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5-28-20. Founder and Managing Partner Adrian Adams participated in a webinar panel put on by the CAI California North Chapter. The program, Ask the Attorney Panel — COVID-19, was moderated by Jennifer Richardson, CCAM, PCAM of Johnson Ranch Management, and also included attorneys Allison Andersen (Angius & Terry), Darren Bevan (Baydaline & Jacobsen), and Roger Grant (Fenton Grant).

 

5-27-20. Adrian Adams participated in a webinar panel discussion with Dea Franck, Esq. of Epsten APC and Dan Parlow, Esq. of Knighten & Parlow put on by Associa Desert Resort Management. The program, Best Practices & Best in Show, combined legal issues regarding best practices for boards of directors with a fun Best-in-Show pet contest to help support a local nonprofit, Animal Samaritans.

 

AGING INFRASTRUCTURES. Adrian Adams serves on the board of directors of the national Foundation for Community Association Research. A project he helped launch, Aging Infrastructures, has been completed. The Foundation published a report, Breaking Point, that will be invaluable for boards of directors across the nation as they reserve for infrastructure repairs and replacements. The Foundation also produced a promotional video about the project.

5-15-20. Attorney Alex Sohol and Partner Nathan McGuire participated in CAI BayCen Chapter's virtual program entitled Everyone's Favorite — Free Legal Advice! They addressed a variety of topics, and answered questions from managers.

The program included Aaron Zimmerman and Andrea O'Toole with Berding|Weil, Melissa Ward and Hanh Pham with Hughes Gill Cochrane Tinetti, Jordan O'Brien and Zer Iyer with Angius & Terry,  and Stephen Brindle, with SwedelsonGottlieb.

5-12-20. Adrian Adams joined reserve fund expert Robert Nordlund (Association Reserves) to address how boards can use their reserves to preserve cash.

The webinar discussion, which drew 600 attendees, included deferral of maintenance, reallocation of  contributions, and borrowing  funds in the midst of a pandemic.p>

4-30-20. Partner Nathan McGuire participated in a "Chapter Chat" for CAI California North. He was joined by Jasmine Hale, Esq. as they spoke on Contracts & Assessments in a Pandemic.

 

 

4-22-20. Adrian Adams, joined by Gary Porter, CPA, Regina Korossy, MBA, and Steve Tinnelly, Esq., spoke on the topic The Global Financial Crisis: How It Impacts Your Community.

The panel discussed the current financial crisis, collections and foreclosures, potential relief for associations from the SBA, and options Boards have at their disposal. The one-hour webinar, which offered CE credit to attendees, ran from 11:00am to 12:00noon.

4-6-20. Laurie S. Poole, CCAL, spoke at CACM’s first live, online 2-hour educational webinar, New Case Law Online. Laurie covered new case law and how it impacts both the jobs of community association managers and the operation of associations throughout California. 

Topics included maintenance, repair and replacement issues, elections, enforcement, fair housing and more.

 

3-24-20 Laurie S. Poole, CCAL, spoke on Coronavirus and Community Associations in a webinar presented by CAI and the College of Community Association Lawyers.

Laurie covered issues including meetings, common areas/facilities, assessments, construction/repairs and quarantines.  To see the seminar, go to YouTube.

 

ESSENTIAL HOA OPERATIONS

Excecutive Order. Associations and management companies should continue to operate.

A memorandum by the Department of Homeland Security referred to in the Governor's Executive Order allows for workers needed to ensure continuity of building functions, including security.

Essential Business. Various cities in California have included the following in their definition of essential businesses: "Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, custodial/janitorial workers, handyman services, funeral home workers and morticians, moving services, HVAC installers, carpenters, landscapers, gardeners, property managers, private security personnel and other service providers who provide services to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation to properties."

Boards of Directors. Homeowner associations need to keep the lights on and the water running.  At a minimum, boards of directors should continue to pay bills and hold "virtual" meetings. There are a number of conferencing services available for boards to use. Here are some:

  -Amazon Chime
  -ClickMeeting
  -ezTalks
  -Google Hangouts
  -GoToMeeting 
  -Join.me
  -Skype
  -Zoom

Recreational Facilities. All recreational facilities, such as gyms, pools, spas, tennis courts, and playgrounds, should be closed. Following are COVID-19 guidelines from key areas around the state plus the CDC:

  -California Guidelines
  -
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  -Los Angeles Guidelines
  -Orange County Guidelines
  -San Diego Guidelines
  -San Francisco Guidelines

3-6-20. Adrian Adams joined a panel of attorneys at the Management Trust's Annual Directors Symposium. The program, 20/20, A Vision for the Future, was held at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino & Spa in Rancho Mirage.

The panel, which also included Sue McClintic, Christina Dejardin, Dennis Burke and Stephen Kirkland, discussed the challenges boards face with the new laws imposed by the legislature and courts.

2-27-20. Adrian Adams participated in Desert Resort Management's annual HOA Community Leadership Eecuational Symposium.

He spoke on the changes in election procedures imposed by SB 323. The event was held at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino & Spa in Rancho Mirage.

2-6-20. Adrian Adams was joined in a panel discussion by attorney Jeff Beaumont of Beaumont Tashjian and FirstService Residential manager Dawn Suskin at the 2020 CACM Law Seminar and Expo in Santa Clara, California. The topic Barefoot in the Clubhouse covered alcohol-related issues, vaping & marijuana, and potential problems with political rallies in the common areas.

2-5-20. We are looking for attorneys for our Los Angeles office. Candidates should have at least five years' experience.

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

2-5-20. Adrian Adams spoke to the Wilshire Corridor Board President's Council in Los Angeles, an organization of highrise Presidents and onsite General Managers. 

His topic dealt with the various laws and challenges faced by boards and managers in addressing the harassment of employees, board members and employees from other employees and non-employees.  Adrian addressed the actions boards can and should take to address such issues.

1-21-20. Partner Nathan McGuire and Deon Stein of The Law Offices of Deon R. Stein presented the Annual Legal Update for the CAI, covering the new laws and cases impacting associations. The program, held at the Stockton Golf and Country Club, drew 102 enthusiastic members.

 

1-17-20. Laurie S. Poole spoke to more than 500 attorneys at the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) Annual Law Seminar. Community association attorneys from around the country attended Laurie's case law update. Laurie was joined by current CCAL President Ed Allcock of Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks, highlighting 2019 Appellate Court and Supreme Court cases throughout the country.

1-3-20. The NorCal offices of ADAMS|STIRLING, headed by Partner Nathan McGuire, held their annual holiday party in the wine cellar of the Galletto Ristorante in Modesto.

12-14-19. The Los Angeles-Orange County offices of ADAMS|STIRLING, headed by Founder and Managing Partner Adrian Adams, held their annual holiday party at the Culina Four Seasons Restaurant in Beverly Hills.

12-13-19. The San Diego-Carlsbad-Temecula offices of ADAMS|STIRLING, headed by Partner Laurie Poole, held their annual holiday party at the Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula.

12-12-19. Senior Attorney Nancy I. Sidoruk, Esq. conducted the swearing-in ceremony of the new board for the Greater Inland Empire Chapter of the Community Associations Institute -GRIE) during its annual TOPS Awards program. Nancy served as 2015 CAI-GRIE President and, in addition to being a former CAI-GRIE delegate to CAI’s California Legislative Action Committee, is a past chair and current member of the chapter’s Legislative Support Committee, monitoring legislation and educating legislators and CAI members on the impact of proposed laws on common interest developments.


NEW CLIENTS IN MAY
4848 Park Wilshire HOA
Ada Park HOA
Arcadia Woodlands Maintenance Corp.
Ashlan Village Community Assn
Blue Oak Terrace OA
Brighton Crest OA, Inc
Brookwood Office Park OA
Camino Real Assn
Danforth Park HOA
Gilroy San Vicente Owners' Assn
Grizzly Mesa OA
Kensington Square HOA
Lebaron Estates OA
Lunare Townhomes HOA
Meadowlands Community Assn
Mobile Home Park HOA
Morgan Run HOA
Nuovo Terraces HOA
Ockenden Ranch Assn
Previtera Court OA
Rio Del Mar HOA Inc
Riviera Estates Assn
Sky Meadows OA
Tahoe Meadows
Tanglewood OA
The Bluffs Assn
The Northwind HOA
The Old School House Property OA
The Starward HOA
The Velez Group
Tract No 6039 HOA
Villa San Michele OA
Woodhaven OA
Woodward Executive Estates HOA

NEW CLIENTS IN APRIL
Aldea at Jackson
Bella Vida Shadow Hills
Bixby Royal
Broadmoor
Brookstone Lane
Brookwood Office Park
Cathay Village
Cherry Glen
City Park at Sunnyvale
Crosspoint Milpitas
Encino Concord
Fig Gardens
Greens at Cascades
Harmony Court
Heritage Park
Los Barrancos De Aptos
Ranchos Poquitos
Riviera Heights
Rosecrans Gardens
Saratoga at Stonecrest
Sawgrass Estates
Studio Walk
Sunflower Solarhouse
Sweetwater Place
Viewpointe Commons
Villages at Spanos West
Village Wood
Williams Commons
Willows
Woodmeister Master Builders

 

NEW CLIENTS IN MARCH
Beach Walk
Beverly Spalding Court
Bourbon and Water Co.
Broadway East
Buttercup
Casa Verde Estates
Casitas Del Mar
Connemara
Cypress Arms
Dollar Point
Enclave at Bayridge
Heritage Fountains
Knottinger Ranch
Live Oak Square
Marcella Renaissance
Moorpark Village
Pacific Racquet Club
Palms San Francisco
Park Avenue Townhomes
Prospect Manor
Reliez Valley Highlands
Rio Del Oro
Riviera Heights
Rosecrans Gardens
Rose Blossom
Royal Towers
Siena OA
Saratoga at Stonecrest
Stonegate of Milpitas
Sunridge Vista No. 1
Thurber Lane
Willowcreek Village

NEW CLIENTS IN FEBRUARY
3065-77 Middlefield Road
3909 Monroe
55 Redding Road
Barcelona OA
Birchwood Grove
Bridlewood Canyon
Bullard West Home
Canyon Colony West
Canyon Park
Carnegie Square
Crestview Arms
Del Rey Terrace
East Duane Avenue
Eastvale Downs
La Costa Village H
Lake Don Pedro
Lynwood OA
Magill Park Estates
Marquez Knolls Property OA
Masters Collection at Country Club III
Millerton Lake Mobilehome Village
Moorpark Square
Norman Place Condominiums
Orchard Grove of Campbell
Pajaro Vista
Park El Camino
Park Row Assn No. 2
Paseo Del Mar
Raymus Village No. 1
Royal Court Estates
Santa Clara Redwoods HOA
Tract 4534 HOA
Turnbull Canyon Village
Villa San Marco
Village Sierra Townhomes
White Gate
Windwater Mills
Wonder Valley Property
Woodhaven II

NEW CLIENTS IN JANUARY
Capri Condo HOA
Charter Glen
Cherry Village
Compton Willow Walk
Country View Homes
Cove at California Bayside
Crocker Ranch North Lot 4
Cypress Place
El Central Real Plaza
Hyde Park at Northgate
Iroquois OA
Lomas Serenas
Maple Villas
Morgan Ranch Home
Northridge Village Homes
Oak Road Station
Pan American Loft
Quail Run
Seacrest Villas
Vista De La Reina

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NEW CLIENTS IN DECEMBER
Arroyo Verde
Beverly Towers
East Beach
Greenstone Country
Meridian Professional Center
Rancho Bella Vista
Salem West
San Tropez
Stonegate
Sunpointe
Viadana
Vineyard OA
Wild Oak

NEW CLIENTS IN NOVEMBER
246 Second Street
Appian Knoll Mansion
Eastview RB Duplex
Encore at Marina Hills
Fallon Crossing
Gossamer Village
Rhapsody
Rosa Maria
Stevens Manor
The Greencity Lofts

NEW CLIENTS IN OCTOBER
49 Missouri Street
Ammel Park
Meridian Vacaville
Community Assn Country Hills
Crestwood Hills
Donner Lake
Encinitas Village
Encino Villas
Ivy Garden
Las Brisas at Rancho Indio II
Mansionette Palisades No. 3
Newman Terrace
Palm Villa
Palomar Oaks Business Center
Park Pasadena
Santa Clarita Sienna Ridge
Sun City Lincoln Hills Community
Venetian Village
Walnut Gardens
Woodlake Place South

NEW CLIENTS IN SEPTEMBER
428 Alice OA
Sixteen 36th Place
Diamond Head
Bentley Park
Via Marina Tahiti
Fairway West
Donner Lake Woods
Burbank Hill
Smoke Tree Lake Murray
La Cresta Assn

NEW CLIENTS IN AUGUST
3002 Third Street
Casa De La Playa
Island Lofts
Madison HOA
Mountain Shadows Condominium II
Oak Meadows
Park Winnetka
Riverbend Townhouses
Rosewalk
South Pointe Farms
Stonegate Master Assn
Commodore Home
Walnut Business Condominiums
Willow Glen HOA #2

NEW CLIENTS IN JULY
Brookhollow
C.S. Homeowners
Eucalyptus Grove
Grizzly Ridge
La Jolla Woods
Marlborough Seaside Village
Monterra
Rancho Rose
Fairways at Black Lake
Polo Ranch
Ranch at Carlsbad
Remington Business Center
Warner Springs Estates
Whitmoor Terrace

NEW CLIENTS IN JUNE
Berry Garden
Camelot Trails
Kings View Estates
La Costa Valley Master
Louis Park Estates
Monterey Terrace
Rancho De Los Gatos
Slate Creek
Thirty-Five Linden Ave
Tivoli Cove
Trailhead Estates

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