Adams Stirling PLC



Wonderful video format. One more significant enhancement to your website and the information you provide. Your organization is providing an exceptional service--the go-to website for all things HOA. –Lauri P.

ADAMS|STIRLING Superheroes Judge Stirling as Thor,  Adrian Adams as Captain America, Laurie Poole as Wonder Woman, and Wayne Louvier as Ironman.

Loved it. Clear, succinct. The visuals are excellent. –Astrid L.

The videos are a great concept and helpful for boards and especially those newly elected. Keep up the good work! –Garry D.

Bravo! –George S.

Phenomenal! Loved the simplicity of your videos. –Lisa E.

Great–keep the videos coming! Suggest boards use them in meetings! –Patricia H.

What a great service to community associations!!! -Marilyn B.

Three cheers for getting so much detail into such a short presentation. I will spread news of this series. –Henry C.

For a 2-minute presentation,  it was great. I look forward to future videos! -Marty M.
Subscribe to the Entire HOA Legal Issues Series on Adams Stirling's YouTube Channel1-10-21.  We created a YouTube channel HOA LEGAL ISSUES and launched a series of animated 2-Minute Videos on laws affecting associations, ethics, elections, fiduciary duties, insurance, etc. The video library is growing and will reach approximately 50 videos.

Loved it! I see this as being a great resource for managers to share with board members and owners. –Jennifer S.

Thank you very much for creating the Election Timeline Calculator. -Donald S.

Your election timeline calculator works like a charm!  Clear, simple, efficient. Thank You, Thank You. Grateful to your team. I very much appreciate also that each step includes a paragraph spelling out in a few words the requirements of the law behind it.  A gem! -Denyse B.

I was very excited to see your Election Calculator. -MaryAnn C.

The election timeline calculator--very cool tool. -T.G.

9-13-20 We launched our Election Calculator to create a timeline for HOA elections with dates and instructions for each key point in the election cycle.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating such a wonderful and useful tool. Awesome effort, maximum benefit for all. I'm truly grateful for the creativity and thought into this. You guys are the best in supporting this HOA industry. -Tina W.

Woo-hoo it works! Great application. -Candice S.

I recently was elected to our HOA board. There are no words to fully convey how genuinely appreciative I am of your website and the wealth of reliable information it provides for i-dotters & t-crossers like me. -Lori B.

I LOVE your website. I think I use it 10x a day! -Lou Ann B.

Your website is legendary in the industry and an extraordinary resource. -Brian K.

FANTASTIC! You've taken internet searching and organization to a new level. Why am I not surprised? -Carol S.

You have the best website I have ever seen. What an education! Thank you. -Hans N.

8-1-20. We made the website ADA-compliant making it accessible to users with blindness, epilepsy, blurred vision, color blindness, cognitive disorders, cataracts, and more.

ADA access….that is so GREAT….2 thumbs UP for being on top of this issue….!! - Doug R.

Wow, the ADA website is what I'd call "Client-Centered." Thank you! -Deborrah E.

I would like to personally thank you for your contribution to education of condo owners and HOA Board members in California. Your website has been a "lifesaver" for many of us. -Olga S

Without your website as a resource, boards would be in the dark on a lot of issues. Thank you for your website! -Ty W.

Your job market web-site is a great service to the industry and management companies! Thank you again. -Maria O.

The Davis-Stirling website has been a tremendous source of information for the little person who serves on a board. Most of us have good intentions, however don't really know what the hell we need to do to represent the average homeowner and I am sure you know what good intentions get you, in trouble. THANKS SO MUCH. -Joe C.

6-8-18. We added over 300 cases to the website which we indexed alphabetically by name and also organized into categories with summaries of the relevant holdings in each case.

What you did is visionary-right place-right time-right approach. A perfect storm! -Laurence J.

I wanted to thank you for all your efforts in making our little sphere of the law profession better. Your weekly newsletters usually kick the week off with a laugh, your website has become an invaluable tool for quickly pulling up relevant codes, and the listserv you recently created is a great place for dialogue and discussion on the finer points of the law. -Navendu J.

You guys are a huge help to those of us who are often confused by the law!! :) -John B.

Thank you for the wonderful service you provide to homeowner associations throughout California. -Donna K.

Thank you for providing an awesome website for referencing association-related statutes. -Bob E.

Thanks for your awesome site. It is THE go-to website anytime I have a CID question. -Michael B.

3-26-17. We made significant upgrades to the website to improve speed and enhance security. Our website is the largest of its kind in the industry with thousands of pages of content.

Adrian, I can't tell you how much I've appreciated the Davis-Stirling site over the years. It's an incredible resource. -Eric A.

Just want to say "thanks" to you and your staff for assisting the many board volunteers throughout California, including myself. Over the years, your valuable newsletters and website have helped me immensely in understanding and applying HOA law. There is no doubt that your expertise and commitment in allowing people easy access to solid advice, laws and codes has certainly improved the management and overall quality of thousands of associations, not to mention better risk management! -Mike R.

Your website is a virtual (and wonderful) class on homeowners’ association legal issues. Be proud. Be very proud. -Joseph M.

I love your website, not only for the information you make available, but also for the design. Thank you! -Pauline K.

Many thanks for all the great information that AS provides--very good stuff! -Jim F.

My dear Mr. Adams .... you cannot possibly imagine how appreciated you are, and how imperative to our survival, the assistance is, that you already give to our Board, and so many others! Your firm's website, your Newsletter, and your team's considerate and fast replies, and yours, to our occasional 'layman stumping' questions submitted to you, are incalculably important .... we could not continue without your assistance! Thank you sincerely, for what you do. -Bonnie M.

Thank you so much. As you are probably most aware, many of us use your website as a bible for running an HOA. -Bob P.

I wish to thank you for your firm's insight into Robert's Rules and procedural matters. I am a trustee for a library in Upstate New York. Your website has provided me with invaluable insight. Thank you. -Ed W.

Thanks for maintaining your website. It's a first rate place to obtain condo law information. -John H.

Thank you for your extremely helpful website and newsletter. We find it amazing that the newsletter frequently covers subjects which we are now, have been, or will shortly be dealing. -Katherine B.

I found your web site to be outstanding in both content and organization. You have a wealth of information that gets right to the point, and is clear and easy to understand and find. Top marks!! -Victor P.

We launched a new and improved version of our website so it now works on any device with a web browser--from desktops to tablets to smartphones.
This is the most unbelievable site that I have come across. You have done a wonderful job and the site is user friendly. What a beautiful and informative site you have. -Carolyn S.

I have followed you on your website for many years. You are the best of the best. -DeeDee G.

Thanks again to you for being so helpful to us HOAs. Your logic and your imprimatur has been critically important to many hundreds (thousands, perhaps?) of us out here. -Mack T.

Even though we're a PD (planned development) rather than a condo association, your website is absolutely indispensable for all of us. -Nancy H.

What a GREAT site you have! - Joanne A.

You provide a terrific service with this website. Kudos to you. We have such a dysfunctional board and your website helps us (homeowners) quite a bit. The board members know that we have a good resource for information to keep them in line. -Heather M.

KUDOS for all you do in your excellent précis of the Davis-Stirling Act. -Albert D. has been named by "Lawyerist" as one of the best law firm websites.

I want to take this opportunity to tell you that your Davis-Stirling Act website is great. It is very clear and easy to navigate. You are doing a great service. I go to it often. Thank you. -Marion N.

We use your website frequently for research and questions. I can't tell you how grateful I am to have such a resource. I also enjoy the newsletters and most particularly your sense of humor! Thanks again for your time and your support of HOAs. -Carol C.

Your website has made it MUCH easier to track the new codes. Thank YOU!!! -Lori S.

You do a fabulous job of educating real estate agents in California. You are a wonderful person, keep up the good work!!! -Mary B.

Your website is fantastic. Thanks for all of your hard work. -Kristine D.

I find you Newsletter highly informative and professionally prepared. It should be must reading for every HOA Board member and even owners not active in HOA matters. -Don H.

Hi, I'm an attorney. I just want to say "THANKS" for the huge, well organized, thoughtful, and accessible body of information you have developed and share with the public on this site. -Cynthia H.

Your website is as elegant and user friendly as any APPLE product. Well done!!! It also shows organizational pride and attention to detail not normally seen any more. -Albert H.

I am really impressed with what you have done. Thank you for making it all "make sense!" -Masud O.

Thank you for your wonderful site, for all your hard work on behalf of HOAs, and your COMMON SENSE approach to condo law. Your newsletter is to me like the Sunday New York Times is to others. -Timothy P.

I'm Vice President of my HOA in a gated community of 4,872 lots and 11,000 residents. I really appreciate your newsletters and access to the Davis-Stirling interpretations you give. -Larry N. is the BEST website as it relates to any state-specific CID in the United States. -Richard P.

FANTASTIC of the best...VERY impressive. -Lila R.

Your website is amazing. -Benjamin H. has been awarded the “Silver Award” from the International Academy of Visual Arts and the W³ Awards. The W³ Awards are internationally recognized awards that honor creative excellence for outstanding websites, web advertising, web video, & Mobile Apps.

Congratulations on the well deserved award. I enjoy reading your newsletter -- it is well formatted and visually appealing. -Joe G.

Congratulations on receiving the Silver Award for the Davis-Stirling website. In my opinion the decision of the International Academy of Visual Arts and W³ Awards to select you as the recipient merely confirms what has clearly been your place as the premier website for information about Homeowner Associations in California. I view your selection as one that enhances the credibility and importance of the actual award. -Bond S.

Great work Adrian! -Skip D.


Congrats on the honors. They are well deserved! -Jim

Thank you for all that you do!!! I refer frustrated homeowners to your web site every day! Use it almost every day myself. THANK YOU!!!!!!!! -Dena K.


Thank you for such an informative website and newsletter. It's invaluable to me which I use as a guideline for so many items that come up in our community. -Barbara B.

Your website is very, very informative. Thank you. -Kathy J.

Your website on is awesome. Thank you. -Bob S.

I love the website and use it nearly daily! -Brian B.

Great website--use it as my main reference bible. -Bill D.

I love your website and I refer to it often. The website and your newsletter both provide incredibly valuable information. Thank you. -Jan V.

Your website is a wonderful resource. -Melinda P.

I really enjoy your website and have found it THE most informative of its kind anywhere. -Mark H.

I simply want to say that your website is the single biggest source of independent and free information on the web regarding CIDs in California! Keep up the excellent work! -Sally D.

I just wanted to thank you for your informative newsletter. It has so many interesting as well as timely articles that are very helpful to a board trying to understand association law in California and to make it workable for its members. -Judy S.

Thank you for the Davis-Stirling index of information on this website . . . it is most amazing and helpful. -Wayne M.

Both your website and Newsletter are amazing resources for those of us involved in HOAs. -Denyse B.

Great site! I refer to it all the time, and it is very helpful in figuring out the intricate details of the Davis-Stirling Act. -Brian V.

What a fantastic website! Extremely informative! -Nan E.

Your newsletter, website and service are superlative. -Paul D.

For six years our association failed to achieve quorum, thus elections have never been held and finalized. This past year we amended our bylaws using’s recommendations to eliminate quorum, proxies and cumulative voting. In addition, we instituted qualifications for directors. was invaluable for the research that was needed to accomplish this task. In my opinion, there is no better reference for any subject matter than your website. I use it at every board meeting I attend. I am happy to report that out of 317 homes, we gathered 240 votes for this election. The highest ballot count in the history of this association to reach quorum was last year at 39 votes. Again, I would like to commend the law firm of Adams Stirling and especially Adrian Adams and his staff for their exceptional work in this area of HOA Law. -Richard P.

This was GENIUS!! -Helene S.


Your website is a godsend! -June A.

I use your website all the time. It is easy to use and an extremely helpful tool. -Sharon B.

Thanks for delivering a quality product! -Michael N.

Amazing website. Thank you so much. -Annette K.

1-1-10. We gave our website a new look. You will notice a color change, more graphics, and a more textured background.
We also tweaked the search engine to give better search results of our extensive database.

I use your site often - it's excellent! -Rob W.

Your website and content are a blessing. -Pat M.

Thanks so much for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Karen H.

This site is one of most beneficial websites on line and now it is even better. I cannot thank you for the outstanding and beneficial legal information provided in an easy manner to search and retrieve information. Keep up this outstanding work and understand there are many of us whom sincerely appreciate your information and advice which now just become easier and quicker to access. -James L.

I'm here to tell you, is soooo cool! -Dennis H.

Thank you for the awesome work and support you provide pro bono via your web site on behalf of all HOAs. -Paul C.

What a wonderful service you provide to homeowners and managers! -Jan H.

What a great tool for managers! -John B.

This is FABULOUS. Thank you for making it free. No more Bluebooks for us! -Marybeth G.

Wow...this is great! -Bonnie S.

I love your website, it’s an invaluable resource for me and for many manager friends of mine! -Susan S.

Adrian, your website is brilliant and such a help to us who volunteer to serve our communities. -Richard Z.

I cannot begin to tell you how helpful your website has been in assisting our Board (!) with association issues. We are a small complex of 16 units with no property management...just us volunteer owners. -Susan C.

I love your website. It is the best tool for homeowners to find out the workings of an HOA. Thank you. -Lyn B.

Just wanted you to know that I thought your site was one of the best designed I've seen, especially the new Home Page. Keep the designers...they are good! -Alan W.

I love your is so helpful! -Susan C.

Love your website and newsletters. Keep up the great work! -Robin S.

The Davis-Stirling website has been an invaluable resource for our board members in becoming familiar with condo law and most importantly its applicability. A big thanks for all the work on the website. -Greg L.

Bless you for your website. -John G.

Your website has been measurably, and immeasurably valuable to me. Just posting the Davis-Stirling Act has allowed me to keep people honest at critical times. -TL

Please let me say THANK you for the Davis-Stirling website. I use it daily, multiple times daily. -Jana G.

I very much appreciate your website! Thank you for putting it together. It cuts through a lot of the legalese and allows me to be able to speak knowledgeably about things. -Debbie J.

I just signed up for your newsletter and appreciate all the wonderful information on your website. It makes me feel a little bit more empowered! -MT

Your website is absolutely TERRIFIC and so very valuable to Board members and to their management companies. THANK YOU! -Patricia B.

Oh gosh, are you an angel? -Joyce P.

Keep up the wonderful work--love your website and common sense approach to communal living. -Lyn H.

Congratulations on being a finalist for the ‘09 Stevie website excellence award. You definitely deserve it. -Janis G.

I just wanted you to know that I am glad your website was nominated for the Stevie Award and is getting the recognition that it deserves. I think Adrian is awesome. I've been apart of his online community since late 2004. I can't thank you enough for this service - it is completely wonderful and you do such a great job. -Kevin H.

This is the finest service website I have ever seen. -Mike G.

I just want to say that I have found your website the ABSOLUTE BEST resource for online HOA matters! Your newsletter is one of the VERY FEW that I even subscribe to and regularly read. Please keep up the good work. -Sally D.

You guys are terrific. That you would even think to add Google to your website is just super!! Keep up the good work. -Nancy D.

You are doing some great stuff here!! Keep up the great work!! -Len H.

I can't tell you how wonderful your website is. Not only is the information easily found, but other links are also added to make the process much easier in finding answers. Thank you for your hard work in keeping us easily informed. -Collette P.

I just wanted to add also how much all the managers I know appreciate the Davis-Stirling website, how open and informational it is. It has been a fantastic resource in this business. You can quote me! -Cheryl H.

1/1/08. Major Upgrade. Since it was first launched in January 2004, content on the website has grown exponentially as we've added forms, statutes, case law and articles, together with thousands of internal links. To accommodate the data and heavy traffic, we overhauled the internal structure of the site using ASP.NET with a customized content management system.

Search Capabilities. To make it easier for you to find data, we embedded Google's search engine into the website.

This is the most fantastic HOA website I have seen and I try to look at them all and I belong to a few. Awesome job- the links are absolutely spectacular, easy to use and very informative. I wish I could recommend an improvement but I have none and I have no complaint either. I think we will be considering your firm for future legal work. Thanks for your superb effort. -Bill D.

I'm a former board member still active in the community. I think you have a great site and newsletter. Extremely informative. -Debi C.

Your Website has been very helpful and is an asset to your firm. Thanks for publishing it. I wish other firms were as free with information as you are. -Dan D.

The website is great! As a shareholder in a co-op I have circulated the letter to our board members for their information. I must admit that I've spent some time looking at the humorous cartoons. As always the information makes me a better shareholder in our HOA. -Eric D.

Congratulations on the website. It is tasteful, modern and easy to use. It has always reflected well on your law firm but now it is even better. I am especially glad you understand you have not outgrown the need for humor as a means of retaining sanity. -Mel S.

Congratulations on completing the most efficient website to my knowledge. I know it's been a long haul for you, gathering all the information you needed and then putting it all together in just the right way. I appreciated the chance to look over this magnificent site, and I think you have done a super job. The money was well spent. Again, my compliments on a job well done. -Tom C.

Awesome... -Sue L.

Kudos to you and your excellent team. Your hard work is so very much appreciated. Congratulations! -Janis G.

Congratulations, Adrian!!!! I'm sure everybody will make even more use of this resource you've so graciously provided. Best wishes for continued growth and expansion! -Wendy F.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!  -Mary G.

Your website/newsletter is an EXCELLENT resource for homeowners associations. I don't know what we would do without it! -Tamie S.

Your website is amazing and I use it as a valuable tool in my capacity as a Board member and also as a resident! -Cindi H.

Fantastic and informative website! -Shaida S.

I would be remiss if I didn't tell you how helpful this site it! The design and degree to which it allows an education in condo-living is priceless. Thank you so much. -Diane D.

Thanks for the outstanding website. As someone new to HOA living it's been extremely helpful in understanding the complexities of HOA management. -John M.

Just want to tell you how much I appreciate your site. As a board member I used your site often. As a former board member, I use it even more often! -Victoria C.

Your firm's website, and the wealth of information it provides, is very refreshing. -Marjan R.

I cannot tell you how much your website has helped us here in our office. It is saved on my favorites. -Lynn W.

Your website is wonderful. Thank you. -Lilyan S.

I am now a devoted follower of your website! -Margaret F.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! -Dianne S.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR DAVIS-STIRLING WEBSITE AND NEWSLETTERS. You are doing a great service for us condo owners. -Ted J.

Congratulations on your 2007 Website Award. As an Information Technology Consultant, I agree wholeheartedly with the award. As a HOA member, I feel myself fortunate to have found and use your site. It ties everything together impeccably ... if a statute or exterior source is mentioned, a link is provided. Thank you so much! -Bruce S.

Without your website, we would be totally lost!!! You have no idea how much knowledge we have acquired from your Davis-Stirling website .... we are so grateful for its availability. Your website is undoubtedly the greatest resource available for any association. -Bonnie M.

Dear Adrian: I would like to take the opportunity to express my appreciation for your work on this case which directly lead to a very favorable settlement for [my clients]. Your very impressive credentials combined with your lucid expert opinions developed from the facts of the case presented a formidable hurdle which the defense could not overcome. They realized that they had to settle. -Garland B.

Thank you for all the information - you can't imagine how this helps! -Karen O.

Just a quick note of thanks for the incredible resource you provide to our industry through your website. You make my job and my life easier . . . and I appreciate it. -Jacquie S.

Your Davis-Stirling website and the newsletter you publish are invaluable resources. Everyone involved with condo management owe you a debt of gratitude for creating and maintaining this wonderful resource. -Mike F.

Thank you for posting the Davis-Stirling Act which has been an enormous help. Your are one amazing guy. We are so impressed. -Linda S.

GREAT website BTW. The most informative one for a law firm that I have ever seen! As a Board President myself I certainly appreciate all the content that I cannot even find in CEB books! -Lauriann W.

You have become such a benefit to the multitudes... WOW! -Livia A.

Thank you for all the efforts you have put into your web site. It is amazing. -Sue L.

Our small association would have collapsed were it not for your most informative website. -Bonnie M.

I am immensely grateful for your firm's posting of -Matthew P.

You have an EXCELLENT website! -Dave M.

The stories in your humor section have had me laughing out loud on several occasions! -Mary W.

I recently have had the pleasure of discovering your excellent website. As the owner of a medium sized property management company, your advice is excellent and most welcome. I anxiously await your email newsletter as it seems to always be cutting edge, concise, and very well written -John K.

These guys are the best!!!!!! They, by far, have set a very high standard with a website that I have no idea how could be improved . . . excellent job. -Sue L.

Brilliant! -Tina W.

I think your website is fantastic and I use it all the time. Thank you. -Chris J.

Your newsletter is a hoot. I look forward to it every Sunday. -Norm S.

Often on the opposite sides of the political fence, I enjoy your emails immensely. Mostly because they just make sense, and can recognize the difference as my one boss used to say, between pepper and fly shit. -Chris C.

OH, MY. I always enjoy your newsletter but this one was a WINNER!!! I needed the laugh because sometimes I get so upset with people doing dumb things. I wish them the best with their prostitutes and drugs. You are right the dogs will go with them. -Theresa M.

While many of your replies are humorous, your response to the pit bull quandary was hysterical. The images conjured up in my head will last the day, along with the smiles. Love your style!! -Lisa I.

Your newsletter has been so informative and useful over the years. I just love it. Concise, well written, to the point, and usually discusses an issue we've had to deal with at one time or another. Thank you. We value your newsletter. I believe you've helped a lot of people. -James F.

Thank you so much. I am addicted to your newsletters. -Azi D.

Thank you Adrian for your many years of the greatest newsletters, education, (many) laughs and superb advice. -Mike G.

I really enjoy your newsletter & I am positive your sense of humor (slightly warped) is the result of years of dealing with homeowner associations. -Cynthia C.

You have such a funny sense of humor. I read your weekly newsletter just for your hilarious comments. -Cassie T.

Dear Adrian, Thank you for the years of great information, insights and occasional belly laughs. I believe I am a better board member as a result of reading your columns and hopefully a better leader through your talented lenses of perspective. -Alison L.

Thank you so much for you newsletter, it has been so helpful and reassuring over the past years. You are greatly appreciated. -Gary S.

I really appreciate receiving the Davis-Stirling Newsletter, it has saved my sanity. -Barbara O.

Your newsletter and emails are wonderfully helpful. I head up the budget committee at a large condominium and want you to know how grateful we are for your generous role in disseminating information. -Esther B.

Adrian J. Adams,
Founder and Managing Partner

God, I love your newsletter. -Terri G.

I’m a big fan of the letter–it’s the one industry communication that I read, in full, every time. Thank you for that. -Jason M.

I enjoy reading your newsletter. It should be mandatory reading for all association members and boards. -Gary R.

Please add my voice to those who appreciate your newsletters. It is an exceptionally valuable resource and, remarkably, free to those who take the time to sign up! -Dave P.

Thank you to the partners and employees of ADAMS | STIRLING who participate in putting out the Newsletter. It is a most valuable resource for keeping HOA boards informed. -John G.

Your newsletter ROCKS! Bet you knew that already! -Lisa I.

Thank you Mr. Adams for your equally informative and entertaining newsletters!! I live in an HOA neighborhood and some of the dilemmas faced by our Board are typical of items in your newsletter. It makes my day when I find an email from Adams Stirling! My daughter is a former President of her HOA and she suggested I sign up for your wonderful newsletters! -Janice T.

I would like to thank you folks for this (my first) newsletter. I am currently a board member and was turned on to your website several months ago and have found it to be a veritable gold mine. I often research questions on your website and am able to bring up my findings at our board meetings. I subscribed to your newsletter after hearing you speak. Your presentation was excellent, informative and I came away with several things our HOA should address. I look forward to future newsletters. Thanks for everything. -George L.

Genius and hilarious...thank you for your fantastic newsletter! -Maureen B.

I love your newsletters!! -Stacey K.

I always enjoy your Davis-Stirling Newsletter, not only for information but for the delicious sense of humor. Whomever creates your artwork is a genius. The milk carton "Missing Board Secretary" and broken lead pencil on today's Newsletter are worth a good chuckle. Keep up the good work. You are appreciated and enjoyed. -Kathryn C.

Adrian, I like your no-holds-barred, like-it-or leave it replies. As a manager who always has to try and give a politically correct response, you often say how I feel. I particularly liked: “Reading my newsletter is like watching a scary movie; sometimes you have to cover your eyes.” -Cassie T.

I had to scour the globe but I believe your useful, entertaining & well written newsletter rates right up there with the car club newsletter I receive from New Zealand. -Greg M.

Wow! I didn't expect a personal reply! Your newsletter is the most informative one out there! -Claire

Your discussion of an attorney’s bullying conduct as a board member (and probably in other environments) was terrific. As always, the discussion was concise, completely accurate, and will certainly be enormously helpful to lay people being threatened by one of “our own.” Kudos. -Joe M.

You totally crack me up! In this day and age where political correctness is often taken to the point of absurdity, you can still pull off some great "tongue in cheek" humor. Good for you! -Judy M.

If you ever decide to change careers, Adrian, may I suggest writing satire for the New Yorker? Even if the topics don't always apply to me, I know I'll get a laugh--sometimes from the questions themselves; sometimes from your answers. Please keep it up. -Lee H.

Your sense of humor is priceless! I look forward to reading your newsletter every week. Thanks, Roy S.

I love everything about your newsletter, graphics, tone, tenor, substance, generosity and sense of self-deprecating humor. -L.S.

As always, your newsletter is superb. In an area of law practice which deals with conflicts oddly similar to family law disputes you are a voice of reason. Your good advice to Boards surely results in better governance, and happier owners. -Joseph P.

Thank you so much for your service. It is very much appreciated. I have a notebook just for your newsletters, almost time to get a second one. -Gary S.

Your recommendation re "Herb Garden" is a hoot! Your newsletter is such a painless way to get our dose of Association reality. Keep up the great work! -Nancy H.

Like, like, like your newsletter! -Gerry J.

I want to thank and compliment you on your terrific very readable newsletter. I anxiously anticipate it each Sunday. -Bob A.

Wow! I'm impressed; you actually emailed me back. Thanks again for getting back to me. Happy trails and keep those newsletters coming they are just so full of great information and humor, love them. -Judy H.

Really enjoy your Newsletters. Thank you! Your remarks always manage to put a smile on my face. -Delight O.

I am an avid fan of your newsletter. I look forward to it as my Sunday paper. I just wanted to extend my gratitude to your website as well. -Zac Z.

Thanks for writing such an entertaining and informative newsletter -Nancy H.

I love your newsletter and keep everyone one in an electronic file so I can refer to them should future problems arise. You have hit on so many areas/problems that our HOA has experienced. -Linda D.

Thank you so much for your helping HOAs muddle through the treacherous waters of CC&Rs and Owner/Tenant issues. -Rob C.

Great newsletters week after week! Looking forward to what will be coming. Thank you and best wishes to all at the firm. -Joe B.

I find your newsletter, it myriad contents, sound advice and humor to be invaluable. -Mark W.

As the President promised, 'If you like your governing documents, you can keep your governing documents. Period.'" hahahahaha- I just LOVE this newsletter! Who knew HOA stuff could be fun! -Sandi F.

Personal agenda disorder? I can’t stop laughing! -Lorna L.

As usual GREAT newsletter. After almost forty years of dual citizenship in two single family home CIDs, your feature “Buying A Condo” really applies to all CIDs. -Bob P.

Your article about buying a condo was OUTSTANDING! Thank you for a wonderful, informative article. -Ellen M.

Someone sent your write-up concerning things to beware of when looking at purchasing a condo, and I love your writing style. Even if it hadn’t been so entertaining, the content was very much on point. -Bett M.

I'm a long time reader of your newsletter and highly recommend it to my fellow board members. You provide great (and witty!) coverage of the issues. -Phil N.

I truly appreciate your wicked humor and your very useful comments on life in an HOA. -Ron V.

Thoroughly enjoy your sense of humor! As a long-time HOA Board member, I find all the newsletters informative. Thanks -Patti S.

Please accept my sincere thanks for your newsletter, which is a great service to its readers. -John L.

As always, practical information delivered with a sense of humor, a wonderful combination for us in the trenches. -John C.

Greatly appreciate your newsletter. Its one of the few must reads for me. -Henry C.

Your newsletters have stopped this small association from collapsing. You have saved us a lot of money. -Ursula F.

As a homeowner and committee member for our HOA over the past 6 years, I read your Davis-Stirling Newsletter with keen interest. Your statement that you are "Serving California's Community Associations" is spot-on... it provides board members, committee members AND all homeowners with not only keen insight to the laws but also the common sense approach to implementing often contentious rules. Thank you for being there for our HOA! -Maryann M.

Thank you for your extremely helpful website and newsletter. We find it amazing that the newsletter frequently covers subjects which we are now, have been, or will shortly be dealing. -Katherine B.

Just wanted to wish you a happy new year and say that I read your column religiously. Thanks for all you do!! -Toni W.

I look forward to Sunday mornings, reading your column. Not only do I always learn something, but you always leave me with a chuckle. Thanks! -Aastrid L.

So much legal info. Wow! -Karen G.

I'm the VP of an HOA in Laguna Niguel, and I want to say that this Newsletter is one of the best things going. It always has useful and pertinent information for our community and its operation. Thanks for your contribution to good CID management. -Walt B.

I should tell you again how much your newsletters are appreciated. Additionally, having links to related documents to provide clarity (or backup) is very helpful to the readers. The effort you make has good impact! -Steven S.

I love your newsletter. Who knew a lawyer could be so funny! -Jeanne M.

LOVE the newsletters--they're a big help to our little (37-unit) association. -Pamela D.

CONGRATULATIONS on another great newsletter. I was just introduced to your letter four months ago and wish I had known about it sooner. Keep up the good work, it's very much appreciated and very helpful. -Al H


Your column is an invaluable resource for everyone in our industry from consumers to vendors to professionals. Priceless! -Jan H.

I applaud your firm on the fantastic Davis-Stirling newsletter you circulate. I have found it extremely helpful, both as a board member and as a homeowner. Thank you. -Renae J.

The Davis-Stirling newsletter is the most widely read and respected one on the market. -Ernest G.

BTW, your blog remains one of the best – period! ALWAYS relevant, non self-serving, and written in plain English with the occasional bit of welcome humor/sarcasm. -Les W.

Adrian, you always make me laugh. That's not easy when it's about HOA matters! -Marilyn M.

Thank you for the very insightful newsletter. I find that it often echos the very same scenarios that we deal with in our association. -Neda F.

I am a devotee of your excellent newsletter and your common sense approach to issues. -Marilyn D.

Adrian, I've never wanted to meet an attorney. You, however, would be high on my list of people I'd like to have a beer with. Eloquent, funny, wisely sarcastic. Thanks for the great reading. -Linda H.

I'm so glad I signed up for your newsletter. It has made me aware of many new aspects of condo living, which is becoming increasingly more complicated. -Lew S.

You're awesome--your newsletter is awesome. -Paige B.

Thank you for your wonderful and amusing newsletter on HOA law. -Elizabeth D.


I LOVE your newsletter. As a 'newbie' it is most informative. -Helen H.

As usual, fun, enlightening and relevant. Thanks for this great service. -Terry C.

Many thanks for your always current and informative newsletter. Don't ever, ever stop!! -Ruth W.

I am a HUGE fan of your newsletter! -Heather V.


Adrian, absolutely love your newsletters. BTW do you live in our HOA? it seems every issue we have you know more about it than we do!!!! -John M.

Thank you for the newsletter. I find it most interesting & informative. I'm just sorry that I didn't know about it sooner, while I served five years on the board. -Norman K.

I enjoy your newsletter immensely and find something applicable to our association in each edition. Thank you for being a great resource. -Barbara G.

I receive your wonderful, informative newsletter every week. Thank you. -Renee B.

Just want to thank you for this newsletter! Adrian, your explanations are concise and you don't use legal terms that someone like me won't be able to understand. -Patsy O.

I really appreciate your newsletter–-countless times simply referring to your sound advice completely defuses an otherwise sticky situation. Your newsletter has prevented incalculable silliness and wasted time. I recommend directors Google your archive before discussing an issue . . . this has been infinitely more effective than those board member training video tapes. -Michael G.

Love and appreciate your weekly newsletter! -Bob A.

As always, thank-you for your fantastic newsletter! -Diane R

I really enjoy your newsletter. It's very informative and common-sensical. Bravo for keeping folks on the right track. -Allison C.

Thanks again for your extremely informative newsletter. We use it as an invaluable tool for reference and training. -Jeff F.

I have been reading your newsletters and learning a lot! Thank you so much! The subjects of a lot of the articles seem to hit just when I need the info. -Cindy M.

Thanks for providing your newsletters. When they come in, I stop everything and read the topic of the week! -Frank J.

Great articles all the time and especially this in depth and detailed one on the animals. My board members love reading these every week. Thank you for your service to the community. -Mike K.

As a property owner, I enjoy and completely read each of your informative Newsletters to which I have had a subscription for many years. Thank you. -Arlen E.

Your newsletters are still the greatest ever. -Michael G.

Always look forward to receiving and reading your weekly newsletters. Very insightful! Keep up the great work. -Michael H.

Thanks for your useful and common sense information. A true public service! -Larry G.

Keep writing your great newsletter. It is one of the most useful newsletters I've seen in the real estate community. -Jim H.

I really appreciate your weekly newsletter! The information, layout and readability make it VERY interesting and user friendly. -Kristine D.

Thanks for a great service in sending out your newsletter; I've referred it to many owners. -Maxine C.

Great newsletter. Someone in our association brought it to my attention about 6 months ago, and I now look forward to every issue. -Donald W.

Mr. Adams, believe it or not, your e-newsletters really helps a lot of us volunteer directors, as does your Davis-Stirling web site! Thank you for that. -Phil A.

I am an avid reader of your Sunday newsletters. -Steve M.

I thoroughly enjoy your newsletters and always agree. You are absolutely on target. -Patricia A.

I just wanted to note that your newsletters are always very timely. Actually, they are uncanny in how they relate to my homeowners association. -Alice O.

I am continually impressed with your newsletters. Thank you so much for the education. -Ed A.

All your input helps in the learning curve of what it takes to become a tolerant board member. It is a pleasure to read you newsletter. Good job! -Jack S.

I simply want to thank you for your newsletter. This is one email that I look forward to every Sunday. -Sam M.

I enjoy the Sunday missives. I swear most of your requester's must be in my HOA, but it only points out we all share the same tales. I often forward them to my fellow directors telling them the tales by others should make us feel better as we lament our struggles. -William C.

I really appreciate and enjoy reading your e-mail newsletters. Funny, and informative. -Brian E.

Wonderful, thank you Adrian!! And thank you for the most excellent service that is provided to managers via your newsletters -- I would be lost without it! -Susan M.

I look forward to your weekly newsletter! It gives a fascinating glimpse into what goes on in other HOAs. Every once in awhile I think we're not in as bad a shape as some! -Marsha K.

I have received a copy of your newsletter from a couple of people and found it very readable and very clear. As I am about to join the board of directors of our condo association, I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter. Please let me know what I need to do to accomplish that. Thanks -Renee F.

I read and save every one of your newsletters. I never fail to learn something new in each one. I hope you realize how much good you are doing for novice board members. -Ed A.

Your newsletter is one of the best things for providing quick and concise association information. Thanks. -Rick S.

Even if the newsletter was not as informative and useful as it is, the oft-embedded humor would make reading every entry more than worthwhile. -Ron V.

Your well-written and layman friendly newsletter is outstanding and a terrific help to so many people. -Robert A.


Your weekly columns are superb. Keep up the great work. -Scott C.

Thanks for the Newsletter, always something in it of great interest. -Jean M.

Love your newsletter - it continues to keep me informed AND amused - quite a feat in these trying times. -Leigh W.

Congratulations Adrian! I always read your newsletters and find them to be a wonderful source of information. I hear managers discussing them as well, and it is always positively. Keep up the great work. -Jacklyn W.


Avidly read your column and appreciate the information you provide to the associations. -Suzy K.

Your newsletter Q&A format is very easy to comprehend. Your followups lead me to believe you have an excellent research department. -Anna D.

I love the newsletter....lots of really good stuff. Thanks much -Milt W.

Thanks for the article about lawyers on boards -- you made some GREAT comments. -Frank D.

Thank you for the great newsletter and website. It takes a lot of your staff time and we and our Boards find it to be a great resource and training tool. Personally, I look forward to reading it every weekend. -Mike K.

Great material. Worth reading. I also like your format. Thanks! -Paul H.

This is such an interesting newsletter. Not every topic is of interest to our HOA but many are helpful and spark ideas. Thank you for doing this. -Sandra F.

Please add my name to your list of fans. I have read your newsletter since 2005 and have brought several issues addressed by you to my condo board. I was a Board member from 2004-2005 and I am co-chair of our Disaster Committee. Your web page is trim, slim, sophisticated, and useful. Thank you. -Harriett P.

These newsletters are great guys! Keep them coming. -Glen S.

You guys are so awesome! It's like ya just know when I have a question that I can't seem to find an answer to, and then you sweet little Baklavas have it in your newsletter! SSWWEEEETTTT!!! Thanks again Adrian! -Rochelle S.

Thanks so very much for your wonderful newsletter! -Diane R.

I always look forward to your newsletter. Excellent stuff! -Trudy H.

I enjoy getting your valuable resource for HOA homeowners. -Jon C.

I hope you will continue your newsletter indefinitely; it is a great service to the HOA community in general and in particular to volunteer board members who struggle with such a multiplicity of issues. -Mel S.

Dear Adrian, I have found your newsletter to be a wealth of information all year and feel fortunate to be on your mailing list. -Marcia G.

Your newsletter is fantastic, thank you very, very much! -Diane R.

Absolutely LOVE your Newsletters. This is a GREAT service you provide. -Kevin W.

I am a public interest attorney in San Diego, I get your informative newsletter all the time. Thanks. -Karin S.

I receive your weekly newsletter and very much appreciate the information, advice and expertise that is contained in them. I particularly like your no-nonsense, straight talking approach to issues. -Mark D.

I find your answers to questions exemplary. -William H.

Mr. Adams, as always you provide us with valuable information and I thank you once again for this service. -Peter U.

I have recently begun serving on our HOA board and have found your Newsletter a wonderful source of information. -Gene F.

I'm an avid fan of your newsletter and appreciate your knowledge of HOA law. -Cecilia M.

I really, really enjoy reading your newsletter. It is so informative. -Ron S.

Thanks again for your timely and interesting newsletter. I had to chuckle over the one about the Treasurer thinking he did not have to report to anyone, even the board! -Kerry L.

As a CACM board member and manager I want to personally thank you for your [newsletter] responses. It is much appreciated! -Lisa E.

Loved -- truly loved -- your piece on illegal alien workers in recent newsletter. -Jay L.

Thanks for all your helpful info over the years . . . our HOA was a mess and, with your help, we are now in compliance and actually have a reserve account. -Martha C.

Your newsletters are very much appreciated - "must" reading. -Peter L.

We really appreciate your newsletters and website. They are the best in the industry. -David M.

I have been getting your newsletter's for a few months and I can't begin to describe how great it is! -Bob F.

I LOVE your newsletters and thank you for them. -Sandra F.

Love your newsletters! -Sue O.

As a current board member, I really appreciate these weekly newsletters. -Connie M.

WOW...You're wonderful. -Connie D.

The board is very impressed with your concise and informative newsletter. Thank You -Pat T.

Your information has been a great education. I pass it along to all the members of our board. -Hal G.

Your writing style is pure enjoyment to read. -Kevin N.

Your newsletter is excellent! -Maureen M.


Our condo association has been reading your Sunday newsletter for several years now [all Board members are required to get a subscription]. Thanks for a great newsletter! -Rob R.

Your newsletter is really a great public service. -Nancy D.

You are providing a wonderful service, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you and finally, Thank you. That's five thank yous! Please keep up your work. -Ralph B.

Keep up the good work, I LOVE the newsletter emails!! -Laura M.

THANK YOU AND THANK YOU LARGE for this wonderful publication!!! I really have been educated with your help!!! -Ronnda M.

Your Davis-Stirling Newsletters are a breath of fresh air in the complicated and confusing area of common interest developments. Thank you for your dedication in keeping us homeowners informed. -Sam D.

Signed by a grateful reader of your newsletters. They are most informative and are communicated in general, layman's wording allowing me to clearly understand your interpretations of the law. -Lisa I.


I have really enjoyed your weekly newsletter. It has been a tremendous help during my tenure as President of my HOA! -Lori D.

I just wanted to say you do a great job. Attorneys generally aren't as direct in answering questions and you make it very simple, which it really all is, but boards seem to be able to complicate even the best of management plans. Once again, thank you for writing your newsletter. -Sheila G.

I want to thank you for the ongoing newsletters - in each edition, you seem to anticipate the exact issue our association is encountering. -Lin R.

Just a note to let you know that your efforts are very much appreciated. We think that your reasoned and carefully devised newsletter is a big asset to all of us CID captives. -Ken M.

Wish I had had access to these newsletters while I served on the board years ago; very informative. -Roxanne V.

I LOVE your newsletters. -Brian G.

I love your newsletter! It has answered so many questions for me since I have been on an HOA board and even put a little humor in our sometimes too somber situations. -Arlene W.

Adrian, Your newsletter is fantastic! -Mike G.

Attorneys generally aren't as direct in answering questions and you make it very simple, which it really all is . .  once again, thank you for writing your newsletter. -Sheila G.

I find your newsletter both informative and enjoyable reading. As a prior Board president I think your advice on matters is realistic and wise. Thank you. -Ron V.

Very good newsletter, Adrian. Your response to the Board member is right on the money. Well thought out and explained. -Cecilia G.

This was so great, I had to let you know. JUST THE BEST. -Marj P.

The newsletters always seem to touch on some issue we are actually discussing at the time the newsletter is released, very handy. -Joseph L.

I just love the newsletter!! -Diane N.

Excellent newsletter – highly informative. -Shashi S.

Darn good newsletter - hope you keep it coming - Thank You! -Herb K.

I found your recent newsletter article titled "Lawyers at Disciplinary Hearings" enlightening if not downright refreshingly honest. You even reported that your own legal staff was split on this issue. If only all legal counsel were as candid with both members and directors of their HOA clients. -Samuel R.

Thank you for your newsletters. I love them! -DeeDee G.

Truly enjoying the great information in the newsletter. Keep it coming!! -Linda C.

Keep up the good work with the D-S Newsletter. It is a jewel. -Mel S.

I first want to say how much I appreciate your newsletters and your website, As a condominium owner, the information you provide is invaluable . . . . Especially for a type "A" personality such as myself. THANK YOU! -Brian G.

I am an ardent reader of your newsletters. -Linda S.

Our townhouse board receives your Davis-Stirling Newsletter with great anticipation... it has been most useful in helping to steer the board in the right direction on several key issues. -Michael D.

This is a GREAT concise newsletter! Thanks! -Art M.

Just a quick “atta boy” for doing such a great job with the newsletter. The information is invaluable. -Richard S.

I want to thank you for the newsletter that I look forward to receiving on Monday mornings. The topics you cover are always timely, and of great interest to managers and board members alike . . . and it's time I said "thank you". -Carol B.

The newsletters are terrific and, for some reason, always timely. -Gordon M.

Thank you for the wonderful newsletter.  It's so helpful - much appreciated! -Mary W.

This is awesome!!! I enjoy your newsletter so much and I don't even live in California...(Maybe someday). I get lots of newsletters from law firms, and yours is by far the most interesting...and you don't need an attorney to give an opinion of what the content means!! -Nannette T.