Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) June 27, 2014
Adams Kessler PLC continues its growth with the addition of Russell Higgins, Esq. as a Senior Associate. Mr. Higgins joins the firm with a strong corporate counsel and litigation background. He began his legal career as a criminal defense attorney where he honed his litigation skills. Because of this experience, Russell works diligently with boards of directors to advise them on techniques that reduce the need for costly litigation and, if necessary, steers them towards mediation and arbitration as an alternative.
Mr. Higgins began representing HOA's five years ago through the coaxing of a close friend. Since then he has been advising clients on enforcement of governing documents, architectural guidelines, contract negotiations, ADA issues, insurance coverage issues and a myriad of other legal matters affecting both residential and commercial associations.
Russell earned his BA in Literature from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. In addition to winning multiple awards and commendations, Russell served as senior staff member of the Pepperdine Law Review.
Russell is passionate about board-member and manager education. He believes that it creates effective governance and harmonious communities. He is a member of Community Associations Institute (CAI) where he has taught the Board Member Fundamentals course for the Greater Los Angeles Chapter and taught the Board Member Essentials course for the Greater Inland Empire Chapter. In addition, he regularly participates in the California Association of Community Managers (CACM).
Adams Kessler PLC is one of California’s premier common interest development law firms. The firm represents a mixture of small and large, mixed-use, senior, commercial and recreational associations throughout California.
Adams Kessler PLC focuses on providing its clients with exceptional legal services in a cost effective manner. Their attorneys are extremely knowledgeable about common interest development law and are well qualified to handle the legal issues faced by community associations and their directors. The firm also has retired judge and author of the Davis-Stirling Act, Honorable Lawrence W. Stirling, of counsel with the firm.
Adams Kessler PLC specializes in community association law and is not distracted by unrelated areas of the law. The firm does not practice or accept referral fees for construction defect actions. Each of their attorneys focuses on the needs of the association, which are not for profit corporations and governed by the Davis-Stirling Act.
Adams Kessler PLC emphasizes and promotes education for California homeowners associations through its websites, blogs, newsletters, journal articles, educational forums, and professional affiliations.
Common interest development law encompasses a complex and constantly changing. environment of statutes and cases. The firm provides free educational information and current trends happening in homeowners associations through their award winning website and weekly newsletter, Davis-Stirling.com. The website and newsletter are considered the #1 reference and an authority on the interpretation of the Davis Stirling Act.
Additionally, Adams Kessler’s attorneys frequently speak at various functions throughout the state, educating both professionals and volunteers on important subjects relating to California’s community associations.
For more information on Adams Kessler PLC or to contact Mr. Higgins, please call (800) 464-2817 or rhiggins(at)adamskessler(dot)com.