Steven Weil is one of the founding principals of the firm and serves on its Executive Committee. He has practiced community association law since 1984 and has helped clients address virtually all types of challenges arising out of the operation of community associations. Early in his career his practice included construction defect claims. More recently he has been the architect of numerous votes helping Boards obtain membership approval to initiate arbitration and litigation (and loans, amendments and special assessments). Other areas of practice include advising clients on compliance with association, board and member duties under the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act and other state and federal laws; analyzing fiduciary duty, free speech, discrimination, parking and insurance issues; assisting communities address construction needs; and handling CC&R and architectural enforcement matters. Steve is especially effective in helping communities facing political challenges and financing large capital improvements or other projects requiring membership or judicial approval.
Mr. Weil has received numerous accolades from peers. He has the highest rating (AV) available from Martindale-Hubbell, was elected by community association attorneys around the country to the Board of Governors of the College of Community Association Lawyers (and elected President by the Board for 2017) and with a co-author from Colorado earned the first ever award for best CCAL Manuscript (for Voting Trends throughout the United States). He has been selected as a Super Lawyer for many years and has received educational awards from the California Association of Community Managers. He has been a faculty member for that organization over two decades teaching law and ethics (with a text he co-authored) to hundreds of portfolio and other managers throughout the state. Mr. Weil is among the most well-known and sought after educators and lecturers on matters relating to community associations in the country. He has given state wide and national presentations before attorneys, accountants, owners, directors and managers of many reputable trade organizations, including the Community Association Institute and the Educational Community for Homeowners (ECHO).
Mr. Weil received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco in 1980 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1976.