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  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 75%
    42 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Class Action: 15%
    42 years, 25 cases
  3. Residential Real Estate: 10%
    42 years, 400 cases

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Berding & Weil, LLP

2175 North California Blvd
Ste 500
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596


HILimited license to appear with local counselUnknown07/25/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern California SuperLawyerN/A2007
Northern California SuperLawyerN/A2006
av ratingN/A1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBerding & Weil1988 - Present
PartnerAbend, Berding & Jacobsen1981 - 1988
AssociateLaw Offices Of Gerald Knecht1976 - 1981
AssociateFitzwilliam, Memering, Stumbos & DeMers1974 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Association of Community ManagersFounding Member1992 - Present
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Northern California chapter)Member1990 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Community Associations InstituteMember1988 - Present
Executive Counsel of Homeowners (ECHO)Member1988 - Present
Executive Counsel of Homeowners (ECHO)President1998 - 2002
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaConstruction Defect Legislative Committee1997 - 1999
California Association of Community ManagersFaculty1992 - 1995
Publication nameTitleDate
ECHO JournalStealth Reserves2007
ECHO JournalAn Illusion of Warranty2006
ECHO JournalCondominium Conversions--Owner Equity at Risk2006
ECHO JournalConstruction Problems and Association Financial Stability2006
ECHO JournalConstruction Defects--Are Developers Exploring Early Resolution?2006
ECHO JournalThe Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Cases2006
UnknownThe Uncertain Future of Community Associations2003
ECHO JournalAre Apartments a Better Answer to the Housing Crisis2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Claremont Graduate UniversityGovernmentPhD - Doctorate1971
Claremont Graduate UniversityGovernment AdministrationMA - Masters1968
California State University, HaywardPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ECHO Annual SeminarFailure of Community Associations to Adequately Maintain and Repair2007
Distinguished Speaker--CAI National ConferenceThe Failure of Condominium Conversions2007
ECHO Annual SeminarFunding Community Associations2006
Annual SeminarBudgeting for Maintenance and Repair of Community Associations2006