Quinn A. Sperry

Kimball A. Forbes

Quinn A. Sperry

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Practice Areas:

  • Homeowners’ Associations

Biography

Quinn's legal practice focuses on representing homeowners' associations, but he also represents individual owners to defend and exercise their rights within community associations. When representing homeowners' associations, Quinn acts as general counsel in advising the association's governing board on how to comply with and enforce their governing provisions in compliance with applicable federal and state statutes, the association's own governing documents, and in the best interests of the community. As a member of his local city council and other community boards, Quinn understands what it is like for members of associations' governing boards to make decisions that affect their neighbors, and he is cognizant of such issues when advising clients on governance issues. He often drafts amendments to associations' governing documents and opinion letters to assist associations in understanding how certain legal provisions apply to a specific association's situation.
 
Early in his career, Quinn litigated cases involving a variety of general and bankruptcy law issues while representing two Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees. His litigation efforts currently focus on matters involving community association law and related issues.
 
Quinn currently serves as the Chair of the Community Association Law Section of the Utah Bar. He is a past president of the Utah Chapter of Community Associations Institute, an organization dedicated to improving community association living in Utah through educational and leadership efforts. He frequently offers instruction at community association events and authors educational articles on issues affecting homeowners' associations.
  • Morris Sperry, Founding Partner, 2012-2020
  • McKay, Burton & Thurman, Associate Attorney, 2007-2012

Education

  • University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Honors: Utah Law Review: Member and Associate Editor (2005-2007)
    • Honors: Negotiation Team: Member
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • B.S. - 2004
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 2007

Professional Associations

  • Utah State Bar (2007-Present)
  • Section Leadership of Utah State Bar’s Community Association Law Section (2017-Present, current Chair)
  • Midvale City Council (2014-Present)
  • Board of Directors, Shelter the Homeless (2018-Present)
  • Board of Trustees, Midvalley Improvement District (2014-2019,Chairman 2018-2019)
  • Board of Directors, Utah Chapter of Community Associations Institute (UCCAI) (2015-2019, President 2018-2019)
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI) (2010-Present)

Honors

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, “Super Lawyer” Selectee, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; “Rising Star” Selectee, 2014, 2015
  • Utah Business Magazine, “Legal Elite” Selectee, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; One of Utah’s “Up and Coming” Attorneys, 2011, 2015, 2016

Classes & Seminars

  • “Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Pandemic and Community Association Governance,” Co-Presenter, Community Association Law Section, Utah Bar CLE, August 2020
  • “Approaching Divisiveness in Our Current Climate,” Co-Presenter, CAI’s Community Association Law Seminar, January 2019 (New Orleans, LA)
  • “Updates to Condominium and Community Association Law,” Co-Presenter, Utah State Bar Real Estate Section, February 2019
  • “Legislative Update,” Co-Presenter, CAI Legislative Action Committee’s Community Association Day, February 2019
  • “Disaster Preparedness: Municipal Ordinance to Assist Community Associations in a Disaster Event,” Utah Chapter of Community Association Institute, May 2018
  • “CAI’s Board Leadership Development Workshop,” Co-Presenter, May 2017
  • “Importance of Using Insurance Professionals,” Utah Chapter of Community Association Institute, Webinar October 2016
  • “Updates to Condominium and Community Association Law,” Co-Presenter, Utah State Bar Real Estate Section, September 2015
  • “Cities vs. HOAs: Can't Both Win?,” Lead Panelist, Utah Chapter of Community Association Institute, March 2015
  • “HOA Collection Options,” Co-Presenter, Board Member Seminar, January 2015
  • “Approach to Solving Problems & Rule Enforcement,” Instructor, The Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership, Utah Chapter of Community Association Institute, November 2014
  • “Enforcement and Due Process,” Panelist, Utah Chapter of Community Association Institute, April 2014
  • “Community Association Bankruptcies: An Easy Way to Dodge a Judgment or a Legal Disaster?” Co-Presenter, CAI’s Community Association Law Seminar, January 2014 (Law Vegas, NV)
  • “HOA Annual Meetings: What to do in Disaster Situations,” Moderator, Utah Chapter of Community Association Institute, January 2014