Suzanne M. Leff
Suzanne Leff is a partner at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP. She provides general counsel to community associations, and focuses on general business representation, document drafting and interpretation, contract review, covenant enforcement, and governance practices. She presents educational seminars to property managers, board members, and other attorneys who work with community associations. In 2011, she acted as program chair for two CBA-CLE full-day seminars for attorneys. Those classes covered community association responsible governance policies and practices and issues that communities face during economic downturns and stalled development. Suzanne writes articles for the firm’s blog on topics such as changes to legislation affecting community associations, fiduciary duties of board members, the practical application of laws affecting associations, and alternative dispute resolution.
Outside of her law practice, Suzanne devotes time to volunteer activities that support Denver Public Schools. Most recently she served as co-chair of a community committee that developed recommendations for improving schools in Northwest Denver.
Suzanne received her law degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law, where she served on the Board of Editors of the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy. She earned her B.A. in English and professional writing, with distinction, from Purdue University. To contact Suzanne directly, you may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lindsay S. Smith
Lindsay Smith is a partner at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis and Payne, LLP where she practices in general community association and real estate law. She provides legal representation in covenant enforcement, eviction, document amendment petitions, and general association litigation; contract and document drafting and review; general business and governance advice for association clients; and meeting protocols. She regularly contributes to the firm’s blog and teaches on topics such as governance and litigation. She works on legislation impacting associations, and is the former Chairman of the Community Associations Institute’s Colorado Legislative Action Committee.
A Colorado native, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2001, magna cum laude. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 2004, with honors, and took top awards in International Trade and Water Law. She was Articles Development Editor of the American Indian Law Review, which also published her article on Native water rights issues. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in Colorado state and federal courts. When not working, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and son. To contact Lindsay directly, you may e-mail her at email@example.com.
Molly A. Foley-Healy
Molly A. Foley-Healy is of counsel at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP, and has been an attorney since 1989. Prior to joining the firm and entering private practice in Colorado, Molly was involved in the community association industry as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Community Associations Institute. In that capacity, Molly was the chief lobbyist for CAI National and helped legislative action committees around the country craft proactive legislation to further the interests of community associations and the individuals who reside in them, and to address onerous legislation. Molly was also actively involved in governance issues and was the senior executive responsible for working directly with the College of Community Associations Lawyers and assisting the CAI Board of Trustees in transitioning to John Carver’s Policy Governance Model®.
Molly moved to Colorado in 2007 to practice community association law. Molly provides general counsel to community associations including the review and amendment of governing documents; drafting and revising Responsible Governance Policies; reviewing, amending and negotiating contracts; providing legal opinions on maintenance and insurance responsibilities and assisting directors of self-managed communities in understanding and carrying out their fiduciary duties. Molly is committed to a preventative approach to community association law that focuses on problem-solving and sound governance techniques.
Molly actively teaches classes to managers and board members on topics ranging from legislative updates to complying with CCIOA to effective governance. Molly served as Chair of CAI’s Colorado Legislative Action Committee for three years and is currently serving as the Legislative Liaison for the Committee. While serving as Chair, Molly authored the Capitol Chronicles column in the Common Interests magazine. Molly is also a prolific contributor to our blog.
Molly graduated from Central Michigan University in 1986 earning her B.A.A., with a double major in Political Science and Interpersonal and Public Communications. Molly graduated from the University of Denver, College of Law in 1989. Molly is one of less than 150 lawyers admitted to CAI’s prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers and is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. To contact Molly directly, you may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wendy Weigler is an attorney at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP, and the head of the firm’s collections practice.
She has focused much of her community association practice on litigating, mediating, and arbitrating numerous types of foreclosure, collection, covenant enforcement, and contract issues for community associations. She has been successful in both state and federal appeals and has several published opinions. In addition to handling disputes for clients, Wendy has a robust transactional side of her community association practice, handling contract negotiations, document drafting, and advising on governance and general business matters. Outside of her law practice, Wendy has had leadership roles on several professional organizations, including the Colorado Women’s Bar Foundation, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, and the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Inn of Court. To contact Wendy directly, you may email her at email@example.com..
Kim Porter is of counsel at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP, where she focuses on the transactional side of the practice by representing homeowners associations and condominium communities. While this is the mainstay of her legal work, Kim also practices real estate and business law and has experience in bankruptcy, collection, employment and administrative law – all areas that routinely impact community associations. Kim excels at counseling her community association clients on the diverse issues and challenges that associations face on a routine basis. Kim can be reached by phone at 303-863-1870 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travis B. Keenan
Travis Keenan is of counsel at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP, where he focusses on all aspects of community association representation including, but not limited to, corporate governance issues, drafting and amending governing documents, covenant enforcement, contract review and negotiation, collections, foreclosure, and general litigation. He also enjoys teaching attorneys and other industry leaders about legal issues related to community associations in Colorado.
A Colorado native, Travis received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2009, where he served on the staff of the University of Denver Water Law Review and received numerous Scholastic Achievement Awards. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association. He is admitted to practice on Colorado state and federal courts. To contact Travis directly, you may email him at email@example.com.
Marci Achenbach is an attorney at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP, where she practices general community association law. Prior to joining the firm, Marci spent many years representing homeowners and homeowner associations in construction defect matters. Marci received her law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law where she was a member of the University of Colorado Law Review and a member of the environmental law moot court team. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is licensed to practice in both Colorado and federal courts. To contact Marci directly, you may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zachary Goldberg, an attorney with Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP, specializes in advising and advocating on behalf of community association clients to promote their success in all operational aspects. He also has experience in insurance defense litigation, handling construction defect, premises, and general liability matters. Zach is a Denver native, earned his bachelor’s degree and juris doctorate from the University of Colorado, and is admitted to practice in Colorado and federal courts. To contact Zach directly, you may email him at email@example.com.
Carey S. Smith V
Carey Smith is an attorney at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP, and works in the firm’s collections and enforcement practice. Carey’s practice focuses on litigation, mediation, arbitration, foreclosure, and general collection matters for community associations. Carey earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2011. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School in 2014. Carey has prior experience representing Colorado water rights holders, metropolitan districts and taxpayers. To contact Carey Directly, you may email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark K. Payne
Mark Payne, a foundational partner of Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP has retired.