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After the Dust Settles: Surfside Disaster & Case Law Exposed

September 18 @ 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Water is the Enemy: Structural Engineering Expert,

Dr. Henry Koffman Explains Surfside Tower Collapse

The Surfside tower collapse was a tragedy that may have been avoidable with proper engineering practices and thorough inspections. Dr. Koffman, MCE, a professor of civil & environmental engineering practices at the University of Southern California will provide insight into the possible points of failure for the Champlain Towers (South), including water damage, construction defects and failure to properly waterproof the structure.
He will also provide an example of a California property that faced a similar scenario and the process they went through to correct the issues.

Seeking Equity for the Victims: Who Pays What?

Plaintiff’s Attorney, Brad Sohn, Esq. Speaks

Brad Sohn, Esq. of the Brad Sohn Law Firm is often the first to file on groundbreaking consumer protection and civil litigation matters, including the Champlain Towers (South), Surfside, Florida partial building collapse lawsuit on behalf of families. Appointed by the Court to the Plaintiff Steering Committee, he is a go-to legal advisor.

Implications of the Tower Collapse

Presented by David Mangini, Esq., Lisa Triplett and John Gill, Esq.

What changes will the Champlain Towers (South) collapse have in the legislature for our HOA communities here in California. Legal experts David Mangini, Esq. with Saarman Construction LTD, John Gill, Esq. with Hughes Gill Cochrane Tinetti, P.C., Management Professional Lisa Triplett with Bay Area Property Services will speak about legislative changes that may be coming down the pipeline, and how these changes will affect your HOA in the future.

Legal Resource Panel Update

Presented by Mark Wleklinski, Esq. | Panel Chair

Updates on recent HOA case law in California including:
  • HOA Owners are exempt from rental restrictions not in place at the time of purchase Civil Code 4740-4741
  • CC&Rs demand 51% HOA member vote before defect suit. Void under civil code 5986.
  • Parking limits by city ordinance and zoning not a duty of care for HOA to protect invitees.
  • No privacy invasion by iPhone or Nest security system recording neighbor.
  • False advertising suit against apartments only requires public likely to be deceived.
  • “Prevailing party” gets legal fees based on demands and outcome.
  • Attorney invoices admitted as evidence of amounts incurred by prevailing party & reasonable.
  • STVR ban in Santa Barbara, without Coastal Commission approval in advance, is void.
  • Highlights of recent Verdicts and Settlements in the Trial Court ranging from $11M Swimming Pool Injury to Defense results.

Premier Sponsors

Registration Sponsors

Virtual Breakout Room Sponsors

Kevin Boland Insurance Agency

Heritage Bank of Commerce

Homey

Restoration Management Company

Saarman Construction, LTD

Details

Date:
September 18
Time:
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170023634267/

Venue

An Online Virtual Experience!

Organizer

ECHO
Email:
https://www.hoaeducation.com

Details

Date:
September 18
Time:
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170023634267/

Venue

An Online Virtual Experience!

Organizer

ECHO
Email:
https://www.hoaeducation.com
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