During an extraordinarily distinguished career that bridges four decades, Dan has represented community associations as corporate counsel and as a litigator to correct construction defects and enforce association Covenants, Rules and Regulations. He is a highly accomplished trial lawyer, having successfully represented clients before the California Supreme Court, Federal and California Courts of Appeal, as well as at the trial court level. Dan’s litigation experience enables him to provide a unique perspective when advising community associations as corporate counsel. Dan emphasizes his practice as corporate counsel in the representation of newly formed associations as well as those in transition from developer control. He currently represents many of the largest master community associations in the United States.
Dan earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Irvine and his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law. He has authored numerous articles on issues relating to community associations, and is recognized as an industry expert. Dan is a sought after lecturer and guest speaker, and has appeared at numerous seminars and programs sponsored by Community Associations Institute (CAI), California Association of Community Managers (CACM), Orange County Bar Association, Home Building Council, National Insurance Education Association, National Institute of Real Estate Management and various other professional, educational, business and civic organizations.
Dan is active in a variety of industry organizations. He is a former president of the Orange County Regional Chapter of CAI, received the organization’s President’s Award for his continuing contributions and has been inducted into its Hall of Fame in recognition of his commitment to excellence. He received the prestigious May Russell Award in 2000, the highest honor given by the Orange County Regional Chapter of CAI, for outstanding service and contributions to the organization. In 1994, Dan was honored with CACM’s Award of Excellence in Education for his contributions to the education and training of community association managers. Dan was one of the first CACM faculty members and provided education to many of the community association managers and owners of management companies now serving community associations throughout California. Dan is also a past president of the prestigious Common Interest Development Lawyers Association (CIDLAW).
Dan was also a speaker at the CAI Legal Forum in Irvine, California on October 18, 2013, presenting the Community Manager Education Program, “Are You Ready for the Arbitration Arena?”