Brendan B. Penney is a partner at the Los Angeles office. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Penney practiced for over 5 years with Bryan Cave LLP in their Santa Monica office and prior to moving to California, Mr. Penney practiced in the State of Maine for over 4 years. Mr. Penney has over 15 years of litigation experience with an emphasis on construction defect and claims litigation. Over the years Mr. Penney has represented owners, including municipalities, large general contractors, and subcontractors in practically every construction discipline. He also represents both the insured and the insurer with special emphasis in the title insurance area and advises the firm’s clients in bad faith claims, priority disputes, lender liability, real estate fraud, and foreclosure issues.
Mr. Penney also has a commercial litigation and general business practice representing manufacturers and distributors of equipment peer group security services, property management firms, and commercial and office building owners, providing legal advice with respect to their day-to-day business activities. Mr. Penney has extensive bench and jury trial experience, having tried dozens of matters.
Recent Speaking Engagements
“Avoiding Bad Faith,” presented to National Title Insurance of New York, Irvine, California.
Brendan B. Penney, CEB Construction Contracts, Defects, and Litigation Treatise. California Continuing Education of the Bar, California (“CEB”), Chapter 13, “Defects: Contribution & Equitable Indemnity, Cal. CEB 2012.
Brendan B. Penney, Chapter Eight, Change Orders and Extra Work, CALIFORNIA CONSTRUCTION LAW (HLK Global Communications, Inc., 2007).
Real Estate Litigation
Lease and Contract Law
Syracuse University (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif), Syracuse, NY, 1995
Honors: Syracuse Law Review, Justinian Honorary Society
University of Wisconsin, Madison (B.A., Political Science, History), Madison, WI, 1989
State Bar of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association
U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2001
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2002
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2002
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2002
U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2002
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