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 700 complex construction-defect claims in California, Florida, Arizona and Hawaii. His special expertise has been in water intrusion, soil issues, failed building systems, 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.
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.
Mr. Berding served four years on active duty with the United States Air Force as a Logistics Officer, and rose to the rank of Major in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the Air Force Reserve. While on active duty, Mr. Berding attended Claremont Graduate University and obtained an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Government.
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 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.
Mr. Berding authors the blog Condo Issues appearing at www.condoissues.com. He is also the author of numerous articles on a wide range of community association issues. These include The Perils of Hidden Damage, discussing the impact of long-term building deterioration; No Plan for the Future, about the unique problems facing associations with undeveloped hillside common area and the potentially huge financial impact of land slippage; How to Handle Unexpected Maintenance Needs, concerning the disclosure of and funding sources for unplanned repairs; The Issue of Majority Control, a review of the duties of developers holding a majority interest on an association's board of directors; New Developments in CC&R Enforcement, on how Appellate Court rulings and California statutory law are leading associations to mediation and arbitration of community disputes; and the Uncertain Future of Community Associations, on the impact of construction defects on building longevity. A library of Mr. Berding's articles and essays is available at www.berding-weil.com.
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
Mr. Berding has been rated AV Preeminent every year since 1988 by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service. It is their highest rating. He has also been selected as a SuperLawyer every year since 2006, and recognized as a Top Northern California Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine.