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Stephanie A. Nation


Office: Irvine

Phone: 949.851.7440

Fax: 949.752.0597


Stephanie Nation

Stephanie A. Nation represents residential and commercial real estate developers throughout California in connection with the creation of common interest development projects, including master planned communities, condominium and planned developments, mixed-use projects, age-qualified residential communities, build-to-rent communities, high-rise condominiums and custom lot subdivisions.

Ms. Nation specializes in the preparation of governance and sales documents for compliance with the California Department of Real Estate (DRE), Fannie Mae, FHA, VA, and other federal, state and local government regulatory agencies, including Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs), maintenance and cost-share agreements, license and easement agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and conveyance instruments.

Ms. Nation has extensive experience in the structuring, formation and operation of owners’ associations for common interest developments and regularly advises developers on real property disclosure laws and assists in the preparation of buyer disclosures.

Ms. Nation’s practice also includes general business and real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of commercial, residential and industrial property and regularly advises developers in pre-acquisition due diligence and title matters for residential and commercial projects.


  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • California Building Industry Association (Vice Chair of DRE Committee, 2022 – current)
  • Building Industry Association, Orange County Chapter (Board of Directors, 2019 – current)
  • Building Industry Association, Southern California
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Real Property Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association, Real Property Section


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2000
    American University Law Review, Articles Editor
    Cum Laude
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., 1997
    Cum Laude
    Department Honors with Highest Distinction
    Phi Beta Kappa


  • Ms. Nation was named as a Rising Star by Southern California Super Lawyers magazine published by Law Politics Media, Inc. and Los Angeles magazine for the years 2007 to 2015.

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