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Daniel Shapiro

Daniel C. Shapiro co-founded the partnership known as Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP which has successfully served its clients for more than 35 years. Although full-service, the firm has earned an impressive reputation in Southern California as one of the most preeminent in community association law due to Mr. Shapiro’s work on behalf of thousands of community associations (townhomes, condominiums, “own your own,” and planned unit developments). His practice focuses on helping clients to run in a professional and cost effective manner, as well as in accordance with California requirements, statutes and laws.

Mr. Shapiro has been awarded an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. An AV Preeminent rating reflects an attorney who has reached the highest of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest level of skill and integrity.

Areas of Practice

Community Association Matters

  • Advising boards of directors and providing general corporate counsel with regard to all aspects of community associations

  • Making recommendations regarding development related issues

  • Interpreting existing and preparing new governing documents (CC&Rs, Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, and Rules and Regulations)

  • Guiding clients through insurance bad faith and related litigation matters, including insurance claim settlement and negotiation

  • Representing associations in connection with governmental agency issues, challenges, requirements, and compliance matters

  • Creating strategies for responding to all aspects of natural disaster related issues


  • Juris Doctor (1979), Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California

  • Bachelor of Arts in History (1976), University of California, Los Angeles, California


  • Member of the State Bar of California


  • Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

  • Member of the College of Community Association Lawyers of the Community Associations Institute

Honors & Outside Activities

  • Listed in California Super Lawyers (2007, 2009-2019)

  • Past Chairperson of the California Legislative Action Committee which monitors California legislation relating to community associations

  • Extensive speaking engagement list in Southern California on the subject of community association law