News And Events
Learn about California’s plans to safely reopen the economy: https://covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/.
What will California look like after June 15?
California is fully reopening its economy with businesses resuming normal operations (with limited exceptions for Mega Events). The new State Public Health Order, effective June 15, replaces previous health orders issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). View CDPH’s Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors and the Beyond the Blueprint Questions and Answers to learn more.
In partnership with the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, Hart King participates in local Coffee Break series w/ Dave Elliott, President/CEO of the Chamber. Learn a little more about our firm as we offer insight to businesses and individuals affected by Covid and how we can be used as a resource for anyone needing a referral for an attorney.
We’re Going Virtual! You are invited to the first WMA Virtual Convention & Sponsors’ Forum! As the world continues to adapt, we are not able to come together for the 2020 WMA Convention and Expo. But we believe the need for us to connect, inform and educate is stronger than ever! We also believe in the power of gathering our community to share, inspire, and strengthen our industry is just as important — even if virtually! So we find ourselves with our first ever one-day online Convention & Sponsors’ Forum!
Hart King Partner, Robert Williamson, will serve on the 2020 MHET Board of Directors as an Advisory Board Member. The Manufactured Housing Educational Trust (MHET) is dedicated to promoting the manufactured housing and mobilehome industry, educating its members, manufactured and mobilehome owners, community leaders, and the public about manufactured housing community and mobiehome park issues. MHET acts as a resource to provide vision and protect property rights, and leads in the resolution of public policy issues affecting the manufactured housing industry and mobilehome parks. Congrats to Robert and all others who serve on the Board for 2020!
The founding partner of Southern California law firm Hart King, William R. Hart, will step down as managing partner, effective January 1, 2020. His new role within the firm will be Senior Counsel. Mr. Hart has been practicing law since 1976 and has spent his entire career at Hart King, establishing the firm in 1982. He has managed the firm’s finances and its successes for nearly 40 years.
Join John Pentecost & Bill Dahlin as they present at the 2019 WMA Convention and Expo in Reno, Nevada at the Grand Sierra Resort and Spa during Oct. 7th – 10th. John Pentecost will be presenting a seminar titled: Service Animals — The Definitive Guide for Property Managers w/ Bill Dahlin as the moderator. Other guest speakers include Melissa Dougherty from Hometown America and John Davis from Haven Management Services. The presentation takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 9th from 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm.
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans at the 2019 MHI Congress and Expo! We encourage you to stop by the Hart King Booth #704 and say hello to partners Bill Dahlin and John Pentecost. We welcome the opportunity to meet you! Take advantage of some “one-on-one time” with the “go-to” attorneys for mobilehome parks and manufactured housing communities! Also, stop by to receive some free Hart King swag items (while supplies last).
Save The Date for the 2019 CMPA Parkowner Symposium -June 2nd – 3rd at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas!
Maximize your networking at 2019 MHI Congress & Expo during an exciting morning of shooting sporting clays! Join industry leaders on Sunday, May 5 from 9:00 am – 12 noon at the 3rd Annual Hart King / Lutz, Bobo & Telfair Clay Shoot, at the High Point Shooting Grounds in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Both beginners and experienced shooters will enjoy the expansive outdoor facility while strengthening business relationships at this popular event that benefits our industry’s advocacy.
John Pentecost will be presenting on October 24th at the Manufactured Housing Educational Trust (MHET) Breakfast on New Laws & Regulations Impacting Mobilehome Community Owners in 2019. For more information regarding this event, and ways to register, click here. We hope to see you there!
Join John Pentecost & Bill Dahlin as they present at the 2018 WMA Convention and Expo in Henderson, Nevada during Oct. 8th – 11th. John Pentecost will be presenting a seminar titled: How to Use 7 and 14 Day Notices the Right Way on Wednesday, Oct. 10th from 2:45 pm – 4:15pm.
Hart King partner, Andrew Kienle, recently prevailed at trial in a trust dispute in Orange County Superior Court. In the case, Hart King represented a beneficiary seeking to confirm his right to inherit an additional $1,000,000.00 in assets contained in his father’s trust. In the case, Hart King’s client faced opposition by the trustee and another beneficiary of the trust.
Visit Hart King attorneys, John Pentecost & Bill Dahlin June 3rd and 4th in Las Vegas at the 2018 CMPA Parkowner Symposium. John Pentecost will be on the Ask The Attorney panel on Sunday, June 3rd at 10:35 am and Bill Dahlin will be the moderator for a presentation on Expiring Land Leases and How to Manage on Sunday, June 3rd at 12:35 pm. For more information about the event and to register. Click Here.
We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas at the 2018 MHI Congress and Expo from April 24 – 26 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas! We encourage you to stop by the Hart King Booth #109 and say hello to partners John Pentecost and Bill Dahlin. We welcome the opportunity to meet you! Take advantage of some “one-on-one time” with the “go-to” attorneys for mobilehome parks and manufactured housing communities! Also, stop by to receive some free Hart King swag items (while supplies last).
Maximize Networking Opportunities at the 2nd Annual Trap & Skeet Shoot!
Kick-off Congress & Expo with a great morning of camaraderie on Monday, April 23 from 9:00 am – 12 noon at the 2nd Annual Hart King / Lutz, Bobo & Telfair Trap & Skeet Shoot at the Clark County Shooting Complex. Experience Nevada’s 5-Star outdoor shooting facility and enhance business relationships while your registration fee benefits our industry’s political advocacy to advance factory-built housing. Sporting clay enthusiasts, both beginners and experienced shooters alike, will appreciate the 23 well-maintained Trap & Skeet fields.
Join Hart King Partners John Pentecost & Bill Dahlin at the 2017 WMA Convention & Expo in Reno, Nevada from October 16th – 19th. Be sure to listen to their educational seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 17th at 3 p.m. on Park Improvement Strategies.
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.
Hart King partner, Andrew Kienle, recently prevailed at trial in a probate matter in Orange County Superior Court.
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.
Hart King will be presenting at the 2017 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing in Las Vegas from May 2 – 4, 2017.
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 office.
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 http://www.manufacturedhousing.org/default.asp
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- http://www.wma.org/
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
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 office or [email protected] for additional information about this event.
Jan 7, 2015 | Staff |
Date: January 13, 2015 Location: Back Bay Conference Center – Irvine, CA Presenter: John Pentecost, MH Partner Contact Barbara Ericson at office or [email protected] for additional information about this event.
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 […]
Oct 10, 2014 | Staff |
After a six day trial in the L.A. Superior Court, our partner 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
May 22, 2014 | Staff |
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Dec 4, 2013 | Staff |
“How Secret are Your Trade Secrets” Wednesday, December 11, 2013 │ 10:00 – 10:30 am PST Presented by attorney David Baker – 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.