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5-28-20. Adrian Adams will participate in a webinar panel put on by the CAI California North Chapter. The program, Ask the Attorney Panel - Covid 19, will be moderated by Jennifer Richardson (Johnson Ranch Management, and will include attorneys Allison Anderson (Angius & Terry), Darren Bevan (Baydaline & Jacobsen), Roger Grant (Fenton Grant). To attend, register here.

5-27-20. Adrian Adams participated in a webinar panel discussion with Dea Franck (Epsten APC) and Dan Parlow (Knighten & Parlow) put on by Associa Desert Resort Management. The program, Best Practices & Best in Show, combined legal issues regarding best practices for boards of directors with a fun Best-in-Show pet contest to help support a local nonprofit, Animal Samaritans.

5-15-20. Attorney Alex Sohal and Partner Nathan McGuire participated in CAI BayCen Chapter's virtual program entitled Everyone's Favorite — Free Legal Advice! They addressed a variety of topics, and answered questions from managers.

5-12-20. Adrian Adams joined reserve fund expert Robert Nordlund (Association Reserves) to address how boards can use their reserves to preserve cash. The webinar discussion, which drew more than 600 attendees, included deferral of maintenance, reallocation of contributions, and borrowing  funds in the midst of a pandemic.

4-30-20. Nathan McGuire participated in a "Chapter Chat" for CAI California North. He was joined by Jasmine Hale as they spoke on how best to handle association Contracts & Assessments in a Pandemic.

4-22-20. Adrian Adams, joined by Gary Porter, CPA, Regina Korossy, MBA, and Steve Tinnelly, spoke on the topic The Global Financial Crisis. The panel discussed the financial crisis, collections and foreclosures, potential relief for associations from the SBA, and options boards have at their disposal. 

4-6-20. Laurie S. Poole, CCAL, spoke at CACM’s first live, online 2-hour educational webinar, New Case Law Online. Laurie covered new case law and how it impacts both the jobs of community association managers and the operation of associations throughout California. Topics included maintenance, repair and replacement issues, elections, enforcement, fair housing and more.

CAI NATIONAL: For more information about state and federal government actions impacting community associations and COVID-19, visit CAI Website.

3-24-20 Laurie S. Poole, CCAL, spoke on Coronavirus and Community Associations in a webinar presented by CAI and the College of Community Association Lawyers.  Laurie's co-presenter was CCAL Fellow Brendan Bunn from the law firm of Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn P.C. in Fairfax, Virginia. Together, they covered meetings, common areas/facilities, assessments, construction/repairs and quarantines. To see the seminar, go to YouTube.

NEW ELECTION RULES
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.

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CORONAVIRUS NEWS

For a list of county restrictions and health orders, see County Orders as of 5-28-20. 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.

ADAMS | STIRLING is fully functional and continues to respond to client needs when others cannot. If you need anything send an email.


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Counties Bypassing State Orders
May 28, 2020
Counties Quietly Designating Association Pools Private

Reducing COVID-19 Liability
May 26, 2020
Waiting for Orders to Be Lifted Mitigates Risk

Continued Confusion
May 22, 2020
Should HOAs Follow County Rules or State?

Confusing Pool Information
May 20, 2020
Confusing State Guidance Creates Potential Liability for HOAs

Opening Swimming Pools
May 17, 2020
Public or Private? Depends on Context

Inspectors of Election
May 15, 2020
SB 323 Increased Costs for HOAs

Mentally Unstable Owners
May 13, 2020
Some Owners Are Sticky Wickets for Boards

Treasurer Works for Management
May 10, 2020
Potential for Serious Conflict of Interest

Overriding the President
May 8, 2020
Board Presidents Are not Kings

The First Lady
May 6, 2020
Counties' Orders Becoming Fluid

Maintaining Cash Flow
May 3, 2020
Emergency Shutdowns Do not Mean Dues Refunds!

Dealing with Difficult Directors
May 1, 2020
Directors' Bad Behavior Can Create Liability for the Association

Dumpster Fire Election Issues
April 29, 2020
SB 323 Adds to Associations' Woes during Pandemic

Opening Recreational Facilities
April 27, 2020
Associations Must Follow County Health Department Guidelines or Face Fines

COVID-19 Security Issues
April 24, 2020
Ever-changing Landscape Demands Vigilance

More Meeting Questions
April 22, 2020
Does Issue Fall under Fair Housing or ADA?

Health Department Directives
April 20, 2020
Boards DO Have Power to Enforce Association Rules!

Pandemic County Orders
April 17, 2020
Does Your Association Have to Be Your County's Enforcer?

Federal Relief for Associations
April 16, 2020
Ask Congress for Help!

Delinquent Assessments
April 15, 2020
Boards Should Decide Enforcement Based on Finances

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ADAMS|STIRLING raises the level of cooperative living through consumer education and training to board members who oversee, professionals who manage, and homeowners who live in community associations. We also provide legal services to associations, including corporate transactional, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation.


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