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Douglas P. Bickham — Partner

Areas of Practice

Mr. Bickham is a partner in Berding & Weil's corporate and business law department and is also the manager of the firm's governing document update team. He provides general counsel services to community associations as well as advice on governance 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 twenty years. Specific areas of practice include advising community associations on resolving problems and issues; revising, 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; preparing easements, CC&Rs and other land use agreements; creating new governing documents for common interest developments, and performing property acquisition due diligence and resolving title issues. He is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker.

Professional History

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 ongoing operations.

Educational History

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.

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association