2-15-18. 2018 Northern California Rising Star Nathan McGuire, as named 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.

1-31-18. Jasmine Hale has been honored as a Community Associations Institute Distinguished Speaker to present 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. 

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

12-18-17. ADAMS | STIRLING was featured in the Daily Journal, a newspaper dedicated to California's legal community.
The newspaper was interested in our niche area of the law and what was 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 did and our reputation in the industry.
They were fascinated by some of the more unusual cases our firm handled, such as the accused murder Robert Durst and unauthorized pot farms. To read the article, see "Taking Up Residence."
12-3-17. Attorney Tom Quilling joined ADAMS | STIRLING. As former Deputy City Attorney for San Dimas, Tom handled matters involving the Subdivision Map Act, zoning laws, land use approvals such as general plans and zoning amendments, specific plans, conditional use permits, and variances. His private practice involved construction, environmental and real estate law related to contractors, owners, developers, public agencies, architects, and engineers.
Tom’s litigation experience includes environmental litigation, real estate land use, zoning and regulatory litigation, and class action defense. Tom represented real estate developers, cities, redevelopment agencies, and housing authorities in construction-related cases for public works contracts and construction claims management. His clients included the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the defense of a multi-million dollar construction lawsuit. He also represented the City of Los Angeles in a complex, multi-million dollar marine construction lawsuit.

11-12-17.  Attorney Jason Savlov joined ADAMS | STIRLING.

Jason is an accomplished AV rated civil litigator with a comprehensive background in real estate and business.

His experience includes transactional and litigation matters involving landslide/inverse condemnation, partition, construction defects, breach of contract, fraud, trespass, Home Equity Sales Act, mortgage and lien issues, title fraud, REOs, bankruptcies, collections and evictions.

Jason also has experience in employment law matters such as wage & hour hearings and appeals, preparing employment contracts and handbooks, and advising clients on state and federal requirements.

Jason earned his Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles and earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from New York University, Stern School of Business.

10-22-17. Attorney Jeffrey Barnett joined ADAMS | STIRLING as a Partner. Mr. Barnett is a well-respected attorney with extensive experience as general and litigation counsel to associations throughout San Francisco's Bay Area and the Central Coast.

He brings with him a staffed office in Los Gatos where he provides legal services to approximately 300 residential, commercial and mixed-use associations.

Jeffrey has a rich academic background. As an undergraduate, he attended UCLA and then Wadham College in Oxford England before graduating from UC Berkeley with great distinction and Phi Beta Kappa. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Santa Clara School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude and served on Law Review.

esq_jasmine8-30-17. ADAMS | STIRLING is pleased to announce that Jasmine Hale has been inducted into the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL).

As a member of the College, Jasmine joins a prestigious group of CAI member attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to community association law.

Jasmine has increasingly taken on leadership roles in the industry as an certified instructor, speaker, writer, as well as participant in legislative activities



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.


2-8-17. Erica Greathouse joined ADAMS | STIRLING as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Prior to joining our firm, Erica spent 25 years overseeing implementation of technology for other law firms.

For fourteen of those years, Erica served as Director of Information Technology for Cox, Castle & Nicholson, a California law firm that's one of the nation's largest specializing in real estate.

As CTO, Erica will work with our Technology Committee to improve our firm's legal services through technology.

Among other things, Erica will develop and oversee our eDiscovery procedures, telecom operations, video conferencing, social media policies, and risk management. Erica is an exciting addition to the team.

1-26-17. Nathan McGuire joined ADAMS | STIRLING as Managing Partner of our San Francisco, Sacramento and Stockton offices. He and his team will handle the Firm's growing base of Northern California clients.

"Nate" McGuire has been named Super Lawyer Magazine's "California Rising Star" for the last 5 years running and is the recipient of an AV Preeminent Peer Review designation from Martindale-Hubbell, which signifies the highest level of excellence.

In addition to extensive experience as general counsel to common interest developments, Nathan has broad experience in real estate subdivision development, purchase and sale agreements, escrow issues, restrictive covenants, easements, deeds, and other issues affecting real property.

Nate is an active member of the Community Associations Institute and the Building Industry Association and a frequent author and speaker on community association topics. He is also a delegate to the California Legislative Action Committee and serves on the Executive Committee as Vice Chair.

Nathan graduated with distinction from St. Mary's College with a BA in English and Philosophy. He earned his Juris Doctor from U.C. Davis School of Law.


5.1-16. Adrian Adams became a founding member of the "Critical Issues Think Tank" for the Foundation for Community Association Research. He is part of a team of industry leaders from around the country who serve as the Foundation’s steering committee. 

The Think Tan establishes criteria and goals for the Foundation's research. To learn more about what it does, watch a short video.