WILLIAM S. BUDD, Esq.

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WILLIAM S. BUDD

WILLIAM S. BUDD

Shareholder
Complex Litigation Attorney Mentor

Practice Areas

Community Association Counsel
Civil Litigation
Commercial CID





Legal Assistant: Joy Carpio


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, Former Member

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 becoming an attorney in 2000, Bill was 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 has been a speaker in many educational presentations, and served as a member of the Professional Standards Committee of the California Association of Community Managers for 8 years (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

Dec
3
Fri
Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part I of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part I of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom

A Two-Part Webinar Series

Friday, December 3, 2021 & Friday, December 10, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Part I – December 3rd
New legal updates affecting common interest developments
Opportunity to submit questions for discussion on 12/10

Part II – December 10th
Attorney Q&A

Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

Dec
10
Fri
Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part 2 of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom @ Virtual via Zoom
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A Two-Part Webinar Series

Part II – December 10th
Attorney Q&A

Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

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