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4-19-18.Managing Partner and Firm Founder Adrian Adams Adrian Adams was selected to serve on the national Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) Board of Directors. In addition to conducting research projects, the Foundation publishes Best Practices Reports for community associations, salary surveys with up-to-date compensation data on the community association industry, Fact Books about the industry in all 50 states, and homeowner satisfaction surveys.

4-19-18.Managing Partner and Firm Founder Adrian Adams Adrian Adams will join Nancy Scull (SheppardMullin), Michael Klein (Klein & Weisz) and Garrett Newland (Macerich Co.) on a panel at the Real Property Law Retreat put on by the State Bar (now the California Lawyers Association). The panel will discuss the shifting needs of residential common interest developments, mixed-use developments, shopping complexes and commercial condominiums, and their impact on CC&Rs.

Attorney Alex Sohal presents to CAI BayCen Education Luncheon4-17-18. ADAMS | STIRLING Attorney Alex Sohal joined Tracy Dale, CMCA, AMS to present How to Best Utilize Your Manager and Attorney - They Are not the Same! at CAI BayCen Chapter's Stockton Education Luncheon to a packed house at the beautiful Stockton Golf and Country Club. Topics included What HOA Managers can and cannot do (or say); When to call in the big guns, or better yet, your HOA Attorney; and While it may seem like a good idea and no doubt less expensive, your manager is not your attorney. Alex's presentation was so successful, the Education Committee asked him to join the Committee!

Adams Stirling Partner and Super Lawyer Nathan McGuire packs the house at Omni Community Management's Annual Board Member Summit4-7-18. ADAMS | STIRLING Partner Nathan McGuire and Deon R. Stein, Esq., of The Law Offices of Deon R. Stein presented Case Law Update 2018 to Omni Community Management's Annual Board Member Summit. More than 100 Board members were registered, with 40 business partners exhibiting.



 

Managing Partner and Firm Founder Adrian Adams3-23-18. Adrian Adams and Kelly Richardson taught a course on CID Law to 55 managers and board members at CAI-San Diego. 

They covered Legal Foundations – Sources of Law;  Creation and Alteration of Common Interest Developments; Types of CIDs; Powers Of CIDs; Governing Documents; Boards of Directors; and Membership Meetings.

Client Relations Director Melina Treantos Wins Scholarship3-22-18. ADAMS | STIRLING's Client Relations Director/Administrator for Northern California, Melina Treantos, received a $2000 scholarship from the Golden Gate Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators for the national organization's Annual Conference & Expo, to be held May 3-6 in National Harbor, Maryland. Congratulations, Melina!
 

Adams Stirling Partner Laurie Poole and Rochelle Ceballos, CCAM have some fun with a serious topic at CACM Expo 20183-15-18. ADAMS | STIRLING Partner Laurie Poole and Rochelle Ceballos, CCAM with Action Property Management, Inc. presented the topic Navigating the New California Marijuana Law and other Smoking Issues Affecting Your Communities at CACM's Legal Expo in Anaheim. The session addressed how community associations could draft and enforce rules and regulations concerning smoking, as well as how legalization of marijuana impacts associations' need to accommodate homeowners with disabilities.

 3-4-18. New Adams Stirling Partner Laurie Poole is a member of the CCAL Board of GovernorsLaurie Poole joined ADAMS|STIRLING as our newest Partner. Ms. Poole brings 25 years of experience as an attorney in the HOA industry.

CCAL Fellow. Laurie is a fellow of the Community Association Institute’s prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) and was recently elected to its Board of Governors.

Case Law. Laurie is also a member of CCAL’s Amicus Review Committee and devotes time to shaping the laws governing California’s community associations. Laurie has already had a significant impact in our courts of appeal. Ms. Poole was appellate counsel in Quail Lakes v. Kozina (2012), trial and appellate counsel in Mission Shores v. Phiel (2008), and trial counsel in Fourth La Costa v. Seith (2008). Through her efforts, nine appellate decisions have become published case law in California.

Legal Practice. Laurie has extensive experience representing common interest developments, including master planned communities, large condominium projects, mixed-use, and highrise developments. The majority of her practice involves interpreting and amending governing documents, advising boards on compliance matters, addressing governance and insurance issues, and enforcement of governing documents.

Education. Laurie graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in English and Sociology. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review.

3-3-18.Senior Attorney Wayne Louvier helps CAI give back in Orange County Wayne Louvier joined dozens of CAI volunteers at the Orange County Food Bank in Garden Grove to box over 2000 food packages for delivery to seniors in surrounding communities.

Wayne noted, “It was a great opportunity to give back to the communities where we work and live and help seniors in a meaningful way. I met some old acquaintances and made some new ones. The commitment of the CAI volunteers was fantastic. Working with everyone on the packaging lines was great fun.”

2-21-18. Adams Stirling Associate Aaron Schwarzkopf has article published in CAI-LA's Focus MagazineAaron Schwarzkopf's article on "Recordkeeping: Are You Meeting Retention Requirements?" was printed in Focus Magazine.

Focus is published by the Los Angeles chapter of the Community Associations Institute.

 

2-15-18. Adams Stirling Partner Nathan McGuire named a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers MagazineCongratulations to Nathan McGuire for being selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a 2018 Northern California Rising Star. The honor is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in the practice of law.

Only 2.5% of the attorneys in Northern California receive this distinction.


 2-14-18. Adams Stirling's Founder and Managing Partner Adrian AdamsAdrian Adams and Brandon Grosh (PMP Management) spoke to an overflow crowd at CAI's Educational Luncheon. They spoke on "No Trespassing! When Can Managers/Directors Enter a Unit?"

Topics also included: what is an association's role when it comes to process serves and restraining orders, and how can associations protect themselves against potential liability?

2-1-18. Leading HOA Attorney and Adams Stirling Partner Jasmine Hale ADAMS | STIRLING Partner Jasmine Hale was joined by Roseman & Associates' Sean Allen to present the program, Dealing with Difficult People: Strategies for Responding to Hoarding Disorders and Hostile Environments, at the 39th Annual Community Association Law Seminar in La Quinta, California. Five percent of the population suffers from hoarding disorder, and Community Associations will face greater numbers of these cases as the American population ages. The 2016 changes to the Fair Housing Act have added complexities to dealing with these issues. In this 5-star rated session, attendees learned about the laws related to both topics, explored the psychological elements associated with these issues, and gained strategies and recommendations on how best to respond to these problems.

And as if her reputation weren't stellar enough already, Jasmine was named CAI Channel Islands Chapter's Volunteer of the Year at its January 12th red-carpet gala, held at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. Jasmine serves as the liaison between the Channel Islands chapter and California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC). CLAC is the largest advocacy organization in America dedicated to monitoring legislation, educating elected state lawmakers, and protecting the interests of those living in homeowners associations in California.

12-18-17. Hon. Larry Stirling with Adams Stirling's Founder and Managing Partner Adrian AdamsLarry Stirling and Adrian Adams were featured in the Daily Journal, a newspaper dedicated to California's legal community.

The Journal was interested in ADAMS | STIRLING's niche area of the law and what is driving our unusual growth. They talked to various members of our Firm, as well as attorneys in other firms, to get an idea of what we do and our reputation in the industry. They were fascinated by some of the more unusual cases our Firm has handled, such as the accused murder Robert Durst and unauthorized pot farms. To read the article, see "Taking Up Residence."  

 


NEW CLIENTS IN MARCH
Alpine Peaks Residents Assn
Altamira Unit No 4
Amherst COA
Blackford Villas HOA
Buckingham Terrace HOA Inc.
Camino Gables Association
Capistrano HOA
Chang - Wasserman
Cherrydale Commons HOA
Costa Brava at Rancho Niguel Assn
Espana Oaks Town Houses Assn
Gold Springs West Assn
Heritage Landing HOA
Holmes Estates HOA
Jackson North HOA (MAS-991)
Lincoln Village HOA Inc.
Meadowcreek HOA
Meridian Bay HOA
Mission Vista HOA
Pacific Ranch HOA
Placer Oaks Association
Scott Wine
Seaview Estates Properties HOA Inc.
Sherman Way Park TH HOA
Shore Del Mar II HOA
Tahoe Donner Assn
The Rancho Tehama HOA
Thurber Lane Park Assn
Twin Pine HOA
Union Avenue Association
Villa Palmera HOA
Villagio at River Oaks HOA


NEW CLIENTS IN FEBRUARY
Aptos Vineyards HOA
Carriage Hills Assn
Cherry Glen Condo Assn
Country Club Heights HOA
Creekside of Pacifica HOA

Cupertino Waterfall HOA
Cypress Landing Community Assn
Estates at Canyon Crest Riverside
Magnolia Court HOA
Maybelle II Condo
Orchard Farms Association
River Village HOA
Riverview of Capitola HOA
SAI Investments Inc
San Tomas Estates Condo Assn
Sandpiper Owners Association
Seabright Villa HOA
Saratoga Maintenance
Stone Harbor - Bridgeport HOA
The Oaks Community Association
Townhomes at Colony I Assn
Vista Verde Estates
Windsor Lochs Association


NEW CLIENTS IN JANUARY
Andalusia HOA
Cambridge of Belmont
Centria Homeowners Association
Chateau West Condo Assn
Cherrywood of San Leandro
Cottages at Evergreen Hills
Gatehouse Condo HOA (MAS-362)
Green Acres Court
Lunada Terrace
Moreno Valley Ranch CA
Northgate Village
Park Harbor HOA
Pine Creek POA
Pine Village HOA
Rancho Deep Cliff HOA
River Street West HOA
Sandalwood HOA
Shadow Brook Swim Club
Sterling Homeowners Association
Stonecrest HOA (MAS-996)
Trio Glen Community Association
Union Heights HOA
Villa Mar Vista Owners Association
Village North HOA
Vista Townhouses Association
Willowwood Gardens


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NEW CLIENTS IN DECEMBER
366 Sierra Vista HOA
Azure Hills HOA
Bethany Woods South HOA
Brigadoon Village HOA
Cedarbrook Terrace HOA
Clear Lake Keys POA
Cleaveland Gardens OA
Corona Del Vista
Cottage Place HOA (MAS-342)
Cypress Park Condo OA
Decoto Crossing Community Assn.
Garden Common HOA
Good Sam HOA
Heritage Ranch Community Association
Jerez Court Association
Kentfield HOA
Little Orchard Business Park OA
Longview Townhouses Assn. Inc.
Los Laureles HOA
Mountain View Garden HOA
New York Geomatics Inc.
Ocean Woods Terrace HOA
Pacific Terrace HOA
Palo Alto Fountains Association
Park Station HOA
Pinescape HOA Inc.
Plaza West Townhouse OA
Rancho SantaTeresa SRC
Sand Dollar Beach HOA
Sea Cliff Community Association
Sharon Oaks Association
Sherwood Ranch POA
Shorecliffs Mobile HOA
Stonegate Villas Association
Sun City at Apple Valley CA (Solera)
Sunburst Homeowners Association
Taylor Lane Homeowners Association
Tee Gardens Estates HOA
Terrabay Townhomes Subassociation
The Terrace At Canyon Hills HOA
The Vine Community Association
The Vineyards of Saratoga
Tyrella Townhomes
Verona Homeowners Association
Villa Cortina HOA (MAS 177)
Villa Cortona Homeowners Association
Villa Nueva HOA
Villas of Capitola HOA
Wedgewood Manor HOA
Westmont Roundtree HOA
Westside Manor HOA of San Jose
Willowbrook Village HOA
Willowcreek Owners Association


NEW CLIENTS IN NOVEMBER
2050 Lundy Plaza OA
400 Union Avenue HOA
88 Commercial Assn
88 Master Assn
88 Residential Assn
Adobe Springs Village #1
Alameda Park Center Assn
Almaden Recreation Club
Arques Ave 888 Office Condos
Bay Yacht Club Owners Assn
Baytree Homeowners Assn
Baywood Townhomes Assn
Bean Creek HOA
Birch Green Park Townhouses
Blossom Village Townhouse
Boulder Creek Country Club Villas IV
Boulder Creek County Club Villas V
Broadway Terrace Condominiums
Brookside Glen HOA
Camino Verde Estates HOA
Campbell Squire HOA
Canyon Pointe HOA
Capitol Estates HOA
Capitol Hill HOA
Capitola Greens HOA
Capitola Shores HOA
Carlton Square HOA
Casa de Anna HOA
Cathedral Canyon CCCA #17
Cherry Plaza HOA
Colfax Villas Assn
Compass Place HOA
Coronado Villas Maint Corp
Corte Madera HOA
Corvin Business Center OA
Cottage Green HOA
Courtstyle HOA
Courtyard Berryessa HOA
Creekside Oaks Homes Assn
Crescent Parc of San Jose HOA
Cupertino Creekside HOA
De Anza-Forge Assn
Dover Place Association
Dry Creek Place HOA
Eight Mile Development
Expressions of Sunnyvale HOA
Fair Oaks HOA 90
Forbes Mill Condominium Assn
Foxborough Crossing HOA
Fruitdale Condominium HOA
Garden Park Village Homes
Glenmoor HOA
Granada HOA
GVT Homeowners Assn
Hamilton Downs HOA
Harbor Bay Condominium Assn
Harbor Vista Associate
Hastings Square West HOA
Heritage Heights East HOA
Hidden Terrace Owners Assn
Hillsborough Collection Master Assn
Holiday Estates Maint Assn
Imperial Courts HOA
Jefferson Square HOA
Jerez Court Association
La Vera HOA
Las Casitas IV HOA
Lodi Woodlake North OA
Los Gatos Commons HOA
Marrakesh COA
Miramar Plaza HOA
Monarch Park HOA
Monte Merano HOA
Montecito of Los Gatos Assn
Morgan Village HOA
Mount Vernon Court HOA
Northport Business Park OA
Orchard Farms West Assn
Orchard View HOA
Park Avenue by the Sea HOA
Ponderosa Mission Hts HOA
Ponderosa Towne Homes Assn
Pruneyard Vista HOA
Redwood Vista HOA
Regency Park Townhouse Assn
Rio Highlands OA
Rock Creek HOA
Saint Andrew Court HOA
Santa Clara Hampton Pl. HOA
Santa Cruz Harbor Village
Santa Teresa Townhouse Corp
Saratoga Inn Place HOA
Seascape Uplands HOA
Sharon Glen Association
Silverwood Village HOA
Six Hundred Pennsylvania Ave
SR Owners Assn (Sunset Ridge OA)
Swan Lake Gardens of Santa Cruz
Ten Forty Continentals HOA
Cathedral Building OA
Courtyard HOA
Montcarle Townhouses HOA
     Tahoe Beach and Ski Club
Weyburn Lane Townhouse Assn
Tradewinds of San Jose
Traditions of Sunnyvale HOA
Tuscany Hills HOA
Twin Pines Community
Union Avenue HOA
Village Oak Townehomes Assn
Villagio Cupertino HOA
Vineyard Estates at Ruby Hill
Vista Del Pueblo OA
Walnut Place OA
Westmont Oaks Assn
Willow Glen Mi Casa Condo OA
Wimbledon Place HOA
Woodleaf Commons III
Woodspring Condominiums


NEW CLIENTS IN OCTOBER
18640 Collins Condominium
Annalee Villa Townhouse
Huntington-Cortez Garden Apt. Homes
Miraflores Community Association
Naples Marina Vista Home Assn.
Prospect Fields HOA
San Pedro Marina Pointe HOA
Sierra Springs OA
The Bond Owners Association
The Heights at Hillsborough Assn.
Villa De Oro #2
Vista Villa Inc.


NEW CLIENTS IN SEPTEMBER
Alma Del Pueblo OA
Avila at Hacienda OA
Bixby Gardens OA
Calle Ryan HOA
Casa La Familia HOA
Frank McGill
Maple Towers Condo
One West Bluff HOA
Westwood Duets HOA
Woodlands COA


NEW CLIENTS IN AUGUST
833 Ocean Ave HOA
Cantada Community Association
Crowley Lake Mutual Water Company
Fourth Walnut Creek Mutual
Lake Village Community Association
Montclair Patio HOA
Parkview Condo HOA
Pear Tree HOA
Riverside Acres Association
South Cove Community Association
Terraza-Placentia CO
The Versailles HOA
Truckee Hidden Meadows Association
Village Square Association
Warm Spring Knolls HOA


NEW CLIENTS IN JULY
39 Boardman Place Owners' Assn.
757 North Point Street HOA
Adeline Place OA
Breakers at Bear Brand HOA
Channel Island HOA
Del Rayo Downs HOA
Gramercy Towers Condo Assn.
Hacienda Del Sol Condo Assn.
Monica Villas #1 HOA
Pinewood Lake HOA
Royal Palms of Santa Barbara OA
Yates Community Association


NEW CLIENTS IN JUNE
Arrow Heights Owners Association
Club Capri HOA
Long Beach Ocean View Condominiums
Maison Au Bord De La Mer Owners Association
Maplewood Owners Association
Marlborough Villas HOA
Rancho Santa Fe Groves HOA
Sunstream HOA
Villa Monet Association
Vistara at Rancho Solano HOA


NEW CLIENTS IN MAY
832 Euclid Street
Almaden Crossing Community Corp.
Almondwood Gardens HOA
Arrow Owners Association
Desert Village HOA
Lakeside Park Community Assn.
Luminaria Neighborhood Assn.
Montenero Community Assn.
Ocean Street Terrace HOA
Pacific Plaza Elite - Alhambra HOA
San Ramon Gardens HOA
Southpointe HOA
Spanish Walk COA
Tanforan Office Center Assn.
Toscana Homeowners Assn.


NEW CLIENTS IN APRIL
1800 East Ocean Association
Almar Acres Assn. Inc.
Anaheim Villas HOA
Desert Shadow Condo Assn.
Equidyne Meadows
Gallery Lofts Maintenance Assn.
La Colonia HOA
Magill Park Estates HOA
Malibu Colony West HOA
Morgan Hill HOA
Mountain View Villas HOA
Parkview Villas
Sea Isle Landing HOA
Seasons West HOA
Silverland Investment - Valley Shopping Center
Turtle Rock Meadows HOA
Twin Creeks Estates OA
Villa Verdugo HOA


NEW CLIENTS IN MARCH
12407 Moorpark Street
944 9th St. Condominium HOA
Alta Lofts HOA
Beacon RCA
Borden Villa COA
Cathedral Hill Tower Condo Assn. Inc.
College Medical Plaza II OA
Encino Oaks HOA
Essex House Marina Del Rey HOA
Highland Villas Community Association
Manhattan Pointe HOA
Northside Village OA
Oceana South, Unit No. 2, OA
Park West Homes Assn No. 1
Parkside Green HOA
Parkway Gardens Association
Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park
Sierra Vista Condo Assn.
The Rivers Community OA
Town and Country Business Plaza Association
Villa Borgata Maintenance Corp.

PRESS RELEASE: The 58-story Millennium Tower in San Francisco retained  Adrian Adams, founder of ADAMS | STIRLING along with Lawrence Stirling, the former Assemblyman who authored the law that governs California's community associations. Partner Jasmine Hale rounds out the legal team.

Leading the construction defect litigation is nationally renowned trial lawyer Daniel Petrocelli and partner Vision Winter with O'Melveny & Myers. The litigation team filed a $200 million lawsuit against the developers for the sinking and tilting of Millennium Tower.

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