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Headquartered in Walnut Creek, HGCT is a California law firm, with Bay Area roots, and strong local relationships. We focus exclusively on clients in the greater Northern California area and each of our attorneys is a recognized expert in community association law.

Hughes & Gill was founded in 2002 by Michael Hughes and John Gill. Michael Cochrane became a shareholder in 2008, bringing his considerable litigation expertise to the firm. The evolution to HGCT was complete upon Amy Tinetti’s promotion from principal to shareholder in 2017.


Our attorneys regularly serve as featured speakers at industry educational programs on the local, state and national level. They also author numerous articles and reference materials to assist community associations in meeting their extensive and complex legal obligations.


  • Homeowner associations
  • Residential condominium projects
  • Urban high-rise associations
  • Planned developments
  • Townhome developments
  • Co-ops
  • Single family home communities
  • Condominium conversions
  • Senior communities
  • Gated communities
  • Master associations
  • Commercial CIDs
  • Mixed-use properties
  • Timeshares
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