Electronic Spying, Satellite Surveillance & Drones

By Stephen M. Kirkland, Esq. Originally Published March, 2015 Science fiction! Actually not. Over the last several years, technology available to the homeowners association has exponentially grown.  Drones have become the proverbial “Soup de Jour.”  An increasing numbers of homeowners associations use drones to inspect common areas, architectural improvements, combustibles on balconies in high rises, etc. Is this [...]

Governor Signs Senate Bill 918

Notice of Owner Information to Association On September 28, 2016, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 918, adding Civil Code Section 4041 to the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act.  Effective January 1, 2017, homeowners will be required to provide annual written notice to their community associations with certain disclosures: Address or addresses to which notices from the association are [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|News & Press|0 Comments

Sober Living Homes: How do we balance recovery with residential living?

Recovering addicts, as disabled persons, have the right to seek a supporting living environment, free from discrimination. Residents have the right to quietly enjoy their homes. Recovering addicts often seek out sober living homes (SLHs) to reside with others battling with addiction while attempting to transition back into sobriety. Many are successful. Unfortunately, when attempting [...]

By | October 2nd, 2016|CID News|0 Comments

Pokémon Go, What HOAs Need to Know

As technology changes, so must community associations adapt. On July 6, 2016, Nintendo and software developer, Niantic, released the new cellular phone game called, “Pokémon Go.” In the United States alone, an estimated 21,000,000 individuals use the application daily. During the inaugural week, Nintendo’s stock value increased by 120%. While there has been some retreat in [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|CID News|0 Comments

Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. Wins Prestigious 2015 Litigator Award

ENCINITAS, CA (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 12, 2016 Peters & Freedman, L.L.P., a community association and construction defect law firm with offices in Encinitas, Aliso Viejo and Palm Desert, California, was today awarded the prestigious 2015 Litigator Award for extraordinary achievement within the field(s) of: Construction Defects and Homeowner Association Litigation. Justly standing as the nation’s most coveted [...]

By | February 12th, 2016|News & Press|0 Comments

2016 Legal Guide Now Available!

Hot off the press is our 2016 Legal Guide, full of new laws, recent cases, tips, hints and checklists.  We are in the process of dropping boxes of books off to our clients over the next week. If you have not yet received your physical copy and you would like one, please let us know.  [...]

By | December 16th, 2015|Cases & Laws, CID News|0 Comments

Questions Left Hanging After New Right to Dry Law

By Laurie F. Masotto, Esq. of Peters & Freedman L.L.P. In a continuing effort by the California legislature to promote and encourage energy-savings measures, a new law has been adopted which prevents homeowners associations from prohibiting or unreasonably restricting the use of clotheslines in certain circumstances to air dry laundry. For some, this new law [...]

James R. McCormick, Jr., Esq., Admitted to College of Community Association Lawyers

James R. McCormick Jr. is one of 150 attorneys nationwide to be admitted to the College of Community Association Lawyers. Fellows of the College are recognized as the most respected community association attorneys in the country. ENCINITAS, CA (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 James R. McCormick, Jr., Esq., of PETERS & FREEDMAN, L.L.P., has been granted membership [...]

By | September 28th, 2015|News & Press|0 Comments

P&F Partner James R. McCormick, Jr. Admitted to College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)

James R. McCormick, Jr., Esq., partner at Peters & Freedman, L.L.P., has been granted membership in the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), a prestigious organization comprised of fewer than 150 attorneys nationwide. Fellows of the College are recognized as the most respected community association attorneys in the country. With over 19 years in the [...]

By | September 25th, 2015|CID News|0 Comments

Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. Is Growing in Orange County

Our Orange County office is moving to a bigger space in Aliso Viejo. ENCINITAS, CA (PRWEB) AUGUST 24, 2015 Peters & Freedman - 16 Journey - Bldg A in Aliso Viejo. Due to the tremendous industry support we have received and an increase in our Orange County clients, Peters & Freedman L.L.P. will be [...]

By | August 24th, 2015|News & Press|0 Comments


A nuisance is much like any other alleged violation of an association’s Governing Documents in that there must be a power source for the association to take enforcement action. While it is easy to allege that someone is “creating a nuisance,” it is often more difficult to prove that a nuisance is actually taking place. [...]

Assessment Collections in the Wake of the Huntington Case

By: Christina Baine DeJardin Collecting assessments has never been an easy job.  There are pitfalls lurking around every corner and innumerable requirements waiting to be missed.  To ensure a clean foreclosure process, extreme diligence and care must be taken.  In the wake of the Huntington Continental Townhouse Association, Inc. v. Miner case, this job just [...]

Congratulations to Partner Christina Baine DeJardin

Each year the CAI-Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) attends a Legislative Day at the Capitol in Sacramento, California.  During this time, in addition to speaking to legislators and learning about pending laws, CLAC members come together to recognize the outstanding volunteer efforts of individuals who have gone above and beyond in their service to CLAC.  There [...]

By | April 21st, 2015|CID News|0 Comments

Partner Christina Baine DeJardin of Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. Named 2014 CLAC Volunteer of the Year

Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. congratulates partner Christina Baine DeJardin for being recognized as 2014 CLAC Volunteer of the Year. ENCINITAS, CA (PRWEB) APRIL 21, 2015 2014 CLAC Volunteer of the Year, Christina Baine DeJardin, Partner at Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. Each year the CAI-Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) attends a Legislative Day at the Capitol [...]

By | April 21st, 2015|News & Press|0 Comments

David M. Peters of Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. Recognized as Super Lawyer

Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. congratulates founding partner David M. Peters for earning the prestigious title of Super Lawyer for 2015. ENCINITAS, CA (PRWEB) JANUARY 29, 2015 Each year Super Lawyers invites lawyers and research departments throughout California to nominate top lawyers observed in action. This complex selection process produces a final list representing no more than [...]

By | January 29th, 2015|News & Press|0 Comments