Margaret E. Nanda

Margaret E. Nanda

Margaret Nanda is a member of Hopkins & Carley’s Real Estate Practice.  She has been practicing for more than 36 years primarily in the manufactured housing industry providing representation to mobile home community owners and managers in all aspects of park ownership and management, with a focus on mobile home park closures. 

Margaret facilitates this unique mobile home park closure process from inception to end, regularly interfacing directly with developers seeking to convert the use of the existing parks.  Margaret was lead counsel for the seminal mobile home park closure case, Keh v. Walters (1997) 55 Cal. App. 4th 1522.

  • Represented Brandenburg Staedler & Moore, owner and operator of 14 communities with 3,500 spaces, with most of their legal matters for more than 36 years.
  • Lead counsel in closure/conversion of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, Palo Alto.
  • Lead counsel in closure/conversion of Blue Bonnet Mobilehome Park, Sunnyvale; Developer, East Dunne Investors/Dividend Homes.
  • Lead counsel in closure/conversion of Nick’s Trailer Court, Sunnyvale; Owner/Developer, St. Anton Capital.
  • Lead counsel in closure/conversion of Audiss RV Park, El Cerrito; Developer, Urban Community Partners.
  • Lead counsel in closure/conversion of Winchester Ranch Mobile Home Park, San Jose; Developer, PulteGroup.
  • Consultant to the City of Mountain View in closure/conversion of Bayair and Bayshore Mobile Home/RV Parks, Mountain View; Developer, Dividend Homes.
  • Lead counsel in closure/conversion of Red Arrow Trailer Court, South San Francisco; Purchaser, Kaiser Hospital.
  • Lead counsel in closure/conversion of Windsorland Mobile Home Park, Windsor; Owner/Developer, Jeffrey Meyer.
  • Lead counsel in closure/conversion of Flick’s Mobile Home Park, Sunnyvale; Original Developer, Clarum Homes (project later sold to D.R. Horton).
  • Lead counsel in closure/conversion of Main Street Mobile Home and RV Park, Milpitas; Original Developer, Trammell Crow.
  • Lead counsel in closure/conversion of Oasis Mobile Manor, Sunnyvale; Developer, Centex.
  • Lead counsel in closure/conversion of Redwood Mobile Home Park, San Jose; Developer, ROEM Corporation.
  • Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association, Member, 1982‑present
  • Santa Clara University Board of Fellows, Member, 2010‑present
  • Junior League of San Jose, Inc., Current Member and Past President, Winner of Pat Gustke Outstanding Sustainer Award, 2011
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School San Jose, Development Committee Board Member, 2016‑present
  • Manufactured Housing Educational Trust (MHET) of Santa Clara County, Member and Board of Directors, 1988‑2007
  • Summit League, Member, 2009‑present
  • National Charity League, Saratoga-Los Gatos Chapter, Past President
  • School Board, St. Mary’s Los Gatos, Past President
  • St. Francis High School, Member, Board of Directors, 2009‑2015
  • Steering Committee, Princess Project of Silicon Valley, Member, 2008‑2015
  • Walden West Outdoor School, Member and Board of Directors, 2007‑2014
  • State Bar of California (1979)
  • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, Occidental College

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