Darren M. Bevan, Esq.
Partner Darren Bevan has extensive litigation and transactional experience, effectively protecting client's interests. The focus of Mr. Bevan's practice is assisting homeowners associations in interpreting and enforcing covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs), Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation and the other governing documents used by common interest developments. As well, he has extensive experience in amending and restating these governing documents.
Mr. Bevan provides general counsel services for common interest developments throughout California. As part of his practice, Mr. Bevan provides legal advice and counseling to boards; prepares board resolutions; assists and conducts proceedings pursuant to an association's rules and procedures, while keeping in compliance with applicable laws. He regularly represents clients in a variety of different types of business transactions and disputes, including corporate governance and enforcement of real property restrictions. He also prepares and reviews contracts for the purchase of real estate, goods, materials, and services for both common interest developments and individuals. Mr. Bevan has extensive experience preparing real estate purchase and sales agreements, restrictive covenants, easements, deeds, and other agreements affecting real property. As well, he has broad experience with real estate transactions; including commercial leases, construction contracts, and real property acquisitions. For many years he has lectured on common interest developments at various forums.
Mr. Bevan presently serves as a delegate to the Community Associations Institute-California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC), is Chair and past Vice-Chair and was past Legislative Chair for its Executive Committee. In addition, he is a past Director and past President of the Board for the California North Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI). Mr. Bevan attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, and received his Juris Doctor in 2001. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California at Davis. At McGeorge School of Law, Mr. Bevan was actively involved in clinical programs, serving as a Governing Board Member at Community Legal Services. Since Graduating Mr. Bevan has returned to McGeorge School of Law as a guest lecturer.
In addition to his admission to the California State Bar, he is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Supreme Court of the United States, as well he is a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association. Reported appellate opinions: Banning v. Newdow, (2004) 119 Cal. App. 4th 438.