Santa Monica real estate and land use attorneys Chris Harding, Tom Larmore, Ken Kutcher, and Kevin Kozal have merged with two other specialty law firms headed by litigator Dennis Mullen and estate planning attorney John Jakle.

The new firm of Harding Larmore Mullen Jakle Kutcher & Kozal, LLP has nine attorneys to handle land use and real estate transaction matters in addition to litigation and estate planning services.

Mullen specializes in real estate, business, family law, professional negligence, personal injury and appellate litigation.

Mullen and Jakle first worked with Harding when Harding graduated from law school 30 years ago and joined their law firm, which is located next door to current offices of the merged law firm.

Harding later established the law firm of Harding, Kutcher and Kozal.

Larmore, Harding, and Jakle are longtime Santa Monica residents.