Leader in construction law. Contract review, negotiation and real time assistance.
I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting in 1974, and graduated Magna Cum Laude as a member of the McAuliffe Honor Society from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1977.
Since 1978, I have focused on construction and real estate law, both transactional and litigation. I have successfully represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and design professionals in multiple aspects of construction law through negotiations, mediations, arbitrations and trials. My successful jury verdicts and arbitration awards include recovering damages for fraud, breach of construction contract claims, defense of a multi-million dollar personal injury claim, and successful defense of liquidated damages claims in the millions.
I have handled numerous real estate transactions including office buildings, apartments and storage facilities and I have litigated numerous real estate disputes involving leases, purchase agreements and loan documents.
I have served on the Boards of AGCC (Santa Clara District), the American Subcontractors Association Bay Area Chapter (ASA), the University of Notre Dame Alumni of San Jose and Silicon Valley, St. Mary’s School of Los Gatos, the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Gatos Christmas Foundation. I live in Los Gatos with my wife Terry.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|McAuliffe Honor Society Magna Cum Laude||University of San Francisco School Of Law||1977|
|Managing Partner||Sweeney Mason LLP||2020 - Present|
|President||Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth||1990 - 2019|
|Partner||Toothman & Sweeney||1981 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|NECA Contra Costa||Chapter counsel||1995 - Present|
|UCONN||Associate Member||1995 - Present|
|American Subcontractors Association||Associate Member||1990 - Present|
|California AGC Legal Advisory Committe||Member||1990 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||1978 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1978 - Present|
|Notre Dame Alumini Club of Silicon Valley||Member||1978 - Present|
|Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce||Board of Directors||2012 - 2018|
|St. Marys of Los Gatos School||Board Member||1994 - 1997|
|The Constructor||Construction in the Courts||2015|
|Tri County Apartment Management||Advice For The Contracting Owner||1995|
|University of San Francisco School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of Notre Dame||BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration||1974|
|Northern California NECA||Mechanics Liens||2015|
|Fundamentals of Construction Contracts||Delay Claims||2014|
|Fundamentals of Construction Contracts||Delay Claims||2013|
|NECA Northen California||Collection Remedies||2012|
|Contra Costa NECA||Collection Remedies||2011|
|Project Bidding & Protests||Protecting the Bid||2006|
|Construction Financial Management Association||Mechanics Lien Laws||2003|
|Pipe Trades of Santa Clara and San Benito||Drafting and Negotiating Construction Contracts||2002|
|Romak Iron Works v. Owa Steel||Jury Verdict in favor of Romak Iron Works|
|Calstone v. Raisch Building Products||Jury Verdict in favor of Calstone|
|Billy Davis v. Galletti & Sons||Successful Jury Defense Verdict|
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