Hi J--, Even though we're a PUD (Planned Unit Development) rather than a Condo Association, this website is absolutely indispensable for all of us: www.davis-stirling.com. Be sure to sign up for their Newsletter - not only is it a valuable resource, it's often very funny! -Nancy H.
What a GREAT site you have! - Joanne A.
You provide a terrific service with this website. Kudos to you. We have such a dysfunctional board and your website helps us (homeowners) quite a bit. The board members know that we have a good resource for information to keep them in line. -Heather M.
KUDOS for all you do in your excellent précis of the Davis-Stirling Act. -Albert D.
I want to take this opportunity to tell you that your Davis-Stirling Act website is great. It is very clear and easy to navigate. You are doing a great service. I go to it often. Thank you. -Marion N.
Davis-Stirling.com has been named by "Lawyerist" as one of the best law firm websites for 2014.
We use your website frequently for research and questions. I can't tell you how grateful I am to have such a resource. I also enjoy the newsletters and most particularly your sense of humor! Thanks again for your time and your support of HOAs. -Carol C.
Your website has made it MUCH easier to track the new codes. Thank YOU!!! -Lori S.
Adrian, I can't tell you how much I've appreciated the Davis-Stirling
site over the years. It's an incredible resource. -Eric A.
Your website is a virtual (and wonderful) class on homeowners’ association legal issues. Be proud. Be very proud. -Joseph M.
I love your website, not only for the information you make available, but also for the design. Thank you! -Pauline K.
Many thanks for all the great information that AK provides--very good stuff! -Jim F.
My dear Mr. Adams .... you cannot possibly imagine how appreciated you
are, and how imperative to our survival, the assistance is, that you
already give to our Board, and so many others! Your firm's website,
your Newsletter, and your team's considerate and fast replies, and
yours, to our occasional 'layman stumping' questions submitted to you,
are incalculably important .... we could not continue without your
assistance! Thank you sincerely, for what you do. -Bonnie M.
Thank you so much. As you are probably most aware, many of us use your website as a bible for running an HOA. -Bob P.
Thanks for your awesome site. It is THE go-to website anytime I have a CID question. -Michael B.
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I wish to thank you for your firm's insight into Robert's Rules and
procedural matters. I am a trustee for a library in Upstate New York.
Your website has provided me with invaluable insight. Thank you. -Ed W.
Thanks for maintaining your website. It's a first rate place to obtain condo law information. -John H.
Thank you for your extremely helpful website and newsletter. We find it
amazing that the newsletter frequently covers subjects which we are now,
have been, or will shortly be dealing. -Katherine B.
You do a fabulous job of educating real estate agents in California. You
are a wonderful person, keep up the good work!!! -Mary B.
Your website is legendary in the industry and an extraordinary resource. -Brian K.
Your website is fantastic. Thanks for all of your hard work. -Kristine D.
I find you Newsletter highly informative and professionally prepared. It
should be must reading for every HOA Board member and even owners not
active in HOA matters. -Don H.
Hi, I'm an attorney. I just want to say "THANKS" for the huge, well
organized, thoughtful, and accessible body of information you have
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I am really impressed with what you have done. Thank you for making it all "make sense!" -Masud O.
Thank you for your wonderful site, for all your hard work on behalf of
HOAs, and your COMMON SENSE approach to condo law. Your newsletter is to
me like the Sunday New York Times is to others. -Timothy P.
I'm Vice President of my HOA in a gated community of 4,872 lots and
11,000 residents. I really appreciate your newsletters and access to the
Davis-Stirling interpretations you give. -Larry N.
Davis-Stirling.com is the BEST website as it relates to any state-specific CID in the United States. -Richard P.
FANTASTIC WEBSITE...one of the best...VERY impressive. -Lila R.
Your website is amazing. -Benjamin H.
Congratulations on the well deserved award. I enjoy reading your newsletter -- it is well formatted and visually appealing. -Joe G.
am pleased to announce that Adams Kessler PLC has been awarded the “Silver
Award” from the International Academy of Visual Arts and the W³ Awards
for our Davis-Stirling Mobile App.
The W³ Awards are internationally
recognized awards that honor creative excellence for outstanding
websites, web advertising, web video, & Mobile Apps.
Adrian J. Adams, Esq.
October 15, 2011
on receiving the Silver Award for the Davis-Stirling website. In my
opinion the decision of the International Academy of Visual Arts and W³
Awards to select you as the recipient merely confirms what has clearly
been your place as the premier website for information about Homeowner
Associations in California. I view your selection as one that enhances
the credibility and importance of the actual award. -Bond S.
Great work Adrian! -Skip D.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! JOB WELL DONE! -Helene S.
Congrats on the honors. They are well deserved! -Jim
Thank you for all that you do!!! I refer frustrated homeowners to your
web site every day! Use it almost every day myself. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
Thank you for such an informative website and newsletter. It's invaluable to me which I use as a guideline for so many items that come up in our community. -Barbara B.
Your website is very, very informative. Thank you. -Kathy J.
Your website on Davis-Stirling.com is awesome. Thank you. -Bob S.
I love the website and use it nearly daily! -Brian B.
Great website--use it as my main reference bible. -Bill D.
I love your website and I refer to it often. The website and your newsletter both provide incredibly valuable information. Thank you. -Jan V.
Your website is a wonderful resource. -Melinda P.
I really enjoy your website and have found it THE most informative of its kind anywhere. -Mark H.
I simply want to say that your website is the single biggest source of independent and
free information on the web regarding CIDs in California! Keep up the
excellent work! -Sally D.
Thank you for the Davis-Stirling index of information on this website . . . it is most amazing and helpful. -Wayne M.
I just wanted to thank you for your informative newsletter. It has so many interesting as well as timely articles that
are very helpful to a board trying to understand association law in
California and to make it workable for its members. -Judy S.
Great site! I refer to it all the time, and it is very helpful in
figuring out the intricate details of the Davis-Stirling Act. -Brian V.
What a fantastic website! Extremely informative! -Nan E.
Your newsletter, website and service are superlative. -Paul D.
For six years our association failed to achieve quorum, thus elections
have never been held and finalized. This past year we amended our bylaws
recommendations to eliminate quorum, proxies and cumulative voting. In
addition, we instituted qualifications for directors. Davis-Stirling.com
was invaluable for the research that was needed to accomplish this
task. In my opinion, there is no better reference for any subject matter
than your website. I have the app for mobile devices installed on my
Blackberry and use it at every board meeting I attend. I am happy to
report that out of 317 homes, we gathered 240 votes for this election.
The highest ballot count in the history of this association to reach
quorum was last year at 39 votes. Again, I would like to commend the law
firm of Adams Kessler and especially Adrian Adams and his staff for
their exceptional work in this area of HOA Law. -Richard P.
This was GENIUS!! -Helene S.
THANK YOU>>>THANK YOU>>> THANK
YOU>>>> -Marj P.
Your website is a godsend! -June A.
I use the www.davis-stirling.com website all the time. It is easy to use and an extremely helpful tool. -Sharon B.
Thanks for delivering a
quality product! -Michael N.
Amazing website. Thank
you so much. -Annette K.
I use your site often - it's excellent! -Rob W.
We have a new look
to the website. My tech wizards gave it a face lift. You will
notice a color change, more graphics, and a more
We also tweaked the search engine
to give better search results of our extensive database.
July 4, 2010
Your website and content are a blessing. -Pat M.
Thanks so much for
this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Karen H.
This site is one of most beneficial websites on
line and now it is even better. I cannot thank you for the outstanding
and beneficial legal information provided in an easy manner to search
and retrieve information. Keep up this outstanding work and understand
there are many of us whom sincerely appreciate your information and
advice which now just become easier and quicker to access. -James L.
I'm here to tell you, Davis-Stirling.com is soooo cool! -Dennis H.
FANTASTIC! You've taken internet searching and
organization to a new level. Why am I not surprised. -Carol S.
Thank you for the awesome work and support you provide pro bono via your web
site on behalf of all HOAs. -Paul C.
What a wonderful service you provide to homeowners and managers! -Jan H.
What a great tool for managers! -John B.
This app is FABULOUS. Thank you for making it free. No more Bluebooks for us! -Marybeth G.
The iPad app is flipping great! -Mitch W.
I am pleased to announce the
Davis-Stirling mobile app for the iPhone, Droid, Blackberry and iPad.
This powerful app gives you instant access to our website's Main Index,
Davis-Stirling Act, checklists, forms, relevant statutes and
important case law.
J. Adams, Esq.
May 16, 2010
huge kudos for implementing the mobile app!!! -Craig L.
is great! -Bonnie S.
Your newsletters are always an educational
opportunity. To access information during a board meeting is even
better. Thank you. -Marvin E.
Thanks so much for mobile Davis-Stirling! It is
incredibly useful. -Diane J.
Your newsletter and your website are both
tremendous resources for anyone involved in an HOA. -Denyse B.
your website, it’s an invaluable resource for me and for many manager
friends of mine! -Susan S.
Adrian, your website is brilliant and such a
help to us who volunteer to serve our communities. -Richard Z.
I cannot begin to tell you how helpful your website has been in assisting
our Board (ok...me!) with association issues. We are a small complex of
16 units with no property management...just us volunteer owners. -Susan
I love your website. It is the best tool for homeowners to find out the workings of an HOA. Thank you. -Lyn B.
wanted you to know that I thought your site was one of the best designed I've seen, especially the new
Home Page. Keep the designers...they are good! -Alan W.
your site...it is so helpful! -Susan C.
your website and newsletters. Keep up the great work! -Robin S.
The Davis-Stirling website has been an invaluable resource for a our board members in becoming familiar with
condo law and most importantly its applicability. A big thanks for all
the work on the Davis-Stirling.com website. -Greg L.
you for your website. -John G.
Your website has been measurably, and
immeasurably valuable to me. Just posting the Davis-Stirling Act has
allowed me to keep people honest at critical times. -TL
let me say THANK you for the Davis-Stirling website. I use it daily,
multiple times daily. -Jana G.
I very much appreciate your website! Thank you
for putting it together. It cuts through a lot of the legalese and
allows me to be able to speak knowledgeably about things. -Debbie J.
I just signed up for your newsletter and appreciate all the wonderful
information on your website. It makes me feel a little bit more
Your website is absolutely TERRIFIC and so very
valuable to Board members and to their management companies. THANK YOU!
Oh gosh, are you an angel? -Joyce P.
Keep up the wonderful work--love your website and common sense approach to
communal living. -Lyn H.
Congratulations on being a finalist for the ‘09
Stevie excellence website award. You definitely deserve it. -Janis G.
I just wanted you to know that I am glad your website was nominated for the Stevie Award and is getting the
recognition that it deserves. I think Adrian is awesome. I've been apart
of his online community since late 2004. I can't thank you enough for
this service - it is completely wonderful and you do such a great job.
This is the finest service website I have ever seen. -Mike G.
I just want to say that I have found your
website the ABSOLUTE BEST resource for online HOA matters! Your
newsletter is one of the VERY FEW that I even subscribe to and regularly
read. Please keep up the good work. -Sally D.
You guys are terrific. That you would even think to add Google to your
website is just super!! Keep up the good work. -Nancy D.
doing some great stuff here!! Keep up the great work!! -Len H.
can't tell you how wonderful your updated website is. Not only is the
information more easily found, but other links are also added to make
the process much easier in finding answers. Thank you for your hard work
in keeping us easily informed. -Collette P.
wanted to add also how much all the managers I know appreciate the
Davis-Stirling website, how open and informational it is. It has been a
fantastic resource in this business. You can quote me! -Cheryl H.
I an pleased to announce a major upgrade
to the Davis-Stirling website. Since it was first launched in January
2004, content on the website has grown exponentially as we've added
forms, statutes, case law and articles, together with thousands of
New Internal Structure.
To accommodate the data and the
heavy traffic, we overhauled the internal structure of the site. A team
of developers transformed our website into a database driven ASP.NET
website with a customized content management system.
More Power & Speed.
Powerful caching algorithms were
added to deliver pages at faster speeds. In addition, we moved to a high
performance hosting service, which allows us to accommodate higher
usage during peak traffic hours.
. Finally, to make it easier for you to find data, we embedded Google's search engine into the website.
Adrian J. Adams, Esq.
February 22, 2009
This is the most
fantastic HOA website I have seen and I try to look at them all and I
belong to a few. Awesome job- the links are absolutely spectacular, easy
to use and very informative. I wish I could recommend an improvement
but I have none and I have no complaint either. I think we will be
considering your firm for future legal work. Thanks for your superb
effort. -Bill D.
I'm a former board member still active in the
community. I think you have a great site and newsletter. Extremely
informative. -Debi C.
Your Website has
been very helpful and is an asset to your firm. Thanks for publishing
it. I wish other firms were as free with information as you are. -Dan D.
The new website is great! As a shareholder in a
co-op I have circulated the letter to our board members for their
information. I must admit that I've spent some time looking at the
humorous cartoons. As always the information makes me a better
shareholder in our HOA. -Eric D.
Congratulations on the new website.
It is a tasteful, modern and easy to use. It has always reflected well
on your law firm but now it is even better. I am especially glad you
understand you have not outgrown the need for humor as a means of
retaining sanity. -Mel S.
Congratulations on completing the most efficient website to my
knowledge. I know it's been a long haul for you, gathering all the
information you needed and then putting it all together in just the
right way. I appreciated the chance to look over this magnificent site,
and I think you have done a super job. The money was well spent. Again,
my compliments on a job well done. -Tom C.
Awesome... -Sue L.
Congratulations on the "New Website"... an enlightened move by a law
firm in what I see as a highly controversial legal arena... HOA
Governance! I hope to continue contributing whatever I can to help
improve its content! -Samuel R.
Kudos to you and your excellent team. Your hard work is so very much appreciated. Congratulations! -Janis G.
Congratulations, Adrian!!!! I'm sure everybody will make even more use
of this resource you've so graciously provided. Best wishes for
continued growth and expansion! -Wendy F.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I am becoming a conscientious student of your Web site,
which is a marvelous asset to volunteer board members of associations.
We are very grateful for your plain language, easy-to-understand
explanations of the Davis-Stirling Act and the Corporate Code. As an
expert in the field of business communication, I know good writing. And
you and Mr. Kessler are extremely skilled at interpreting and conveying
information that is not only useful but, oh, so easy to read and
comprehend. It's also beautifully organized so that we can find what we
need. We thank you! -Mary G.
website/newsletter is an EXCELLENT resource for homeowners associations. I don't know what we would do without it! -Tamie S.
Your website is great!!! Full of useful information. -Mayra N.
Your website is amazing and I use it as a valuable tool in my
capacity as a Board member and also as a resident! -Cindi H.
Fantastic and informative website! -Shaida S.
I would be remiss if I didn't tell you how helpful this site it! The design and degree to
which it allows an education in condo-living is priceless. Thank you so
much. -Diane D.
Thanks for the outstanding website. As someone new to HOA living it's been extremely
helpful in understanding the complexities of HOA management. -John M.
Just want to tell you how much I appreciate your site. As a board member I used your site often. As a former board
member, I use it even more often! -Victoria C.
Your firm's website, and the wealth of information it provides, is very refreshing. -Marjan R.
I cannot tell you how much your website has helped us here in our office. It is saved on
my favorites. -Lynn W.
Your website is wonderful. Thank you. -Lilyan S.
I am now a devoted follower of your website! -Margaret F.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! -Dianne S.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR DAVIS-STIRLING WEBSITE AND NEWSLETTERS. You are doing a great service for us condo owners.
Congratulations on your 2007 Website Award. As an Information Technology Consultant, I
agree wholeheartedly with the award. As a HOA member, I feel myself
fortunate to have found and use your site. It ties everything together
impeccably ... if a statute or exterior source is mentioned, a link is
provided. Thank you so much! -Bruce S.
Without your website, we would be totally lost!!! You have no idea how much knowledge we have
acquired from your Davis-Stirling website .... we are so grateful for
its availability. Your website is undoubtedly the greatest resource
available for any association. -Bonnie M.
Dear Adrian: I would like to take the opportunity to express my
appreciation for your work on this case which directly lead to a very
favorable settlement for [my clients]. Your very impressive credentials
combined with your lucid expert opinions developed from the facts of the
case presented a formidable hurdle which the defense could not
overcome. They realized that they had to settle. -Garland B.
Thank you for all the information - you can't imagine how this helps! -Karen O.
Just a quick note of thanks for the incredible resource you provide to our industry
through your website. You make my job and my life easier . . . and I appreciate it. -Jacquie S.
Your Davis-Stirling website and the newsletter you publish are invaluable resources.
Everyone involved with condo management owe you a debt of gratitude for
creating and maintaining this wonderful resource. -Mike F.
Thank you for posting the Davis-Stirling Act which has been an enormous
help. Your are one amazing guy. We are so impressed. -Linda S.
GREAT website BTW. The most informative one for a law firm that I have ever seen! As a
Board President myself I certainly appreciate all the content that I
cannot even find in CEB books! -Lauriann W.
You have become such a benefit to the multitudes... WOW! -Livia A.
Thank you for all the efforts you have put into your web site. It is amazing. -Sue L.
Our small association would have collapsed were it not for your most informative
website. -Bonnie M.
I am immensely grateful for your firm's posting of Davis-Stirling.com. -Matthew P.
You have an EXCELLENT website! -Dave M.
The stories in your humor section have had me laughing out loud on several occasions! -Mary W.
I recently have had the pleasure of discovering your excellent
website. As the owner of a medium sized property management company,
your advice is excellent and most welcome. I anxiously await your email
newsletter as it seems to always be cutting edge, concise, and very well
written. -John K.
These guys are the best!!!!!! They, by far, have set a very high standard with a website
that I have no idea how could be improved . . . excellent job. -Sue L.
Brilliant! -Tina W.
Mr. Adams, thank you once again, for all your
website information...the information and advice you provide make us
all more efficient and confident to carry out our duties and
responsibilities as directors for our associations. -Bonnie M.
I think your website is fantastic and I use it all the time. Thank you. -Chris J.
I am an attorney in San Rafael, California. A manager that I work with
referred me to your site and I can say that we were both very impressed
with the content of your website. -WT