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Randall Owen Parent

Randall Owen Parent

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Business, Litigation, Contracts & Agreements

About Me

Business Leadership Support and Litigation Specialist.  


Randy has been a practicing attorney, school district executive and teacher, and business executive for over 30 years. His background in construction law, contracts and litigation in both the public and private sectors, combined with his strategic leadership experience, provides a unique resource and perspective to management and executives.


At Bell, Rosenberg and Hughes, Randy specializes in providing clients with the kind of practical, consultive expertise they need to directly support business building and revenue. He looks at legal issues from the 360 degree view of real-world business considerations and performance.  


“Running a business is a never ending flow of judgment calls,” says Randy. “And to make sound decisions, executives need the best professional perspective factored against real world behavior and data. My job at Bell, Rosenberg and Hughes is not simply to provide legal counsel. It’s to provide a cost-effective resource that enables our clients’ short and long term business success. Without my own experience as a business leader, I couldn’t provide the combination of strategic and practical input that is especially useful and ultimately profitable to decision makers.”


One of Randy’s areas of specialization is assessing the “big questions”– to litigate or not, alternatives to litigation, steps to avoid litigation and risk assessment. If litigation makes business sense, Randy is skilled in formulating and implementing the steps necessary to provide the best  and most cost-effective legal representation. Todays attorneys and executives must factor into their dispute resolution analysis the exponential escalaton escalation in the costs of conducting discovery and preparing for trial and weigh those factors against realistically likely outcomes.  Importantly, Randy has the skills and perspective necessary to manage costs while prosecuting the strongest case in arbitration or court.


Randy’s background includes an award-winning tenure as a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, where he amassed considerable, hands-on experience representing the Department of Public Works, the Public Utilities Commission, the School District and the Airport Commission on the largest scale projects, including the new main library at Civic Center, the City Hall seismic and historic renovation, and construction of the San Francisco Airport’s new international terminal.  He also served for several years as CEO of the California Alumni Association at UC Berkeley, the largest organization of its type in the world. He is passionate about his work and in particular about leadership performance and ethics.


“I know what legal and management support I needed in my executive role,” remembers Randy. “And that’s exactly the kind of valuable, effective and reassuring partnership I offer our clients.”

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Construction & Development: 40%
    22 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    22 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    22 years
  4. Business: 20%
    22 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-325/hour), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Parent is effective in representing his clients' interests, is of high integrity, is reasonable to work with, but tough when he needs to be. I believe he understandts the big picture, and nuance, and is able to obtain both short and longe range goals while keeping his hours/efforts within reason.

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    David Norman
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    Randy perfectly balances professionalism and courtesy with advocacy. He is reasonable to deal with while still vigorously advocating for his client's interests. It was a pleasure to be adverse to him, and I hope to have the experience again in the future.

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    Meredith Jones Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

153 Townsend St Ste 520
San Francisco, CA, 94107

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199305/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding ServiceSan Francisco Board of Supervisors2001
Certificate of Recognition for Service as Deputy City AttorneyCalifornia State Senate2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBell Rosenberg & Hughes LLP2007 - Present
CEO - Executive DirectorCalifornia Alumni Association2001 - 2007
Deputy City AttorneyCity and County of San Francisco1996 - 2001
AttorneyBreon O'Donnell Miller Brown & Dannis1992 - 1995

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Alumni AssociationCEO - Executive Director2001 - 2007

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
S.J. Amoroso v. Executive RiskPrevailed - overturned summary judgement
S.J. Amoroso Construction Co. v. Executive Risk IndemnityPrevailed on breach of contract claim

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
San Jose State UniversityEducation AdministrationMA - Masters1992
Univ of California BerkeleyMusicBA - Bachelor of Arts1978

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Contract ManagementRequirements for Approval of Payment Bonds and Performance Bonds2009