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					                                        Kelly G. Richardson
                                        Managing Partner



                                        RICHARDSON & HARMAN, PC
                                        234 E. COLORADO BOULEVARD
                                        SUITE 800
                                        PASADENA, CA 91101

                                        KRICHARDSON@RH4LAW.COM
                                        TEL: (626) 449-5577
                                        FAX: (626) 449-5572




                                        Kelly G. Richardson is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Richardson & Harman, PC.
Practice Areas                          In practice since 1983, Mr. Richardson is a veteran business trial lawyer who is also a
• Civil Litigation                      statewide leader in real estate and common interest development law. He has received
• General Business Law                  an AV® Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating reflecting the height of professional
• Construction Law                      excellence and recognition for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
• Real Estate
• Real Estate Litigation/Arbitration    Mr. Richardson has prosecuted and defended major claims in construction, corporate and
                                        real estate law, as well as claims of breach of contract, franchise fraud, personal injury,
• Real Estate Risk Management
                                        unfair competition, wrongful death, breach of fiduciary duty and banking negligence. In
• Common Interest Development
                                        construction litigation, Mr. Richardson has achieved over $55 million in recovery for
          Law
                                        property owners, and has assisted builders in resolving claims economically and without
                                        adverse publicity. In addition, he counsels residential developers and construction
Education
                                        lenders on risk management, and has provided ongoing legal support in more than $150
• University of Southern                million worth of construction projects.
  California, J.D., 1983
                                        Kelly Richardson is heavily committed to the real estate industry. He serves as legal
• University of California at           counsel for Southern California Associations of Realtors® and is a member of the Legal
  Riverside, B.A., 1980                 Affairs Forum of the California Association of Realtors®. Mr. Richardson is a member
                                        and contributing author of the faculty of the Professional Realty Institute, teaching GRI
Bar Admissions                          coursework on risk management, construction and development issues to more than 600
• California, 1983                      Realtors® annually. Mr. Richardson is a popular speaker to Associations of Realtors®,
                                        professional real estate organizations and major brokerages and has authored numerous
Bar Fellowships                         articles on real estate law in local business and trade publications.
• Community Associations
  Institute College of Community        Mr. Richardson is a leading advocate for the community association industry. He served
  Association Lawyers                   on the Board for six years and was the 2004 President of the Greater Los Angeles
                                        Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and was CAI’s 2004 National
Other Licenses                          “Rising Star” award winner. He is the co-author and co-originator of CAI’s California Law
• Real Estate Broker, California        Course for Common Interest Development Managers, certified by the Department of Real
                                        Estate. Mr. Richardson is the 2009-2010 Chair of CAI’s California Legislative Action
                                        Committee. He is the author and originator of the California Association of Realtors’
                                        “Buyers Guide to the Common Interest Development,” a consumer publication also
                                        endorsed by CAI. Mr. Richardson is the originator and founder of "Community Plus," an
                                        annual statewide CAI educational conference. Mr. Richardson is also active in the
                                        California Association of Community Managers (CACM), in which he served for years on
                                        its Legal Steering Committee and is a member of its faculty. He writes a regular column
                                        on community association law issues in Southern California newspapers, regularly
                                        reaching approximately two million readers, and has authored numerous articles in
                                        regional and national publications. He authored and presented two full-day seminars on
                                        common interest development law, entitled "Establishing and Operating Common Interest
                                        Developments in California." He also serves from time to time as an expert witness on
                                        common interest development issues.


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 He currently serves as a Settlement Officer in the Glendale and Pasadena Superior
 Courthouses and is a judicial arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
 Mr. Richardson is licensed to practice before all California state and local federal
 jurisdictions, and is a member of the Real Estate Section of the State Bar, Los Angeles
 County and Pasadena Bar Associations, and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

 Prior to founding Richardson & Harman, PC Mr. Richardson was a Partner in the
 Pasadena law firm of Barker & Richardson.

 Mr. Richardson attended the University of California at Riverside as a National Merit
 Scholar, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He obtained
 his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California.

 He is active in local community affairs, serving on the boards of churches, a private
 school and the Pasadena Salvation Army, as well as participating for eleven years in a
 weekly homeless outreach in Pasadena.

 Professional Associations

     •    Settlement Officer, Glendale and Pasadena Superior Courts, 1996-
     •    Los Angeles Superior Court Arbitrator/Mediator 1998-
     •    Community Associations Institute (“CAI”) California Legislative Action
          Committee, Chair, 2009-2010
     •    Faculty Member, California Association of Community Managers
     •    Member, California Association of Realtors (“CAR”) Legal Affairs Forum, 1999-
     •    Member, California and National Associations of Realtors, 2009-
     •    State Bar of California (Member, Real Estate Section)
     •    Los Angeles County and Pasadena Bar Associations
     •    Fellow, CAI College of Community Association Lawyers, 2006
     •    Association of Business Trial Lawyers
     •    Chinese American Real Estate Professionals Association
     •    Christian Legal Society
     •    American Board Of Trial Advocates (Adm. Oct. 2010)

 Major Classes & Seminars Taught
     •   Instructor and co-author Graduate Realtors Institute course #112, "Land Use,
         Construction Overview and Environmental Concerns", 1998-
     •   Instructor, California Association of Community Managers (“CACM”) courses
     •   Co-author/originator, CAI California Law Course for Common Interest
         Development Managers
     •   Lorman Seminar, “Establishing and Operating Common Interest Developments”
         2005, co-author/instructor
     •   Co-author/originator, CAI Board Education Course
     •   Numerous (18+) 1-2 hour courses on real estate law

 Other Publications
    •    Co-author/originator CAR Buyers Guide to Common Interest Developments
    •    Columnist on HOA law in newspapers including: LA Daily News, Orange County
         Register, Santa Barbara News-Press, Pasadena Star-News – 2006-present
    •    Periodic articles in newspapers, trade magazines, and Association of Realtor
         publications on common interest development and real estate law

 Awards/Distinctions
    •   Community Associations Institute (“CAI”) National "Rising Star" award 2004
    •   CAI Orange County Chapter, Hall of Fame Inductee 2009




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