It is with a bitter-sweet heart that we announce that Katie Janics has decided to retire. While we are thrilled for her next chapter, she will be greatly missed here at the firm! Katie has been a beloved member of the HOA legal community for 29 years and her fun personality and warmth will be a loss for the industry.
Katie is hoping to dedicate her time to the Make A Wish or Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. After her son's victory over stage 4 bone cancer, she would like to give back to support other families facing challenges that are far too close to her own heart.
We wish Katie all the best in her future endeavors!
Kathleen A. Janics (Katie) was a Partner in Berding | Weil and legal counsel to community associations throughout Southern California. She has been a member of the California State Bar since 1990. Ms. Janics devotes her practice to advising homeowners associations and their boards on all aspects of community association law, including without limit, corporate governance, fiduciary duties, statutory compliance, contracts, governing document interpretation and amendment, enforcement of governing documents, Fair Housing Act, and other issues pertinent to community associations.
Ms. Janics received both her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Science degrees from the University of Southern California before attending the University of San Diego, where she received her Juris Doctor Degree and graduated cum laude. Ms. Janics served as an intern for the Honorable Richard Huffman, Fourth District Court of Appeal while attending law school at USD. She began practicing in 1990 as a real estate attorney with an emphasis in the creation of community associations and representation of developer entities. Ms. Janics switched her focus to representation of community associations in 1993 and has exclusively represented community associations since that time.
Ms. Janics is an active member of the Community Association Institute (CAI) and the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). She has served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Orange County Chapter of CAI and has served on and chaired various committees for CAI and CACM. Ms. Janics is a frequent author and presenter of issues pertinent to the community association industry.