About Barbara C. Zimmerman
Barbara C. Zimmerman
Barbara was admitted to the California Bar in 2000 after graduating magna cum laude from California Western School of Law. Since 2005, Barbara’s practice has concentrated on providing general counsel services to common interest developments and mutual water companies. Her practice includes advising boards of directors on the operation and management of homeowners associations and commercial condominium developments, including compliance with the detailed laws governing their operation and with resolving disputes between associations and their members.
Barbara assists mutual water companies with operating their companies in compliance with the law and with handling member problems such as excessive water use and issues related to updating and expanding water resources.
Barbara has experience with real estate transactions, commercial and residential real estate sales, business transactions, commercial contracts and transactions. Personal Data: Born: Stanford, California. Education: University of California, San Diego (B.A., 1985) California Western School of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 1999) Admitted to Bar: California, 2000 United States District Court, Northern District of California, 2000 United States District Court, Southern District of California, 2004 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2000 Affiliations: State Bar of California (Member of Business and Real Estate sections) Sonoma County Bar Association (Director 2001 – 2004, 2011-2012) Sonoma County Women-in-Law (Director 2004-2005, 2012-2013) Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO) California Association of Community Managers (CACM) Special Training: Barbara has taken numerous courses on negotiation strategy, real estate issues, employment law issues, common interest development law, banking law, and commercial code seminars.
Barbara is a member of the Real Estate Section of the California Bar Association and Sonoma County Bar Association. Barbara is a member of the Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO), including its legal resources panel and both attends ECHO seminars to stay abreast of changes affecting common interest developments and presents programs at the seminars. Barbara is a member of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) and attends its legal seminars.