Philip Brown formed the Brown Law Group in 2006. Lead by its first of its kind assessment collection program, BLG experienced rapid growth throughout the state. BLG collects the Association’s money at our expense and collect our fees from the debtor. This perfectly aligns the Association’s interest in collecting assessments with the firm’s interest in recovering the attorney’s fees and costs advanced.
The Brown Law Group has always had a goal to provide expert legal representation to planned communities and condominiums with affordable fee structures. We’ve grown into a leader in Arizona because we’ve done just that. We lead the state in assessment collection for a reason.
Phil opened the Brown Law Group in 2006 and continues to serve as the firm’s managing partner. With offices in Phoenix and Tucson, the firm focuses on Community Association Law and governance.
Phil teaches classes on Budgets, Reserves and Collecting Assessments, Transition from Developer Control, Enforcing the Covenants, Arizona Community Association Law, Board Responsibilities, to name a few.
Phil and his partner in life, Michelle, are happily raising their three girls and two dogs. In their spare time, they are reading and trail running.
Kelly Oetinger joined The Brown Law Group in in 2012. Since 2015, she has served as the Senior Partner in The Brown Law Group’s Tempe Office. Kelly practices in all areas of community association law with a focus on general counsel issues and covenant enforcement. Kelly is a graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Prior to attending law school, Kelly obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. Kelly is licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona.
Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring the hiking trails of Arizona.
John Halk is an attorney with The Brown Law Group, PLLC, managing cases in both the Phoenix and Tucson Offices. John is licensed to practice law in Arizona and has worked in real estate and collections since 2015. A graduate of the Phoenix School of Law, John was a CALI award winner and recognized on the Dean’s List. He volunteers his time with various organizations to assist Arizona residents with their financial and real estate legal issues and appeared on ABC 15 and the Arizona State Bar’s social media outlets to address the COVID-19 eviction moratoriums.
Outside of his professional engagements, John participates in obstacle course races around the country, volunteers with Team Rubicon, practices Krav Maga martial arts, and is an Eagle Scout. He is also involved with real estate investing, a member of AZREIA, and enjoys travel in his free time. John is committed to supporting his community and everyone in it.
Nathan Tennyson is a Tucson native. He received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Arizona in 2008. In 2012, he received his juris doctorate from Rutgers School of Law – Camden.
Since then, Nathan has focused his practice on serving homeowners associations. Nathan has extensive experience in assessment collections and general litigation. He has represented Associations in a variety of matters in trial courts, appellate courts, federal courts, and administrative courts throughout Arizona. Nathan enjoys helping clients understand issues and options so they can make informed decisions.
When he is not practicing law, Nathan enjoys walking, thinking, writing, fiddling with technology, and cooking.
Blake R. Johnson is a 2014 graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, with a Bachelors Degree in political science. In 2017, he graduated from Valparaiso University school of law. While studying, Blake tailored his career in aiding community associations throughout the greater Chicago region. He is a contributor to the Arizona Property Law section and continues to foster his specialization in the community association practice. When he isn’t improving your community, Blake spends his free time exploring Arizona’s mountain and desert parklands.
MacKenzie is a 2015 graduate of Southern Oregon University and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Psychology. In 2019, she graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law. She continued her legal education by receiving a Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University, Caruso School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Prior to her admission to the State Bar of Arizona, MacKenzie obtained industry experience during her first year with the Brown Law Group, working on numerous matters to foster the needs of Associations throughout Arizona.
MacKenzie grew up in Seattle, Washington, and spends her free time traveling, cooking, and exploring Arizona with her family and three dogs.
over 30 years of law experience
The Brown Law Group represents planned communities and condominiums. We assist clients with covenant enforcement, assessment collection, association litigation, and general association governance.
The Brown Law Group takes a different approach to legal representation for associations. Our firm focuses on solving problems, not billing hours.