DAVID E. BRUCE, Esq.

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DAVID E. BRUCE

Senior Attorney at Law

Practice Areas

Community Association Counsel
Civil Litigation
Developer Transition

Education

San Francisco State University, 1991
New College of California, School of Law, 1995

Affiliations and Memberships

State Bar of California
Community Associations Institute (CAI)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM)
United States Air Force (enlisted)
United States Army (commissioned)

Overview

David Bruce received his B.A. in international relations from San Francisco State University in 1991 and his J.D. from New College of California, School of Law in 1995. David worked for more than four years at the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) as both a Deputy Commissioner reviewing the filings of developers in connection with his issuance of Public Reports and as a Real Estate Counsel disciplining licensees and developers in administrative law hearings on behalf of the DRE. He then worked for a major national homebuilder as an in-house counsel where he was responsible for all legal affairs for the homebuilder’s Central Valley and Inland Empire areas of operations during the real estate boom years of the early to late 2000s. There, he worked on all aspects of real estate development including drafting and negotiating land contracts and creating all of the legal documents required for the start-up of associations, including the governing documents and other ancillary agreements between a developer and an association. He also reviewed and approved condominium plans and association budgets.

Prior to joining Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC, David was in solo practice where, in addition to working on various real estate matters, he represented both employers and employees in employment law disputes. He testified as an expert witness concerning the application of the Subdivided Lands Law, was an advisor for the CEB Practice Book, Forming California Common Interest Developments and is the author of the “State Regulation of Common Interest Subdivision Sales” chapter within the CEB Practice Book.

David is a veteran of the United States Air Force (enlisted) and United States Army (commissioned).

Events & Speaking Engagements

Aug
30
Thu
Legal Lessons: Developer Transitions & Indian Land Leases @ TBD
Aug 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Legal Lessons: Developer Transitions & Indian Land Leases @ TBD

Community managers looking to continue their professional growth and expertise in community association management while earning CE credits are invited to join us for a complimentary one hour lunch and learn program. David E. Bruce, Esq. and Dea C. Franck, Esq. will share their insights on some of the most common legal topics and issues facing community associations.

Sep
21
Fri
CAI Coachella Valley Lunch Program & Mini Trade Show @ Palm Valley Country Club
Sep 21 @ 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
CAI Coachella Valley Lunch Program & Mini Trade Show @ Palm Valley Country Club

Join attorneys David E. Bruce, Esq., Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at this event.

Oct
26
Fri
CAI Coachella Valley Lunch Program & Mini Trade Show @ Palm Valley Country Club
Oct 26 @ 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
CAI Coachella Valley Lunch Program & Mini Trade Show @ Palm Valley Country Club

Join attorneys David E. Bruce, Esq., Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at CAI Coachella Valley’s October Lunch and Mini Trade Show.

Nov
16
Fri
CAI Coachella Valley Legislative Update and Mini Trade Show
Nov 16 all-day
CAI Coachella Valley Legislative Update and Mini Trade Show

Join attorneys David E. Bruce, Esq., Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at CAI Coachella Valley’s annual Legislative Update and Mini Trade Show.

Jan
29
Tue
CAI Coachella Valley 2018 Awards & Monte Carlo Night
Jan 29 all-day
CAI Coachella Valley 2018 Awards & Monte Carlo Night

Join attorneys David E. Bruce, Esq., Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at CAI Coachella Valley’s annual Monte Carlo Night.

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