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Kyle Z. Pineo — Attorney

Areas of Practice

Kyle Pineo is an associate at Berding|Weil involved in the litigation, transactional, and real estate departments. Mr. Pineo represents common interest developments and property owners in complex construction defect, real estate, construction, and insurance litigation matters, including construction defect cases involving new construction, conversion, repair, and renovation work for single family homes and low-, mid-, and high-rise common interest developments with over tens of millions of dollars in recoveries in Hawaii and California. Mr. Pineo's practice also includes common interest development cybersecurity in Hawaii.

Professional History

Prior to joining Berding|Weil, Mr. Pineo worked in the construction industry as a senior project engineer for a general contractor that built commercial buildings throughout California. Mr. Pineo maintained construction documents, managed subcontractors, implemented quality control programs, and reviewed and transmitted submittals to ensure compliance with construction plans, specifications, and contract documents for projects ranging from $24 million to $98 million. Mr. Pineo has experience managing several construction trades including structural steel, structural and architectural concrete, steel framing, sheet metal, plaster, waterproofing, finish flooring, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, landscaping, and finish flooring.

Mr. Pineo was featured in the Think Tech Hawaii Condo Insider Podcast speaking about How to Deal with Construction Defects.

Educational History

Prior to his work with a general contractor, Mr. Pineo received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering and Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, both from Stanford University. Mr. Pineo passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam in 2012.

Mr. Pineo received his Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the Dean's Fellowship for all three years of law school. He was an active member of the trial team and was the overall winner and best appellate brief winner of Santa Clara School of Law's appellate moot court competition.