With an extensive background in design and development issues, Garret brings a unique perspective to construction, real estate, contract and employment issues. Garret is known for his diligence, client-focused pragmatism, deep knowledge of construction law, and trusted value as counselor and advocate.
Garret chairs the firm’s construction practice group. Garret has represented parties involved in nearly every aspect of design and construction, including owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, equipment lessors, sureties and insurers.
He has worked on significant projects in California and outside the state, from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the Salesforce Tower. His experience extends from project formation through project closeout, including contractor licensing, contract drafting and negotiations, bid protests and subcontractor substitutions, mechanics liens, stop payment notice and other payment remedies, and defect, delay and acceleration claims.
Foundation in Design and Development
Early in his career, Garret worked as a lobbyist for the American Institute of Architects in Sacramento, California, engaging with state legislators and executive agencies on issues of importance to design professionals. Later work in Washington D.C. representing multifamily developers, property owners and financiers on issues before Congress and executive agencies extended his broad insight into construction law matters.
Counselor and Advocate
While Garret’s practice focuses on design and construction, his broad experience, dedication, and willingness to take a case to trial when necessary has made him the attorney of choice for clients with other types of disputes, including those involving real estate, business contracts, employment and other issues.