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9-14-20. Partners Adrian Adams and Nathan McGuire will both be participating in CAI's annual Legal Forum, which will take place virtually this year.
Adrian Adams and co-presenter Christina DeJardin (Delphi Law) will speak on the four targets of harassment that association boards and managers are required to address. Nathan McGuire will be involved in the Closing General Session with Legislative Advocate Louie Brown and CAI's Senior Vice President, Government & Public Affairs Dawn Bauman. REGISTER HERE.

New Statutes & Case Law


For a list of county restrictions and health orders, see County Orders as of 8-5-20. 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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Our Goal: To develop community leaders by providing consumer education, training, and legal services for commercial, mixed-use, and community associations.

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ADAMS|STIRLING Adams Stirling featured in CIO Bulletin's annual 30 Great Places to Work!was featured in CIO Bulletin magazine's 30 Great Places to Work 2018. The two-page spread covers the Firm's history, philosophy, and goals for the future. Read the full article here.

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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!

Head for the Bunkers
June 3, 2020
Infestations in Common Areas Are
    Association's Responsibility

Returning to Work
May 31, 2020
Pressure Building on Health Departments

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

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