Please join the Professional Women In Building (PWB) of the BIA Bay Area for their second Lean In Circle. Moderator, Ella Gower, will be leading a workshop on centered leadership and the idea of 'connecting'.
Ella Gower is the managing shareholder at Miller Starr Regalia. As Chair of the Common Interest Development Practice Group, Ella prepares governing documents and related easement and land sharing agreements for residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. The developments include high-rise mixed-use condominium projects, mixed use planned developments, master planned communities, senior housing projects and cohousing communities.
She advises clients regarding issues related to the Subdivision Map Act, Subdivided Lands Act, Commercial and Industrial Common Interest Development Act, Davis-Stirling Act and the Right to Repair Law (SB 800). She regularly assists clients with obtaining local and state project approvals.
J.D., University of California, Davis, School of Law (2006)
B.A., University of California, Davis, Political Science - Public Service and History (2002)
AIDS Legal Referral Panel – Pro Bono Panel Attorney
Alliance of Chief Executives
American Land Title Association (ALTA)
Building Industry Association (BIA), Bay Area
- Vice Chair – Associates
- Executive Board
- Past President, Department of Real Estate Committee
California Building Industry Association (CBIA)
- Chair, Bureau of Real Estate Committee
- Past Vice-Chair, Bureau of Real Estate Committee
- Legal Affairs Committee
California Land Title Association (CLTA)
Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA)
East Bay Leadership Council (EBLC) – Board of Directors
Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship Fund – Board of Directors
Pro Bono Attorney for Unaccompanied Minors
Chapter 28 (previously Chapter 25B), “Common Interest Developments,” Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 4th (co-author)
“Separate But Not Equal: The New Commercial Industrial Common Interest Development Statute,” Miller & Starr, California Newsalert, reprinted in part from Volume 24, Number 4, March 2014
“Massachusetts S.C. Addresses 'In for One, In for all' Rule,” American Land Title Association The Docket, June 2013
“What’s In A Name: In California, Borrowers May Be Liable For Purely Innocent ‘Bad Faith’ Waste,” Miller Starr Regalia’s The Title & Escrow File blog, January 10, 2013 (co-author)
“California Court of Appeal Rules Developer Liable for ‘Bad-Faith’ Waste,” American Land Title Association The Docket, November 2012
“Marketability of Title: In Reaffirming Hocking, the Court of Appeal in Dollinger Draws a Clear Distinction Between Market Value and Marketable Title,” Miller Starr Regalia’s The Title & Escrow File blog, October 11, 2012 (co-author)
“Top Lawsuits Impacting the Title Industry,” American Land Title Association TitleNews, July 2012 (co-author)
“California Suit Addresses Lien Priority,” American Land Title Association The Docket, December 2011 (co-author)
“Top Lawsuits Impacting the Title Industry,” American Land Title Association TitleNews, May 2011 (co-author)
“Agents Must Comply With Closing Instructions After Close of Escrow,” American Land Title Association The Docket, September 2010 (co-author)
“Top Lawsuits Impacting the Title Industry,” American Land Title Association TitleNews, May 2010 (co-author)
“Nationwide Life Insurance Company v. Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company: What steps must an insurer take to make certain restrictions ‘expressly excepted’ from coverage when an ALTA 9 Endorsement is issued?” California Land Title Association eNews, December 2009 (co-author)
Speeches & Presentations
“Lean In Circle,” BIA Bay Area Professional Women in Building (PWB), August 7, 2018 (Moderator)
“Ten Ways to Lose Your Shirt Through Fraud,” California Land Title Association Annual Convention, April 2013
“They Said I Could, Trust Me,” American Land Title Association Annual Convention, October 2012
“Mock Trial,” California State Bar Real Property Retreat, May 2011
Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, announced today it has launched a new website that is reflective of the firm's breath of real property legal services.
Miller Starr Regalia announced today that Ella K. Gower has been named managing shareholder of the firm. Gower, who was a summer intern at MSR in 2005 and joined the firm as an associate in 2006, will also remain chair of the firm's Common Interest Development practice group.
Tara Castro Narayanan and Ella Gower of Miller Starr Regalia will present a primer on common interest development law in California.