WILLIAM S. BUDD, Esq.

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WILLIAM S. BUDD

WILLIAM S. BUDD

Senior Attorney at Law

Practice Areas

Community Association Counsel
Civil Litigation
Commercial CID

Education

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Affiliations and Memberships

State Bar of California
San Diego County Bar Association
Community Associations Institute (CAI)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM), Professional Standards Committee of the

Overview

Bill Budd is a cum laude graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law. During law school, Bill was on the editorial staff of the law review, competed as an oral advocate in the American Bar Association moot court competition, and taught a writing seminar for first semester law students for three semesters.

Bill brings a wealth of hands-on experience to the practice of law. Prior to attending law school, Bill worked as a community association manager for over ten years, during which time he attended more than 800 board meetings. He also earned the prestigious PCAM designation, demonstrating his commitment to the community association industry. Bill is a member of the Professional Standards Committee of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM).

Bill has extensive experience in all aspects of business and community association management, including construction, maintenance, finance, and personnel matters. Along with providing general business and transactional advice, Bill has represented many clients in litigation, including prevailing in five cases before the Court of Appeal; two 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); and, Trilogy at Glen Ivy Maintenance Assn. v. Shea Home, Inc. (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 361, 372 (Successful defeat of an Anti-Slapp motion brought by Shea Homes)] Bill has also testified in Superior Court as an expert witness on community association issues.

Events & Speaking Engagements

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

Feb
28
Thu
Legal Lessons: Litigation Prevention @ Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC
Feb 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Legal Lessons: Litigation Prevention @ 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. Pejman D. Kharrazian, Esq. and William S. Budd, Esq. will share their insights on litigation prevention/

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