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John Kirkham Joins Miller Starr Regalia As A Common Interest Development Associate

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Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, announced today that John Kirkham is joining the firm as an associate with a focus on common interest development work. 

Prior to joining MSR, Kirkham was a solo practitioner in private practice. He assisted residential, mixed-use and commercial associations throughout the state with governing document updates.

MSR's Common Interest Development Practice Group prepares governing documents (CC&Rs, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws), related easement, land sharing, and maintenance agreements, and sales documents for residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use planned developments and condominiums.

The Common Interest Development Practice Group also works with clients to obtain local and state project approvals and assists clients on a wide variety of projects, including: large and small residential planned developments and condominiums, master planned communities, high‐rise mixed‐use condominiums, industrial and commercial parks, affordable housing, and senior housing. They also advise clients on issues related to the Subdivision Map Act, Subdivided Lands Act, Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act, Commercial and Industrial Common Interest Development Act, and the Right to Repair Law (SB 800). 

 “John's knowledge of common interest development law makes him a valuable addition to our CID practice," said Ella K. Gower, MSR’s managing shareholder. 

Kirkham received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in California.



Erika Freed



Miller Starr Regalia has had a well-established reputation as a leading real estate law firm for more than fifty years.  For nearly all that time, our firm has written Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 4th, a 12-volume encyclopedia on California real estate law.  We call it “the Book.”  The Book is the most widely used and judicially recognized real estate treatise in California and is cited by practicing attorneys and courts throughout the state.  Our firm has experience in all real property matters, including full-service litigation and dispute resolution services, transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, common interest development, construction, management, title insurance, environmental law, and redevelopment and land use.  For more information, visit