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Attorney Nick Hoban has joined ADAMS | STIRLING's Northern California office.

Nick joined our team after working for the past year preparing documents for securities litigation involving residential mortgages. He has experience in various areas, in addition to contributing arguments to intellectual property cases brought before the European Patent Office in Munich, involving trustees of securities backed by residential mortgages. Nick has experience in contract and employment law, which is complemented by his time as an intern handling matters of CID law, real estate transactions, and estate planning.

A graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law, Nick finished in the top 15 percent of his class. Along the way to earning a Juris Doctor, he also earned numerous academic acknowledgments and completed the requirements for the High-Tech Law Certificate. Nick earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, where he simultaneously completed the Linguistics and German Language BA programs and a minor in Editing. He was a member of the Delti Phi Alpha National Honor Society and was one of the managing editors of StowAway travel magazine.

We're very happy to have Nick with us!  

9-15-17. Adrian Adams, Esq. will present to a breakout session of the CAI Bay Area and Central California Chapter's Annual Education Conference and Mini-Expo, at the San Ramon Marriott, on the topic Short-term Rentals. This year's theme is "Camouflage Mob: Success through the Trenches by Being Ready for Everything." Managers qualify for 4 hours of Continuing Professional Education. Click here to register (do it by September 11 to qualify for early-bird pricing!).

 

8-25-17. Adrian Adams, Esq. PCAM and Eron Kaylor, Vice President, SeaBreeze Management Company, Inc., will present to the CAI Bay Area Chapter's August Educational Luncheon, on the topic Enter at your Own Risk – Issues Related to Right of Entry, at the JW Marriott San Francisco. The discussion will include topics of concern to virtually every HOA, such as:

  • Does an association have a right to enter a member’s unit, and if so, who has the right—board members, management, maintenance, others?
  • If the CC&Rs do not grant the right, what about emergencies (floods and fires, cries for help, a death in the unit)?
  • How can an association protect itself?

Click here to register for this timely educational opportunity.

8-18-17. Cang Le, Esq., Managing Partner for ADAMS | STIRLING's Inland Empire and OC offices, will be joined by attorney Dea Franck, at CAI Coachella Valley Chapter’s "Day at the Races" event on August 18 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.  Mr. Le and Ms. Franck will provide continuing education for community managers on the topics How to Effectively Work with Community Association Counsel, Knowing when to Bring in a Legal Expert (How to Possibly Lower Association Legal Fees), and The Top 7 Most Common Causes of Action Filed against Community Associations and Boards and How to Avoid Them. You won't want to miss these great sessions, in an exceptional setting! Register here.

7-26-17. Adrian Adams, Esq. PCAM and Brian Moreno, Esq. CCAL reprised their popular presentation, Short-Term Rentals...Transients, Trash, and Trouble, at CAI-GLAC's July Chapter meeting in Valencia.  This interactive session, covering hot topics such as the pressure on HOAs to allow short-term rentals, problems HOAs face with rentals, how to legally restrict them, and how to enforce those restrictions, drew rave reviews from the more than 60 attendees!

7-23-17. Joshua "Josh" Mendelsohn joined ADAMS | STIRLING.

Josh comes to us with an interesting litigation background. He worked as a trial attorney in the Office of Chief Trial Counsel for the State Bar of California. Josh represented the State Bar in litigation. His responsibilities included investigations of attorney misconduct, drafting and arguing contested motions; deposing witnesses, trial preparation; and conducting trials.

Prior to his work for the State Bar, Josh represented multinational companies and high net worth individuals in business, employment, intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. He handled all stages of litigation from inception through trial and appeal.

Josh also has valuable transactional experience. He advised clients about, negotiated and drafted corporate agreements, operation agreements, employee stock option plans, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, employment contracts, service agreements, purchase and sale agreements, intellectual property issues, real estate contracts, finance, lease and other agreements.

Of particular interest for our larger HOA clients, Josh counseled employers on employment matters, including compliance with California and federal wage and hour, anti-harassment, and mandatory leave laws. He also defended clients in federal and state courts on employment matters.

Joshua earned his Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law where he was active on the Journal of Law and Technology. He is also a graduate of California State University Northridge with a BS in Finance with Honors.

Josh works out of our office in the Inland Empire, serving as legal counsel to associations throughout California. We are happy to welcome Josh to the Firm. If your association needs legal counsel, contact us for a proposal.

7-5-17. Attorney Tara Hicks joined ADAMS | STIRLING.

Tara comes to us with a strong background in real estate law. She previously served as in-house counsel to a real estate firm, where she was responsible for negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, resolving title disputes, addressing zoning issues, preparing real property agreements, and handling real estate legalities.

Tara gained litigation experience with a firm where she prepared appellate briefs, drafted pleadings and motions, conducted discovery, and drafted settlement agreements. 

Tara has a BA in English, with a minor in Spanish, and was consistently on the Dean's List for academic achievement. She then earned her Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School and externed with the Honorable Terry J. Hatter in U.S. District Court, Central District of California, before entering the practice of law.

Tara works out of our corporate office in Los Angeles, serving as legal counsel to associations throughout California. We are very happy to welcome Tara to the Firm.

6-20-17. Jasmine Hale appeared as a featured panelist on CAI's Channel Island Chapter's HOLLYWOOD SQUARES - HOA Edition at its June Chapter Luncheon. Jasmine's "contestant" role focused on HOA law. Presented to a packed house, this fun and informative program, modeled after the iconic game show, also offered other industry expert "contestants" addressing questions on insurance,landscaping, painting, pest control, management, reserve studies, pool maintenance, and security.

5-31-17. Nathan McGuire, Partner in Charge of Adams | Stirling's Northern California offices, conducted a lively, interactive session with more than 45 Board members and Association Managers, on the topic Boards Have a New Obligation to Stop Discrimination. Nathan was joined by event host Association Management Concepts' president, Brad Higgins, to discuss issues around this important topic, such as common Fair Housing violations (rules that target children, refusing to bend parking rules for the physically disabled, harassing the mentally ill, and more), and what Boards need to know to not only avoid Board actions that discriminate, but to prevent homeowner actions that discriminate against other homeowners and vendors.

5-31-17. Adrian Adams joined Shelie Xanthos, owner of Prime  Association Services, in celebrating the opening of its new Los Angeles office location.

5-25-17. After attending her first "Leg Day" at the Capitol in Sacramento, ADAMS | STIRLING Regional Director of Business Development Sue Anderson was eager to tell all about it. Read her first-person account here — and make your own plans to attend next year!

5-25-17. Adrian Adams presented a 2017 Legal Update to Prime Management Group's Los Angeles managers. Also in attendance was Maureen Davidson, ADAMS | STIRLING's Business Development Administrator.  Topics included Maintenance and Repair, Watering Restrictions, and Pesticide Applications.

5-22-17. Adrian Adams and Sue Anderson conducted an in-house training program for the managers of Equity Management in Temecula. Sue highlighted bills currently before the Legislature. Adrian covered changes in the law and answered questions regarding crimes committed in associations, the end of the drought emergency, short-term rentals and other hot topics.

5-20-17. Attorney Jennie V. Park joined ADAMS | STIRLING. 

Jennie has served as general counsel and legal consultant to commercial real estate businesses and start-up companies, advising clients on various issues including their legal rights, risks and responsibilities, contract analysis, employment relations and compliance issues.

Jennie's experience includes litigation, focused primarily on the defense of healthcare providers in medical malpractice suits and administrative board proceedings. She is well-versed in all phases of litigation, from initial case evaluation through discovery, law and motion, and preparation for trial or alternative dispute resolution. In her legal career, she has also gained conflict resolution experience from having served as a neutral conciliator at a high-volume public interest clinic. Her stint in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps armed her with a keen ability to work with and counsel people from all different walks of life, from civilians to military personnel of all levels in the chain of command.

Jennie earned her law degree from Loyola Law School and undergrad from UCLA. She is licensed to practice before all courts of the State of California, as well as the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Jennie works out of our Los Angeles office, serving as counsel to associations throughout California, and we are extremely pleased to welcome her to the Firm.  

5-11-17. Jasmine Hale, with co-presenter Sean Kargari of Association Reserves, Inc., presented Ignoring Your Reserve Study to the managers at HOA Organizers, Inc., in Lake Balboa.

5-9-17. Cang Le, Adams Stirling's Inland Empire/Orange County Managing Partner, and Sean Andersen, President, Orange County at Association Reserves, presented Ignoring Your Reserve Study to Accell Property Management.  Managers earned 2 CE Credits for their CMCA designation. Read one attendee's unsolicited comment here.

4-24-17. Nate McGuire, Jasmine Hale, Sue Anderson, and Adrian Adams spent two days in Sacramento reviewing legislation and lobbying legislators for the Community Associations Institute's California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC).

The annual "Legislative Day" at the Capitol is an event that provides CAI-CLAC members from across the state the opportunity to attend education sessions and meet with legislators on legislation important to community associations.

4-20-17.
 Jasmine Hale, together with Sean Kargari of Association Reserves, Inc., presented to the managers at Beven & Brock Property Management in Pasadena on the topic of Ignoring Your Reserve Study.

4-19-17. Adrian Adams spoke at the Greater Los Angeles CAI Chapter Educational Luncheon on the topic of Short-Term Rentals (STRs).

He was joined by attorney Brian Moreno of Swedelson Gottlieb. They addressed 170 managers and board members on pressure on HOAs to allow STRs, problems with rentals, how to legally restrict them, and how to enforce those restrictions.

3-29-17. Cang Le spoke to 45 managers at the 2nd Annual Manager Bootcamp put on by Powerstone Property Management. The program, Dealing with Difficult Personalities — Taming the Tigers, was held at DoubleTree by Hilton at the Irvine Spectrum, and also featured Cynthia Cattern, PCAM, CCAM, Powerstone's Director of Community Relations. Read one attendee's unsolicited review of the program here.

3-29-17. Maureen Davidson, Business Development  for ADAMS STIRLING in Los Angeles, wrote an article on pending legislation.

Published in CAI's Focus Magazine, the article is entitled SB 2 Building Homes & Jobs Act.

3-30-17.
Jasmine Hale joined attorney Bill Dunlevy to co-present at the CAI Channel Islands Spring Community Faire on FHA Compliance and Governing Document Enforcement.
 
3-17-17. Jasmine Hale joined Lori Albert, CAMEx, CCAM to co-present at the CACM Southern California Law Seminar in Anaheim on The Mysteries of HR Management.

3-12-17. Melina Treantos, CMCA® joined ADAMS | STIRLING as Client Relations Director for our Northern California offices.

Melina has over a decade of experience in multiple areas of the common interest development industry.

Her expertise includes escrow processing, association accounting, new community forward planning and client relations.

3-10-17. Adrian Adams joined Jeffrey French of Green Bryant & French, and Peggy Redmon, of the Law Office of Peggy Redmon, as guest panelists at CAI-CV’s Ask the Attorney program at Sun City Palm Desert.

The program addressed issues of Errant Board Members, Illegal Use of Units, Medical Marijuana, Drones, and Disciplinary Hearings, among other timely topics.

The luncheon was held at the Sun City Palm Desert club house.

3-6-17.
Coachella Valley Community Association Institute's Quorum Magazine published an article in its February 2017 issue about Sue Anderson, who handles business development for the Inland Empire region for Adams Stirling.

The article highlights Sue's role as the 2017 Chair for the Valley's new Legislative Support Committee and the impact they are having on CLAC.

2-12-17. Attorney Joseph "Joe" Hudack joined ADAMS | STIRLING.

In addition to a Juris Doctor from Western State College of Law (magna cum laude), Joe has more than 25 years experience in corporate and commercial real estate.

His experience includes handling transactional real estate matters for companies such as Fluor, Walmart, and Dial. His responsibilities included drafting, negotiating, executing and closing acquisitions, sales, leases, subleases, and lease terminations. He also owned and operated a development company and was a national real estate consultant for companies such as Home Depot, Newell Rubbermaid, and Viad Corp.

Joe's certifications and licenses include:

    • CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member)
    • MCR (Master of Corporate Real Estate)
    • Licensed Real Estate Broker
    • Former licensed Contractor and Real Estate Appraiser


Joe works out of our offices in the Inland Empire and serves as corporate and litigation counsel to associations throughout California. Joe is an impressive addition to the firm. To write him a note, see his contact information.

2-8-17.
Erica Greathouse joined ADAMS | STIRLING as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Prior to joining our firm, Erica spent 25 years overseeing implementation of technology for other law firms.

For fourteen of those years, Erica served as Director of Information Technology for Cox, Castle & Nicholson, a California law firm that's one of the nation's largest specializing in real estate.

As CTO, Erica will work with our Technology Committee to improve our firm's legal services through technology.

Among other things, Erica will develop and oversee our eDiscovery procedures, telecom operations, video conferencing, social media policies, and risk management. Erica is an exciting addition to the team.
 
2-7-17. Adrian Adams spoke at the 6th Annual Desert Resort Management Education Symposium. He briefed attendees on new statutes and case law for 2017 and how they affected associations and their boards.

The Symposium was held at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.

1-31-17. Jasmine Hale was nominated for two awards from the CAI Channel Islands chapter, including the 2016 Diane Doria Volunteer of the Year and the 2016 Committee of the Year.

1-27-17. Jasmine Hale co-presented at the 2017 CACM Northern California law conference for Taking the Mystery Out of Human Resource Management and the Employee Relationship.

1-26-17. Nathan McGuire joined ADAMS | STIRLING as Managing Partner of our San Francisco, Sacramento and Stockton offices. He and his team will handle the Firm's growing base of Northern California clients.

"Nate" McGuire has been named Super Lawyer Magazine's "California Rising Star" for the last 5 years running and is the recipient of an AV Preeminent Peer Review designation from Martindale-Hubbell, which signifies the highest level of excellence.

In addition to extensive experience as general counsel to common interest developments, Nathan has broad experience in real estate subdivision development, purchase and sale agreements, escrow issues, restrictive covenants, easements, deeds, and other issues affecting real property.

Nate is an active member of the Community Associations Institute and the Building Industry Association and a frequent author and speaker on community association topics. He is also a delegate to the California Legislative Action Committee and serves on the Executive Committee as Vice Chair.

Nathan graduated with distinction from St. Mary’s College with a BA in English and Philosophy. He earned his Juris Doctor from U.C. Davis School of Law.

You can reach Nathan at: NMcGuire@AdamsStirling.com.


1-8-17. Marianne Pick has been nominated for an Orange County Excellence in Community (OCEC) award from CAI - Orange County!

Marianne handles business development for the Orange County and San Diego regions for Adams Stirling.
 


1-1-17. CAI's Connect Magazine published an article by Cang Le highlighting the new case laws for 2017 affecting community associations in California.

One of the most important is the Palm Springs v. Parth case, related to a board member's fiduciary duty to properly investigate matters before making a decision.


NEW CLIENTS IN JULY
39 Boardman Place Owners' Assn.
757 North Point Street HOA
Adeline Place OA
Breakers at Bear Brand HOA
Channel Island HOA
Del Rayo Downs HOA
Gramercy Towers Condo Assn.
Hacienda Del Sol Condo Assn.
Monica Villas #1 HOA
Pinewood Lake HOA
Royal Palms of Santa Barbara OA
Yates Community Association


NEW CLIENTS IN JUNE
Arrow Heights Owners Association
Club Capri HOA
Long Beach Ocean View Condominiums
Maison Au Bord De La Mer Owners Association
Maplewood Owners Association
Marlborough Villas HOA
Rancho Santa Fe Groves HOA
Sunstream HOA
Villa Monet Association
Vistara at Rancho Solano HOA


NEW CLIENTS IN MAY
832 Euclid Street
Almaden Crossing Community Corp.
Almondwood Gardens HOA
Arrow Owners Association
Desert Village HOA
Lakeside Park Community Assn.
Luminaria Neighborhood Assn.
Montenero Community Assn.
Ocean Street Terrace HOA
Pacific Plaza Elite - Alhambra HOA
San Ramon Gardens HOA
Southpointe HOA
Spanish Walk COA
Tanforan Office Center Assn.
Toscana Homeowners Assn.



NEW CLIENTS IN APRIL
1800 East Ocean Association
Almar Acres Assn. Inc.
Anaheim Villas HOA
Desert Shadow Condo Assn.
Equidyne Meadows
Gallery Lofts Maintenance Assn.
La Colonia HOA
Magill Park Estates HOA
Malibu Colony West HOA
Morgan Hill HOA
Mountain View Villas HOA
Parkview Villas
Sea Isle Landing HOA
Seasons West HOA
Silverland Investment - Valley Shopping Center
Turtle Rock Meadows HOA
Twin Creeks Estates OA
Villa Verdugo HOA



NEW CLIENTS IN MARCH
12407 Moorpark Street
944 9th St. Condominium HOA
Alta Lofts HOA
Beacon RCA
Borden Villa COA
Cathedral Hill Tower Condo Assn. Inc.
College Medical Plaza II OA
Encino Oaks HOA
Essex House Marina Del Rey HOA
Highland Villas Community Association
Manhattan Pointe HOA
Northside Village OA
Oceana South, Unit No. 2, OA
Park West Homes Assn No. 1
Parkside Green HOA
Parkway Gardens Association
Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park
Sierra Vista Condo Assn.
The Rivers Community OA
Town and Country Business Plaza Association
Villa Borgata Maintenance Corp.



NEW CLIENTS IN FEBRUARY
400 Condo OA Inc.
Beverly Hills Towne House HOA
Brookside Terrace
Cape Cottage OA
Copper Creek HOA
Crosscroads Commerce Center
Lifestyle Solutions Holdings, LLC
MacArthur Ind. Park
Park West Homes
Reflections COA
Sean Pathiratne
The Lakes Master Assn.


NEW CLIENTS IN JANUARY
Fremont Times Square
Knott-Lampson HOA
Canyon Heights COA
Alegre and Aldea at Paseo
Peppertree Unit II HOA
Sunset Gardens HOA
Tesoro at La Sierra HOA
Ocean Front Estates HOA
The Summit OA
Mission West Assn., Inc.

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2016 NEW CLIENTS
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NEW CLIENTS IN DECEMBER
Mount La Jolla Assn.
Palm Lake OA
Niguel Beach Terrace CA
Sonoma County Mission Oaks
El Rio Mobile Home Park
Cambridge Park Assn.
Pine Forest Place HOA
Sherwood Estates HOA


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

 




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