Founder and Managing Partner

Founder. Adrian founded “ADAMS | STIRLING PLC” and quickly grew his firm into a preeminent boutique firm specializing in corporate representation of common interest developments from resorts to retirement communities to mixed-use communities to property owner associations and everything in between. His firm represents over 2,000 common interest developments throughout California.

With an extensive background in the community association industry, Adrian Adams is one of the leading attorneys in California specializing in common interest developments. His practice includes highrise condominiums, stock cooperatives, business parks, lake associations, golfing communities, equestrian associations, and ocean-front communities.

Expert Witness. Adrian serves as an expert witness on standards of care issues involving association boards and managers and has testified extensively on issues involving maintenance, mold, rules enforcement, budgets, reserves, governing documents, management, operations and the like.

Speaking and Writing. Adrian regularly speaks and writes about matters affecting the industry. Following is a sampling:

• Writes a popular weekly newsletter and blog with analysis and commentary on legal trends in the industry.

Created and writes content for, an award winning resource for the community association industry.

Created and writes content for, a popular resource for commercial common interest developments.

• Guest speaker for the California State Bar and regularly speaks at industry-related events throughout California.

Panelist for continuing legal education programs for attorneys.

Publishes a biennial salary survey of onsite managers throughout California which tracks trends related to income, gender, education, average age, and certification of managers.

• Founding member of the "Critical Issues Think Tank" of the Foundation of Community Association Research.

Adrian J. Adams Esq.
2566 Overland Ave., Suite 730
Los Angeles, CA 90064

(800) 464-2817
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Juris Doctorate. Southwestern School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

Masters in Business Administration. Anderson School, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Chemistry and Biology from San Jose State.


Created curriculum for and taught Association Management and Law for tens year for UCLA Extension.

• Legal adviser on condominium law and smoke-free housing issues to the Technical Assistance Legal Center, a project of the Public Health Institute.

• Member of the Board of Directors of the CIDLAW Organization.

• Past member of the Boards of Directors of the Los Angeles and Orange County chapters of the Community Associations Institute.

• Delegate to California Legislative Action Committee.

• Former President of the Foundation for California Community Association Education.


US Marine Corps, specializing in aviation electronics in F-4 Phantom fighter jets

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