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NEW CLIENTS IN DECEMBER
The Breakers at Westport
Park Terrace OA
Palm Crest HOA (old client)
Alpine Meadows COA
Signal Terrace HOA
Rancho La Puente HOA
Sunridge Vista, Unit 1
Cimarron Cove, Inc.
Trianon OA
Fontana Commons OA
Palisades Circle HOA

Issue Four 2013. The Greater Inland Empire  Chapter of CAI published "Case Law Wrap-Up" by attorney Matthew Deenihan. The article summarized the court case disputes between homeowners, associations and even developers.

December 2013. Attorney Jasmine Fisher's answer to a question about age verification was published in the "Ask the Experts" section of Common Ground, the national magazine for the Community Associations Institute.


NEW CLIENTS IN NOVEMBER
Aspen Meadows HOA
Palisades Circle HOA
Long Beach Casa Rosa HOA
Huntington Park Village HOA
Meadowood HOA
Big Tree HOA
Village Gate OA


November 2013Adams Kessler PLC is continuing to grow. We need to add two attorneys to our  team.

We are expanding our Orange County office and need an attorney with
5-10 years of experience in community association law. The second attorney will work out of our Los Angeles office and also needs to be an experienced HOA attorney.

If you are interested, please contact me by email or at 310-945-0280. -Adrian Adams


11-18-13. Matt Deenihan and Adrian Adams spoke on the impact of the Davis-Stirling rewrite on HOAs and answered general legal questions affecting associations.

They presented to members of the South Coast Homeowners Association, an organization of 140 homeowners associations in Santa Barbara County that provides educational forums to its member associations.


NEW CLIENTS IN OCTOBER
Carefree Village HOA
Deauville Maison
Toluca Lake South HOA
Altair HOA
Big Tree HOA
Meadowood HOA

10-30-13. Our firm will present at the Associa/N.N. Jaeschke annual “Board Education Event” on Wednesday October 30, 2013 in San Diego.

The event will be held at Associa’s office located at 9610 Waples Street. Judge Larry Stirling will speak about the historical aspects of the Davis-Stirling Act after which Adrian Adams will cover the nuts and bolts of the Davis Stirling Rewrite.


There is limited space available for this event. To RSVP, please contact Mary Pat Saffel at (858) 795-7031 or joinus@nnj.com.


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10-26-13. Adrian Adams will be speaking at the ABCs of HOAs, a free seminar for board members hosted by HOA Organizers.

This half-day event will cover important issues for association boards, including (i) changes to the Davis-Stirling Act that take effect January 1, 2014, (ii) insurance by Demetrios Xanthos with SAX Insurance Agency, (iii) collections by attorney Richard Witkin of Witkin & Neal, (iv) reserves by Les Weinberg with RSI and (v) management responsibilities and procedures by Neda Nehouray with HOA Organizers.

The seminar will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 7100 Hayvenhurst Ave. in Lake Balboa, CA 91406. Space is limited so make sure you RSVP by email to info@hoaorganizers.com or call 818-778-3331.


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10-23-13. Adrian Adams will be speaking on October 23rd at the annual “Boot Camp for Board Members” put on by Hudson Management Services, a full service management company for San Diego County and the surrounding area.

We will highlight important changes to the 2014 Davis Stirling Rewrite and answer questions from the audience. Topics will include what board members will be required to do differently and tips on how to navigate the revamped Act.

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10-18-13. Each year, CAI's eight California chapters plus the California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) put on a Legal Forum covering key legal topics affecting community associations. Attorneys from around the state will present a variety of topics, including the Davis-Stirling Rewrite, which attorney Steve Roseman and Adrian Adams will present and answer questions.

The day-long program is for community managers, board members and homeowners and will be held on Friday, October 18 at the Irvine Marriott.

Benefit Dinner. In addition, the evening before the seminar (Thursday the 17th) a CLAC Benefit Dinner will be held at Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails, 2607 Main Street, Irvine. If you want to catch up with me and Judge Stirling, you can join us at the dinner. All proceeds from the dinner go to benefit CLAC.


NEW CLIENTS IN SEPTEMBER
City Garden Townhomes
Cynthia del Sol HOA
Hidden Valley Estates


10-11-13. Attorney Christina Ciceron will be speaking on October 11th at the CAI San Diego Luncheon entitled "Are We There Yet? An Interactive Road Trip Through the 2014 Davis-Stirling Act.” Ms. Ciceron will be presenting with James McCormick, Jr. of Peters and Freedman and Carrie Timko of Epsten Grinell & Howell.

Topics covered will include information on what community mangers and board members will be required to do differently under the new Act and tips and advice for confidently navigating the revamped Act. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel located at 7450 Hazard Center Drive, in San Diego.


NEW CLIENTS IN AUGUST
Smoketree Anaheim
Sunset Ranch COA
Ranch of the Sun
Touchstone HOA
The Colony at Westwood



NEW CLIENTS IN JULY
Villa Hermosa CA
Fountains at Sea Bluff
Fremont Terrace CA
Country View Homes #2
Buena Tiera HOA
Villa Avanti Association


July 25, 2013. Adrian Adams participated in the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) Expo. He led one of the two-hour round table legal discussions for managers at the Magic Kingdom's Disneyland Hotel.

July 15, 2013. I am pleased to announce that an experienced corporate attorney and litigator, attorney Matthew Deenihan, has joined Adams Kessler PLC.

Corporate Experience. Matt began his career in a 600-lawyer firm where he specialized in business law including finance and corporate transactions, lender- and borrower-side commercial loans, UCC Article 9 secured transactions, asset and stock purchases, restructurings and mergers. He then served as in-house counsel for the State of California in a wide variety of matters, including eminent domain proceedings and dangerous conditions on public property.

Litigation. This was followed by extensive litigation and trial experience with the largest in-house insurance defense firm in Southern California where he defended clients in cases involving toxic mold personal injury claims, businesses disputes and homeowner association matters. In addition to his high trial success rate, Matt brought hundreds of other cases to a favorable resolution short of trial.

Education. Matt is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

If your association would like a proposal for legal services, contact us by email or phone us at 800-464-2817.

June 8, 2003. I want to thank everyone for the outstanding response we received to the introduction of our cloud-based Smart HOA management software. A large number of associations have already signed up. To learn more about Smart HOA, go to www.SmartHOA.com and sign-up for a free 30-day trial. If you have any questions, contact us at info@SmartHOA.com.


NEW CLIENTS IN JUNE
Bluxome Place HOA
La Puente Townhomes
Bishop Glen Townhomes
Soho Square


June 2, 2013. I am proud to announce the launch of "Smart HOA," a cost effective, cloud-based management program for associations.

Information Management. I designed Smart HOA to give boards and managers the tools they need to effortlessly manage their communities and the enormous amounts of information they generate.

Green Technology. Because Smart HOA is "green" it allows communities to go paperless. Governing documents, minutes, work orders, violation letters, photographs and the like can be stored in the program and viewed by the board and management at the touch of a screen.

Test Drive. To see what it looks like, watch a short video describing Smart HOA. Any board or manager who wants to try the program can have a 30-day free trial. Contact us at info@SmartHOA.  -Adrian Adams


June 1, 2013. Adrian Adams taught "Principles of California Law" to managers as part of the certification program put on by the California Association of Community Managers.


NEW CLIENTS IN MAY
Century Plaza Towers HOA
Waverly Terrace OA
Cabrillo Tower Assn.
Commodore COA
La Cantera HOA
Oak Tree Condominiums
Adobe Grande
Sierra Vista Townhouse OA
Heritage Village Master CA
Rainbow Canyon
Tokyo Villa HOA, Inc.
2721 2nd Street HOA
Stoneridge Place Assn.


May 10, 2013. Patrick Prendiville of the Prendiville Insurance Agency and Adrian Adams spoke on the impact of the Trayvon Martin shooting on homeowner association security, insurance and volunteer liability issues. The presentation  included:
• Implied security
• Levels of security
Using volunteers
Board liability
• Limits of insurance coverage
• When safeguards fail
The program was sponsored by the Coachella Valley Chapter of CAI.


NEW CLIENTS IN APRIL
Starlight Mesa HOA
Meridian Condo Owners Association
Ocean Palms HOA
Espana Owners Association


April 30, 2013. The Hon. Larry Stirling (ret.) and Adrian Adams were the keynote speakers at Keystone Pacific's annual board member event hosted by their CEO Cary Treff. The topic was the "Rewrite of the Davis-Stirling Act." Keystone did a terrific job putting on the event and had ~170 attendees.

April 1, 2013. Attorney Jasmine Fisher's article "What Is a Capital Improvement?" was published in the CACM Law Journal. Her article addresses the proper way to view capital improvements in the context of homeowner associations vs tax filings. She also discusses special assessments for improvements and membership approval.


NEW CLIENTS IN MARCH
Verdugo Hills Landscape
Desert Willows HOA
Village of San Miguel HOA
Marigold North
Moulton Parkway Residents' Assn.
Riverwalk Townhomes HOA
Lake Forest Building OA
Garry Plaza Office Park
Waterside North of Lakepointe


March 2013. The Channel Islands Chapter of CAI published "Everything You Were Afraid to Ask About Rental Restrictions" by attorney Azadeh Saghian. The article discusses the negative impact of high rental populations in common interest developments. She then describes the different types of rental restrictions that can be adopted by associations and their impact.

March 25, 2013. Adams Kessler PLC is pleased to announce the addition of Senior Attorney Wayne D. Louvier to the firm.

Mr. Louvier brings with him over 30 years of legal experience, twenty-five years of that experience was in business litigation, commercial insurance defense and maritime law. His diverse experience includes serving as the trial attorney in Crestmar Owners Assn. vs. Stapakis (2008) 157 Cal.App.4th 1223.

Wayne compliments our team of attorneys and will further enhance the exceptional legal services the firm provides its clients. If your association would like a proposal for legal services, contact us at info@davis-stirling.com or 800-464-2817.


March 21, 2013. Adrian Adams participated in Community Property Management's 4th Annual Open House. He spoke on the rewrite of the Davis-Stirling Act and the impact it will have on community associations throughout the state. Karen Conlon, President and CEO of the California Association of Community Manager spoke on manager certification. Randy West, an HOA Board President talked about how to create goodwill with members through positive communication, conducting meetings and rules enforcement.

March 1, 2013. The Los Angeles Chapter of CAI published "Help! My Neighbor is Driving Me Crazy" by attorney Jasmine Fisher. The article provides an overview of neighbor-to-Neighbor disputes and how best for associations to handle these sometimes emotional and difficult disputes. 

February 1, 2013. Attorney Paul Ablon joined Adams Kessler PLC.

Paul is a graduate of UCLA where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Gamma Mu honor societies and graduated summa cum laude. Paul was then accepted into U.C. Berkeley's Boalt Hall where he earned his Juris Doctorate and graduated "Order of the Coif," an honorary scholastic society that recognizes excellence in legal education.

Paul has significant experience in appellate work, including the briefing and arguing of Calder v. Jones before the United States Supreme Court. Paul taught Appellate Advocacy at Loyola Law School and later became Senior Research Attorney at the California Court of Appeal where over two dozen of his opinions were published. Paul will be in charge of appellate work for Adams Kessler.


NEW CLIENTS IN FEBRUARY
Armour Lane
656 West Knoll
Piedmont Oaks OA
Canyon Point Maintenance Assn.
Kentwood OA
Heritage/San Lorenzo
Hidden Canyon HOA
Merry Mountain OA
Verdugo Hills Landscape


March 15, 2013. Adrian Adams  participated in Monarch Management's 17th Annual Directors Seminar entitled "Law and Order." Other participants will include Sgt. Brad Farwell, Ron Green, Wayne Guralnick, Mary Howell, Stephen Kirkland, James McCormick, Peggy Redmon, Steven Roseman, and Gen Wangler. The event was held on at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.

February 2013. Adams Kessler PLC is growing. We are expanding our team of talented attorneys in our Los Angeles office. The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years' experience in community association or real estate law. Litigation experience is a plus. We place a high value on writing skills and the ability to interact with people. Please contact Adrian Adams by email or at 310-945-0280.


NEW CLIENTS IN JANUARY
Desert Island Community Assn.
1322 Detroit Street HOA
Crystal Falls Assn.
Mammoth Ski & Racquet
Wynola Estates HOA
Park Imperial HOA
Vista Del Campo HOA
Berryman HOA
Palos Verdes Bay Club
Parkview Estates CA
Springside Circle
Carriage Place HOA

1-30-13, Adrian Adams participated in Desert Resort Management's annual "Board Member Event" at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort in Rancho Mirage. Speakers included Larry Pothast, a nationally recognized expert in CID management, Esmael Adibi, a widely respected economic analyst and adviser, and County Supervisor John Benoit. See more about the speakers.

2-1-13. To better serve our growing Orange County client base, we are pleased to announce the opening of a new office located at:
18101 Von Karman Ave.
Suite 330
Irvine, CA 92612
The Inland Empire Chapter of CAI published "Case Law Wrap-Up" by attorney Jasmine Fisher. The article summarized the significant court cases for 2012 affecting homeowners associations in California.

LARRY STIRLING

Larry Stirling Legislator-Author. While serving in the California Legislature, then Assembly Member Larry Stirling authored the Davis-Stirling Act that now governs all common interest developments in California. See Larry Stirling Interview

Judicial & Public Service. Larry Stirling has a history of distinguished service in the public sector. After serving  four terms in the Assembly, his record of achievement led to his election to the State Senate. Mr. Stirling's contribution in the Senate was followed by an appointment as a judge. During his tenure on the bench, Judge Stirling presided over thousands of cases, both civil and criminal. As a result of his efforts on behalf of Court unification, Judge Stirling was commended by various state/local bar associations and, upon his retirement from the bench, by the California Judges Association.

Dispute Resolution. Recognizing the need for dispute resolution in the community association industry, Mr. Stirling now serves as a mediator of association disputes through Davis-Stirling Mediation Services. See full bio.


ADRIAN ADAMS

Adrian J. Adams, Esq.Adrian Adams is managing director of Adams Kessler PLC, a law firm with a state-wide practice representing residential and commercial associations as well as resort and retirement communities. In addition, his firm provides mediation services to community associations under the direction of the retired judge Larry Stirling, the firm’s senior counsel and author of the Davis-Stirling Act.

Adviser. Adrian taught "Association Management and Law" for 10 years through UCLA Extension and 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. He also serves as an expert witness on standards of care involving association boards and managers and is the creator of the award winning website Davis-Stirling.com, a popular online resource for community associations. See full bio.


GARY KESSLER

Gary Kessler, Esq.Gary Kessler received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. In 1980 he received a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law, where he was selected to serve on the Board of Editors of the Loyola Law Review.

Davis-Stirling Rewrite. Gary served on the State Bar’s working group on the simplification of the Davis-Stirling Act. Gary was named to the national Community Association Institute’s Amicus  Committee, which reviews appellate cases across the United States relating to homeowner associations.

Gary enjoys analyzing and writing about complex legal issues. Judicial opinions in seven of his appellate cases have been certified for publication by the California Court of Appeal. See full bio.

WAYNE LOUVIER

Prior to joining Adams Kessler, Wayne legal practice focused on common interest development law.

Legal Background. Wayne is a seasoned community association attorney. His experience, however, is much broader than CID law. Wayne accumulated twenty-five years of valuable experience in business litigation, commercial insurance defense and maritime law.

Association Law. Wayne now advises boards of directors on all transactional and litigation matters related to commercial and residential common interest developments. This includes drafting and amending documents, contract disputes, employment law issues, FEHA and ADA obligations, rules enforcement, collection of assessments as well as litigation arising out of any association disputes.

Education. Mr. Louvier is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine where he earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law. See full bio.


PAUL ABLON

Paul Ablon, Esq.Paul is in charge of appellate work for the firm.
Paul taught Appellate Advocacy at Loyola Law School and later became Senior Research Attorney at the California Court of Appeal where over two dozen of his opinions were published.

Experience. In private practice Paul Ablon handled real estate and business litigation, contract disputes, business torts, defamation, fraud and homeowners association disputes. Paul was also involved in a significant amount of appellate work, including the briefing and arguing of Calder v. Jones before the United States Supreme Court in which his client prevailed.

Education. Paul is a graduate of UCLA where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Gamma Mu honor societies and graduated summa cum laude. Paul was then accepted into U.C. Berkeley's Boalt Hall where he earned his Juris Doctorate and graduated "Order of the Coif," an honorary scholastic society that recognizes excellence in legal education.

AIDE ONTIEVEROS

Aide Ontiveros, Esq.Aide Ontiveros is head of litigation for Adams Kessler. Prior to joining our firm, Aide practiced law with one of the largest insurance defense firms in the country. Being immersed in litigation, Aide gained broad experience in all aspects of litigation and trial advocacy.

International Clients. Because of her litigation skills and fluency in Spanish, Aide has served as counsel for several international clients and was the Los Angeles liaison for the Latin American Practice Group at her prior firm.

Education. Aide is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, Cum Laude. She also earned her Juris Doctorate at the UCLA School of Law. Aide is admitted to practice in California as well as the U.S. District Courts of California. See bio.

JASMINE FISHER

Jasmine M. Fisher, Esq.Jasmine M. Fisher has a strong background representing common interest developments, including large condominium projects, planned unit developments, and mixed-use and high-rise developments in the capacity of both general and litigation counsel.

Developer Experience. Jasmine previously served as corporate counsel to Phillips Group USA, a California-based real estate developer with residential and hotel projects throughout the West Coast and Latin America. She helped implement associations and their CC&Rs; drafted project operating agreements; managed and coordinated the company’s legal interests in its development projects; facilitated and oversaw entitlements, land use and zoning approvals with local governments; and assisted in project financing and acquisitions.

Education. Ms. Fisher has a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, with a double major in political science and communications and a minor in history. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. See full bio.


KAREN JACOBS

Karen N. Jacobs, Esq.Prior to joining Adams Kessler, Karen practiced as a trial attorney with the largest in-house insurance defense firm in Southern California.

Education. Karen earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from California State University, Northridge. She then earned a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. While in law school, Karen was a volunteer member of the Loyola Cancer Legal Research Center, assisting hundreds of people in obtaining free legal advice regarding health, housing, family, and child protection issues.

Language. Karen is fluent in Hebrew and Farsi and conversant in Spanish. See full bio.


AZADEH SAGHIAN

Azadeh 'Azy' Saghian, Esq.Azadeh "Azy" Saghian Azy specializes in amending and restating governing documents for all forms of common interest developments including condominiums, PUDs, highrises, retirement communities and the like.

Litigation Experience. Prior to joining Adams Kessler PLC, Azy practiced in a civil litigation firm.

Education. Azy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, Summa Cum Laude, UCLA College Honors, and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School. Azy is admitted to practice in the State of California as well as the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Languages. In addition to English, Azy speaks Farsi, Spanish and Hebrew, and is learning Mandarin Chinese. See full bio.


TINA CHU

Tina W. Chu, Esq.Prior to joining Adams Kessler PLC, Tina practiced in a civil litigation firm where she developed her skills as a litigator.

Judicial Externships. While attending law school, Tina served as a judicial extern for the Honorable S. James Otero (United States District Court for the Central District of California) and for the Honorable Sheri Bluebond and Erithe A. Smith (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California). 

Education. Tina is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government. She then earned a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law. Tina is admitted to practice in the State of California as well as the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Language. Tina is fluent in Mandarin-Chinese. See full bio.


MATTHEW "MATT" DEENIHAN

Matthew Deenihan handles both corporate and litigation matters for commercial and residential common interest developments.


Corporate Experience. Matt began his career in business law and then served as in-house counsel for the State of California in a wide variety of matters, including eminent domain proceedings and dangerous conditions on public property.

Litigation. This was followed by extensive litigation and trial experience with the largest in-house insurance defense firm in Southern California.

Education. Matt is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. See full bio.



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On behalf of the Board, thank Wayne Louvier so very much for the excellent presentation he gave us concerning duties and responsibilities of board members. It was a pleasure meeting him. We all learned so much about the law. He was very professional and made the presentation easy to understand our role as board members. We look forward to working with your firm for many years to come. -Chris Spalding, Treasurer, Bernardo Heights 12 HOA

Dear Jasmine Fisher, Just wanted to thank you for your recent article in Quorum Magazine concerning conflicts between neighbors in an HOA. Your commentary couldn't have been more timely as we had recently encountered such a problem between two neighbors in our association. We were able to use your article as reference material for the two owners, which helped immensely. -Ray Hungerford, Manager, Palm Canyon Villas HOA

Kudos to Adams Kessler for their team of amazing lawyers! I have had personal experience with Karen Jacobs whom I found to be thoroughly knowledgeable. She listened to me instead of acting as if I was an intrusion in her day. I had great success with her in our dealings. If the rest of the team is as personable and competent, I offer that the women of AK are more than angels--dare I say it, they are GODDESSES. -Anita Haeggstrom, President, Haven Gardens HOA


As a homeowner association Board Member for over 35 years, the information and resources provided by Adrian personally, the Adams Kessler Law Firm and the phenomenal Davis-Stirling.com website have become an indispensable resource for myself and virtually thousands of HOA volunteers throughout the State of California. I highly recommend Adrian and his firm. -Richard S. Zizian JD, President, Grande North at Santa Fe Homeowner's Assn.

You [Wayne Louvier] have really done right by us so far and I'm confident you will continue to do so. Please tell Adrian we are happy with our representation.  -Marion C. Fay, President Promenade West HOA

Throughout my years of portfolio and high rise general management I had the honor of working with Adams Kessler on several legal cases. I was very pleased with the service provided and with the knowledge of the firms principals and would highly recommend this law firm. -Ron Modaraei, Action Management

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All of us at James Ernst Accounting are very pleased with the services Adrian Adams' law firm, Adams Kessler PLC, provides through their website "Davis-Stirling.com." The information is timely, accurate, informative and humorous. I am pleased to be able to recommend his services and his website to HOA professionals and service provider as well as all members of the HOA community. -James Ernst, James Ernst Accounting


I have immense respect for Mr. Adams and his firm. Their website is an incredible resource to us. I truly appreciate the quality of work that comes from Mr. Adams and his firm. I would recommend them to anyone. -Jeff Farnsworth, CCAM, Vice President, Steward Property Services, Inc.

Adrian Adams is one of the top attorneys AWS has ever worked with in the CID industry. I have known Adrian and his firm for over 15 years, and have referred my clients to him for legal advice. I worked as an expert witness on a construction defect case with Adrian and got first hand knowledge of how hard Adrian works for his clients. We highly recommend Adrian Adams and his law office. -Carl Brown, RCI, RRO, General Manager,
AWS Consultants Inc.

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Laura Whipple is Director of Human Resources and Administration for Adams Kessler PLC. She manages the day-to-day operations, accounting, bookkeeping, insurance and benefits, and human resources for the firm.

Laura has a BA in European History and an Masters in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. In addition Laura is a paralegal with a certificate in civil litigation.


Nathalie RossNathalie Ross is Director of Business Development. With over 25 years of experience in the legal field, Nathalie oversees customer service for Adams Kessler ensuring that our clients receive quality service from our law firm.

Nathalie received her California Paralegal Certification from Barclay College in Cerritos, California. She then earned a Nevada Paralegal Certification from UNLV. She has been an active member of the Community Associations Institute since 1999 and served as President of the Nevada Chapter of CAI and on various chapter committees throughout California.


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ADAMS KESSLER PLC is a law firm specializing in community associations throughout California. We offer a full range of services such as:
  • ADA, DEFH, HUD Compliance
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Architectural Standards
  • CC&R & Bylaw Amendments
  • Contracts
  • Elections & Recalls
  • Employment Law
  • Legal Opinions
  • Litigation
  • Maintenance & Mold
  • Restraining Orders
  • Rules Enforcement
  • 55+ Community Compliance


We serve the following common interest developments:
  • Master Planned
  • Highrise
  • Commercial Condos
  • Beach Communities
  • Mixed Use Developments
  • Golf and Country Club Associations
  • Resort Communities
  • Planned Unit Developments
  • Stock Cooperatives
  • Office Condominiums
  • Lake Associations
  • Equestrian Associations
  • Senior Housing Communities
  • Mobile Home Park Associations
  • Business Park Associations
  • Community Apartments
  • Property Owner Associations
Unlike other firms whose main practice areas include personal injury, family and entertainment law with a small homeowner association practice, we specialize in community association law. We are not distracted by nor are our energies diverted into unrelated areas of the law.

We stay current on all matters affecting the industry and alert our clients about significant trends and changes in the law.