Clarkson McAlonis & O’Connor, P.C.*

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Community managers and HOA boards face a number of legal challenges from assessment collections and foreclosures to construction defect claims. When the stakes are high, you need legal counsel that understands the intricacies of community associations.

At Clarkson McAlonis & O’Connor, P.C.*,  we focus on representing community associations across South Carolina and Nevada. Our team has the knowledge and experience to guide you through any legal landmine.

Don’t gamble with your finances. Don’t jeopardize the safety of homeowners. Rest easy knowing you can rely on legal counsel with a vast understanding of community associations.

Clarkson McAlonis & O’Connor, P.C.*

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Adam H. Clarkson, Esq.

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Adam Clarkson, Esq., is one of four attorneys serving Nevada who are Fellows of Community Association Institute’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL).  CCAL Fellows are a prestigious group of attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to community association law, and who have committed themselves to high standards of ethical conduct. Of the thousands of attorneys practicing community association law in the United States, fewer than 170 have been granted membership in the College.

Mr. Clarkson is the founder of Clarkson McAlonis & O’Connor, P.C., formerly The Clarkson Law Group, P.C.  He is currently licensed and admitted to practice law in NV, FL, CA, SC, UT, the related federal courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Clarkson’s practice of law is dedicated to representing community associations.  He the current chair of the CAI Nevada Legislative Action Committee (LAC), former chair and current member of the CAI Nevada Political Action Committee (PAC), past president and current member of the CAI Nevada Chapter board of directors, the industry representative on the Nevada Department of Business & Industry’s CIC Task Force, a member of the Nevada State Bar Real Property Committee, and a co-author of the Common Interest Community Section of the Nevada State Bar Real Property Practice Manual.

Matthew J. McAlonis, Esq.

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Mr. McAlonis, Esq., is a partner and shareholder with Clarkson McAlonis & O’Connor, P.C., who has specialized in community association law for nearly a decade. Demonstrating a masterful navigation of governing documents, state, and federal requirements, Mr. McAlonis is adept at representing clients’ best interests through the unique challenges and intricate scenarios that may sometimes plague common interest communities. In his current role, he oversees day-to-day operations in the firm’s Las Vegas, Nevada office, where he works alongside Mr. Adam Clarkson, Esq. to mentor the firm’s team of legal professionals. Mr. McAlonis is currently licensed in Nevada and California. Complementing his many years in service to community associations, Mr. McAlonis’ prior practice areas include general litigation, commercial litigation, and bankruptcy law.

Cheri Mrowicki, Office Manager

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Cheri Mrowicki is the Office Manager at Clarkson McAlonis & O’Connor, P.C. She manages and oversees operational aspects of the firm including accounting, payroll, human resources, staffing, collections, trust accounting and general counsel matters. She also ensures that all technical needs for day-to-day operations, including management of the firm’s software systems, are met. With more than 20 years of managerial experience and more than 25 years of experience in the field of accounting, Cheri has helped facilitate the firm’s steady growth in size and industry influence. Cheri holds a Nevada Educated Business Partner designation through Community Associations Institute (CAI) and has held a leadership role in organizing and overseeing CAI’s flagship annual event, the CAI Gala, for the past several years. She is also nearing completion of coursework required to obtain through CAI her Dedicated Community Association Leader designation. Prior to joining Clarkson McAlonis & O’Connor, P.C., Cheri held managerial positions in the areas of community association law, masterplan and subdivision land development, construction, engineering and surveying, and home building.

Natalie Olivo, Bookkeeper/Legal Assistant

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As the firm’s Bookkeeper and Legal Assistant, Natalie Olivo works alongside Ms. Mrowicki to ensure accurate follow through for every step of the collection process for community associations’ delinquent accounts. Her responsibilities also include the daily maintenance and processes associated with overseeing accounts receivables, payables, invoicing, monitoring expense reports, and payment transactions. Natalie received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Colorado Technical University and has more than 20 years of experience in the field of accounting and more than 5 years of managerial experience.

Ashley Livingston, AMS, CMCA, Association & Education Paralegal

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 Ashley Livingston has more than 14 years’ experience handling the intricacies of successfully managing community associations, several years of which were spent as vice president of a well-established mid-size management company. She holds the professional designations of Certified Manager of Community Associations and Association Management Specialist.  During her tenure in the industry, she has enjoyed contributing to the efforts of Community Associations Institute’s Grassroots Committee and Nevada Association of Community Managers Legislative Action Committee to work to positively impact legislation affecting common interest communities and industry professionals. Ashley graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and media studies and calls upon that background as she assists the firm with its communication and education efforts, in addition to carrying out her duties as one of the firm’s paralegals.

Contact Ashley for all your education needs (alivingston@cmolawpc.com) . Clarkson McAlonis & O’Connor is happy to schedule CE classes at your office or a class for your company’s board members.

Erin Marcus, Legal Assistant

 

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Erin Marcus joined Clarkson McAlonis, & O’Connor with nearly a decade of experience already under her belt in working on behalf of creditors, including mortgage holders, representing the creditors’ interests in bankruptcy proceedings. Calling on her vast experience with meticulous case and account review, Erin assists the firm in advancing delinquent accounts through each stage of the collection process. She also provides guidance and assistance to aid delinquent owners in resolving their accounts.

Brittany Stemple, Legal Assistant

 

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Brittany Stemple became a member of the Clarkson McAlonis & O’Connor team November 2022. In her current role she facilitates the detail-oriented work of moving collection files to the next stage when there is continued non-payment of the past due amount. Additionally, she excels in providing customer service to aid delinquent homeowners in resolving their account by setting up payment plans. Her related prior professional experience also included assisting individuals in resolving their issues with debt, as she worked as a bankruptcy legal assistant.  

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Adam H. Clarkson, Esq.

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Adam Clarkson, Esq., was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina, graduated with a degree in business from the College of Charleston, and earned his juris doctorate at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Mr. Clarkson is among the preeminent few attorneys who are Fellows of Community Association Institute’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). CCAL Fellows are a prestigious group of attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to community association law, and who have committed themselves to high standards of ethical conduct. Of the thousands of attorneys practicing community association law in the United States, fewer than 170 have been granted membership in the College.

Mr. Clarkson is the founder of Clarkson McAlonis & O’Connor, P.C., formerly The Clarkson Law Group, P.C. He is currently licensed and admitted to practice law in Nevada, Florida, California, South Carolina, Utah, the United States District Court of Nevada, the United States Bankruptcy Court of Nevada, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Clarkson is a member of the South Carolina Community Associations (CAI) Institute Legislative Action Committee (LAC), Blue Ribbon Committee, and his firm is a super sponsor of the South Carolina CAI Chapter.

Having started his firm in Las Vegas, Nevada nearly a decade ago, he is a past president, past vice president, and past secretary of the Nevada CAI Chapter board of directors, chair of the NV CAI Legislative Action Committee (LAC), former chair and current member of the NV CAI Political Action Committee (PAC), Nevada’s industry representative on the Nevada Department of Business & Industry’s Common Interest Communities Task Force, and a co-author the Community Association Law portion of the Nevada State Bar Real Property Practice Manual.

Meredith Hodges, Esq.

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Meredith Hodges, Esq., joined Clarkson McAlonis & O’Connor, P.C., as a junior associate in 2023. Ms. Hodges previously practiced in default servicing and creditor representation in bankruptcy cases.

Ms. Hodges was raised on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She graduated cum laude from North Carolina State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She graduated from Charleston School of Law in 2022, where she received CALI awards in Professional Liability, Sports Law, and Medical Malpractice.

She is currently licensed and admitted to practice law in South Carolina and the United States District of South Carolina. Ms. Hodges is also a member of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association.

When not practicing law, Ms. Hodges enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and being on the water with her two dogs, Ada Mae and Mowgli.

Sean A. O’Connor, Esq.

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Mr. Sean A. O’Connor, Esq., joined Clarkson McAlonis & O’Connor, P.C., as a partner and shareholder in 2023. Mr. O’Connor continues a 23-year tenure of legal practice, of which more than 17 years have been significantly focused on community association law. Mr. O’Connor is experienced in handling plaintiff’s construction defect litigation and has experience handling collection of debt, real property litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, and other business, commercial and general civil litigation.  He has been able to develop a wealth of experience and knowledge of the legal issues facing board members and professional community association managers and has formed an acute sense of the kind of practical, common-sense solutions that are needed to resolve difficult problems and issues efficiently and cost-effectively, including but not limited to addressing significant collections arrearages.

Mr. O’Connor has been a member of the South Carolina Community Associations (CAI) Institute since 2008 and currently serves as the organization’s president. He is also a member of CAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) and CAI’s Blue Ribbon Committee. Additionally, Mr. O’Connor has served since 2020 as the Chair of the South Carolina Bar’s Community Association Law Committee.

Alice Kryder, Paralegal

 

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Alice Kryder has worked in the legal field for more than two decades, having completed her coursework to become a paralegal in 2000. She has served as such for Sean O’Connor, Esq., since 2020 and elected to join him in late 2023 to begin servicing community associations through Clarkson McAlonis & O’Connor, P.C. Her prior paralegal experience was in the foreclosure department and heavily emphasized all facets of the collection process. Putting her decades of experience to use, she facilitates the firm’s filings and collection efforts to aid community associations in recovery of past due obligations, and also assists in general counsel matters. Alice graduated with a degree in history and enjoys the research aspect of her current position. 

Annie McDougal, Legal Assistant

 

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Annie McDougal serves as one of the firm’s legal assistants, working to ensure accurate document preparation and facilitating repayment of past due obligations owed to the association by working with homeowners to set up payment plans. Having recently graduated with degrees in political science and sociology, Annie entered the legal field to aid in her consideration of continuing her education through law school. She enjoys assisting homeowners in understanding the basic framework of community associations and their assessment obligations as members of the association.

Tyrene Fields, Legal Assistant

 

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With nearly five years of prior legal experience under her belt, Tyrene Fields joined the firm as a legal assistant near the start of 2023. Her prior legal experience included working an intake specialist reviewing the details of potential personal injury, workers compensation, criminal defense, and unlawful termination matters. In her current position, she facilitates processing of collection files and also calls on her background in communications to spearhead the firm’s South Carolina social engagement and marketing efforts. Tyrene has her undergraduate degree in communications and marketing and a master’s degree in project management. 

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