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7-28-21. Senior Attorney Rob Ward sits down with Partner Laurie S. Poole, CCAL in this new 6-minute HOA Bulletin to discuss what the tragic collapse of The Champlain Towers in Florida means for Boards in California. Rob uses his 20+ years of construction defect litigation experience to shed light on how, among other things, long-deferred maintenance contributed to the disaster.

Adrian Adams Lends His Expertise to How to Avoid Another Disaster Webinar7-27-21. Adrian Adams participated in a panel discussion of collapse of the condominium highrise in Florida, joined by Robert Nordlund, PE, RS of Association Reserves; Tim Cline, CIRMS® of Cline Agency Insurance Brokers; and Kevin Davis, CIRMS® of Kevin Davis Insurance Services. The two webinars, held at 11:00 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m., drew ~900 participants. During the Q&A, people were most interested in the legal and insurance issues, such as, What potential liability does everyone face related to maintenance and underfunded reserves? and Will insurance protect boards for failures in these areas? Click here to view the recording of this terrific discussion!

7-20-21. Adrian Adams participated in a podcast with insurance specialist Tim Cline and construction specialist Dennis Brooks put on by The HOA Show. The topic was the Florida Condo Collapse and Liability Concerns.

7-19-21. Attorneys Nathan McGuire and Megan Hall report on new Cal-OSHA COVID requirements for HOA employees. This 6-minute Video Bulletin can be viewed here: Cal-OSHA COVID requirements.

8-20-21.20210820 Partner Laurie S. Poole, CCAL, presents Hot Legal Topics to CAI 2021 Annual Conference and Exposition: CommunityNOW in Las Vegas Partner Laurie S. Poole, CCAL, with Jeffrey E. Kaman, Esq., presents Hot Legal Topics to CAI's 2021 Annual Conference and Exposition: CommunityNOW in Las Vegas, NV. Laurie's session explores current legal trends facing community associations and what managers, board members, and attorneys need to know to help their community association clients navigate sensitive topics. This year's conference activities take place both in person, in the newly-opened 300,000-square-foot Caesars Forum conference center, and virtually, from August 18-20. View the entire schedule here, and click here to register!

Wayne Louvier and Jennie V. Park preview SB 326 at Angelo Termite Certification Academy Class Do You Know the Condition of Your Properties? 202107147-14-21. Senior Attorneys Wayne Louvier and Jennie V. Park previewed SB 326 (aka the "Balcony Bill") at Angelo Termite Certification Academy Class entitled, Do You Know the Condition of Your Properties?, with an emphasis on knowing your liability and the condition of your property to get inspection-ready. The complimentary luncheon event for OC Managers and board members, held at Coto De Caza Golf & Racquet Club, had a turnout of more than 50 attendees and featured live music and door prizes! Attendees also earned 1 CEU from CAMICB/CAI.

Congratulations to Managing Partners Adrian Adams and Nathan McGuire, who were both selected as Super Lawyers for 2021. The honor is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in California receive this distinction.

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5-26-21. We are proud to announce that the Davis-Stirling Research Website is now part of the revolutionary search engine accessFind. It's a consumer-centric, non-profit initiative built in partnership with leading disability-focused organizations, displays results of accessible websites. Because of this, our unique research offerings are more available to people with disabilities living in common-interest developments in California.

Contact usAB 3182 Rent Restriction Requirements to amend your governing documents to comply with the new Rent Restrictions required by AB 3182. Failure to amend your documents could result in large penalties.

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How to Avoid another Disaster
July 23, 2021
Webinar Guides HOAs
    How NOT to Wind up Like Surfside

Deferred Maintenance and No Reserves
July 11, 2021
Proper Reserve Funding Is not Optional;
    It Should Be Mandatory

Ripples from Champlain Towers
July 8, 2021
The Tragedy Compounds — 
    Is Your Association at Risk, too?

Surfside Condominium Collapse
July 6, 2021
A Cautionary Tale about Poor Governance
    and Insufficient Reserves

New Mask Mandate
June 17, 2021
To Mask or not to Mask? That Is the Question

Reopening without Tiers
June 16, 2021
Announcing a New Educational Tool
    for Associations!

Reopening Facilities
June 13, 2021
Boards Should Consult Counsel re Liability Waivers

Pool Covers, Pet Restrictions, & Electric Vehicles
June 6, 2021
Full State Reopening just Days Away!

Corporation Elected to the Board
May 23, 2021
Associations Are People, too

More Good Consumer Legislation
May 16, 2021
Marjorie Murray's Organization Continues to
    Oppose Consumer-Oriented Legislation

Insuring HOA Finances AB 1101
May 9, 2021
Support for Common-Sense Legislation

Legislation to Split Lots
May 2, 2021
Associations Could Suddenly
    Become Much More Crowded

Backyard Sign Abuts Neighbor
April 18, 2021
Can a Board Prevent Neighbors from Becoming
    Hatfields & McCoys — and Should It Try?

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