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Surplus Funds

One sign of a stronger housing market reaching condominium and homeowner associations is showing up in foreclosure sales. Far more often than has happened in the previous seven to eight years, condos and homes are being sold for more than what's owed on the mortgage, which makes the mortgage lender whole, and leaves a surplus for other potential creditors.Associations who record liens early in a delinquency are more likely to have priority over those surplus funds than other creditors, or the foreclosed owner.

Receptionist/Office Assistant Bilingual English/Spanish

Hanis Irvine Prothero, South King County's largest law firm is recruiting for a bright, articulate, professional person to greet clients, direct calls, organize and support appointment schedules and work flow, and assist this fast paced office in running efficiently throughout the day.

WEFTEC Conference in Chicago

During a break in the WEFTEC Conference in Chicago, HIP Law had the pleasure of hosting an architectural boat tour on the Chicago river. Winds were over 40 mph (now we all know why it's called the "Windy City"), raining sideways, but 27 hardy good sports toughed it out anyway. The group represented three Washington Water-Sewer Districts, two engineering firms, and three of us from HIP Law (plus spouses and significant others). WEFTEC is the largest environmental and water quality conference in the world; the pinnacle of environmental and safe-water technology.

Community Association Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015

HOA Attorneys Greg Cromwell and Jennifer Hill[/caption] Several members of the HOA Team at Hanis Irvine Prothero PLLC attended Community Association Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, CA Day is WSCAI's largest educational event of the year for Association Board members and Community Association managers. HIP was one of approximately 130 vendors who hosted booths as part of the trade show, which gave us the opportunity to interact face to face with many of our Association clients and other industry leaders.

HIP Welcomes Brittny Sanchez to the firm

Brittny SanchezImmigration Legal Assistant[/caption] Brittny Sanchez joined HIP on Wednesday, September 16th as a Legal Assistant in our Immigration Department. She will assist attorneys Cynthia Irvine, Florian Purganan and Mary Beth Sheehan. After graduating from Kent-Meridian High School, Brittny attended the University of Washington and earned a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature. Welcome to the team, Brittny.

Come join us for Community Association Day at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle

Attorneys and paralegals from the Community Association Law Team of Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC will be attending Washington State Community Association Institute's (WSCAI) Community Association Day (CA Day) on Saturday, September 26, 2015. CA Day is Washington's largest annual event dedicated to educating condominium and homeowner Association members and community association managers. Commencing at 8:30 am, participants can attend 12 education-based workshops, visit 143 industry-specific exhibitors at the trade show (including HIP), and have lunch during a keynote presentation with a subsequent question and answer time. The educational workshops cover a range of topics including essentials on electronic communication for notices, voting and websites, budgeting, challenges to amending Governing Documents, key leadership skills, effective dispute-resolution tactics and secrets to Board success. For more information and to register, visit the WSCAI website at or call (425) 778-6378. We'll see you there!

HIP Welcomes Tamara Tatum

Paralegal to Attorney Brian J. Hanis It is our pleasure to announce that Tamara Tatum joined Hanis Irvine Prothero on September 8, 2015. Tamara is part of the Firm's Paralegal team, and will be assisting attorney Brian Hanis in the areas of Family Law, Bankruptcy, Landlord Tenant and Estate Planning. Tamara has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Sociology from Washington State University and comes to us with several years of experience working for litigation law firms. Please join us in welcoming Tamara to HIP.

Position Available - Family Law Paralegal

The Family Law Department of Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC in Kent, Washington seeks to hire a full-time Paralegal. Duties include: File family law pleadings and other documents with the court Draft pleadings from forms Calendar all hearing dates and deadlines Maintain all files Court Filings Draft and send correspondence Requirements: A minimum of one to three solid years of experience Proficiency with FamilySoft family law software Knowledge of Washington State court rules and procedures related to motions practice in family law Excellent grammar, punctuation, spelling and organizational skills Experience with MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus Ability to work efficiently and interact in a positive manner with clients, attorneys College degree / Paralegal Certification Preferred. Hanis Irvine Prothero provides a healthy work / life balance and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to and reference Job ID #60-815 when applying.

HIP welcomes Jesus Lopez

Immigration Paralegal Jesus joined HIP on Monday, August 3rd as a Paralegal in our Immigration Department. He will assist attorneys Cynthia Irvine, Florian Purganan and Mary Beth Sheehan. Jesus has been in the legal field for over nine years. He is a native Spanish speaker with a Bachelors of Arts in Spanish and a Minor in Diversity from The University of Washington. Welcome to the team, Jesus.