Gary Kessler


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Gary has over twenty-five years of experience representing homeowners associations in matters spanning the full spectrum of common interest development law, including matters relating to governing document drafting and enforcement, vendor contracts, Davis-Stirling Act interpretation, community association elections, as well as board member duties and responsibilities.


Gary is currently co-chair of the Community Association Institute’s Amicus Committee, which reviews important appellate cases across the United States relating to homeowners association law. Gary also was a member of the State Bar of California’s Real Property Law Section’s working group on the California Law Revision Commission’s Tentative Recommendation for Simplification of the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act. Additionally, Gary was invited to be a presenter on common interest development law at the 2010 California State Bar Convention, served as Chairman of the Community Association Institute/Los Angeles Chapter’s Publications Committee, and was Editor-in- Chief of the Community Association Institute/Los Angeles Chapter’s Focus Magazine and HOA Insider Newsletter.


Gary enjoys analyzing and writing about complex legal issues through his appellate work. Judicial opinions in seven of the appellate cases he has handled have been certified for publication by the California Court of Appeal, and he is proud to have served as a member of both the California State Bar’s Committee on Appellate Courts and the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Appellate Courts Committee.


Gary’s experience handling employment law matters includes EEO/discrimination complaints, employee discipline problems and workplace privacy issues. His background in employment matters includes service as a hearing officer for the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission, as well as the representation of labor unions in arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and federal and state court lawsuits.

Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Board of Editors, Loyola Law Review
St. Thomas More Law Honor Society
Loyola Honorary Scholarship for Excellence in the Study of Law
University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 1977, Summa Cum Laude
Phi Betta Kappa


Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court (C.D. Cal.)

United States District Court (S.D. Cal.)

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