Sarah A. Badten

Ms. Badten specializes in Community Association Law, representing homeowner and condominium associations. She has represented over 100 homeowners and condominium associations in the Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Ms. Badten provides timely responses to clients’ day-to-day needs based on over 12 years of working on association-related issues.

Ms. Badten prides herself on zealously advocating for the rights of condo and owners associations.  She has expertise in the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act and other relevant statutes related to representing associations.  In conjunction with representing associations, Ms. Badten works closely with property management companies to ensure association legal needs are met effectively and efficiently.  Ms. Badten utilizes the entire law firm and support staff for legal assistance on HOA matters and other matters which may arise.

The cornerstone of Ms. Badten’s representation of associations is responsiveness, timeliness, and following matters through to completion.  The core of her association legal work involves governing document enforcement (i.e., Declaration, Bylaws, House Rules), including the collection of dues assessments and foreclosure of the association’s lien on an owner’s property where necessary, including enforcement of the association’s super-priority lien, where applicable.  Ms. Badten routinely enforces association governing documents on matters other than assessments, including architectural controls and nuisance violations.

Additionally, Ms. Badten advises on contract disputes, real estate disputes, creditor’s rights, landlord-tenant law (landlords), employment law, secured transactions, and commercial litigation.

Before attending law school, Ms. Badten provided marketing solutions as an account manager for companies in diverse industries, gaining practical experience in problem solving for her career as a litigation attorney.

Education

Willamette University College of Law (J.D., 2006)
Oregon State University (B.S., 1998)

Admitted to Practice

Alaska
Oregon (Inactive)

Awards and Honors

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Willamette University College of Law Review: Articles Editor 2005-06

Other Professional Experience

Partner/Member, Groh Eggers, LLC, Anchorage, Alaska, 2012-2016
Associate, Groh Egger, LLC, Anchorage, Alaska, 2007-2011
Associate, Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue LLP, Portland, Oregon, 2006-2007

Professional and Community Activities

Alaska State Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Association (Inactive)
Community Associations Institute