Effective, September 1, 2020, the Shareholders of Epsten, APC, are pleased to announce the promotion of William “Bill” S. Budd, Esq. to Shareholder.
Bill became an attorney in 2000 after being a community association manager holding the prestigious PCAM designation. Bill has been involved with the local San Diego Community Association Institute (CAI) as well as the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). His experience as a community association manager provides a unique insight to a niche industry. While a community association manager, Bill was designated as an expert witness in Superior Court cases on community association issues.
As an attorney for Epsten, APC, Bill provides transactional and civil litigation legal advice to his clients. He has successfully represented many clients in litigation, including prevailing in six cases before the Court of Appeal; three of which resulted in published opinions that are now binding authority in California. SB Liberty, LLC v. Isla Verde Assn., Inc. (2013) 217 Cal.App.4th 272, 280 (Board’s right to exclude non-members from board meetings); Trilogy at Glen Ivy Maintenance Assn. v. Shea Homes, Inc. (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 361, 372 (Successful defeat of an Anti-Slapp motion brought by Shea Homes); and, Golden Eagle Land Investment, L.P. v. Rancho Santa Fe Assn. (2018) 19 Cal.App.5th 399 (Prevailed in an Anti-Slapp motion, resulting in Court dismissing the entire lawsuit against the Association). Clients enjoy Bill’s personality and fun demeanor along with his passion, professionalism and understanding of his clients’ needs.
In addition to continuing his existing responsibilities, Bill will also support the firm with a new leadership role as a Shareholder. The attorneys and staff at Epsten, APC look forward to Bill’s contributions to the continued success of the firm. Together, it is our mission to provide professional, quality legal services and peace of mind to our clients.
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