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6-18-21. Bring your burning legal questions to ask Megan Hall and Alex Sohal at CAI-BayCen's Virtual Ed ProgramAttorneys Megan Hall and Alex Sohal will present Everyone's Favorite – Free Legal Advice!, CAI BayCen Chapter's panel discussion at its upcoming Virtual Ed Program. View the agenda here. Click here to register, and start compiling your questions now!

6-14-21.Adams Stirling Founder and Managing Partner, Adrian Adams, will discuss changes in Community Association Law in SRAR presentation Founder and Managing Partner, Adrian Adams, was the guest speaker at the invitation-only Broker/Owner/Manager meeting hosted by Southland Regional Association of Realtors. Adrian addressed changes in the law affecting community associations, including rental caps and accessory dwelling units, as well as the effect rapidly escalating fire insurance premiums are having on the industry.

6-11-21. Adams Stirling Senior Attorney Jamie Handrick presents Contracts – Should You Sign Them? to CAI-SD Chapter's virtual Launch! Ignite Your Professional Development Educational ConferenceAdams|Stirling Senior Attorney Jamie Handrick was joined by Patrick Prendiville, CIRMS of Prendiville Insurance Agency to present Contracts – Should You Sign Them? to CAI San Diego Chapter's virtual Launch! Ignite Your Professional Development Educational Conference. They covered what to look for when reviewing vendor contracts and how associations can prevent disasters from happening. Attendees earned 2 CAMICB-approved CEUs.

6-5-21.Adams Stirling Founder and Managing Partner, Adrian Adams, discussed changes in Community Association Law in Compass Realty presentation Managing partner Adrian Adams was the guest speaker at Compass Realty. With more than 18,000 agents serving communities across the U.S., Compass is the country's largest independent real estate brokerage. Adrian spoke to them about changes in the law affecting community associations, including rental caps and accessory dwelling units. He also discussed the impact of skyrocketing fire insurance premiums on the industry.

6-4-21. Attorney Troy Kennedy presents SB 326 Balcony Inspections to CACMAttorney Troy Kennedy was joined by Robert Grosse of Bergman Group and Sean Kargari with Association Reserves to present SB 326 Balcony Inspections to CACM. The sold-out event addressed questions about SB 326, which went into effect January 1, 2020, such as what elements require inspection and general costs associations should expect. The 60 attendees earned 1 CEU, so if you didn't get to participate, click here to be alerted as soon as a new course is scheduled!

5-26-21. Famed seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones (US Geological Survey and CalTech Seismologist), Adrian Adams (ADAMS | STIRLING), Jamie George (FirstService), and Zach Miller (LaBarre/Oksnee) discussed the impact of the next major earthquake on California's community associations, and insurance and legal options boards have available to them. The program, California Shakin', began at noon, and all attendees received a $25 Amazon gift card!

5-21-21. Adams Stirling Founder and Managing Partner, Adrian Adams, discussed SB 323 at Desert Resort Management's annual HOA Community Leadership Educational Symposium 20210521Adrian Adams spoke at Desert Resort Management's Annual HOA Community Leadership Educational Symposium. This year's May 21 event, from noon to 7:00 p.m., featured industry leaders discussing topics such as SB 323 elections, security issues, collections, reopening facilities, balcony inspections and more. The virtual program was followed by an in-person Vendor Trade Show.
3-27-21. Partners Nathan McGuire and Laurie S. Poole, CCAL, present Legislative Update - What's Happening in Law Law Land at ECHO's Saturday HOA Law Seminar on 3-27-2021Partners Nathan McGuire and Laurie S. Poole presented Legislative Update - What's Happening in Law Law Land at ECHO's Saturday HOA Law Seminar. The past few years have resulted in significant legislative changes which require associations to take ACTION. This educational event featured experts from across the landscape of HOA law to get board members and homeowners up to speed with the latest developments.

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6-16-21. We are pleased to introduce a new educational venue for our readers. We are launching a series of "live" videos call the HOA VIDEO BULLETIN. Our "Pandemic Edition" features Partners Adrian Adams, Laurie Poole, and Nathan McGuire covering California's loosening of COVID restrictions.    Reopening Without Tiers

Larry Stirling: Legislator, Activist and Judge. Larry, Senior Partner at ADAMS | STIRLING and author of the Davis-Stirling Act, authored The Noblest Motive, a book about how to bring fundamental change for the public good.

Larry's message brings hope to those who no longer believe trustworthy government is possible. The book is available at Amazon.com. -Adrian

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.

Safely Reopen Facilities. Our Firm is conducting training sessions with management companies on how to safely reopen association facilities. To schedule in-house training of managers on this sensitive subject, contact Miranda Ward NorCal presentations and Candace Schwartz for SoCal.

2-MINUTE2-Minute HOA Videos by Adams Stirling VIDEOS
Adopting Rules
Governing Documents
Emergency Meetings
Virtual Meetings
Four Kinds of CIDs
Executive Sessions
Fiduciary Duties
Origin of Condo Laws
Conflicts of Interest
Reserve Borrowing

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.

Use Election Timeline Calculator by Adams Stirlingour Election Timeline Calculator for scheduling elections with dates and instructions for each key point in the election cycle. You can find additional election information and procedures in our Election Menu.

Covid 19 Updates by Adams StirlingFor a list of county restrictions and health orders, see County Orders as of 6-11-21. To avoid potential liability, boards should carefully review them and consult legal counsel on how best to comply with health orders.

SeeNew Laws & Cases for 2021 by Adams Stirling our summary of New Laws & Cases for 2021.


All HOA Election Rules required by SB 323associations 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 prepare them at an affordable fixed fee.

Contact us for a proposal. We have ten offices around the state.

Adams Stirling Central Coast Office CENTRAL COAST
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Los Angeles 90064
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Santa Ana 92705
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Stockton, CA 95219
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Sacramento 95814
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Suite 920
San Diego 92108
Adams Stirling San Francisco office SAN FRANCISCO
One Sansome Street
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San Francisco 94104
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Suite 500
San Jose 95110
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Temecula 92590


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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?

Illegal Insurance
April 11, 2021
Boards Should Consult Experienced
    HOA Insurance Agency

Snakes in Tanks
March 28, 2021
Unsuitable Pets Can Slither into More
    than just Their Owners' Hearts

Spending on Wildfire Safety
March 14, 2021
Boards Have Discretion in Protecting Associations

Proof of Vaccination to Use Facilities
March 7, 2021
Heavy-Handed Restrictions Can
    Spell Trouble for Associations

Balcony Dry Rot Repairs
February 14, 2021
The Science behind Dry Rot — which
    Isn't Dry at All

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