SANDRA L. GOTTLIEB, ESQ. is one of California’s leading community association attorneys. She is a founding partner of the law firm of SwedelsonGottlieb, which was formed in 1987. Sandra began her practice of law in 1978 and began representing and providing legal counsel to community associations in the mid-eighties. Sandra’s extensive negotiating skills have given her the ability to work with volunteer board members, associations’ managing agents and opposing counsel, and provide sound counsel regarding association operational issues. As the firm’s Managing Partner, Sandra also leads the transactional team at SwedelsonGottlieb. Sandra’s experience and expertise in representing California community associations allows her to also counsel on the many different matters and issues that impact California homeowner associations. Sandra Gottlieb has served as President of the board of directors of three Chapters of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) in Los Angeles, Orange County and Channel Islands. On a national level, she has represented the firm on the CAI National Faculty, the CAI National Attorneys Committee, and is a member of the CAI College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). In addition, Sandra served as the Editor of CACM’s Law Journal and a designated attorney on its Professional Standards Committee. CACM honored Sandra with its 2009 Vision Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2010, the CAI-Orange County Chapter presented Sandra with the President’s Award and also honored her in 2011 with the Speaker of the Year award. In 2019, Sandra was awarded the Dick Pruess Lifetime Achievement Award from CAIGreater Los Angeles chapter.