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  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (Fellow, 1985–Present)
  • California State Bar (Since January, 1972)
  • College of Community Association Lawyers (Founding Director. Fellow, 1994–Present)
  • Community Associations Institute (National President, 1982–1983)
  • Orange and Los Angeles County Bar Associations
  • Urban Land Institute (Governor and Council Member)
About Scott 

F. Scott Jackson concentrates in real estate law and is a founding member of the Firm. He chairs the Firm’s Subdivisions Services Group, which has created over 3,000 residential, mixed-use and commercial owners associations for builders and land developers.

Mr. Jackson has authored several books and articles including two annually updated chapters in Forming California Common Interest Developments, published by the California State Bar.  He assisted in drafting legislation passed by the California Legislature, including the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act. He also co-authored the book entitled Condominiums and Cooperatives with the Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York, and he co-authored the textbook Business Condominiums published by the National Association of Home Builders. He also edited three chapters for the California State Bar in the book entitled Advising California Common Interest Communities. Mr. Jackson has given expert testimony in cases involving common interest issues for more than 100 California law firms.

Mr. Jackson is a past president of the national Community Associations Institute, a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and a charter member of the Board of Governors of the College of Community Association Lawyers.  He is also a member of the California Building Industry Association and a member of the CBIA Liaison Committee with the California Bureau of Real Estate.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Home(ful) Foundation, and a director and past president of the Orange County Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Jackson is an “AV” (Martindale Hubbell) top-rated attorney, and has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers® List every year since 2002, as chosen by his peers. Mr. Jackson was named to The International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers every year since 2013. Mr. Jackson is a 2018 California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame honoree.

Mr. Jackson is described as “a leading commentator” by the California Court of Appeal, and his writings were cited with approval in Davert v. Larson, 163 Cal.App. 3d 407 (1985); Ruoff v. Harbor Creek Community Association, 10 Cal.App. 4th 1624 (1992); Bear Creek Master Association v. Southern California Investors, Inc, 28 CAl.App. 5th 809 (2018), City of West Hollywood v. Beverly Towers, 52 Cal. 3rd 1184 (1991); and Nahrstedt v. Lakeside Village Condominium Association, 8 Cal. 4th 361 (1994).


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