Davis-Stirling.com is the creation of Adrian Adams, founder of Adams Kessler PLC
, a law firm dedicated to the representation of community associations.
The website's enormous content combined with extensive indexing and
cross-linking makes it one of the easiest-to-use sites ever created for
finding information related to common interest developments and the Davis-Stirling Act
Davis-Stirling.com has become the primary source of information for
board members, managers, and community association professionals
ADRIAN J. ADAMS, ESQ.
With an extensive background in the
community association industry, Adrian Adams is one of the leading
attorneys in California specializing in common interest developments.
His practice includes highrise condominiums, stock cooperatives,
business parks, lake associations, golfing communities, equestrian
associations, and ocean-front communities. Although serving primarily as
corporate counsel to boards of directors, Adrian has litigated a wide
range of issues through the courts, including the Court of Appeals.
After making partner in another law firm, Adrian founded “Adams Kessler
PLC” and quickly grew his firm into a preeminent boutique firm
specializing in corporate representation of common interest developments
from resorts to retirement communities to mixed-use communities to
property owner associations and everything in between.
Teaching and Professional.
At the request of UCLA, Adrian Adams created and taught one of their
highest rated Extension courses for ten years, a popular course on
“Association Management and Law.” In addition to teaching, Adrian has
been a panelist in many continuing education programs for other
attorneys, has been a guest speaker for the California State Bar, and
regularly speaks at industry-related events throughout California.
Adrian Adams is a legal adviser on condominium law and smoke-free
housing issues to the Technical Assistance Legal Center, a project of
the Public Health Institute. Mr. Adams is on the Board of Directors
of the CIDLaw Organization and previously served on the Boards of
Directors of the Los Angeles and Orange County chapters of the Community
Associations Institute. He is also a founding member of the Foundation for California Community Association Education.
Expert Witness & Publications.
Adrian serves as an expert witness
on standards of care issues
involving association boards and managers and has testified extensively
on issues involving maintenance, mold, rules enforcement, budgets,
reserves, governing documents, management, operations and the like. In a
related matter, Mr. Adams conducts and publishes a bi-annual salary
survey of onsite managers throughout California which tracks trends
related to income, gender, education, average age, and certification of
managers. In addition, Adrian writes and publishes a popular weekly newsletter
and blog with analysis and commentary on legal trends in the
Following a four-year stint in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he
specialized in aviation electronics for F-4 Phantom fighter jets, Adrian
earned a Bachelor of Arts with Great Distinction in Psychology with
minors in Chemistry and Biology. He was a four-time University Scholar
and a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Academic Society, Psi Chi Academic
Society, and the Phi Delta Phi Academic Society. Adrian went on to earn a
Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of
California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Following the MBA program, Adrian
earned a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern Law School.
Boards of Directors may contact Adrian Adams for an initial consultation at no cost to their associations. He can be reached at (800) 464-2817 or via email