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Bill has more than 25 years of construction law experience, with an emphasis in representing general contractors in all facets of private and public construction, such as contract negotiation and preparation of prime contracts, subcontracts and purchase orders. Bill has provided representation to developers and general contractors in negotiating and preparing contract documents on commercial and residential construction projects. He has also represented general contractors in bid disputes on public works projects, claim preparation and claim evaluation, prosecution and defense of contractor claims, and prosecution and defense of mechanic’s lien claims.
He has extensive experience representing clients in state courts, at arbitration tribunals such as the American Arbitration Association and in private mediation. Bill also acts as a mediator and arbitrator in construction related disputes.
For over 15 years Bill taught a course in California Construction Law through the California State University at San Jose - Professional Development Center.
Frequent speaker on issues relevant to the construction industry.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer - Construction||Northern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer - Construction||Northern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer - Construction||Northern California Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer - Construction||Northern California Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer - Construction||Northern California Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer - Construction||Northern California Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer - Construction||Northern California Super Lawyers||2008|
|Instructor - California Construction Law||San Jose State University - Professional Development Center||1992 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Associated Society of Professional Esimators - Silicon Valley Chapter||Director||2012 - Present|
|Associated General Contractors of California - Legal Advisory Committee||Chairman||2010 - 2010|
|Associated General Contractors of California||Member - Executive Committee||2010 - 2010|
|Associated General Contractors of California - Santa Clara District||Board of Directors||1998 - Present|
|ABA - Forum on the Construction Industry||Member||1985 - Present|
|Associated General Contractors of California - Legal Advisory Committee||Member||1985 - Present|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|Saint Ignatius College Preparatory||N/A||N/A||1974|
|Construction Financial Management Association||Mechanics' Lien and Related Remedies||2011|
|Associated General Contractors of California||California Mechanics' Liens||2010|
|Construction Financial Management Association||Mechanics' Liens and Related Remedies||2009|
|Associated General Contractors of California||Introduction to ConsensusDocs||2009|
|Forum on the Construction Industry||Understanding and Negotiating the Clauses in the New Industry Form Documents||2008|
|Associated General Contractors of California||The New AIA Documents||2007|
|Associated General Contractors of California||Constructing Indian Casinos in California: A Safe Bet?||2005|