Bruce E. Stanton, Esq. – GSMOL General Counsel
Bruce has been a practicing California attorney since 1982, and has spent the majority of his legal career specializing in the representation of mobilehome residents, small businesses and families. He served as general counsel for the Golden State Manufactured – Home Owners League (GSMOL) from 1991-1996, the California Mobilehome Resource & Action Association (CMRAA) from 1996-2008, and since 2009 is once again general counsel for GSMOL.
His practice concentrates on mobilehome law but also includes estate planning and business planning for individuals and families. He gives seminars on mobilehome rights throughout California, and represents many seniors and fixed income mobilehome owners. His duties have routinely take him to Sacramento, where he has helped to author California Civil Code amendments and has assisted with the passage of pro-homeowner, and the defeat of park owner-sponsored legislation.
He has represented mobilehome residents in approximately 40 administrative rent hearings throughout California since 1986. He has also argued legal cases in many courts of appeal throughout California, and helped author a brief to the U. S. Supreme Court in 1992 on mobilehome rent control issues.
Bruce has written manuals about mobilehome rent control, conversion ordinances and long-term leases (which are available in the Members Area of our website).
He has worked with and assisted City Attorneys and other City and County officials to pass or amend mobilehome rent Ordinances in a number of jurisdictions, and has appeared at the Public Utilities Commission on issues involving gas, electric and water charges.