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Mr. Kenneth S. Kasdan

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Senior Partner

Kasdan Simonds Riley & Vaughan LLP
19900 Macarthur Blvd Suite 850
Irvine, California 92612
United States

Company Description: Kasdan Simonds Riley & Vaughan is a dynamic, national-profile law firm with offices in Southern and Northern California and in Phoenix, Arizona. Our firm has a...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • law degree
    State University of New York
  • Bachelor of Arts degree , cum laude
    Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York
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Web References
HomeOwners for Better Building - Pulte-Del Webb: Pulte Brags Over 460 Home Construction Defect $13.6M Lose
www.hobb.org, 21 April 2014 [cached]
“This award is final and the homeowners will be receiving their funds in the near future so they can begin to repair their homes,” said Ken Kasdan, senior partner with Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan LLP in Phoenix, which represents both sets of homeowners.
“The owners of the homes included in the lawsuit are anxious to have their day in court,” Kasdan said.
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Kasdan said the 873 homeowners represent one of the largest construction defect cases in the state.
Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan LLP | Ken Kasdan to Sit on the Speakers and Topics Committee for West Coast Casualty's 2013 Construction Defect Seminar
www.kasdansimonds.com, 1 April 2013 [cached]
Ken Kasdan to Sit on the Speakers and Topics Committee for West Coast Casualty's 2013 Construction Defect Seminar Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan LLP | Ken Kasdan to Sit on the Speakers and Topics Committee for West Coast Casualty's 2013 Construction Defect Seminar
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Ken Kasdan and Barry Vaughan of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan Law Firm Slated to Speak at West Coast Casuslty's 18th Annual Construction Defect Seminar
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Statement from Ken Kasdan, a member of the coalition for better construction RE: Arizona supreme court decision in the case of Wilhelm v. Brewer in the matter of prop. 201 More than 1,000 homeowners instigate legal action against Del Webb communities construction defects in Sun City Grand Community in Surprise, Arizona The American Dream can become your worst nightmare Subscribe to our news feed Ken Kasdan Selected to Sit on the Speakers and Topics Committee for West Coast Casualty's 2013 Construction Defect Seminar
IRVINE, CA - Ken Kasdan, Senior and Managing Partner of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan LLP, to sit on the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Conference Speakers and Topics Committee.
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KEN KASDAN, SENIOR & MANAGING PARTNER
Ken Kasdan is one of the nation's leading construction defect attorneys and has been managing partner of the Kasdan Simonds firm, which he established, for more than 25 years. He earned his law degree from the State University of New York, at Buffalo, and his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York. Ken was admitted to the California State Bar in 1976, and is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. He is also admitted to the Arizona State Bar.
Ken is a member of the American Bar Association (Member: Business Law Section); Committee on Commercial Financial Services; Subcommittee on Interest and Usury, Creditor Rights; Litigation Section; Construction Industry Forum Committee; State Bar Association of California; Orange County Bar Association (Member: Business Litigation Section); Orange County Trial Lawyers Association; Judge Pro Tem, Orange County Superior Court; the Orange County Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Panel; and the Maricopa County Bar Association. Ken Kasdan has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2006.
Ken sits on the Board of the Construction Defect Community Charitable Foundation (CDCCF).
Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan LLP | Partners of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan Law Firm Slated To Speak At Key Construction Defect Seminar
www.kasdansimonds.com, 18 Dec 2013 [cached]
Ken Kasdan and Barry Vaughan of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan Law Firm Slated to Speak at West Coast Casuslty's 18th Annual Construction Defect Seminar | Ken Kasdan and Barry Vaughan of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan Law Firm Slated to Speak at West Coast Casualty's 18th Annual Construction Defect Seminar
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Ken Kasdan and Barry Vaughan of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan Law Firm Slated to Speak at West Coast Casuslty's 18th Annual Construction Defect Seminar | Ken Kasdan and Barry Vaughan of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan Law Firm Slated to Speak at West Coast Casualty's 18th Annual Construction Defect Seminar
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Ken Kasdan and Barry Vaughan of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan Law Firm Slated to Speak at West Coast Casuslty's 18th Annual Construction Defect Seminar
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Statement from Ken Kasdan, a member of the coalition for better construction RE: Arizona supreme court decision in the case of Wilhelm v. Brewer in the matter of prop. 201 More than 1,000 homeowners instigate legal action against Del Webb communities construction defects in Sun City Grand Community in Surprise, Arizona The American Dream can become your worst nightmare Subscribe to our news feed Ken Kasdan and Barry Vaughan of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan Law Firm Slated To Speak At West Coast Casualty's 18th Annual Construction Defect Seminar
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Anaheim-- Ken Kasdan, Senior & Managing Partner, and Barry Vaughan, Partner, of the Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan law firm, are scheduled to be key speakers at the West Coast Casualty's 18th Annual Construction Defect Seminar to be held May 12-13 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.
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Mr. Kasdan is a member of a panel titled "Where Do We Go From Here?
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Mr. Kasdan's panel will be held May 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Given their more than 20 years of construction defect claims and litigation across the country, this group of presenters (mediators, counsel, and claims representatives) is uniquely situated, given their diverse backgrounds and experience in the construction defect community, to respond to a series of questions about the state of the industry from insurance products to pending legislation.
This session will emphasize insurance coverage relating to the rights, obligations, duties, and limitations of coverage owed to a policyholder in construction defect cases. This session will be devoted to both prior experiences as well as where the construction defect community is headed regarding the prosecution, defense, and coverage aspect of these claims. Actuarials, underwriters, managing general agents, independent insurance brokers, retail agents, and insurance adjusters will find this session very important as the information provided will assist these insurance professionals in evaluating the need for coverage, further insurance products, and the impacts on their policyholder coverage
Along with being a seminar panel member, Mr. Kasdan is on the Board of Directors of the Construction Defect Community Charitable Foundations, which is the designated charity of West Coast Casualty's 2011Construction Defect Seminar.
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KEN KASDAN, SENIOR & MANAGING PARTNER
Ken Kasdan is one of the nation's leading construction defect attorneys and has been managing partner of the Kasdan Simonds firm, which he established, for more than 25 years. He earned his law degree from the State University of New York, at Buffalo, and his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York. Ken was admitted to the California State Bar in 1976, and is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. He is also admitted to the Arizona State Bar. Ken is a member of the American Bar Association (Member: Business Law Section); Committee on Commercial Financial Services; Subcommittee on Interest and Usury, Creditor Rights; Litigation Section; Construction Industry Forum Committee); State Bar Association of California; Orange County Bar Association (Member: Business Litigation Section); Orange County Trial Lawyers Association; Judge Pro Tem, Orange County Superior Court; the Orange County Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Panel; and the Maricopa County Bar Association.
Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan LLP | Ken Kasdan Selected to Sit on the Speakers and Topics Committee for West Coast Casualty's 2012 Construction Defect Seminar
www.kasdansimonds.com, 23 Oct 2007 [cached]
Ken Kasdan Selected to Sit on the Speakers and Topics Committee for West Coast Casualty's 2012 Construction Defect Seminar Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan LLP | Ken Kasdan Selected to Sit on the Speakers and Topics Committee for West Coast Casualty's 2012 Construction Defect Seminar
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Ken Kasdan and Barry Vaughan of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan Law Firm Slated to Speak at West Coast Casuslty's 18th Annual Construction Defect Seminar
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Statement from Ken Kasdan, a member of the coalition for better construction RE: Arizona supreme court decision in the case of Wilhelm v. Brewer in the matter of prop. 201 More than 1,000 homeowners instigate legal action against Del Webb communities construction defects in Sun City Grand Community in Surprise, Arizona The American Dream can become your worst nightmare Subscribe to our news feed Ken Kasdan Selected to Sit on the Speakers and Topics Committee for West Coast Casualty's 2012 Construction Defect Seminar
IRVINE, CA - Kenneth S. Kasdan, Senior & Managing Partner of the Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan law firm, has been invited to join the Speakers and Topics Committee for the 2012 West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar, May 18-19, Anaheim, California. As a member of the Speakers and Topics Committee, Ken sits with the other members specifically chosen from the construction defect community to help select topics for West Coast Casualty's yearly seminar, the largest event of its kind worldwide. In doing so, Mr. Kasdan helps select and cultivate some of the top educational ideas that assist this community's members in the prosecution, defense, and coverage aspects of construction defect claims and litigation. The Speakers and Topics Committee members from time to time will assist in identifying issues, products, technical advice, specific subject matter, et al. for issues that face the construction defect community's needs. The Speakers and Topics Committee further provides technical assistance and support for the seminars as-needed, depending on the specific needs for that year's event.
KEN KASDAN, SENIOR & MANAGING PARTNER
Ken Kasdan is one of the nation's leading construction defect attorneys and has been managing partner of the Kasdan Simonds firm, which he established, for more than 25 years. He earned his law degree from the State University of New York, at Buffalo, and his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York. Ken was admitted to the California State Bar in 1976, and is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. He is also admitted to the Arizona State Bar. Ken is a member of the American Bar Association (Member: Business Law Section); Committee on Commercial Financial Services; Subcommittee on Interest and Usury, Creditor Rights; Litigation Section; Construction Industry Forum Committee); State Bar Association of California; Orange County Bar Association (Member: Business Litigation Section); Orange County Trial Lawyers Association; Judge Pro Tem, Orange County Superior Court; the Orange County Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Panel; and the Maricopa County Bar Association. Ken has been recognized and selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009, a distinction conferred on only 5 percent of Southern California lawyers.
Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan LLP | Class Action Lawsuit Filed On Behalf of Los Angeles Couple Against Two Companies That Manufacture Potentially Defective Brass Plumbing Fixtures
www.kasdansimonds.com, 12 Oct 2012 [cached]
Ken Kasdan and Barry Vaughan of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan Law Firm Slated to Speak at West Coast Casuslty's 18th Annual Construction Defect Seminar
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Statement from Ken Kasdan, a member of the coalition for better construction RE: Arizona supreme court decision in the case of Wilhelm v. Brewer in the matter of prop. 201
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"Although dezincification may sound at first like a technical plumbing problem, when you magnify it by 70,000 or more homes in California alone, including sinks, faucets and toilets, it becomes a huge construction defect issue that needs to be addressed as a class for all California homeowners who are affected by the same problem," said Ken Kasdan, Senior Partner of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan. "If a home has these yellow brass fittings as a part of the plumbing lines, some experts believe the only effective solution is to replace all of the defective parts before catastrophic failure occurs that will cost thousands of dollars to repair."
Kasdan said that under California Civil Code section 896(a)(14)&(15), "(t)he lines and components of a plumbing system . . . shall not leak" and "(p)lumbing lines shall not corrode so as to impede the useful life of the systems." He pointed out that EZ-Flo and BrassCraft yellow brass fixtures corrode and may cause leaks, and likely will all need to be replaced long before the end of the useful life of the rest of the plumbing system.
Yellow brass fixtures susceptible to dezincification such as those made by EZ-Flo and BrassCraft appear to have a high concentration of zinc in the brass formulation, and less copper. "Zinc is cheaper than copper," Kasdan noted. According to product investigations, the fixtures fail when they are exposed to potable water because of a chemical reaction (i.e. dezincification) that produces a powdery white corrosion that blocks the plumbing fixtures over time, and deteriorates the brass plumbing lines.
"Plumbing in a home may be suffering silently from dezincification, which is akin to occlusion of coronary arteries", Kasdan explained. "It can create a terrible mess in a home if not treated in a timely manner because it could result in undetected water leaks inside the home and possibly bursting of pipes."
Kasdan said the plumbing line fittings made by EZ-Flo, BrassCraft and other plumbing manufacturers have been used extensively in the construction of residential homes in many areas of the southwest and throughout the U.S. from Washington to Maine.
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