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Overview

Sandy is a senior paralegal who helps clients and attorneys with condominium and homeowner association matters.

Account analysis, collection of assessments, and filing of condominium and maintenance liens and lien foreclosures in courts throughout Wisconsin are some of the issues Sandy coordinates. For real estate legal teams, Sandy prepares executive summaries, compiles maintenance and repair checklists, and revises rules and regulations for associations. She also works closely with clients to ensure effective representation in all aspects of community association law.

Sandy collaborates closely with two lawyers on the firm’s real estate team who are the only Wisconsin attorneys admitted to the national College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), which recognizes excellence in the practice. Clients and attorneys value Sandy’s nearly three decades of experience in the industry.


Industry

Service

Education

  • B.A., Concordia University
    • Business Administration
    • summa cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Paralegal Association of Wisconsin
  • Community Association Institute-Wisconsin Chapter, Program Committee Chair
Experience
  • Coordinated representation of construction company for collection action against business owner and insurance company for fire restoration work based on signed contract. Jury awarded client all collections sought, plus $30,000 of punitive damages. Judge then awarded client $100,000 attorney fees. Jury awarded nothing on business owner's +$500,000 counterclaim for construction deficiencies and delays in completion.
  • Facilitated representation of condominium association in case against unit owner whose air conditioner dripped water and caused damage to unit below and common element. Unit owner refused to make repairs or pay repair costs of less than $1,000. Unit owner refused to settle with association for $1,500, including attorney fees. After trial, judge awarded association all damages, costs and attorney fees, resulting in collection of more than $39,000.
  • Assisted legal team in representation of door manufacturer in which client won $1.5 million jury verdict against manufacturer of defective paint.
  • Supported legal team that collected more than $9 million as result of delinquent accounts for Wisconsin condominium associations.
  • Worked with case team defending Wisconsin condominium association against unit owner's claims of discrimination and breach of fiduciary duty, prompted by association's refusal to ban smoking in all units. Association won its motion for summary judgment before trial and was awarded frivolous costs and fees. Appellate court affirmed ruling.
  • Coordinated case work for Wisconsin condominium association regarding quiet title action against lender to clear way for repair and sale of foreclosed unit.
  • Assisted Wisconsin association that faced significant collection issues as result of mismanaged files and errors by former counsel. Association collected more than $25,000 from prior attorney.
Outside the Office

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family.

You can often find her at one of her grandsons’ ball games or hiking with friends. Another constant companion is her rescue puppy, Stella.