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Assembly Bill 3182 places voids existing HOA rent restrictions and mandates costly amendments to governing documents or face $1,000 penalties. Email Gov. Newsom to VETO 3182.

9-25 and 9-26-20. Partners Nathan McGuire, Esq., current Chair of CLAC, and Laurie S. Poole, Esq., CCAL, will each speak at the 2020 ECHO HOA University and Expo, a two-day, virtual event dedicated to current topics facing the HOA industry. This highly educational event is available to HOA board members, interested homeowners and community managers. Nathan will participate in the Legislative Update on September 25, and Laurie will speak at the Ask the Attorney session on September 26. You won’t want to miss it! Click here to register.

9-25-20. Partner Laurie S. Poole, Esq., CCAL, will participate in CAI Coachella Valley’s COVID in the Valley – Ask the Attorney program at 11:30am. She will join a panel of attorneys addressing current issues facing homeowners' associations due to COVID-19. This event will be held in a virtual Zoom format so you can join from anywhere! Click here to register  for this don’t-miss event.

9-14-20. MEET WITH ADAMS|STIRLING ATTORNEYS! Our firm participated in CAI’s statewide virtual event, held this year September 14-18. The firm’s Principal and Founder, Adrian Adams, with co-presenter Christina DeJardin (the Delphi Law Group), spoke at Session 4 on September 15 on the four targets of harassment that association boards and managers are required to address. Partner and Chair of CLAC, Nathan McGuire spoke in the Closing General Session with Legislative Advocate Louie Brown and CAI's Senior Vice President, Government & Public Affairs Dawn Bauman on 2020 Legislative Update and Legislative Process.

In addition, we hosted Virtual Office Hours! Attendees joined a Zoom meeting to visit with and ask questions of Adams Stirling attorneys, including our Partners. Finally, we held a drawing for an exciting raffle prize at the end of each Office Hours session. Prizes included a Road Racing Commuter Bicycle, Canon Digital Camera with Optical Zoom, RING Video Doorbell Pro and BOSE Headphones




Use our Election Calculator to create a timeline for HOA elections with dates and instructions for each key point in the election cycle. You can find the Calculator and a full menu of election information and procedures in our Election Menu.

For a list of county restrictions and health orders, see County Orders as of 9-16-20. If we missed anything, please contact us. Many orders contain detailed requirements. To avoid potential liability, boards should carefully review them and consult legal counsel on how best to open their facilities.

All associations must adopt new election rules to conform to SB 323. Elections conducted without compliant rules could result in voided elections, fines, and an award of attorneys' fees. We can prepare them at an affordable fixed fee.

ADAMS|STIRLING offers growth opportunities and excellent benefits. Call Adrian Adams at 800-464-2817 or send an email.

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Shifting Employees to Management
September 20, 2020
Streamlines Processes, but Doesn't Eliminate
    Costs orLiability

Election Timeline Calculator
September 13, 2020
Calculate Compliant Deadlines with Confidence!

Rent Restrictions Voided
September 9, 2020
Governor's Veto Needed to Save the Character
    of Residential Community Associations

Excessive Rentals
September 4, 2020
Regrettably, Owner-Occupants Might not
    Have Recourse

Campaigning for Office
August 30, 2020
Candidate Bios Are Information, not Advocacy

Managing Insurance Claims
August 24, 2020
Boards Should Consult Counsel before Filing

No Safe Place to Play
August 13, 2020
Board Meetings CanNOT Exclude Homeowners

Trump Signs in the Yard
August 7, 2020
Associations Can Adopt Restrictions, but not Bans

A Box of Cigars & a Letter
August 1, 2020
ACT NOW — AB 3182's August 6 Deadline Looms!

AB 3182 Rent Restrictions
July 26, 2020
New Barriers to Entry-level Ownership
    NOT in Californians' Interests!

Ballot Signature Verification
July 20, 2020
Not Required unless Validity Is Challenged

Out-of-State Inspectors of Election
July 13, 2020
Not Prohibited, and May Be Ideal for Some

HOA Inspectors of Election
July 8, 2020
Budget for More SB 323-Related Burden

Bicycle Masks
July 5, 2020
Should Socially-Distant Exercise
    Require a Mask?

Harassing Females & Vendors
June 29, 2020
Awareness of Harassment
    Requires Board to Act

Meetings for the Dead
June 24, 2020
When Even Death Doesn't Provide
    Sweet Release

Membership Safety & Welfare
June 18, 2020
Common Areas Are
    Association's Responsibility

Storing Old Records
June 14, 2020
Developing — and Adhering to — a Policy
    Is Key

Legal Advice Hives
June 12, 2020
Risk of Personal Liability for Board Members
    Following Improperly Obtained Advice

State Allows Pool Openings
June 10, 2020
Moving into Stage 3

Delinquent Board Member
June 7, 2020
SB 323 Strikes Again!

No Experience President
June 5, 2020
Nope, No Experience Necessary!

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