2018 News
Adams Stirling PLC


6-19-18. BREAKING NEWS! CAI-CLAC has scored a major victory on SB 721. Senator Hill agreed to amend his bill in the Assembly Business and Professions Committee to delete Section 2 of the bill, which pertains to Common Interest Developments. With that amendment, the amended bill passed on a unanimous vote to apply to  apartment complexes only, thanks to the efforts of CAI-CLAC members throughout California, including ADAMS | STIRLING's own Nathan McGuire, Esq., CLAC Vice Chair and upcoming Chair, Executive Committee; Jasmine Hale, Esq., CLAC Channel Islands Committee Liaison; and Legislative Support Committee members Sue Anderson and Melina Treantos.

6-15-18. HIRING LAWYERS. We are looking for experienced HOA and litigation attorneys for clients in the South Bay in Northern California as well as Riverside and Palm Desert.  Candidates should have at least five years' experience working with community associations. 

We offer growth opportunities and excellent benefits. If you are interested, contact me at 800-464-2817 or by e-mail. -Adrian Adams

6-15-18. Cang Le, Esq., head of litigation for ADAMS | STIRLING and Sue Anderson, Director of Marketing spoke at the CAI Coachella Valley Chapter’s Manager on the Run program on Friday, June 15 in Palm Desert.  The topic was “Soft Skills – How they affect job performance and career growth.” 

"Thank You BOTH – great presentation and well done. You made a 4:00 pm meeting on a Friday entertaining and interesting. Greatly Appreciated." -Jon R.

6-7-15.Dynamic Adams Stirling Partner Cang Le holds an SRO crowd at rapt attention Cang Le, partner and head of litigation at Adams Stirling PLC, spoke at the CAI-GRIE Educational Expo on June 7 at Pechanga Resort & Spa in Temecula.  

The standing room-only class featured the topic Dealing with Conflict at Your Association: IDR/ADR and had about 70 attendees.


6-5-18. Senior attorney Nancy Sidoruk joined ADAMS | STIRLING. Nancy is a seasoned community association attorney who serves as general counsel to residential, mixed-use, and commercial common interest developments. 

Nancy will work with partners Cang Le and Laurie Poole representing community associations throughout the Inland Empire. 


Northern California Super Lawyer and Adams Stirling Partner Nathan McGuire6-4-15. Adams | Stirling Partner Nathan McGuire, with Kristin Amarillas, Associa Northern California, held a fun and interactive board webinar on the subject of marijuana and common area smoking and what HOAs can do about it. 

Attendees learned rules and procedures, asked questions and engaged the speakers on best practices.


5-1-18.Experienced HOA attorney Jamie Handrick joins Adams Stirling's San Diego team Attorney Jamie Handrick joined ADAMS | STIRLING. Jamie has practiced for 17 years, with the past 12 years specializing in HOA law, representing community associations throughout San Diego County. She has extensive experience in construction litigation, enforcement of governing documents, civil litigation, collections, and fair housing compliance. Jamie makes a great addition to our team, working with Laurie Poole and Carrie Heieck in the San Diego region.

5-1-18. Candace Schwartz joins Adams Stirling's San Diego team Candace Schwartz joined ADAMS | STIRLING. Candace is an experienced marketing and client relations manager who is an active member of San Diego's CAI Education Committee as well as CACM. Candace works out of our San Diego offices, covering all of San Diego County and parts of the Inland Empire.


5-15-18.Adams Stirling Senior Attorney Reggie Schubert with DA Monte Bennett A crowd of 86 attended the presentation Homelessness-Can the Police Really Help?, by ADAMS | STIRLING Senior Attorney Reggie Schubert and Deputy District Attorney Monte Bennett, at CAI BayCen Chapter's Stockton Education Luncheon & Mini Expo.


Adams Stirling Partner Laurie Poole explains why your HOA bylaws need periodic updating5-7-18. Laurie Poole, ADAMS | STIRLING Partner, joined John Kalas, CEO of Castle Breckenridge Property Management, to explain the value of amending and updating HOA governing documents (bylaws) to stay current with changing legal requirements. See this very informative podcast in its entirety.

4-28-18. ADAMS | STIRLING Partner Nathan McGuire was joined by Doreen Tejada, CMCA®, Associa Northern California at CAI BayCen's first-ever Modesto Education Day & Mini-Expo. 

They presented Marijuana in Common Interest Developments to a crowd of 30 managers. The program was well received by the attendees.


Adams Stirling Partner Laurie Poole is featured first on page in Community News for San Diego Attorney magazine4-26-19. ADAMS | STIRLING Partner Laurie Poole was featured in the Community News section of Attorney Journal, San Diego, Volume 177 magazine. Her avid fan base has sent many congratulatory emails as a result!


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 joined Nancy Scull (Sheppard Mullin), 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 discussed 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 Laurie S. Poole, CCAL and Deon Stein deliver a well-received education session to the California Legislative Action Committee Legislative Day in Sacramento4-8-18. ADAMS | STIRLING Partner Laurie S. Poole, CCAL and Deon R. Stein, Esq., of The Law Offices of Deon R. Stein delivered an informative presentation at the education session of the California Legislative Action Committee Legislative Day at the Capitol in Sacramento. Their presentation provided a breakdown of the scheduled events and various steps a bill goes through before it becomes a law, a favorite topic for both new and returning attendees at this annual conference.

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 2018 Region West ALA Conference October 18-20th in Austin, TX.

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 S. Poole, CCAL 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 high-rise 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."  


1426 Taylor Street
Adobe Falls
Alpine Oaks
Avocado Village
Bernardo Pines
Camellia Park
Canyon South Homes No. 1
Cardiff Cove
Casa de Rio Vista
Cedar Terrace
Corner Park Townhouses
Countrywood Park Homes No. 2
Friendly Valley Rec Assn
Grossmont Village
Heights at Carmel Valley
Indian Ridge
Lake Merced Hill Recreation
Lakeridge Park
Las Brisas
Llewellyn Shores
Madison Plaza
Meridian Arroyo Seco
Mini Park HOA
Oak Creek Meadows
Park River Oaks Estates
Park View Condo Assn
Paseo De Morage
Pointe Lakeview
Quaint Villa Assn
Ridgemark Home Assn
Ridgemont at Skyline
Rincon IV Townhomes
Rose Villas
Rose Villas II
San Lorenza
San Vicente Country Villas II
San Vicente Country Villas IV
San Vicente Country Villas West
Spring Hill
Sterling Square at Civic Park
The Lauriedale HOA
Tresor at the Almaden Winery Assn
Tu Casa HOA
Vista Pacifica
Vista Vasquez
Windward Community
Woodacre Village
Woodside Manor

Almaden Walk Corp (MAS-216)
Cardiff Park
Chico Oaks
Fountain Brook
Heritage Palm
Hyde Park Villas
La Contessa
Lakeside 84
Mansion Park
MarBrisa Maintenance Corp.
Mast HOA
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Ryland Collections
Saint Francis Court
Sandpiper Homeowners Assn
Sea Turf
Shore Tower
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The Ranch at Jamestown
Tierra Del Sol at Bernardo Heights
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Via Verde Heatherglen
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Weeping Creek
Willow Glen Estate

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Altamira Unit No 4
Blackford Villas
Buckingham Terrace
Camino Gables
Cherrydale Commons
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Espana Oaks
Gold Springs West
Heritage Landing
Holmes Estates
Jackson North HOA (MAS-991)
Lincoln Village
Meridian Bay
Mission Vista
Pacific Ranch
Placer Oaks
Rancho Tehama
Seaview Estates
Sherman Way Park
Shore Del Mar II
Thurber Lane Park
Twin Pine
Union Avenue
Villa Palmera
Villagio at River Oaks

Aptos Vineyards
Carriage Hills
Cherry Glen
Country Club Heights
Creekside of Pacifica
Cupertino Waterfall
Cypress Landing Community
Estates at Canyon Crest Riverside
Magnolia Court
Maybelle II
Orchard Farms
River Village
Riverview of Capitola
SAI Investments
San Tomas Estates Condo
Sandpiper Owners
Seabright Villa
Saratoga Maintenance
Stone Harbor - Bridgeport
The Oaks Community
Townhomes at Colony I
Vista Verde Estates
Windsor Lochs

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


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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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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