Areas of Concentration

  • Construction Defect Claims Management
  • Construction Defect and Condominium Conversion Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Litigation
  • Reconstruction Management
  • Governing Document Enforcement


  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeal Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District
    • Northern District
    • Central District
    • Eastern District
    • Southern District


  • Juris Doctor (2002) University of California, Davis; King Hall School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government and Law (1995) Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Professional Affiliations

  • California Association of Community Managers
  • Community Association Institute
  • California Legislative Action Committee

 Allison L. Andersen Allison L. Andersen is a Partner with Flynn Riley Bailey &Pasek LLP. She specializes in the representation of common interest developments and commercial real estate ownersin complex construction defect, shelf condominium, condominium conversion and related firstand third party insurance coverage matters.

Ms. Andersen advises clients on the fiduciary duty to conduct property investigations,budgeting for the repair of property conditions, construction defect claims management, alternative dispute resolution and formal litigation. Ms. Andersen also assists her clients with the commencement of the bid process, the evaluation of contractor insurance policies, the selection of the appropriate design and construction team, the negotiation of reconstruction contracts, examination and guidance on course of construction disputes and the completion of contract close-out.

Ms. Andersen acquired notable success managing condominium conversion claims through settlement and trial.This experience includes the evaluation of developer compliance with condominium conversion statutes and laws, sufficiency of the pro forma operating and reserve budgets, sufficiency of developer disclosures to homeowners associations and members, and the investigation of converters’ construction practices.Ms. Andersen successfully pierced the corporate veil of several limited liability companies that were established to convert apartments into condominiums, allowing associations to recover damages from related corporate entities and private investors.Ms. Andersen possesses an in-depth understanding of both third and first-party insurance coverage. Her insurance practice includes the defense of Homeowners Associations named in Declaratory Relief actions filed by insurance carriers.