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Harle, Janics & Kannen has joined Berding|Weil!

Announcing the Opening of our
Southern California Office

We are pleased and excited to welcome Jake Harle, Katie Janics and Karen Kannen of the Costa Mesa firm of Harle, Janics & Kannen as Partners in the Berding|Weil family effective October 1, 2014.

Jake Harle, Katie Janics and Karen Kannen each have over 20 years of experience assisting numerous southern California common interest developments as general and litigation counsel. With their associate, Michael Fettig, they are bringing their expertise to Berding|Weil and its first southern California office. Joining the great attorneys and resources of Berding|Weil with the experienced counsel of Harle, Janics & Kannen, we are busy creating the largest, most experienced community association law firm in California.

Harle, Janics, & Kannen has been a leader in providing client-focused legal services to community associations throughout Southern California. With large law firm experience and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Jake Harle, Katie Janics and Karen Kannen created the firm in 1995 offering superior quality legal solutions in community association law.

Jake, Katie and Karen will continue to specialize in the often complex and intricate matters confronting community associations and their representatives today. Their past experience representing homebuilders for the creation and establishment of community associations gives them a distinct perspective and deeper understanding of association needs. Their clients range from small to large developments, luxury high rise mixed use developments, large master planned communities, attached and standalone condominiums, and commercial and industrial developments.

They are known for their knowledge, reliability and integrity in legal advice. They provide legal counseling, prepare succinct and defined agreements and opinions, and provide litigation services and educational programs for their clients.


Berding|Weil will provide its clients responsiveness and clear communication, we emphasize building and maintaining strong client relationships and partnerships based on mutual trust and confidence. The attorneys and staff pride themselves on treating every client with a high degree of personalized attention and care.


One of Berding|Weil's primary objectives is helping community associations achieve their goals in a timely and cost-effective manner. We pride ourselves on our long term client relationships developed through our accessibility and responsive communications.

Our Offerings

Our attorneys have expertise in virtually every aspect of legal services that impact community associations. We also provide updated and informative programs, workshops and seminars for the smooth running of your association.

Office Location

Costa Mesa

575 Anton Blvd., Suite 460
Metro Center
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 429-0600 phone
(714) 429-0699 fax


    • Amending Governing Documents
    • Negotiating Contracts and Leases
    • Research and Preparation of Legal Opinions
    • Interaction and Negotiation with State and Local Regulatory Agencies
    • Interpretation and Enforcement of Governing Documents
    • Litigation Services
    • General Counsel – All aspects of corporate and fiduciary requirements including director and officer liability
    • Rules and Regulations and Architectural Guidelines Review
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Update - An inclusive fixed fee package for updating and amending out-of-date governing documents.
    • Prepare - A comprehensive binder of document-specific information and statutes to enable you to conduct a smooth and effective annual meeting.
    • Boot Camp - The basics of what every community association board needs to know as it begins its job.
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