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Hart King Celebrates 35 Years!

Hart King marks its 35th year! We take pride in knowing that we have served, and will continue to serve, our clients with professionalism and dedication.

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Hart King Trust Litigation Victories Continue!

Hart King partner, Andrew Kienle, recently prevailed at trial in a probate matter in Orange County Superior Court.

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Hart King to present at 2017 WMA Spring Seminar in Hawaii

Hart King will be attending the WMA Spring Seminar at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii from March 19 - March 26, 2017.

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Hart King to present at 2017 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing

Hart King will be presenting at the 2017 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing in Las Vegas from May 2 - 4, 2017.

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Robert Williamson to Present at Jan. 2017 MHET Breakfast

Robert Williamson will be presenting at MHET on January 25th at 7:30 .a.m. on Lease and Arbitration Issues and Agreements. Location: Avenue of the Arts Hotel 3350 Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, CA. For more information, please call Kiyo Kanauchi at the MHET office at 949-380-3303.

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Hart | King to attend 2016 MHI Annual Meeting

The MHI Annual Meeting is the largest membership meeting of the year and provides an excellent opportunity to exchange information with industry friends and stay current on housing marketplace trends for the manufactured housing industry. For more information, please visit

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Hart | King to Present at 2016 WMA Convention & Expo

October 10, 2016 - October 13, 2016

Mr. John Pentecost will be presenting on the topic of ADA/FHA Issues and Practicable Considerations with Thomas Pacelli from J & H Asset Property Management. Inc. on October the 11 th at 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Mr. Bill Dahlin will also presenting at WMA on the topic of Long Term Leases; The How and Why with Candy Holcombe from Newport Pacific Capital Company and Julie Paule from WMA on October 11 th at 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Come visit both of our speakers for some great information on the latest industry news. For more information, please visit-

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Legal Briefing Event - Hart | King Wins Advocacy Fighter Award at 2016 CMPA

June 10, 2016| Staff |

Hart | King Wins the Advocacy Fighter Award at the 2016 CMPA Event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The recipient of this award is presented to the law firm that is most widely recognized as the premier law firm to assist the manufactured housing communities, mobile home parks and RV parks throughout California.

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Hart | King Presents at CMPA in Las Vegas, NV June 5 - 6, 2016

June 5 - 6, 2016| Staff |

Mr. William R. Hart will be presenting at the CMPA Parkowners' Symposium June 5 - 6 participating in an employment law panel discussion. Topics include: General discussion of new California workplace rules, gender wage equality, workplace investigations, and "abusive conduct" in the workplace.

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Hart | King to Speak at 2016 MHI National Congress & Expo

Mar 16, 2016 | Staff |

John Pentecost and Bill Dahlin will be participating in 2 presentation's at the 2016 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing on May 3-5 in Las Vegas. A description of their session, including the dates and times are listed below: NCC Spring Forum - Tuesday, May 3rd 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Improving Your [...]

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Orange County Business Journal Features Hart│King In List of "Top 100" Law Firms in Orange County

Feb 18, 2016 | Staff |

The Orange County Business Journal ranks the most esteemed law firms in the region and Hart | King was proudly named to their list of Top 100 law firms. We thank the Orange County Business Journal for their recognition of our firm.

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Wishing You & Your Family Happy Holidays and a Prosperous 2016!

Dec 22, 2015 | Staff |

In observance of the upcoming holidays, Hart | King will be closed on December 25 and January 1, and will have limited firm hours from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm on December 24th and December 31st. Our office will be back open on Monday, January 4. We hope that you have a wonderful holiday season!

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Fall Legal Briefing Event

Oct 13, 2015 | Staff |

Join Hart | King as we host our 2015 Fall Legal Briefing Event on Friday, Nov 6th from 8:30am - 11am at the Double Tree Club by Hilton Hotel located at 7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, cA 92707. This event is aimed towards owners and managers of mobilehome parks/manufactured housing communities. We will have continental breakfast [...]

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Hart | King Speaks at September MHET Forum

Sep 17, 2015 | Staff |

Hart | King will be joining the Manufactured Housing Educational Trust (MHET) at their "Drilling Down on Water Issues" Forum on September 23rd at the Wyndham Hotel in Costa Mesa, CA. Mr. William C. Hart will be speaking with Brett Barbre, Director of the Municipal Water District of Orange County, on the latest water issues and [...]

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2015 WMA Convention & Expo

Aug 27, 2015 | Staff |

Date: Monday, 10/12 - Thursday, 10/15 at the Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Mr. John Pentecost will be speaking as part of the "Legal Management Advice" panel on October 13th at 9:00 am. Mr. Bill Dahlin also will be co-presenting on the topic of "How to Diffuse a Violent or Difficult Encounter" on October [...]

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2015 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

Jul 16, 2015 | Staff |

Date: August 23 - 25, 2015 Location: Los Angeles Convention Center Partner Andrew Kienle is a repeat speaker at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo. This year, Andrew's Seven Key Legal "Ingredients" to Succeed as a Restaurant Owner/Operator seminar will be held on August 24th at 11:30am. Andrew is a litigation partner with wide ranging experience representing [...]

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California's New Paid Sick Leave Law: Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522)

Jul 7, 2015 | Staff |

Law took effect January 1, 2015 but an employee's accrual right and the right to take paid sick leave went into effect July 1, 2015. REMINDER: BY JULY 8, 2015, employers must individually notify all employees hired prior to January 1, 2015 that the terms and conditions of employment as it relates to paid sick [...]

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Helping Veterans and Military Families

May 6, 2015 | Staff |

Hart | King recently had the opportunity to assist a newly formed non-profit group. We managed the process for obtaining the new entity's tax exemption certificate from the Internal Revenue Service pursuant to Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)3. That means that this newly formed entity, The Patriots Initiative, can lawfully receive tax deductible contributions. The Patriots [...]

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Hart | King Trust Litigation Victories Continue!

Apr 29, 2015 | Staff |

Hart | King partner, Andrew Kienle, recently prevailed in two separate probate litigation matters in Orange County Superior Court. In both cases, we represented the respondent, who was the trustee, in lawsuits brought to challenge the trustee's actions in administering trust assets. In the first case, Andrew brought a rarely used motion for judgment in favor [...]

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2015 MHI Congress and Expo: Meet the Attorneys from Hart | King at Booth #409

Apr 9, 2015 | Staff |

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas at the 2015 MHI Congress and Expo! We encourage you to stop by the Hart | King Booth #409 and say hello to partners Bill Dahlin, John Pentecost and Robert Williamson. We welcome the opportunity to meet you, and why not take advantage of some "one-on-one time" [...]

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April 2
Spring Legal Briefing Breakfast

Feb 13, 2015 | Staff |

2015 Spring Legal Briefing for Manufactured Housing Communities Hart | King's Manufactured Housing Practice Group leaders are back! John, Bill and Robert invite you to a continental breakfast where the panel will discuss new statutes and cases of interest which may affect you and your communities. They will also discuss common operational concerns and provide a [...]

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CalARVC's RV Winter Park Getaway

Jan 12, 2015 | Staff |

Date: January 27, 2015 Location: Bakersfield RV Resort - Bakersfield, CA Topic: Best Practices Series - Employment of Staff & Workampers Presenter - John Pentecost, MH Partner Contact Barbara Ericson at (657) 622-4714 or for additional information about this event.

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WMA's 2015 Update of New Laws

Jan 7, 2015 | Staff |

Date: January 13, 2015 Location: Back Bay Conference Center - Irvine, CA Presenter: John Pentecost, MH Partner Contact Barbara Ericson at (657) 622-4714 or for additional information about this event.

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Hart | King Welcomes Another Attorney

Oct 14, 2014 | Staff |

We are pleased to announce that Jonathan C. Bond has joined the firm as an associate in our real estate litigation and manufactured housing practice groups. Jonathan was admitted to the California bar in 2011. Jonathan has experience in judicial foreclosures as well as unlawful detainer prosecution. He also has significant experience representing real property [...]

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Hart | King Partner Successful in Defense of Client

Oct 10, 2014 | Staff |

After a six day trial in the L.A. Superior Court, our partner Jim Morse of Hart | King obtained a defense verdict on behalf of our client, a natural hazard disclosure reporting company, that was being sued by its much larger competitor. In September a 12-member Long Beach jury came back with their finding of 'no [...]

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Hart | King Attorneys to Present at 2014 WMA Convention & Expo

Sep 28, 2014 | Staff |

We are excited to be part of WMA's 2014 Convention & Expo at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Hart | King partners, Bill Hart and John Pentecost, are participating in the panel discussions outlined below: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace When: October 14th from 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm Panel: Bill Hart, Mindy [...]

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All California Employers - Paid Sick Leave for Employees in 2015

Sep 17, 2014 | Staff |

California has adopted legislation (AB 1522) that will mandate sick pay for ALL employees, effective July 1, 2015. There are plenty of rules and bookkeeping requirements imposed upon employers to satisfy the new mandate. However, in a nutshell, the bill guarantees employees the right to earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 [...]

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October 29
Breakfast Briefing

Aug 25, 2014 | Staff |

2014 Legal Briefing for Manufactured Housing Communities Please join us for a discussion on practical and efficient ways to run your park/community. Please RSVP by: October 22, 2014 Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Time: 8:30 - 9 am - Registration/Continental Breakfast 9 - 11:30 am - Program Location: DoubleTree Club by Hilton / 7 Hutton [...]

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Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

Aug 12, 2014 | Staff |

Date: August 17-19, 2014 Location: Anaheim Convention Center Partner Andrew Kienle is a repeat speaker at this conference. He addresses challenges and the seven key legal "ingredients" necessary for a recipe to succeed as a restaurateur.

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VICTORY: Real Estate Disclosure Litigation:

Jul 24, 2014 | Staff |

Hart | King partner, Andrew C. Kienle, recently prevailed in a seven-day bench trial in a real estate disclosure litigation matter in Orange County Superior Court. He represented the sellers of a multi-million dollar custom home who were being sued by the buyer for breach of contract and intentional and negligent failure to disclose. The plaintiffs [...]

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Taking Claim Goes to Trial

Jul 10, 2014 | Staff |

We just completed a trial conducted over three weeks in San Diego County against the City of Oceanside asserting that the City's actions, vis-à-vis a mobilehome park owner over the past decade, have caused a "taking" of property. This is one of the very few "takings" cases, under the famous "Penn Central" test, that has [...]

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Risk Management Association (RMA): ABCs Mixer and 100th Anniversary Celebration

Jun 25, 2014 | Staff |

Risk Management Association (RMA) - ABCs Mixer and 100th Anniversary Celebration Hart | King is a sponsor of this 100th anniversary celebration. RMA's sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk principles in the financial services industry. Details: Wednesday, June 25 5-8 p.m. Andrei's Conscious Cuisine 2607 Main St., Irvine, CA 92614

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John Pentecost's interview with MHProNews' Tony Kovach

Jun 10, 2014 | Staff |

John Pentecost, Hart | King partner and a member of the firm's manufactured housing practice group, is featured in an interview with MHProNews' Tony Kovach during the recent MHI Annual Congress & Expo. John touched upon legal issues important to manufactured home communities not only in California, but other states as well. Please view the video [...]

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Hart | King Adds Two More Attorneys

May 22, 2014 | Staff |

April 29-May 1
2014 National Congress & Expo

Apr 28, 2014 | Staff |

Hart | King is an exhibitor and presenter at the MHI 2014 National Congress & Expo at in Las Vegas, NV from April 29-May 1 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. This trade show was specifically created for the factory built housing industry and is considered to be the largest gathering of industry leaders. We hope [...]

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AB-2026 Mobilehome Park Denial of Tenancy

Apr 10, 2014 | Staff |

Your help is needed to defeat harmful mobilehome park denial of tenancy legislation-AB 2026. This bill will put numerous limitations and restrictions on your ability as a park owner/manager to evaluate and approve a prospective resident's tenancy in your park or community. Click here for a sample letter requesting assemblymember Ed Chau to oppose AB-2026. [...]

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March 27
Breakfast Briefing

Mar 4, 2014 | Russ Harmon |

2014 Legal Briefing for Manufactured Housing Communities Please join us for a discussion on practical and efficient ways to run your park/community. Please RSVP by: March 20, 2014 Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Time: 8:30 - 9 am - Registration/Continental Breakfast 9 - 11:30 am - Program Location: DoubleTree Club by Hilton / 7 Hutton [...]

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December 11
IP Fundamentals Webinar

Dec 4, 2013 | Staff |

"How Secret are Your Trade Secrets" Wednesday, December 11, 2013 │ 10:00 - 10:30 am PST Presented by attorneys David Baker and Robert Dickson - This IP webinar is designed to provide you with useful information regarding copyright compliance-all in 30 minutes of time. Click here to register for the Webinar.

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