Steven Roseman, Esq.

Steven Roseman, Esq.

Founder & Managing Partner

Steven A. Roseman, Esq. is the founder and managing partner in the law firm of Roseman Law, APC, which has offices in Southern California.

Mr. Roseman specializes in the practice of Business and Real Estate Law.  In addition to his significant transactional experience, Mr. Roseman has significant trial experience, including jury and bench trials and arbitration proceedings.

His representation includes all types corporations and individuals.  In addition, he represents commercial, retail, mixed-use, multi-family, and residential property owners in all aspects of business and real estate legal issues. Mr. Roseman has experience in negotiating all aspects of contract and real estate transactions, including drafting and/or revising various contracts, including vendor contracts, purchase and sale and related documents, loan documents, entity formation, operating/shareholder agreement, legal opinion letters, lease documents, construction agreements and related matters. Mr. Roseman has significant trial experience in dealing with partnership/member/shareholder disputes, breach of contract claims, easement issues, non-disclosure matters, construction and defective construction/soil subsidence claims.

Mr. Roseman also has significant experience in representing common interest developments in the Creation and Amendment of Governing Documents, Contract Negotiations, Litigation (both enforcement and defense), Construction Defect/Land Subsidence Litigation and Bad Faith Litigation. Over the past 22 years, Mr. Roseman has represented hundreds of condominium and homeowners associations in dealing with both their transaction needs and litigation related issues. Mr. Roseman lectures extensively to trade and industry groups on issues relating to real estate matters, condominium and homeowners associations and construction defect litigation. He has authored various articles and was a contributing author to the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Cumulative Supplements to the 3rd edition of the book “Handling Construction Defect Claims: Western States.”

Mr. Roseman has unique business and real estate experience. In addition to representing homeowners associations and property owners in construction defect matter, he also has a substantial knowledge in dealing with local City Ordinance issues and Coastal Commission matters. Mr. Roseman has handled matters ranging from easement issues, negotiation of construction contracts, to development of commercial projects.

He is actively involved in numerous organizations. He is a member of the California and Nevada State Bar Associations. Mr. Roseman is an active member of the two most prominent trade groups in the common interest development industry—California Association of Community Managers (CACM) and the Community Associations Institute (CAI).

Mr. Roseman serves on the faculty of CACM and lectures on behalf of CAI and CACM, including CAI’s ABC Essentials Course and CACM’s C-CAM manager and high-rise manager certification. In addition, he serves on the Mediation Steering Committee for CAI Los Angeles, as a delegate for CAI’s Legislative Action Committee (CLAC), and serves on the CACM Legal Steering Committee. He is acknowledged for the time, energy and expertise he has dedicated to the Legislative Action Committee during the 2008 Legislative session to present.

Mr. Roseman was awarded the “Speaker of the Year” award by the CAI Channel Islands Chapter, and nominated as “Speaker of the Year” by the CAI Orange County Chapter. Past nominations and recognitions include:  2012 nominated for “Speaker of the Year” by CAI Orange County, and in 2009 as “Speaker of the Year” by CAI Channel Islands Chapter, and nominated for the “Excellence in Service” Award by CACM.

In 2013, Mr. Roseman was appointed by the City Council of Calabasas to serve on the City of Calabasas Historic Preservation Commission, and in 2016 was appointed to serve on the City of Calabasas Planning Commission.

On a personal note, in addition to various other charities he is involved Mr. Roseman serves on the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, an organization striving to find a cure for children and adults suffering from Type 1 diabetes.

In addition to other sports activities, Mr. Roseman is also an avid runner. He has completed a number of half-marathon races and participates in “ToughMudder” races and the annual “MuddRun” at Camp Pendleton together with the marines and other members of Roseman Law, APC, benefiting the Armed Forces Services YMCA.

Admissions:
State Bar of California, 1993
State Bar of Nevada, 2001
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Licensed to practice law in South Africa

Education:
Witwatersrand University

Sean D. Allen, Esq.

Sean D. Allen, Esq.

Partner

Sean D. Allen is a partner with the law firm of Roseman Law, APC, and is the head of the firm’s HOA department.

Mr. Allen is a skilled attorney with litigation, appellate, and transactional experience in areas such as real property, contracts, business and corporate governance, interpretation and enforcement of governing documents, business entity formation, and bankruptcy.

Having exclusively represented homeowners associations and other common interest developments for several years, Mr. Allen has broad experience with issues and disputes that impact community associations, including CC&R interpretation and enforcement, corporate governance, compliance with Davis-Stirling Act, assessment collection, foreclosure, document restatements, encroachment and boundary disputes, lien priority, eviction, and community association governance. Additionally, Mr. Allen is one of the few attorneys knowledgeable of the unique issues surrounding community associations as bankruptcy creditors.

Mr. Allen obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. He is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of California and in every United States District Court throughout the State. He has successfully argued matters before the several Superior Courts of Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Luis Obispo County, and Santa Barbara County, as well as the California Court of Appeal, and each of the California District Bankruptcy Courts.

Mr. Allen is an active member of Community Associations Institute (CAI) in several Southern California chapters and has authored a number of articles pertaining to common interest development law and its application to community associations in California. Additionally, he has been a featured speaker at various CAI events, including the 2016 and 2018 CAI National Law Seminars. Mr. Allen is a member of the California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) for the Channel Islands and Los Angeles Chapters of CAI, and serves on the Education Committee for the Orange County Chapter of CAI.


Admissions:
State Bar of California, 2007
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Education:
J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law
B.A., University of California, Riverside

Jacqueline Pagano, Esq.

Jacqueline Pagano, Esq.

Partner

Jacqueline Pagano is a community association attorney with litigation, appellate, and transactional experience.  She has over a decade of experience representing community associations, developers, and property owners within common interest developments and extensive knowledge of the issues impacting community associations.

As corporate counsel to residential and commercial community associations, Ms. Pagano regularly advises boards of directors on compliance with current laws, assessment collections, interpretation and enforcement of governing documents, negotiating and drafting contracts, licenses and easements, and drafting amendments and restatements of governing documents.  She also represents her community association clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, trials, and appeals.

Ms. Pagano received her Juris Doctor from University of Southern California, Gould School of Law in 2009, where she received an academic merit scholarship.  She received her B.A. from University of Southern California in 2006 and graduated Cum Laude.  She has been a member of the California Bar since 2009 and is licensed to practice before all of the courts in the State of California.

Ms. Pagano is an active member of Community Association Institute (CAI) where she has served on the Publications Committee for the Orange County Chapter since 2016.  In 2017, Ms. Pagano was nominated as Rising Star by the Orange County Chapter of CAI.  She has authored a number of articles pertaining to common interest development law and is a frequent contributor to OC View.  Ms. Pagano is also a member of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM), the Solo/Small Firm and Real Estate Sections of the Orange County Bar Association and is active in various USC Alumni Associations.


Admissions:
State Bar of California, 2009
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education:
J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
B.A., University of Southern California

Stephen M. Kirkland, Esq.

Stephen M. Kirkland, Esq.

Partner

Stephen M. Kirkland, Esq. is a senior attorney with the law firm Roseman Law, APC, in its San Diego office.

Mr. Kirkland has over seventeen (17) years of legal experience in the common interest development field, including an expertise in assessment collection and general counsel. He assists clients with wide-ranging legal matters, including compliance; governing document drafting, restating, interpretation, and enforcement; board governance; dispute resolution; and construction defect claims.

Mr. Kirkland has a particular knack for explaining complex legal issues in an understandable format, and brings this skill to his interactions with our clients. Ever-willing to assist managers, boards, and others in the field, Mr. Kirkland has also been a featured speaker and presenter at numerous industry events and educational activities. He has been actively involved in the Community Association Institute (CAI) having served as a member and Chairperson on the Ambassador Committee for the Greater Inland Empire Chapter.

Mr. Kirkland received his J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2001, where he graduated cum laude.

In his spare time, Mr. Kirkland plays and closely follows Rugby, a passion coming from his young days growing up in his native New Zealand. Mr. Kirkland brought his Rugby skills to the United States in the early 1990s to coach Dartmouth Women’s Rugby team to their first Ivy League Championship. Although a proud “kiwi,” following his stellar coaching experience, Mr. Kirkland decided to plant roots in San Diego and pursue his legal career.


Admissions: 
State Bar of California, 2001
U.S. District Court, 2001

Education
J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
B.A., University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Patrick M. Malone, Esq.

Patrick M. Malone, Esq.

Attorney

Patrick M. Malone is a senior attorney with Roseman Law, APC. Prior to joining the team, Mr. Malone accrued significant civil litigation experience, specifically with general liability and construction matters. In addition to that experience, Mr. Malone has litigated within a variety of other legal specialties, including but not limited to family law, probate, real property, employment and civil rights disputes. He is particularly well versed in motion practice of all relevant types and has successfully argued many dispositive, or otherwise highly contentious motions on behalf of both individual and entities, plaintiff and defendant clients.

Mr. Malone graduated with honors from Antioch University with a degree in Liberal Studies and cum laude from the University of West Los Angeles, where he obtained is Juris Doctor, finishing at the top of class. While in law school, Mr. Malone earned a spot on the Dean’s List each semester of his attendance in addition to a Witkin Award for academic excellence in Constitutional Law and participated in the Moot Court Honors Program.

Mr. Malone is married with three young children. He spends the majority of his personal time with his family but always makes time to read and stay as informed as possible with current events.


Admissions:
State Bar of California, 2014

Education:
J.D., University of West Los Angeles
B.A., Antioch University

Sophie Haimof, Esq.

Sophie Haimof, Esq.

Attorney

Sophie Haimof is an attorney with the law firm of Roseman Law, APC.

Prior to joining our team, Ms. Haimof worked for a boutique law firm where she developed and drafted estate plans and advised clients on protection of their assets, including retirement plans, life insurance policies, business interests and real property. In addition, she represented clients in general civil litigation matters, including personal injury and premises liability claims. She has experience negotiating claims with insurance carriers, and drafting various pleadings in connection with general civil litigation matters.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Haimof gained experience in real estate while working at a commercial real estate firm. She currently holds a real estate salesperson license.

Ms. Haimof earned her Bachelor of Science in business law at California State University, Northridge, where she received the Department of Business Law Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award and was on the Dean’s list in recognition of her academic achievements. She earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she was appointed to be a Loyola Ambassador and served to facilitate communication among faculty, administration, alumni and students as an elected member of the Student Bar Association.

Admissions:
State Bar of California, 2016

Education:
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
B.S., California State University, Northridge

Karina Babikian, Esq.

Karina Babikian, Esq.

Attorney

Karina Babikian is an attorney with the law firm of Roseman Law, APC.

Prior to joining our firm, Ms. Babikian worked at a boutique law firm practicing real estate and business law. She has gained experience in all areas of real estate law – including transactional and litigation matters. She provided general counsel services for business and corporate clients as well as advising on transactional, regulatory, and insurance matters. Ms. Babikian also has experience representing common interest developments throughout Southern California.

Ms. Babikian earned her Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in Politics, from La Sierra University where she was on the Dean’s List in recognition of her academic achievements. She earned her Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law where she was a member of the Public Interest Law Foundation and received a Commitment to Service Award for Pro Bono Legal Work in Government Service.


Admissions: 
State Bar of California, 2016

Education:
J.D., Chapman University School of Law
B.A., La Sierra University

Joshua B. Nozar, Esq.

Joshua B. Nozar, Esq.

Attorney

Joshua B. Nozar is an associate attorney with the law firm of Roseman Law, APC.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Nozar worked for a civil litigation firm where he represented subcontractors and other various professionals in complex construction defect litigation matters. Mr. Nozar also has experience in eviction and bankruptcy proceedings, negotiating and drafting various contracts relating to business and real estate transactions, and assisting businesses with their corporate formation and compliance.

Mr. Nozar received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Mr. Nozar received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he was a recipient of the academic merit scholarship for three consecutive years and served as an editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.


Admissions:
State Bar of California, 2018

Education:
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
B.S., University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

Andrew M. Jun, Esq.

Andrew M. Jun, Esq.

Attorney

Andrew M. Jun, Esq. is an associate attorney at Roseman Law, APC, specializing in the firm’s Common Interest Development department.

As corporate counsel to residential and commercial community associations, Mr. Jun provides guidance to boards of directors in the interpretation and enforcement of governing documents, drafting amendments and restatements of governing documents, contract review and negotiation.

Mr. Jun graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California, majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance and law. Thereafter, Mr. Jun obtained his Juris Doctorate from Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law, where he participated in the school’s business law program, successfully acquiring the program’s Business Law Emphasis Certificate. During his time in law school, Mr. Jun clerked for the Honorable Catherine E. Bauer of the Central District of California, gaining invaluable knowledge and experience in bankruptcy and federal court procedures.

After graduation, Mr. Jun worked at a firm that exclusively represented homeowners associations throughout California, serving as general counsel to the same and spearheading the firm’s assessment collections department. Mr. Jun went on to work for a corporate litigation firm, where he handled a myriad of complex business and securities disputes and transactions, including SEC compliance and violations, entity organization, business disputes, real estate matters, and municipal litigation.

Mr. Jun notes that Roseman Law provides him with the opportunity to combine and further excel in his specialized areas of practice as the firm serves as a full-service law firm in corporate, business, real estate, and HOA matters. More importantly, Mr. Jun appreciates the familial culture that the firm cultivates, making his job feel like anything but “work.”

During his spare time, Mr. Jun enjoys hiking, playing and watching basketball, traveling, and frequenting the gym. Mr. Jun also loves spending time with his senior maltipoo, Coco.


Admissions:
State Bar of California, 2017
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Education:
J.D., Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law
B.S., University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

Philip Wahlquist, Esq.

Philip Wahlquist, Esq.

Attorney

Philip Wahlquist is an associate attorney with the law firm of Roseman Law, APC.

Prior to joining Roseman Law, Mr. Wahlquist worked for Deloitte Tax where he advised and consulted clients in California state tax matters, including tax planning and tax controversy. Mr. Wahlquist also has experience in business entity formation and real estate transactions.

Mr. Wahlquist earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Wahlquist received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis.

Outside of his legal practice, Mr. Wahlquist enjoys basketball, golf, running, and surfing.


Admissions:
State Bar of California, 2021

Education:
J.D., University of California, Davis
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Teresa Agnew

Teresa Agnew

Chief Operations Officer

Teresa Agnew has been with Roseman Law, APC since 2009. She has worked in the marketing management arena in numerous capacities for more than 20 years. She brings expertise and history of success in sales, marketing, operations and client services to Roseman Law. As the firm’s Vice President of Business Development and Client Relations Director,  she is responsible for continuing development for new business, maintaining client relationships,  growth in new markets, and oversees the firm vision and strategic planning.  In addition, she oversees new client inquiries and serves as liaison between clients, attorneys, and staff.

Teresa is a member of several chapters of Community Associations Institute (CAI). She is currently serving as President of the CAI-Channel Islands Chapter. In addition, she serves on the Orange County chapter Awards Committee, the Legislative Support Committee, and the Spring Forum Committee.  Ms. Agnew volunteers as co-chair for the Golf Committee of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter. Most recent recognitions include the 2013 “Committee of the Year” Award for CAI-Channel Islands, and the 2013 “Committee of the Year” Award for the Legislative Support Committee for the CAI-Orange County Chapter. Past awards include 2012 “Committee of the Year” for the Channel Islands Chapter, the 2012 “Outstanding Service Award and 2012 “Committee of the Year” Award” for the Orange County Chapter. Ms. Agnew was the recipient of the 2009 Diane Doria “Volunteer of the Year” Award for the CAI- Channel Islands Chapter.

In addition to keeping up with her 3 sons, she enjoys sports activities such as yoga and spinning, and her passion is running. She has completed a total of 10 marathons and half-marathons over the past 13 years. Most recently, she participated in the annual “MuddRun” at Camp Pendleton, with her fellow colleagues, together with the marines, benefiting the Armed Forces Services YMCA.

Carmen Menendez

Carmen Menendez

HR Coordinator

Carmen Menendez has been in the homeowners association industry for over 15 years. She has worked in various positions through the years which include delinquent assessment collections and escrow department. Mrs. Menendez currently serves as the Roseman Law’s Human Resources Coordinator and Accounts Receivable.

Working at Roseman Law through the years, Mrs. Menendez has said that she is proud to be part of such a great company that offers its employees many opportunities to further advance our education and experiences and it has made such impact in her life and career.

Emma Zaboth

Emma Zaboth

Regional Marketing Manager

Emma Zaboth joins our firm as Regional Marketing Manager for Orange County and Los Angeles County.

Prior to joining our team, she worked as the marketing manager for a Southern California general contractor that specialized in homeowners associations. Her primary responsibility was acting as account manager which entailed coordinating all facets of the project from its inception to the start of construction. In addition, she was responsible for developing and marketing new business and maintaining client relationships.

In addition, Emma has a background in marketing in the real estate industry. She was responsible for hosting events and coordinating broker previews with an emphasis on customer relations. Previously she worked in the insurance industry as a complaints specialist.

In her previous marketing careers, she was responsible for developing new relationships, maintaining current relationships, setting up events, and coordinating trade shows.  She served as a committee member of the Young Professionals Real Estate networking group where she focused on assisting the real estate industry. She prides herself on providing the ability to help customers in a professional manner and always working towards the goal of customer satisfaction.

Emma is a member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI). She is currently serving as a volunteer on the Orange County chapter’s Membership Committee.

In addition, Emma loves experiencing new places and cultures. She has spent several years traveling solo in Australia and Asia. She also has a huge passion for fitness.

Julie Ho

Julie Ho

Paralegal

Julie Ho is a licensed paralegal having joined Roseman Law in 2015. Ms. Ho works with our attorneys on transactional and litigation matters. She has assisted with the drafting of a variety of pleadings, including complaints, answers, demurrers, and various motions as well propounding and responding to written Discovery. She has also been responsible for the formation of various types of business entities for our corporate clients, as well as for the preparation and filing of their statements of information, and applications with the IRS for employer identification numbers. In addition, Ms. Ho has been a Notary Public for over eight years. Her attention to detail, paired with her analytical and organizational skills, have proven her to be an exceedingly valuable member of our team.

Before joining our firm, Ms. Ho worked for two years at a boutique law firm focused exclusively on family law matters. Prior to that, she worked at a law office at which she discovered her desire to study to become a paralegal. While continuing to work full time, she attended paralegal school at Pasadena City College, finding that her desire for paralegal study was actually a passion for the law.

In her years here at Roseman Law, Ms. Ho has stated that she loves coming to work because her co-workers have become family.

Nuria Hernandez

Nuria Hernandez

Paralegal

Nuria Hernandez is a licensed paralegal and joined Roseman Law, APC in 2018.  At Roseman Law, Ms. Hernandez has primarily worked on general litigation and construction defect matters, performing legal research, as well as assisting in the drafting of a variety of legal documents including, pleadings, discovery, motions, notices, and subpoenas.  In addition, she performs administrative duties such as calendaring hearings and deadlines, organizing case files, and maintaining pleading and discovery indexes.  Ms. Hernandez also serves as the firm’s office manager.

Ms. Hernandez has expressed that she values Roseman Law’s firm culture and principles and the growth and success she has experienced since joining our firm.

Prior to joining Roseman Law, Ms. Hernandez provided legal and administrative support to attorneys at a firm focused on the protection of tenants’ rights against substandard living conditions.

In her free time, she loves catching sunsets, and spending time with her family.  Ms. Hernandez graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Political Science. She obtained her Paralegal Certificate from University of California, Los Angeles, Extension, where she graduated with honors.

Sara Burlew

Sara Burlew

Paralegal

Sara Burlew is a licensed paralegal having joined Roseman Law in 2018. Mrs. Burlew’s primary responsibility consists of assisting homeowners associations with general legal matters. In addition to general legal matters, she is the assigned paralegal to all of Roseman Law’s restatements and assists board of directors with restating their governing documents to bring them up to date with the current law.

As a member of the marketing team, she promotes the firm’s services, awards, charity work, and upcoming events across all social media outlets. Mrs. Burlew focuses on spotlighting the team’s successes and informing others on programs, initiatives, and educational opportunities our firm may be offering. She enjoys working at Roseman Law because of the collaborative, supportive atmosphere that the firm promotes.

Mrs. Burlew graduated Cum Laude from California Lutheran University in May of 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. During her education, she did an internship with the United States Probation Office supporting Federal Probation Officers in ongoing cases. She received her paralegal certificate in 2019 from the University of California, Davis.

Amanda DeVaul

Amanda DeVaul

Paralegal

Amanda De Vaul is a licensed paralegal with a background in assessment collections. Amanda has worked with multiple homeowners associations in California and has provided both non-judicial and judicial foreclosure collections services for over a decade.

Prior to joining our team, Amanda supervised and administered the collections department for a law firm that exclusively represented homeowners associations throughout California. Mrs. De Vaul and her team recouped over $5,000,000.00 of debt for their clients. She has also worked in the areas of collections, loan modification and debt settlement.

At Roseman Law, Mrs. De Vaul supports our attorneys with the collection of delinquent assessments and manages our Asset Collection Enforcement Services (ACES) department. During her time at our firm, she has stated that she values the team aspect of the firm and believes working and collaborating as a team provides quality service to its clients and an opportunity to learn from your colleagues.

Outside of the office, Mrs. De Vaul enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and cooking.

Tatiana Jae

Tatiana Jae

Administrative Assistant

Tatiana Jae is an administrative assistant and joined Roseman Law, APC in 2021. At Roseman Law, Ms. Jae assists our firm’s COO, Teresa Agnew, where her primary responsibilities consist of marketing, social media management, and administrative and operational tasks. Her goals include highlighting the firm’s accomplishments, services, events, and charity work by producing creative content for all social media platforms. She enjoys being an employee at Roseman Law because of the positive, supportive, and hardworking environment the firm encapsulates.

Ms. Jae graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University in May of 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. She has had two pieces of creative work published in the Loyola Marymount University library. In Ms. Jae’s free time, she loves to DJ electronic dance music, work out, read tons of books, and spend time with family and friends.