BERDING|WEIL's seasoned law professionals are highly experienced community association and construction law attorneys. We bring a thorough understanding of our clients' issues and creative solutions for their legal needs.
Our General Counsel department has decades of experience dealing with the legal problems of condominium and homeowners associations, including drafting and amending governing documents, advising on election and meeting laws, reserve and budget questions, and enforcing governing documents. We also defend community associations and their boards of directors against third party claims for personal injury and property loss as well as directors' and officers' liability, and we assist our clients in maximizing insurance claims for damages to buildings and common area.
We represent community associations and other building and property owners with construction challenges and issues, including original construction defects, construction contract disputes, and reconstruction of older projects. Our clients include hundreds of community associations, apartment investors, commercial and industrial building owners, and government entities with building problems.
We have the depth and resources to compete with anyone. Our Construction Law group has twenty experienced litigators assisted by a team of outstanding case analysts a trial team larger than those fielded by most big corporate law firm construction departments. We have litigated hundreds of construction matters and can easily staff the largest and most complex construction disputes.
Whether it's complicated amendment of condominium governing documents, multi-property transactions, contesting government regulations, commercial, industrial or office transactions on behalf of tenants or landlords or negotiating project reconstruction contracts, we have the skill and experience to bring these transactions to a conclusion favorable to our clients. The lawyer who works to negotiate a resolution of your construction dispute will also be skilled at drafting the necessary settlement documents. The community association attorney who amends your governing documents will have years of experience drafting real estate transaction documents.
We tailor our fees to the legal needs of the client and efficiently staff each project. We offer special fee arrangements for major litigation and match our fee structure to the clients' budget and cash flow needs.
Our litigators are often asked by clients to assist in other areas of the country due to our reputation in our core practice areas. While our home offices are in California, we litigate matters in other venues including Hawaii, Nevada, Florida, and Arizona using our own attorneys and associated local counsel.
When you establish a relationship with BERDING|WEIL, you not only employ a law firm, you also gain a personal relationship with a lawyer you can trust. Your lawyer will be an experienced attorney who has dedicated many years to exactly that type of case or matter. He or she will be your contact and will always be available to answer your questions. Your attorney will meet with you in our office or yours. Your lawyer understands the problem you are having and will be available for consultation and advice that fits your schedule.
BERDING|WEIL has been awarded an "av" rating by Martindale-Hubble, a national attorney rating service, every year for 25 years. This is the highest rating given in any area of practice. Five of our attorneys have been recognized as "Superlawyers." The firm has helped shape California law. In addition to playing an active role in the courts (including California Courts of Appeal and the State Supreme Court), the firm has advised legislators on dozens of existing and proposed statutes governing community associations, building products liability and construction claims. It has also assisted in writing much of the law on alternative dispute resolution for construction litigation and common interest developments found in California statutes today.
We actively participate in regional, statewide and national industry trade groups. Partners in the firm take leading roles in organizations created to serve the commercial real estate and community association industries. The firm is a member of the Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO), Community Associations Institute (CAI), the California Association of Community Managers (CACM), the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), the Rental Housing Association (RHA), the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the Western Construction Consultants Association (WESTCON). At any given time, our attorneys serve on various task forces, committees and board positions for these organizations.