What We Do
We’re a small boutique law firm specializing in real estate law. Our primary focus is representing condominium and homeowner associations in Oregon and Washington. We also handle real estate transactions, boundary disputes, easement and access issues, and general litigation.
Fourteen years ago, Kevin Harker was working for a mid-sized regional firm based in Portland, and specializing in homeowner association and condominium law. At the firm, Kevin litigated more than a dozen construction defect claims, served as general counsel for numerous condominium and homeowner associations, drafted bylaws and declaration amendments, prepared association resolutions, and collected delinquent assessments.
In 2014, Kevin decided to use the knowledge and vast experience he gained at the previous firm to open his own firm: Community Association Law Group. In August 2019 Bruce Lepore and Kevin Harker became law partners and changed the name of the firm to Harker Lepore LLC.
Why Do We Practice Law?
Problem solving, litigating, writing. All the common reasons you’ve heard before. But for us, the primary reason we enjoy the law is the people. We’re social animals that thrive on building relationships, understanding what motivates people, and helping our clients sleep better at night.
What Our Clients Say
Our Association has been using Kevin Harker and we are all truly amazed at how responsive he is. He is also so much more approachable than any other lawyer we have used in the past. For quite some time I have personally subscribed to his blog, which routinely provides very helpful advice and guidance for Associations and Board Members. His flat fee model is actually quite refreshing. I would highly recommend Kevin[.] -Mark
Last Fall our HOA Board attended a seminar on homeowner association law where Kevin Harker was a featured speaker. We were impressed by his knowledge of homeowner association law and his rapport with the audience during the question and answer session. Our HOA needed to update its bylaws and governing documents and after some due diligence, engaged Kevin to help us. He was responsive and timely completed the assignment. Kevin produced high quality work. He was also kind enough to attend a Board meeting for free and explain changes to those present. Kevin offers flat rates rather than hourly billing. He is bright, yet practical and provides sound advice. I recommend Kevin without reservation. -Larry
I wanted you to know of the many positive responses I received from members after the meeting. Several people approached me and expressed their appreciation for your information, your ability to present the information in a way they could understand, and your great attitude. -Lori
I have worked with Kevin Harker for nearly five years and he is my go to person for all HOA issues. He has focused on HOA law for his career and knows the “ins and outs” of the documents very well. He is wonderful to work with and very responsive. I highly recommend him. – James