2024 Northern California Law Seminar and Expo


Thursday, February 8th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM 
Registration Main Lobby
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast East Hall


8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
CEO Welcome & CACM Annual Meeting East Hall
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Keynote Presentation East Hall

Adam Markel, bestselling author, keynote speaker and resilience researcher, guides individuals and organizations to tap the power of resilience to master the challenges of constant change. With 18 years as a trial attorney building a multi-million dollar enterprise and 10 years as the CEO of a leading personal development and business training company, Adam has much to share about resilience, culture and change.


Adam Markel

Keynote Speaker

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Vision Awards East Hall
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Concurrent Sessions

Construction Defect & HOAs Junior Ballroom


Rachel Miller, Esq., The Miller Law Firm 
Joe Seltzer, Esq., Riley Pasek Canty 
Sergei Bokov, CCAM-PM.HR.LS

EVs and Solar: Here to Stay Grand Ballroom ABC   

Cyrus Koochek, Esq., SwedelsonGottlieb
Colin G. McCarthy, Esq., Angius & Terry 
Laurie Harris, CAMEx, CCAM, CID Consortium

Do You Know the Matrix? Grand Ballroom DE

Amy Tinetti, Esq., Hughes Gill Cochrane Tinetti
Maria Kao, Esq., Briscoe Ivester & Bazel 
Al Cui, CAMEx, CCAM-HR.ND, Pacific Park Plaza HOA 

The Impact of New Reserve Study Standards Grand Ballroom FGH

Zer Iyer, Esq., Hughes Gill Cochrane Tinetti
Robert Browning, Browning Reserve Group 
Skyler Jewell, CAMEx, CCAM, Heritage Ranch Owners Association

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Lunch Break East Hall
12:45 PM – 3:00 PM 
Expo Hall Open West Hall
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM 
Concurrent Sessions

Alternatives During an Insurance Crisis Junior Ballroom

Charlotte Allen, Socher Insurance Agency  
Kumar Raja, Esq., Beaumont Tashjian
Joe Price, CAMEx, CCAM, Powerstone Property Management, ACMC

Steering Clear of Fair Housing Trouble Grand Ballroom ABC

Colleen Montoya, CCAM, Bay Area Property Services
John Gill, Esq., Hughes Gill Cochrane Tinetti 
John D. Hansen, Esq., Baydaline & Jacobsen

Association Elections Explained Grand Ballroom FGH

Alex Noland, Esq., Noland Law
Tom Chaffee, Esq., O’Toole Rogers
Valerie Lee, CCAM, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco 

It’s Our Policy Grand Ballroom DE

Lance Stewart, Esq., Angius & Terry 
Ellen Schuster, Esq., Hughes Gill Cochrane Tinetti 
Kate Drobny, CCAM, Action Property Management

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Industry Partner Appreciation Atrium
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception Atrium

Friday, February 9th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast East Hall
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM 
CCAM, CAFM & CCIP Oath Ceremony Recognition East Hall
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM 
Concurrent Sessions

Manager Roundtable – The Misadventures of Seasoned Managers Grand Ballroom ABC

Brian Moreno, Esq., Brian D. Moreno Law Corporation
Sonja Bachus, CCAM
Becky Jolly, CCAM, OMNI Community Management LLC, ACMC

Manager Roundtable for Rookies Grand Ballroom FGH

Robert DeNichilo, Esq., Nordberg | DeNichilo 
John Baumgardner, Esq., Chapman & Intrieri 
Kimberley Flickner, CAMEx. CCAM-PM.LS.ND.AA.CI.LM

Mastering Time Management Junior Ballroom

Stephen Brindle, Esq., SwedelsonGottlieb
Megan Hall, Esq., Adams | Stirling
Kathleen Harrigan, CCAM, Bay Area Property Services

To Share or Not to Share – That is the Questions Grand Ballroom DE

Melissa Bauman Ward, Esq., Adams | Stirling 
Alex Sohal, Esq., McGuire Schubert Sohal 
Christina French, CAMEx, CCAM-LS.HR.AA, CAFM, Moraga Country Club HOA 

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Expo Hall Open West Hall
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Lunch Break East Hall
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
New Case Law Grand Ballroom

Jennifer Jacobsen, Esq., Baydaline & Jacobsen
Sandra L. Gottlieb, Esq., SwedelsonGottlieb
Jennifer Wada, Esq., WADA Government Relations
Garret Satfield, CCAM-ND, The Management Trust – Northern CA, ACMC



Keynote Sponsor
CM Squared, Inc.

Event Photographer Sponsor
R & L Plumbing, Inc.

Name Badge Sponsor
Hughes Gill Cochrane Tinetti, PC

Vision Award Sponsor
Recon 360, LLC

Registration Sponsor
BTC Bob Tedrick Construction, Inc.

Security Sponsors
Association Reserves
SPS Construction Remodeling Services

General Session – New Case Law Sponsor
Capital CS Group