James S. Donegan, Sr. Attorney, Chief Financial OfficerSherm Donegan President
...James S. Donegan, Sr. Attorney, Chief Financial Officer
When the first major pieces of legislation regarding common interest subdivisions were being enacted by the legislature in the '7O's Jim Donegan
was beginning his
private law practice in Orange County, California.During that time, he specialized in real property law.
You might say he
was there when it all started. Jim
spent many successful years practicing real estate law in Orange County and San Luis Obispo County.Through his
varied experience as a title operations manager and years of law practice he
learned the intricate workings of the title business and mastered the preparation of both standard and common interest subdivision documentation as well as other ancillary instruments. Recognized for his industry knowledge and background, Jim was appointed to the California Building industry's Department of Real Estate/Legislative Subcommittee in 1993.He and only four other real estate attorneys were selected to serve on this committee, to review all proposed legislation affecting subdivision offerings.
From witnessing the beginning of legislation to monitoring the passing of real property legislation, you might say that Jim Donegan
has withstood the 'test of time'.He
remains one of the most knowledgeable real estate attorneys in California.
joined the Ford
team in 1993, bringing with him a very strong background in management and public relations.He
utilizes these strengths to serve the needs of Ford, Donegan & Associates' clients
commands a diverse knowledge in the process of obtaining a final public report.On a daily basis he
coordinates a wide variety of DRE filings, managing a mixed caseload for projects ranging from rural parcel maps to urban master planned communities.Through his
has gained an extensive understanding of the documents that are necessary for the formation and protection of the Homeowners Association
.Required budgeting for the Homeowners Association
is also part of his
...Georgette comes to the Ford, Donegan team after spending more than 14 years in the lending industry.