About The Firm
Attorneys Michael C. Knighten and Daniel M. Parlow met in 2012, working as associates at Guralnick & Gilliland, LLP. After a few years of collaboration as coworkers, Dan opened his own legal practice, Parlow Law Office, and Michael became a partner with Guralnick, Gilliland & Knighten. Both continued to hone their skills in matters pertaining to community associations, most often serving as corporate counsel and assisting with litigation and appeals. Michael and Dan have spent a considerable amount of time interpreting and reviewing longstanding CC&R agreements, which provides association board members and property management groups with the legal support needed to operate with confidence and certainty.
As a result, Michael and Dan have developed a unique familiarity with HOA and real estate law, allowing them to utilize their experience in a variety of legal capacities. In a community like the Coachella Valley, understanding the rights and obligations of community associations, homeowners, and property managers are in high demand.
Michael and Dan joined forces to form Knighten & Parlow Professional Corporation in January 2019.
Michael C. knighten
Michael has been practicing law in the Coachella Valley since 2006. From 2015 – 2018, Michael was a partner with Guralnick, Gilliland and Knighten.
Beginning in January 2019, Michael formed a new law firm with attorney Dan Parlow: Knighten & Parlow Professional Corporation. The firm’s legal practice focuses on representing homeowners associations in all aspects of their business and real estate matters, from corporate counsel to litigation and trials. Michael has taken numerous cases to trial (both judge and jury trials) on behalf of homeowners associations and other business clients.
Michael is an active member of the legal community and serves as the counselor of the Warren Slaughter – Richard Roemer Inn of Court, which works to improve the skills, professionalism, and ethics of the bench and bar. Michael also volunteers his time as an arbitrator for the Desert Bar Association.
Southwestern School of Law (2005)
Juris Doctorate; Member of the Federalist Society
Admitted: December 2005
Dan has acquired broad-ranging experience in litigation, appeals, and transactional/consulting services. A former law clerk for Judge David P. Yaffe in the Writs and Receivers Department of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Dan practiced extensively in the areas of municipal law, CEQA and other land-use regulations, government entitlements/licensing, government employment, trade secrets, and corporate formalities.For the past decade, Dan’s practice has focused primarily on homeowner’s association law, as well as other real estate and business matters. Dan’s HOA experience has involved representing both HOAs and homeowners, and it has included consulting work, trial court litigation, and appellate practice. Dan has represented HOAs throughout Southern California, and was appointed as panel counsel by an HOA directors’ and officers’ insurance carrier. Dan takes pride in advising both HOAs and homeowners on non-litigation options, although he has litigated extensively in this area of the law.
Pepperdine University School of Law (2006)
Juris Doctorate; Magna Cum Laude; Order of the Coif
Marquette University (2003)
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Psychology; Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Admitted: December 2007