PASADENA, CA – Richardson Harman Ober PC, a Pasadena-based real estate, business and homeowner association law firm, is pleased to announce that Senior Associate Brian D. Moreno has been admitted to the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) – one of fewer than 150 attorneys nationwide to be admitted to the prestigious organization.

Established in 1993 by the Community Associations Institute (CAI), CCAL consists of attorney members who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the evolution or practice of community association law. Members are also recognized for committing themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct. New members will be inducted into the College at the 35th Annual Community Association Law Seminar on January 24, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

"I am honored to join such a prestigious organization of community association lawyers," said Mr. Moreno.  "I look forward to contributing to further the goals of CCAL, as well as the growth of the community association industry as a whole".

Mr. Moreno is an active member of CAI in several Southern California chapters, including serving as an Education Committee Chair for CAI’s Greater Inland Empire Chapter and on the Programs Committee and Golf Tournament Committee for the Greater Los Angeles Chapter.

Mr. Moreno’s litigation and general counsel practice encompasses the representation of various types of entities and community associations, including condominium developments, planned unit developments, stock cooperatives, qualified vacation ownership resorts, as well as mobile home communities in connection with matters pertaining to common interest development law, real estate law, collection law and corporation law. He earned his Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

CCAL provides a forum for the exchange of information among experienced legal professionals working for the advancement of the community association field. Its goals include promoting high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, improving and advancing community association law and practice, and facilitating the development of educational materials and programming pertaining to legal issues.

CAI is an international organization dedicated to building better communities. CAI and its 60 chapters work on behalf of the professionals and volunteers engaged in the management and governance of homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives and other planned communities. CAI’s nearly 32,000 members include community association volunteer leaders, managers, management companies and businesses that provide products and services to these communities.

More than 62 million Americans live in an estimated 325,000 homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives and other planned communities.