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Todd A. SinkinsTodd A. Sinkins
Principal
Community Associations

Phone: (703) 790-1911
Fax: (703) 848-2530
TSinkins@reesbroome.com

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Mr. Sinkins has practiced with Rees Broome since 1999, concentrating in the representation of community associations.  He is currently a Co-Chair of the firm’s community association department.

Practice Focus

Practice includes substantial experience representing property owners’ associations and condominium associations of all sizes, including large master associations in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Representative Experience

  • Represents community associations in discussions with local jurisdictions and developers to ensure the developer fulfills its developmental responsibilities owed to the Association
  • Represents community associations on covenant enforcement cases
  • Regularly represents new condominium associations in construction warranty defect litigation
  • Represents community associations in claims relating to the underfunding of the association by the developer
  • Represents multiple associations in annexations and mergers with neighboring property
  • Prepares and reviews contracts with service providers for community associations
  • Advises Boards of Directors for community associations ranging from small townhome communities, mixed-use high-rise condominiums to large-scale master associations on issues relating to the operation and governance of the association and enforcement of the association’s governing documents
  • Draft Rules and Regulations for community associations
  • Defends community associations against claims of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Fair Housing Act
  • Provides training to directors and committee members for condominium associations, homeowners associations and large-scale master associations.
  • Prepares amendments to condominium instruments and homeowners association documents.
  • Represents condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners associations in obtaining financing for renovations and new-construction
  • Represent community associations in obtaining amendments to zoning restrictions
  • Represent community associations against developers proposing to develop property adjacent to such community association
  • Represents condominium associations in opposing liquor license applications
  • Represents community associations against telecommunication companies relating to breach of contract claims and in negotiating access and bulk service agreements
  • Represents Residential Associations in negotiations with developers regarding acquisition of land or space owned or controlled by the Residential Association

Education and Background

  • J.D. George Washington University, National Law Center (1993)
  • B.A. American University (1990)

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Virginia (1993)
  • District of Columbia (1996)

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Member, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Community Associations Institute - Washington Metropolitan Chapter since November 2013
  • Member, Member, Community Associations Institute - Washington Metropolitan Chapter Virginia Legislative Committee (1999-present)
  • Member, Community Associations Institute, District of Columbia Legislative Active Committee since January 2006, Chairman from February 2008 to February 2014
  • Drafter of various legislative changes to the District of Columbia Condominium Act and Virginia’s Condominium and Property Owners’ Association Act

Awards

  • 2006 Rising Star Award from the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Association Institute
  • 2007 District of Columbia Public Advocate of the Year awarded by the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Association Institute
  • 2008 Educator of the Year awarded by the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Association Institute
  • 2012 District of Columbia Public Advocate of the Year awarded by the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Association Institute
  • 2012 Volunteer of the Years awarded by the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Association Institute
  • 2013 District of Columbia Public Advocate of the Year awarded by the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Association Institute

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