Adams Stirling PLC

 IN THE NEWS - 2015

12-10-15. The Los Angeles salary survey for onsite managers was released by ADAMS | STIRLING. It provides a valuable tool for boards of directors when hiring onsite managers for their associations.

11-22-15. Adrian Adams launched a new and improved version of its award-winning website.

Mobile Friendly. The new website works on any device with a web browser--from desktops to tablets to smartphones. Because it's designed to mold to the screen size of any portable device, the website is fully responsive, mobile- and tablet-friendly.

More Flexibility. The new programming also gives more flexibility to build even more features into the website. Those are now under development and will be announced as they are completed.

11-15-15. The Coachella onsite manager salary survey has been completed and can be viewed here. It provides average salaries for men and women, educational levels, bonuses and benefits.

1-15. Attorney Patrick Nichols joined Adams Stirling.

A dynamic litigator, Patrick will be in our litigation department handling architectural disputes, rules enforcement, insurance defense, restraining orders, alternative dispute resolution, and all litigation related matters for our clients.

. Before joining Adams Stirling, Patrick gained valuable litigation experience in state and federal courts including California's Court of Appeals where he drafted, argued, and won numerous motions for summary judgment, demurrers, and motions to compel. Patrick conducted and defended countless depositions of percipient and expert witnesses and drafted dispositive motions in personal injury, professional negligence and government liability cases.

Employment Litigation. Patrick also has important employment law experience he gained from a busy employment law boutique where he performed all aspects of case management and client counseling plus writ petitions to the Court of Appeals. Patrick's strong background in labor and employment law gives him a unique litigation perspective when advising clients on such matters.

Education. Patrick earned his Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law where he competed on a competition trial team that achieved high scores over a dozen other schools. Patrick earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Principia College where he was elected student body treasurer and participated in varsity football and rugby. He also studied abroad at the Kyoto Institute of Culture and Language in Kyoto, Japan.

Legal Services. To learn more about our legal services, contact us.

10-15-15. Former Senator, Assemblyman, Judge and author of the Davis-Stirling Act Lawrence W. Stirling joined the firm as Partner.

Public Service. After serving in the U.S. Army, Mr. Stirling attended Western States University School of Law where he earned his juris doctorate. Larry’s history of distinguished service in the public sector spans several decades. It started with four terms in the Assembly where he authored over 200 pieces of legislation.

Senator/Judge. Larry Stirling's commitment to “Quality in Government” led to his 1988 election to the State Senate where he continued his distinguished service to constituents. The following year, Senator Stirling was appointed to the bench by Governor George Deukmejian where he served as a judge for the next fourteen years.

New Partnership. Senator Stirling is the epitome of integrity, trust, and reliability. In recognition of his public service and contributions to our industry, I am honored to call Larry Stirling a partner and change my firm's name to Adams Stirling PLC.

The Future. Our partnership will play a significant role in our firm's continued growth. This past year we added three talented attorneys to our firm and staffed two new offices. In the coming year, we will open a staffed office in Northern California, launch new educational programs, and give the website a major update which will open new capabilities as we service the legal needs of common interest developments throughout California.

To send a note to Senator Stirling, email us at [email protected].

9-21-15. Adrian Adams spoke at the 25th Annual CalCPA Foundation's Common Interest Realty Associations Conference in San Mateo. He spoke on the legal aspects of embezzlement in homeowners associations. He discussed warning signs and how CPAs can assist boards.

9-20-15. Attorney Jane Blasingham joined Adams Stirling. Jane will be working with attorney Wayne Louvier in our Orange County office.

Jane’s experience includes planning, entitlement, management, budgeting, permitting, and construction of new residential communities for large, national home builders in California.

To congratulate Jane or to learn more about our legal services, contact Jane Blasingham by email or by phone at (800) 464-2817.

9-15-15. Adrian Adams joined Robert Nordlund in a webinar on reserves entitled "Tight Budgets, Tough Choices." Adrian and Robert discussed a board's duties related to maintenance, collection of reserve funds for maintenance, conducting studies and spending money. They covered the protections of the Business Judgment Rule and how to meet the requirements. This was followed by a lively Q&A.

7-1-15. Marianne Pick joined Adams Stirling as a Director of Business Development.

With the firm’s continued growth in the Orange County and San Diego markets, Marianne will be managing business development and client relations in those regions.

Marianne comes to the firm with 12 years of experience in the Southern California HOA industry. Her interaction with boards of directors and managers has given her insight into the challenges they face and prepared her to assist them with their needs

6-17-15.. Adrian Adams of Adams Stirling and Kevin Davis with  Kevin Davis Insurance, will speak on "What's Cool in the Pool...and What's Not." The program is sponsored by the Los Angeles chapter of CAI and will cover:

-Swim Diapers
-Nudity & Sex
-Security Cameras & Liability
-ADA Compliance
-Parental Supervision

6-11-15. Attorneys Russ Higgins and Steve Roseman will be speaking at a CAI-Channel Islands event on creative approaches to handling nuisances, rules enforcement, and board meetings.

The program is Thursday, June 11 from 6:00-7:15 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott, 600 E. Esplanade Drive in Oxnard

5-20-15. Adams Stirling PLC opened its ninth office. This one is in Temecula, the heart of the Southern California wine country, hot air ballooning and large gated communities. Our office address is:

    41593 Winchester Rd
    Suite 200
    Temecula, CA 92590

5-15-15. Sue Anderson joined Adams Stirling as Director of Business Development.

Sue brings over sixteen years of experience in client development, quality control systems and client relations. She previously worked for a large agency handling Fortune 100 companies. This was followed by a position as Director of Business Development for the 4th largest security services company in the U.S.

Sue earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University in Indiana and is an active member of the Community Associations Institute and the Women’s Leaders Forum.

4-15-15. Jasmine Hale was interviewed for an article on "Going to Pot" in CAI National's magazine Common Ground. The article dealt with the problems related to marijuana use in condominium associations. In the same publication, Adrian Adams wrote about "Board Dissent and the Duty of Loyalty" by directors when they disagreed with a decision made by the board.

4-14-15. Adrian Adams spoke at the annual "Leadership Training" seminar held by Desert Resort Management for board members in the Coachella Valley. It was held at the Marriott in Palm Desert and covered fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, defamation, insurance, meetings & minutes, maintenance & contracts, rules enforcement, security, and Budget and finance issues.

3-31-15. Adrian Adams, Ned Heiskell and Rob Felix spoke at the annual leadership training seminar held by the NN Jaeschke company for its board members. The program, entitled "Back Into the Future," covered the legal aspects and practical application of reserve studies, reserve contributions and reserve spending.

3-30-15. Jasmine Fisher's article on "The 'F' Word: Fraud" was published by the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of CAI in its Focus Magazine. Jasmine defined the crime, describes its prevalence, and how associations can guard against embezzlement as well as insure against it.

March 2015. Attorney Cang Le was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Greater Inland Empire chapter of the Community Associations Institute.

2-27-15. Adrian Adams participated in the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Davis-Stirling Act put on by the Foundation for California Community Association Education.

The gala event honored the achievements of the individuals who were involved in the drafting and passage of the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act. Those individuals were presented with a Assembly Proclamation and a Resolution recognizing their achievement.

January 2015. Attorney Cang Le's article on "New Case Law Affecting California Homeowner Associations" was published in The Law Journal of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM).

Stonewood HOA
Bluff Creek OA
Athenian HOA
Crest Manor HOA
Four Three 0, Inc.
Pierside Estates Assn.
Northridge Terrace Assn.
Villa Julietta
Village Grove TH Assn.
El Encanto Subassociation
Anacapa Business Center

The McCauls & Robert Perry
Carmelita, Inc.
Corbin Terranova
Kimberly Place HOA
Colony Royal Oaks HOA
48 @ Arenas, Inc.
Ocean Park Imperial
Almont Plaza
Yukon Villas HOA
Hacienda Professional Plaza
Buckthorn Court HOA

Paradise Cove of Fairfield
Boulder Point & Ridgeline
Finley Capri Condo
Independence Hall
Menifee Valley HOA
De La Rosa CA
Klamath River Country  Estates
Huntington Pier Colony
Mission Hills Desert Haciendas
Highland Palms HOA
Kimberly Place HOA

1100 Wilshire POA
Stonegate HOA
Villa Miradero South
Harbor Pointe HOA
Santa Rosa Trails
Fountain Springs Manor

Country Meadows II
Belmont Villas, Inc.
Les Maisons HOA
Eastman Industrial Center
Sienna II Avante II

Ellis Lake HOA
Leisure World Mutual 14
Beverly Westwood
Clifford Meridian Master
Tarzana Courts
Shadow Mtn. Tennis Club
Village Park CA
Shasta Park Townhouse
La Goleta-One HOA
Sonoma Racquet Club

2913 3rd Street HOA
Santiago Estates-Rosamond
Hampton Manor, Inc.
Il Villagio, Inc.
Green Valley Lake CA
7551 Jordan, Inc.
Townhome East One
Malaga Cove Manor HOA

The Knolls
La Quinta Fairways
Villa Portofino Palm Desert
Laing's First Edition-Ontario
Wellworth TH COA
St. John's Village
Chula Vista Assn.
La Pointe Maintenance Assn.
University Community Assn.
Casas De Seville

Aviva Life & Annuity
La Cuesta Tennis Club
Falconwood HOA
Millwood HOA
Randalynn Creek HOA
Pinon Springs Village CA
Camden Manor HOA
Waterstone CA
Chateau Cherie HOA
Park Casitas

Florin Mobile Estates HOA
Irena Townhomes
1416 N. Hayvenhurst
Fall Creek HOA
Valerio Townhomes
Ruby Hill OA
Northcreek HOA
Chumash Village HOA
Las Canchas HOA
Parkmont Village Green HOA
Pinewood Cove
Bellaire Townhouses
Harbour Walk Terrace
Higgins Loft
Sky Meadows HOA
Heritage Park HOA
Shadow Lane Fountain Valley

Dartmouth Arbors
East Manor Townhomes
Rinaldi Village HOA
La Vista at Laguna Niguel
Rancho Del Sol POA
Park Villas Assn. - Oakcreek
Royal Hawaiian Estates

Northport Village OA
Diamond Bar Village
Accordia Life & Annuity
The Sanderling Assn.
San Remo HOA

Casa Grande
The Meridian Association
Villa Alvarado HOA
Coronado Townhouse HOA
Thumper #4 LLC
Canyon Lake Villas Assn.
Cresta Palos Verdes HOA
Clifton House Four-Plexes
Villa Prospect HOA
Villa Constance North

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