Central Orange County
With over twenty years of legal experience, Robert’s practice focuses on the representation of Homeowners Associations throughout Southern California as corporate counsel. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California Irvine and his law degree from Loyola Law School.
Robert is an active member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), and was nominated for the Orange County Regional Chapter 2012 Rising Star Award, and the Chapter’s Outstanding Service Award in 2016. He has co-chaired Legislative Support Committee of the Orange County chapter of CAI and has served on the Legislative Support Committee of the Greater Inland Empire Chapter, as well as the PR Committee of the California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC). Robert serves as the CAI Orange County Regional Chapter’s liaison to CLAC, and regularly meets with state and federal legislators to discuss issues related to community associations. Robert has also served on the Education Committee of the Orange County Chapter of CAI and was elected to the Chapter’s Board of Directors in 2016.
Robert is the founder of HOABrief.com where he is a frequent writer on a variety of community association topics, and is a regular contributor to industry and national publications including CAI Connect, CAI’s OC View, USA Today, Common Ground and Habitat Magazine. Some recent articles Robert has written include:
South Orange County
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?”