KIERAN J. PURCELL

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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 Legislative Support Committee for the San Diego Chapter, in support of CAI’s 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

  • 2012-Present - CAI Legislative Support Committee (LSC)
  • 2014 - CAI San Diego Chapter President's Award
  • 2004-2011 - California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC)
  • 2006-2009 - California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) Delegate
  • 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
  • Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC Articles

    • Construction Contracting 101
    • Questions and Answers Regarding Architectural Enforcement Procedures for Community Association
    • Termite Eradication Bugging You?

    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

    Sep
    23
    Sat
    CAI-SD Board Leadership Development Workshop @ Ramada San Diego Conference Center
    Sep 23 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
    CAI-SD Board Leadership Development Workshop @ Ramada San Diego Conference Center

    Join Kieran J. Purcell, Esq. and Jodi A. Konorti, Esq. at this workshop that aims to teach you how to communicate with association residents, hire qualified managers and service providers, develop enforceable rules, interpret governing documents and more.

    Sep
    29
    Fri
    CAI Greater Inland Empire Golf Tournament @ Dos Lagos
    Sep 29 all-day
    Oct
    6
    Fri
    CAI San Diego Golf Classic @ Encinitas Ranch
    Oct 6 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Oct
    19
    Thu
    CAI National Common Interest Development Law Course
    Oct 19 all-day
    CAI National Common Interest Development Law Course

    Join Tiffany Christian at this event.

    CAI National Statewide Legal Forum
    Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day
    CAI National Statewide Legal Forum

    The CAI Legal Forum offers two education programs—one for community managers and one for board members and other homeowner leaders. Sessions are presented by expert panels, including government officials, seasoned management professionals and members of the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers, a professional organization that represents the very best attorneys in the industry.

    Join Jon H. Epsten, Esq, as a speaker at this event, and Kieran J. Purcell, Esq. and Tiffany Christian, who will be an exhibitor

    Oct
    26
    Thu
    CAI-CLAC Wine & Cheese Reception @ Hilton Mission Bay
    Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    CAI-CLAC Wine & Cheese Reception @ Hilton Mission Bay

    Join Kieran J. Purcell, Esq. and CAI San Diego’s Board of Directors to learn why CLAC is important and meet Legislative Advocate Louie Brown and Administrator Coordinator Wendy Van Messel.

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