Edith C. Murphy

Attorney

PRACTICE AREAS

HOA Governance & Transactions | Developer Transition
Director & Industry Education

Edith C. Murphy

Attorney

PRACTICE AREAS

HOA Governance & Transactions | Developer Transition
Director & Industry Education

Title and real property guru.

Areas of Expertise

  • Real property and title issues including liens and encumbrances, foreclosures and boundary-line disputes
  • Governing document analysis, interpretation, revision and enforcement
  • Drafting, review and analysis of vendor contracts
  • Special assessments
  • Member disputes
Since joining HGCT in 2013, Edith has made a name for herself as a well-known and highly-regarded HOA attorney, and currently serves on the board of directors of the Bay Area and Central California Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI). She previously spent nearly a decade as in-house counsel for two national title insurance companies where she focused on residential and commercial real estate transactions, escrow claims, insurance coverage matters, prior liens and encumbrances on real property, foreclosure, boundary-line disputes, and underwriting. That specialized background sets her apart from most attorneys in this niche practice area.
The thing Edith likes best about representing homeowners associations? She is never bored, as she’s rarely asked the same question twice. She enjoys attacking complex problems to come up with resolutions that are successful for all involved. And what do clients like best about Edith? They genuinely enjoy working with her, are impressed by her industry knowledge and title expertise, and appreciate her problem-solving abilities.

Experience & Background

  • In-house counsel at two national title insurance companies prior to joining HGCT in 2013
  • Focused on residential and commercial real estate transactions, escrow claims, insurance coverage matters, prior liens and encumbrances on real property, foreclosure, boundary-line disputes, and underwriting
  • Frequent speaker, author and contributor for trade organizations and community associations on a variety of topics pertinent to board members, community managers, and association members

Industry Involvement

Community Associations Institute (CAI), Bay Area/Central California Chapter
  • Board of Directors (2016 to current)
  • Ladies’ Tea Planning Committee (2016 to current)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM)
Educational Community for Homeowners (ECHO)

Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Associate Editor, Women’s Law Journal
Santa Clara University
  • BA in Philosophy

Bar Admissions

California

GET TO KNOW EDITH

The talent Edith wishes she had? Olympic skier. She can’t go a day without reading.

FUN FACTS:

  • Born and raised in Oakland
  • Huge trivia fan

First job – sold bay cruise tickets for Blue & Gold Fleet in San Francisco

Presentations & Publications

Legislative and Case Law Update for 2019
  • Educational Lunch; November 2018
    Community Associations Institute, Bay Area/Central California Chapter
With a Little Help from My Friends: Relying on the Experts
  • Annual Educational Conference and Expo; September 2017
    Community Associations Institute, Bay Area/Central California Chapter
Annual Case Law Review
  • The Communicator; Winter 2016
    Community Associations Institute (CAI), Bay Area/Central California Chapter
Towing Vehicles in a CID
Board Member Education
Management Company and Board Education Events
Various Clients
  • Encroachments
  • Annual Financial Review
  • Parking and Towing
  • Do You Have All the Governing Documents You Need?
  • Document Requests from Members
  • Document Requests and Record Retention
  • Document Retention: How for Long Different Categories of Documents
  • How to Handle Document Requests