Representation of a wide variety of contractors and owners in complex private and public construction projects.
Representation of banks and other commercial lenders in real estate and personal property matters.
Lead attorney for a public school district in a series of contracts for the acquisition and construction of an approximately $50 million in public school facilities.
Lead attorney for a major public utility in a wide variety of matters ranging from the demolition of the cooling towers in a nuclear power plant and the repair and replacement of various components of the utility's electrical distribution system.
Lead attorney for a wide variety of private owners, including a major food producer, agriculture product manufacturers and other private owners ranging from the expansion of the processing plants to the construction of corporate headquarters.
Lead attorney for a wide variety of general contractors, including a $20 million breach of contract (wrongful termination) case against a state agency.
Successfully represented contractors in almost all aspects of public and private contract litigation including, scope, delay, extra work, prompt payment penalties and construction defects.
Lead attorney on a wide array of commercial real estate litigation matters ranging from foreclosure involving cross-collateralized assets, Subdivision Map Act issues and commercial purchase and sale contract disputes and lease disputes.
Lead attorney on complex commercial litigation cases involving Civil RICO and fraud.
Lead attorney in a wide array of creditor rights cases, including Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
Litigation experience includes federal and state court trials and work in American Arbitration Association arbitrations.
Early Neutral Evaluator, United States District Court, Eastern District of California
Former United States Air Force / NORAD Space Operations Officer
Association of General Contractors, Legal Advisory Committee, Member
American Bar Association, Litigation Section and Construction Industry Forum, Member
California Municipal Utilities Association, Member
American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Construction Sections, Member
Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, Member
State Bar of California, Business Law and Litigation Sections, Member
Placer County Bar Association, Member
Federal Bar Association, Member
United States District Court for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, Admitted to Practice
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 1989)
University of California, Irvine (B.A., 1979)
Pacific Law Journal, (McGeorge Law Review) Former Editor-in-Chief.