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12-15-16. Attorney Ronald St. Marie joined the firm's Los Angeles office. Ron has extensive trial experience and has represented clients in state and federal courts, including actions in California, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Michigan, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey and Alabama.

One of the principal areas of Ron's practice is real estate disputes. He has a broad knowledge of real estate law, having helped clients in disputes involving homeowner associations, leases, land use regulations, foreclosures real estate sales contracts, construction defects, and construction collections.

12-10-16. 2016-HOAOrganizersAdrian Adams spoke to 150 board members and managers in West Los Angeles at an event hosted by HOA Organizers. 

Adrian covered new laws and their impact on associations. Demetrios Xanthos reviewed insurance issues. Neda Nehouray addressed board management responsibilities. And Robert Nordlund provided tips for avoiding special assessments related to reserves and large repairs. 

12-7-16. Adrian Adams hosted his 23rd Annual Highrise Managers Luncheon and Legal Update at the Wilshire House. This exclusive event for onsite managers is the highlight of the year for managers where they can discuss new laws and their impact managers and their associations.

11-7-16. Changes in the Law. The legislature was busy this year. See new statutes and case law this year affecting community associations in 2017.

11-1-16. Attorney Charlotte Tang joined the Los Angeles office of ADAMS | STIRLING. Charlotte spent a number of years developing her litigation skills in litigation department of a large international law firm before joining us.

In addition, Charlotte was president of her own condominium association. As a result, she is both knowledgeable and deeply sympathetic to the needs of boards of directors--an outstanding addition to the firm.

10-26-16.
Senator Larry Stirling Honored. Most people know that Senator Stirling authored the Davis-Stirling Act. Few know that he is also the father of the highly successful Adopt-a-Highway program.

Twenty-five years ago, Senator Stirling authored and then championed a bill to address the problem of highway litter. His concept was simple--authorize a public/private partnership to allow individuals, organizations, and businesses to help maintain sections of California's highways.

To date, more than 120,000 Californians have cleaned and enhanced over 15,000 miles of roadside by removing litter, planting trees and wildflowers, removing graffiti, and controlling vegetation.

In a 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Adopt-a-Highway program, Senator Stirling was honored for his work and presented with a framed copy of the original bill he authored.

I want everyone to know how appreciative I am that Senator Stirling fathered a concept that has been extremely successful at enhancing our highways at no cost to taxpayers. His legislation was so effective, it has been adopted by 21 other states across the nation. Congratulations Senator Stirling! -Adrian Adams

10-20-16. Adrian Adams and Jasmine Hale attended the annual planning meeting for CAI-CLAC in Indian Wells to discuss CAI's 2017 legislative objectives.

10-1-16. Attorney Sheba Yaqoot joined ADAMS | STIRLING and will work out of our Riverside office. Sheba comes to the firm as an experienced HOA attorney.

She received her undergraduate degree from University of California, San Diego where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a minor in Law and Society. Sheba then earned a law degree from Chapman University School of Law where she was President of the Public Interest Law Foundation. 

9-21-16. Adrian Adams of ADAMS | STIRLING and Robert Nordlund of Association Reserves, Inc. spoke to 140 managers, board members, and business professionals at a luncheon sponsored by the Los Angeles Chapter of CAI.

They addressed the proper funding of reserves when an association faces difficult funding decisions. They discussed the duties and potential liability of managers and directors alike when reserves are not funded and maintenance deferred.

9-16-16. CONFERENCE & MINI-EXPO. Adrian Adams spoke at the Bay Area's Annual Educational Conference and Mini-Expo put on by CAI. He spoke on "Risky Business--the top 10 reasons Associations Get Sued." Over 200 board members, managers, and homeowners attended.

9-1-16. Jasmine Hale taught a CACM “Basics of Association Management” course to managers from LB Property Management in Los Angeles.

If you have a Yelp account, please write a review for Adrian Adams and his law firm ADAMS | STIRLING PLC. Just click on one of the links and write something positive. Your reviews are important to us and much appreciated! 

6-16-16.  Jasmine Hale spoke at The Lake House Golf Course in Balboa, CA. She and Sean Kargari, Reserve Specialist with Association Reserves, Inc.  presented a course on Reserve Funding. CMCA certified managers will earn two Continuing Education (CE) credits.

6-15-16. Adrian Adams taught California Law Modules II and III for the California Association of Community Managers. These manager certification courses to achieve a CCAM (Certified Community Association Manager) designation. The were taught over two days in Torrance, California. 

6-4-16. Cang Le taught a Board Fundamentals Course at the CAI-Greater Inland Empire Chapter Office, 5029 La Mart Drive, Suite A, Riverside CA.

5-18-16. Robert Nordlund CEO of Association Reserves, Inc. and Adrian Adams put on a nationwide webinar sponsored by CAI National in Falls Church, Virginia. The topic was "Tight Budgets Tough Choices, Keeping Your Association Fully Funded." The program provided Continuing Education credits for certified managers.

5-5-16. Adrian Adams became a founding member of the "Critical Issues Think Tank" of the Foundation for Community Association Research.

Adrian is part of a team of industry leaders from around the country who serve as the Foundation’s research steering committee. As such they establish research criteria and goals for the Foundation. To learn more about the Think Tank, watch a short video.

4-28-16. Adrian Adams put on a seminar for 50-60 board members on the "Ten Most Common Reasons Boards Get Sued." The seminar was sponsored by Community Property Management in Camarillo, California.

4-21-16. Jasmine Hale attended the 33rd Annual Labor & Employment Law Annual Meeting with the State Bar of California’s Labor and Employment Law Section in Berkeley, California.

4-17-16. Adrian Adams and Jasmine Hale participated as delegates to the annual "Legislative Day" in Sacramento put on by the Legislative Action Committee of the Community Associations Institute. The Committee is made up of ~30 attorneys and managers from around the state who monitor new legislation that may affect California's community associations.

4-15-16. Adrian Adams together with Steve Tinnelly of the Tinnelly Law Group taught leadership principles to board members from associations throughout Coachella Valley. Adams & Tinnelly discussed leadership roles and responsibilities in light of state and federal laws and an association's governing documents.

4-1-16. Attorney Aaron Schwarzkopf joined ADAMS | STIRLING PLC. Aaron is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School where he was Senior Managing Editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal.

Aaron's undergraduate work was at the Claremont McKenna College where he earned a BA with a double major in Government and History and was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society. Aaron was also a Letterman in the Claremont-Mudd Scripps Football Team.

Aaron Schwarzkopf is admitted to the Bar in both California and Wisconsin.

3-31-16. Jasmine Hale and Bill Dunlevy co-presented to a packed house of board members and owners the scintillating topic of Rules Regulating Pools, Pets, and Parking at the Community Association Institute (CAI) Channel Islands chapter Spring Community Faire.

3-31-16. Adrian Adams presented a seminar to the 100 Board Members at Leisure World Seal Beach. The topics included Open Meeting Act and Executive Sessions followed by a lively question and answer session. The program was hosted by Golden Rain Foundation. 

3-30-16. Jasmine's Hale's article "Legislative Action Committee 2016 Updates and Announcements” was recently published in the Channels of Communication quarterly magazine. Jasmine discusses pending legislation being monitored by California’s Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) and CLAC’s 2016 goals for the Channel Islands Chapter.

3-20-16. ADAMS | STIRLING PLC continues to receive kudos and awards for its Davis-Stirling newsletter and website. See Kudos. Board members, managers and industry professionals visit our website over 800,000 times per year with 3.4 million page-views each year.

3-3-16. Attorneys Jane Blasingham and Wayne Louvier of our Orange County office taught Election Rules and Rule Reversals for residential and mixed use common interest developments to managers at StoneKastle Community Management in their Yorba Linda office.

3-1-16. Attorney Jane Blasingham, of our Orange County office, provided an educational legal update for Shea Homes in their Irvine office. Jane provided great insight into legislation affecting home builders through the turnover process with new communities.

2-25-16. Cang Le taught a group of managers the Basics of Association Management Module II course for the California Association of Community Managers at their Orange County facility.

2-24-16.  Cang Le, Managing Partner of our Inland Empire offices, provided an educational legal update to the management team at Vintage Group in their Palm Desert office. Cang provided great insight into new legislation affecting homeowners associations.

2-20-16. To a Sacramento audience of over 100 board members, Adrian Adams spoke on "RISKY BUSINESS: The Top 10 Reasons Associations Get Sued." His presentation covered:

  • Strategies to avoid lawsuits
  • How to reduce legal expense
  • New laws you need to know
  • Q&A
The program was hosted by one of the fastest growing management companies in Northern California--Association Management Concepts.

2-24-16. Jasmine Hale taught the Basics of Association Management, Module I course for CACM for its manager certification program at their Laguna Hills facility. Where does she find the time?!

2-18-16. Jasmine Hale selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) as 1 of 5 attorneys across the United States to co-author an ABA practice guide on representing common interest developments. Way to go Jasmine!

2-12-16. ADAMS | STIRLING is pleased to share the winner of the CAI Orange County Chapter’s 2015 Committee of the Year was the Legislative Support Committee. 

Wayne Louvier, of our Orange County office, is a committee member. They were recognized for outstanding work shedding light on legislative issues. Congratulations Wayne!

2-3-16 – Cang Le taught the CACM Ethics for Community Managers at Sun City Shadow Hills in Palm Desert. Cang is a faculty member of CACM and teaches on their behalf on a regular basis.

2-3-16. 
Jasmine Hale taught the Principles of California Law, Module I course for CACM for its manager certification program at their Camarillo facility and even earned at 100% approval rating across all categories from attendees. Congratulations to Jasmine!

1-29-16. Jasmine Hale co-presented with attorney Sean Allen at the CAI National Law Seminar in New Orleans to a packed house on the important topic of “Difficult & Disabled: Strategies for Dealing with Aging in Place and Disabled Warehousing.”

1-27-16 – Partner Cang Le was interviewed by Community Association Institute’s Common Ground magazine for an article on the Porter Ranch gas leak. The Porter Ranch article appears in the March/April 2016 version of CAI’s flagship publication, Common Ground™ magazine, which is distributed to all of the organization’s members—a number totaling nearly 35,000. The issue is arriving in members’ mailboxes this week, however, a digital version is available here.

12-15.15. Partner Jasmine Hale awarded a Certification of Appreciation by the CAI Channel Islands chapter for her work as the CLAC Liaison. Well deserved, Jasmine.

Adrian Adams launched a new version of his award-winning Davis-Stirling.com website. The new website works on any device with a web browser--from desktops to tablets to smartphones. Because it's designed to mold to the screen size of any portable device, the website is fully responsive, mobile-device friendly, and tablet friendly.

The new programming also gives more flexibility to build more features into the website. Those are now under development and will be announced as they are completed.


NEW CLIENTS IN NOVEMBER
The Millennium Tower
Trails at Eastvale
El Rancho Loma Serena
Colony Park OA
Ridge View Villas Maint. Corp.
Cedar Lodge OA
Images HOA
Village Parks at Bernard St.
Sunflower Townhomes
Hillcrest Vista at Country Manor
Iris Landing HOA
Tiara Imperial Apts. Assn.
Fairfield River Oaks
Mission Homes at Montclair
Val Vista HOA
Park Villas COA
Sunset Colony HOA


NEW CLIENTS IN OCTOBER
Villa La Verne HOA
Ocean Terrace COA
Mutual of Omaha Bank
Woodward Lake Lakefront OA
Tract 4700 (aka Park Place)
Edgewater at Green Valley
Villa Constance South
Nuevo Ranch, Inc.
Courtside Manor HOA


NEW CLIENTS IN SEPTEMBER
Silver Sands HOA
Redlands Village HOA
The Trees Garden HOA
Greenhills Master Assn.
Franklin Towers
M-24 Ranch Association
4139 Cahuenga Townhomes
Oaks North Mgmt. Corp. 3
The Retreat Community Assn.
Villa Di Napoli HOA
Mira La Paz HOA
Carlyle Tower CA
Rosalena OA
Leland Chateau HOA
Port Oceano HOA
Foothill Village Townhouses


NEW CLIENTS IN AUGUST
Hidden Valley Lake Assn.
Villagewalk HOA
Los Feliz Estates
Reo Terrace Owners Assn.
Avenida Prosser HOA
Colonial Square HOA
Mill Valley Meadows HOA
Crescent Plaza HOA
970 Palm HOA
Bayside Court HOA
Ponderosa Temple COA


NEW CLIENTS IN JULY
Quail Hill CA
Lake Van Ness HOA
South Shores Racquet Club
Park Lido HOA
The Gregory HOA
Melrose Way
Virginia Gardens
The Crosby Est at Rancho SF
Sea Court HOA
Indian Palms CC #3
California Stonegate
Summerbreeze TH HOA
Ocean Pointe Comm. Assn.
Toluca Hills Apt. Corp.


NEW CLIENTS IN JUNE
Cahuenga Gardens Project
Medea Valley Estates HOA
Victoria Falls HOA
Bonita Village HOA
Chestnut Villas HOA
Hillbrook HOA
Island Village HOA
Arroyo Grande-Bayview
La Quinta Capistrano
2120 Hill Street


NEW CLIENTS IN MAY
Encino Condo Assn.
Lake Country Villas HOA
Via Isla HOA
Van Owen & Forbes HOA


NEW CLIENTS IN APRIL
Palisair HOA
Upland Hills Country Club
Warner West COA
Expressway Business Park OA
El Encanto HOA
Ocean Plaza Assn.
Larrabee HOA
Stonecreek HOA
La Cantera HOA
Rancho Paso Robles HOA
El Capitan HOA
Canyon Oaks HOA
Sunrise Ridge HOA


NEW CLIENTS IN MARCH
Village West COA
Brentwood Castellano
Circleview HOA
Dryden Villas
Whitely Bay COA
Legacy Villas La Quinta
Citrus Heights HOA
Leland Terrace CA


NEW CLIENTS IN FEBRUARY
Lake Park Villas HOA
Lemoore CC Villas #2
Oakland Townhouses
Quail Lake CA
SA Magnolia Lane Corp.
Hawks Pointe Assn
Indian Palms CC HOA #12
Warwick HOA
ACT No. 571
Alicante Hills OA
Woodland Oaks CA
Bird Avenue Townhomes HOA


NEW CLIENTS IN JANUARY
  Capistrano Condo Bankers Hill
Terra Bella Pasadena OA
Anacapa Business Center
Windsor Plaza HOA
1521 Greenfield
La Verne HOA
Rancho Mediterranea HOA
Sunset Ridge OA


NEW CLIENTS IN DECEMBER
Stonewood HOA
Bluff Creek OA
Athenian HOA
Crest Manor HOA
Four Three 0, Inc.
Pierside Estates Assn.
Northridge Terrace Assn.
Villa Julietta
Village Grove TH Assn.
El Encanto Subassociation
Anacapa Business Center




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