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 - CAI San Diego Chapter Committee Member of the Year
  • 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 - Present - CAi San Diego Legislative Support Committee (LSC) (including local CLAC)
  • 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

    Apr
    29
    Mon
    Walters Management Charity Golf Tournament @ The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe
    Apr 29 @ 10:00 am
    Walters Management Charity Golf Tournament @ The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe

    Join Jon H. Epsten, Esq., Kieran J. Purcell, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at Walters Management’s Charity Golf Tournament in support of the Warrior Foundation – Freedom Station.

    May
    30
    Thu
    Legal Lessons: Contracting: Beyond the Basics @ Rancho Mirage Public Library
    May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Legal Lessons: Contracting: Beyond the Basics @ Rancho Mirage Public Library

    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. Local Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC attorneys will share their insights on some of the most common legal topics and issues facing community associations.

    Join attorneys Kieran J. Purcell, Esq. and Dea C. Franck, Esq. as they explore contracting.

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    Jun
    27
    Thu
    Legal Lessons: Conflict Management & Dealing with Difficult People @ Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC
    Jun 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Legal Lessons: Conflict Management & Dealing with Difficult People @ Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC

    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. Kieran J. Purcell, Esq. will share his insights on conflict management and dealing with difficult people.

    Oct
    4
    Fri
    CAI San Diego Golf Classic @ TBD
    Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    CAI San Diego Golf Classic @ TBD

    Join Kieran J. Purcell, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at CAI San Diego’s annual golf tournament.

    Dec
    6
    Fri
    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC San Diego Legal Symposium @ Town & Country Hotel
    Dec 6 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 am
    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC San Diego Legal Symposium @ Town & Country Hotel

    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

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