Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne (“WLPP”) is proud to announce that Mark Payne has been admitted to the CAI College of Community Association Lawyers (“CCAL”). As the only new member of CCAL from Colorado, Mark joins a prestigious group of CAI member attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to community association law and who have committed themselves to high standards of ethical conduct.
Admission into CCAL is challenging and requires a commitment to the practice of community association law and the association industry. Here are just a few of the requirements which must be met for admission to CCAL:
● An applicant must have a minimum of seven years legal practice with a demonstrated concentration in community association law, five years of which must immediately precede the application. In addition, community association law must constitute at least 50% of the applicant’s current practice.
● An applicant is expected to have published writings related to community association law or related industry issues. Acceptable writings reflect a broad legal or educational purpose affecting the bar or the community association industry and must be the original product of the applicant.
● An applicant is expected to have taught numerous educational courses or sessions relating to community association law or the association industry.
● An applicant is expected to have participated in professional and industry organizations. In addition, applicants are encouraged to have participated in the legislative activities involving community association issues. The activities must demonstrate significant leadership and participation.
While acting as Managing Partner for WLPP, Mark has been a notable leader in the practice of community association law and the industry in Colorado for many years by providing education to other lawyers and industry professionals, and being actively involved with CAI-RMC, including serving on the Board of Directors from 2003-2006, serving as Secretary in 2004, President-Elect in 2005, President in 2006, Fall Conference/Annual Meeting Committee Co-Chair from 2007 through 2011, as well as serving on a number of other committees. He has been a primary proponent in our law firm in assuring that we continue to provide legal services meeting the highest quality and ethical standards, while leading our firm to a position of being one of the premier law firms in our region specializing in community association law.
Please join the partners, attorneys and staff of WLPP in congratulating Mark on this significant honor.