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Tyler P. Berding — Founding Partner

Areas of Practice

Tyler Berding, founding partner of Berding & Weil LLP, has represented the commercial and residential real estate industry since 1974. Mr. Berding has litigated numerous building product and construction failures. The firm has resolved over 900 complex construction-defect claims in California, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. His special expertise has been in building envelope issues, soil claims, and building-product failures. He primarily represents residential building owners and commercial investors. Mr. Berding is a seasoned trial lawyer who has successfully litigated hundreds of construction defect cases.

Professional History

Mr. Berding founded the law firm of Berding & Weil LLP, with his partner Steven Weil in 1988. He has participated in the drafting of legislation affecting both commercial and residential real estate issues. He has frequently testified before legislative committees and served as a member of the California Department of Real Estate's Task Force on Common Interest Developments.


B.A. in Political Science, 1966, California State University, East Bay
M.A. in Government Administration, 1969, Claremont Graduate School
Ph.D. in Government, 1971, Claremont Graduate School
J.D., 1974, University of California, Davis

Special Interest Groups

Mr. Berding is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, the State Bar of California and the Common Interest Development Subsection of the State Bar's Real Property Section, the Foundation for Community Association Research, and Consumer Attorneys of California.

He is a member of, and frequently speaks before, such community association organizations as the Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO), Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the California Association of Community Managers. He served as a member of both the Board of Directors of ECHO and its Legal Resource Panel. He was chair of ECHO's Legislative Committee for nine years and served as President for five years. He has been a Board member of the Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR,) and is a member of the FCAR task force on infrastructure.

He was one of the original twenty faculty members in the State for the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) providing certification courses for managers. He is a past member of CACM's Legal Advisory Committee, has been Review Editor of the organization's Law Review, and served as legal adviser to CACM's Legislative Committee.


The Uncertain Future of Community Associations
A Property Manager's Guide to Reconstruction Projects
A Property Manager's Guide to Construction Defect Claims
The Condominium Redbook — A Guide to Construction Claims and Reconstruction
Numerous articles on community association operations.

Bar Memberships

State Bar of California, 1974

U.S. District Court Northern District of California

U.S. District Court Eastern District of California


Mr. Berding has been awarded an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service every year since 1988. It is their highest rating.

He has also been selected as a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2004 and recognized as a Top Northern California Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine.