John Kirkham is a transactional associate in Miller Starr Regalia’s Common Interest Development Practice Group. John has represented hundreds of associations and now brings his extensive transactional and general counsel experience to the development process.
John's practice is focused on drafting CC&Rs, bylaws, and other common interest governing documents and related land-sharing, maintenance, and sales agreements for new residential, mixed-use, commercial, and industrial developments. The developments include mixed-use condominium projects, master planned developments, high-rise projects, senior and cohousing communities, and stock cooperatives.
John also helps clients obtain local and state project approvals and navigate California's complex body of common interest law, including the Subdivision Map Act, Subdivided Lands Act, Davis-Stirling Act, Commercial and Industrial Act, Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law, Right to Repair Law (SB 800), and related court decisions.
J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law (2010)
- Technical Editor, Maritime Law Journal.
- Best Oral Argument, Moot Court.
B.A., University of California, UC Berkeley (2002)
Business Certificate, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley (2002)
Contra Costa County Bar Association
State Bar of California
Awards & Recognition
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services