Community Associations Legal Services for Businesses » Community Associations

Ryan Swanson lawyers provide counsel to community associations in many areas, including litigation and general counsel work. In addition, we are a full-service law firm with real estate, business and employment law practice groups, among others.

For community associations, we provide analysis, problem-solving, planning, litigation and dispute resolution services encompassing a wide array of matters, including:

  • contractor and developer disputes
  • construction defects
  • governance issues
  • general counsel
  • architectural control
  • insurance
  • CC&R and Rule enforcement
  • mediation and arbitration
  • government agency interface and compliance
  • premises liability
  • employment law
  • fair housing and disability
practical solutions

We distinguish ourselves among our community association clients by combining creative problem solving with a common-sense approach. Our constant focus is to provide clients with sound advice and practical solutions in a cost-effective manner.

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our Team
Jo M. Flannery, Chair and Of Counsel
Jo M. Flannery
Of Counsel
Jo Flannery leads Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland's Community Associations practice, and is a member of the Litigation and Real Estate departments. Raised by a real estate agent, and a former Realtor herself, Jo has a particular interest in real property law.
Robert J. Curran
Bob's litigation practice focuses on commercial disputes that involve business torts, real estate, construction and personal injury. He's tried numerous cases in state and federal court and has successfully handled appeals before state appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Recently, in a series of fraud and securities cases, he obtained several multi-million dollar judgments and settlements for clients.
John T. Petrie
John joined Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland in 1993 after 20 years of practice with his own firm in Seattle. He represents developers, contractors, title insurance companies and lenders in a broad range of real estate matters, as well as representing policyholders in insurance coverage litigation.
Richard P. Lentini
Rick is a trial lawyer. Approximately 70 percent of his litigation practice is employment-law related, often centered on discrimination or harassment. The remainder is commercial litigation, both trial and appellate.
Britenae Pierce
Britenae is a full-time litigator in the firm's Litigation and Employment groups. She handles a wide range of general litigation matters from inception through arbitration, trial, and any state or federal appeal process. Britenae litigates general contract disputes, complex commercial disputes, and title insurance matters.