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  1. Construction: 60%
  2. Appeals: 10%
  3. International Law: 10%
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
  5. Government Contracts: 10%

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Law Offices of Paul W. Berning

2381 Mariner Square Drive
Suite 180
Alameda, CA, 94501


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5Martindale-HubbellN/A
Who's Who in the WorldMarquisN/A
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Paul W. Berning2011 - Present
PartnerHowrey LLP2008 - 2011
PartnerThelen LLP1994 - 2008
AssociateThelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges1986 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Alameda County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Associated General Contractors of AmericaAssociateN/A
Building Industry Conference BoardMemberN/A
World Affairs CouncilMemberN/A
Commonwealth ClubMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Red Hills Power Plant, MississippiN/A
Fillmore Center, San FranciscoN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
International Contract ManualUnited States Construction, Architecture, and Engineering Industry2007
Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal CourtsConstruction2005
ConstructionWebLinks.comComplying with Licensing and Registration Laws: An Overview, with Case Histories2004
ConstructionWebLinks.comComplying with Licensing and Registration Laws: A Compliance Checklist2004
ConstructionWebLinks.comSoftware Audits: How Companies Risk Big Penalties for Copying Software2004
Shanghai Association of International Economic and Technological Cooperation and China International Contractors' AssociationU.S. Construction, Architecture and Engineering Industry: An Overview for International Investors2004
ConstructionWebLinks.comReconstruction of Iraq: Overview of Contracting Process and Resource Guide2003
ConstructionWebLinks.comTimeliness Crucial When e-Bidding for Federal Contracts, Recent Bid Protests Show2003
ConstructionWebLinks.comE-Commerce and the Construction Industry: User Viewpoints, New Concerns, Legal Updates on Project Web Sites, Online Bidding and Web-Based Purchasing2003
ConstructionWebLinks.comProject Web Sites: How to Evaluate Them and How to Agree on Using Them2002
ConstructionWebLinks.comE-Commerce and the Construction Industry: The Revolution Is Here2000
World Conference on Construction RiskDisputes Review Boards1994
Proving and Pricing Construction ClaimsTermination Claims from Owner's and Contractor's Perspective1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Missouri, ColumbiaJournalismB.J.N/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lorman WebinarConstruction Payment Remedies: Using the Right Tools at the Right Time2009
Lorman SeminarConstruction Payment Remedies2005
Lorman SeminarDesign/Build and Construction Management2005
International Bar AssociationE-Construction Management: Is It Just Glamour and Glitz?2003
2-Day Hill International SeminarHow to Win Construction Claims2003
Construction SuperconferenceProject Websites: A Toolbox for Avoiding and Resolving Disputes2002
American Institute of Chemical Engineers' Annual Engineering and Construction Contracting ConferenceE-Tools: Time for a Legal Check-Up2002
Western Council of Construction ConsumersLegal Aspects of Web-Based Project Controls and Electronic Documents2002
Construction SuperconferenceProject Management Web Sites2000
California AGC Legal RetreatConstruction Project Web Sites2000
Construction SuperconferenceTotal Cost Claims by the Contractor: Peril or Panacea1992