California law requires ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) as a first step in resolving most homeowner or homeowner association disputes. In addition to California Civil Codes 1354 and 1375 (“the Calderon process”), AB1700 goes into effect July 1, 2002. This new law, which pertains to common-interest developments of 20 units or more, forces developers, insurance companies and subcontractors to be bound by pre-litigation ADR processes even if they choose not to participate.
ARC offers homeowners associations a distinguished panel of retired judges and attorneys from which to select a mediator, arbitrator or special master. Our ADR experts have resolved thousands of cases and specialize in disputes among homeowners association members, boards and directors, as well as construction defects, insurance coverage and breach of contract cases. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the best neutral and hearing format. Save time and money and preserve critical relationships by resolving your dispute at ARC.