Born San Diego, California, June 1, 1959; admitted to bar, 1986, California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Central District of California, U.S. Court of Claims and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Construction Claims and Defect Litigation
Real Estate Sales and Disclosure Litigation
Mechanics Liens, Stop Notices, Payment and Performance Bonds
Purchase and Sales of Businesses and Real Estate
Preparation of Real Estate and Construction Agreements
Preparation of Limited Liability Company Agreements
False Claims Act Litigation
Requests for Proposals, Requests for Bids, Bids and Bidding
Collection on Judgments
University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1981);
University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1986).
Legal Aspects of the Construction Industry.
Diablo Valley College, Adjunct Professor, Spring 2017 and 2018.
Project Management for Construction Project, Lecture for Lorman Business Group, Oakland and San Francisco, 2006, 2008.
Construction Delay Claims in California, Lecture for Lorman Business Group, San Diego, 2006.
Nuts and Bolts of Mechanics Liens, Lecture for Lorman Business Group, Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles, 2005-2009.
Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions, Lecture for the Contra Costa County Association of Realtors New Member Orientation, Walnut Creek and San Ramon, 2003-2008.
Negotiation Tactics and Strategies. Workshops for the State of California and the County of Los Angeles, Program Sponsored by California State University, Northridge, 2003-2004.
Negotiating Claims for Project Mangers. Presentation for the University of California Project Manager Institute, Oakland and San Diego, 2003.
Chapter and Update Author, California Mechanics Liens and Related Construction Remedies, 1998 to Present.
Building Nationwide: What You Need to Know. Presentation to the International Council of Shopping Centers, Shopping Center Law Conference, Orlando, Florida, 1997
Chapter Author, Avoiding Construction Delay Claims on Remodels and New Construction; Current Topics in Shopping Center Law, International Council of Shopping Centers, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1997.
Overview of California False Claims Act for the Association of County Counsel, Long Beach, 1996
Construction Liens in California, Lectures for Lorman Business Group, Oakland and San Francisco, 1994-1996
Solano County v. Lionsgate Corporation (2005), 126 Cal.App.4th 741.
State Bar of California
Alameda County Bar Association
Contra Costa County Bar Association
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
Design Build Institute of America
Named as one of the Fortune 500's "Go To Counsel."
Northern California "Superlawyer" for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
AVVO rating: Superb (10.0)