KIERAN J. PURCELL, Esq.

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KIERAN J. PURCELL

KIERAN J. PURCELL

Shareholder

Practice Areas

Community Association Counsel
Contract Counsel

Education

University of Colorado, 1985
California Western School of Law, 1995

Affiliations and Memberships

State Bar of California
American Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association
American Legion, Post 275
Community Associations Institute (CAI), Member, San Diego Chapter Past President and Board Member
Legislative Support Committee (LSC), Member, San Diego Chapter
California Association of Community Managers (CACM), Member

Overview

Kieran Purcell graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1985. After serving seven years in the United States Navy, Kieran joined Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC as a law clerk while attending California Western School of Law. Upon graduation in April 1995, Kieran became an attorney with the firm where his work on behalf of community associations includes providing advice on all types of corporate matters including litigation, interpretation and enforcement of governing documents and reconstruction issues. He has been a shareholder of EG&H since 2002.

Kieran spent three terms on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), where he served as its President, co-chaired the National Seminar Committee and co-chaired the Golf & Tennis Charity Classic. Currently, Kieran is a delegate for the San Diego Chapter’s Legislative Support Committee, Legislative Co-Chair for the California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC), and teaches the Common Interest Development Law Course. During his tenure with CAI, Kieran has earned the San Diego Chapter’s President’s Award four times, and in 2006 was recognized with the Samuel L. Dolnick Lifetime Achievement Award.

In September 2015, Captain Kieran Purcell retired from the United States Navy after 30 years of active and reserve service, including 3 tours as Commanding Officer.

A former President of the San Diego Chapter of the University of Colorado Alumni Association, Kieran served 5 years on the University’s National Alumni Board of Directors.

Honors & Awards

  • 2018-Present - Chair, California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) SB 721 Task Force
  • 2006-2009, 2017-Present - California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) Delegate
  • 2012-Present - CAI Legislative Support Committee (LSC)
  • 2014 - CAI San Diego Chapter President's Award
  • 2004-2011 - California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC)
  • 2007 - CAI San Diego Chapter President's Award
  • 2006 - CAI San Diego Chapter, Samuel L. Dolnick Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2005 - President, CAI San Diego Chapter
  • 2004 - Co-Chair, CAI National Conference Committee
  • 2004 - CAI San Diego Chapter President’s Award
  • 2003-2005 - CAI San Diego Chapter Board Member
  • 2001 - CAI San Diego Chapter President’s Award
  • 2000-2005 - University of Colorado National Alumni Board of Directors
  • 1999 - Co-Chair, CAI San Diego Golf and Tennis Charity Classic
  • 1998-2001 - CAI San Diego Chapter Board Member
  • 1996-2000 - President, San Diego Chapter of the University of Colorado Alumni Association

  • Additional Articles

    • Condominium Association Can Enact Rules Excluding Non-Resident Owner From Using Common Area Recreational Facilities
    • Delegation of Board of Directors Powers to Officers and Committee
    • Amendment To Bylaws Creating A New And Disadvantaged Class Must Be Approved By Members Of That Class
    • Ethics In Community Association Management
    • If You Aren’t Supporting CLAC, You Aren’t Paying Attention (President’s Message)

    Events & Speaking Engagements

    Oct
    17
    Wed
    CAI National Legal Forum & CLAC Annual Planning Meeting @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
    Oct 17 – Oct 19 all-day
    CAI National Legal Forum & CLAC Annual Planning Meeting @ Pechanga Resort & Casino

    Join Shareholders Jon H. Epsten, Esq.Susan M. Hawks McClintic, Esq., Kieran J. Purcell, Esq. as well as Mary M. Howell, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at CAI National’s Legal Forum. Jon and Mary will both be speaking at this event.

    Oct
    18
    Thu
    CAI California Legislative Action Committee Benefit Dinner @ Journey’s End Restaurant at Pechanga Resort & Casino
    Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Oct
    21
    Sun
    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k @ Balboa Park
    Oct 21 @ 6:30 am
    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k @ Balboa Park

     

    Family, friends, clients and colleagues are all invited to join Family, friends, clients and colleagues are all invited to join Epsten Grinnell & Howell attorneys and staff as a part of “Team EG&H” in this year’s Making Strides of San Diego Breast Cancer 5k Walk on Sunday, October 15th.

    Registration is FREE and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. All we ask is that you commit to the cause by joining us during our walk to help in the fight to END Breast Cancer forever via advocacy and awareness!

    To REGISTER NOW, to donate or for more information,  please go to our team page:  http://main.acsevents.org/goto/TeamEGH.

    The walk starts at 7:30 a.m. and our team will meet at 6:30 for a team photo. After the walk we should be done early enough to enjoy our regular Sunday activities or perhaps brunch with a fellow walker or two.

    All Team EG&H walkers that register by September 28th will receive a free t-shirt.

    Nov
    9
    Fri
    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC Coachella Valley Legal Symposium @ Agua Caliente Resort & Casino
    Nov 9 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Our Annual Legal Symposium offers comprehensive legal information for our clients, community association boards and community association managers. This is an exclusive opportunity to meet with our team and hear our attorneys provide updates and insight on case law and legislative changes and trends.

    We invite you to join hundreds of your colleagues for a complimentary day of:

    • Exhibitor networking
    • Legislative and case law updates
    • Attorney Q&A
    • Best practices and hot topics specific to community associations 

    Refreshments will be provided with breakfast and lunch.

    This event is pending CACM-approval for 2 CEUs and is pending approval for
    5 CMCA credits by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB). www.camicb.org

    Nov
    30
    Fri
    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC San Diego Legal Symposium @ Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
    Nov 30 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Our Annual Legal Symposium offers comprehensive legal information for our clients, community association boards and community association managers. This is an exclusive opportunity to meet with our team and hear our attorneys provide updates and insight on case law and legislative changes and trends.

    We invite you to join hundreds of your colleagues for a complimentary day of:

    • Exhibitor networking
    • Legislative and case law updates
    • Attorney Q&A and round tables
    • Best practices and hot topics specific to community associations 

    Refreshments will be provided with breakfast and lunch.

    This event is pending CACM-approval for 2 CEUs and is pending approval for
    5 CMCA credits by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB). www.camicb.org

    Jan
    18
    Fri
    CAI San Diego Annual Awards & Gala
    Jan 18 all-day
    CAI San Diego Annual Awards & Gala

    Join Shareholders Susan M. Hawks McClintic, Esq., Kieran J. Purcell, Esq., and Tiffany Christian at the annual CAI San Diego Annual Awards & Gala

    Jan
    23
    Wed
    CAI National Community Association Law Seminar
    Jan 23 – Jan 26 all-day

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