12-2-18. Stefan Herpel joined our firm's litigation team. Stefan previously worked as a litigation partner in a large law firm where he represented corporations such as Marriott International, Ritz-Carlton, Wyndham Worldwide, and American Airlines.
As a trial attorney, Stefan handled boundary disputes, eminent domain, easements, partition actions, defamation (for national media clients), products liability, and securities fraud (class action defense). In addition to trial court experience, Stefan argued in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Circuits, the Michigan appellate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court (where he briefed and argued Bennis v. Michigan).
11-25-18. Troy Kennedy joined our Los Angeles office.
Prior to joining the firm, Troy gained valuable experience handling complex civil litigation involving breach of contract, fraud, trademark infringement, real estate disputes, intellectual property, and probate law.
11-20-18. Partners Jasmine Hale and Laurie Poole launched ADAMS|STIRLING's inaugural Women’s Attorney Initiative (WAI) at the Balboa Yacht Club.
The WAI was created to support the professional development of women attorneys at the firm, identify the unique challenges women face in their legal careers, and provide our ladies a platform upon which to support each other and thrive.
11-18-18. Alison Greiner joined our firm's Temecula Office and will work with our clients in San Diego and Inland Empire.
Alison is a 15-year attorney who brings valuable experience representing clients in corporate formation and transactions, premises liability, contracts, real estate transactions, human resource issues, workers' compensation, personal injury, litigation and dispute resolution.
11-18-18. Kathy Mills joined our firm's San Diego office.
Kathy brings extensive experience representing community associations as well as developers of condomium, single-family, highrise, mixed-use, master planned ccommunities, and condo conversions.
Much of her career has been spent advising boards of directors, amending and restating governing documents, reviewing and negotiating contracts, providing legal opinions, and litigating matters on behalf of associations.
11-11-18. ADAMS|STIRLING opened its twelfth office in historic Old Town Temecula. The office will be managed by senior attorney Nancy Sidoruk. Nancy and her team will provide legal services to the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley.
10-28-08. ADAMS|STIRLING opened its newsest office in San Diego in the prestigious Tower 591 in Mission Valley. Our legal team in San Diego is Jamie Hendrick, Carrie Heieck and Candace Schwartz under the leadership of Laurie Poole.
10-14-18. Attorney Dana Rosenberg joined ADAMS|STIRLING and will head-up the firm's Santa Barbara office. Dana's litigation experience includes both state and federal courts involving real property disputes, fraudulent transfers, easements, use permits, environmental issues, business and contract disputes, and homeowner association disputes.
Her transactional work includes commercial and residential sales and leasing, business purchase and sales, loans and loan sales, and community association documents. Dana also has an interesting niche in equine sales and leasing, specializing in Arabian horses.
9-26-18. Attorney Tara Hicks met with members of Congress on Capitol Hill as an advocate for Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, in support of the CHANGE Act (H.R. 4957/S. 2387).
The CHANGE Act seeks to increase participation in Alzheimer’s research and provide additional programs and support for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
8-1-18. ADAMS|STIRLING was awarded the 2018 “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. This distinction is granted to companies that meet certain benchmarks regarding benefits, diversity, satisfaction with management, their workplace, and supervision. We are pleased to be recognized by our employees for this award.
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's focus will be on large-scale associations in the Inland Empire, Coachella Valley, and San Diego. She joins the team headed by Laurie Poole in our Carlsbad office.
5-1-18. 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 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.
4-19-18. 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.
3-4-18. Laurie 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.
2-15-18. Congratulations 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. Adrian 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?
12-18-17. Larry 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."
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 Tank establishes criteria and goals for the Foundation's research. To learn more about what it does, watch a short video.