletter Article, “Condo HOA Architectural Alteration Conditions”

9/21/91 CAI Roundtable, “Self-Managed With Help”

5/4/91 ECHO Seminar, “Legal Responsibilities of the Board”

10/27/90 ECHO Annual Seminar, “The Manager & The Board”

9/22/90 Association Manager (Levy) Seminar, “Statutory & Case Law Update”

5/90 ECHO Newsletter Article, “Assigning Responsibility Between Association & Owner for Maintenance & Repair”

4/90 ECHO Newsletter Article, “Legislative Update”

2/24/90 ECHO Legislative Update Seminar

1/24/90 ECHO Seminar, “Exclusive Use Common Area”

9/28/89 Community Association (Levy) Seminar, “Fiduciary & Business for Boards of Directors”

9/23/89 ECHO Seminar, “Who’s Responsible: The Association, The Owner, Somebody Else?”

8/89 ECHO Newsletter Article, “New Statutes & Amendments for 1989 & Other Statutes Often Overlooked - Part II”

7/89 ECHO Newsletter Article, “New Statutes & Amendments for 1989 & Other Statutes Often Overlooked”

7/89 HOA Alliance of Sonoma Valley Seminar, “Davis-Stirling Act”

4/28/89 Community Association (Levy) Seminar, “New Statutes & Amendments for 1989”

11/5/88 ECHO Annual Seminar, “Contracts”

9/10/88 Community Association (Levy) Seminar, “Case Law and Statutes”

6/17/88 ECHO Seminar, “Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act”

5/21/88 CAI Expo, “Drafting and Amending Documents”

3/23/88 CAI Seminar, “Enforcing Owner Obligations”

10/17/87 ECHO Annual Seminar, “Ask the Experts” Panel

3/21/87 ECHO Mini-Seminar,“Unbudgeted & Unforeseen Maintenance or Repairs”

10/26/86 ECHO Annual Seminar, “Preventive Maintenance”

10/86 ECHO Newsletter Article, “Asbestos In Your Home”

9/6/86 CAI Expo Seminar, “Management Contracts”

11/2/85 ECHO Annual Seminar, “How to Keep Your Tale Out of Court”

11/10/84 ECHO Annual Seminar, “Construction Defects” & “Ask the Experts” Panel

10/82 CAI Leadership Training Program (Bay Area) Speaker, “Risks & Liabilities”

9/25/82 CAI Leadership Training Program (Tahoe) Speaker, “Risks & Liabilities”

12/6/80 CAI Seminar/Panel, “Sale & Lease Restrictions, Enforcement, Assessments”

4/80 Community Association Law Reporter Article, “New California ‘Standing’ Statute is Vehicle for $11.5 Million Settlement”