Garret is chair of the firm’s Construction Practice Group.
A Foundation in Design and Construction
He began his career as a lobbyist for the American Institute of Architects in Sacramento, California where he worked with state legislators and executive agencies on issues of importance to design professionals. He later worked as a lobbyist in Washington D.C. where he represented multifamily developers, property owners and financiers on issues before Congress and executive agencies.
A Focus on the Built Environment
Since then, 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 iconic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge to the shiniest new additions to the San Francisco skyline such as 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.
A Counselor and Advocate
While Garret’s practice focuses on design and construction, his experience, client-focused pragmatism, and willingness to take a case to trial when necessary has made him the attorney of choice for clients with other types of disputes as well, including those involving real estate, business contracts and employment issues, among others.