Mr. Bickham is a senior attorney in Berding & Weil's corporate and business law department. He provides general counsel services to community associations and is also manager of the firm's governing document update team. In addition to preparing new governing documents for common interest developments, he also advises community associations on transactional matters and day-to-day operations. He has served on the Board of Directors for a community association and worked with developers, business owners, community associations and individuals on a variety of business and real estate related legal matters for over fifteen years. Specific areas of practice include preparing, analyzing and interpreting governing documents; drafting, analyzing and negotiating all types of agreements for property, goods and services; drafting and negotiating real estate purchase and lease agreements; overseeing new subdivision approvals by state and local governmental entities; preparing easements, CC&Rs and other land use agreements; and performing property acquisition due diligence and resolving title issues. He is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker.
Mr. Bickham has practiced both in-house and in law firms, so he can readily appreciate the legal needs and demands of businesses and individuals from both perspectives. He has also created new community associations as well as served on association board of directors giving him unique insight into the practical business as well as legal issues which arise in their on-going operations.
Mr. Bickham graduated cum laude from Western State University College of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 2002 and served as Editor-in-Chief of the WSU Law Review. He also has a MBA degree from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and a BS degree from California State Polytechnic University Pomona.