Gregory R. Shaughnessy

Gregory R. Shaughnessy

Attorney
Location:
Tiburon, California
Phone:
415-579-3160
Fax:
415-435-2459
Email:

Mr. Shaughnessy specializes in construction, insurance and real estate matters as well as in transactional aspects of construction and real estate. He has served as counsel in disputes and transactions involving major civil and building projects throughout California and the Asia/Pacific region. His clients have included land owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

Prior to forming the Law Offices of Gregory R. Shaughnessy, Mr. Shaughnessy was Of Counsel at Thelen Reid & Priest from 1998 – 2006. Mr. Shaughnessy has also served as General Counsel for the International Division of Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd., in Tokyo, Japan from 1996 to 2017, as well as General Counsel for Sumitomo Construction America, Inc., in Long Beach and Burlingame, California from 1993 – 1995. He also served as an associate at Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges in San Francisco from 1987 to 1993.

 

 

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Insurance and commercial litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • A.B. - 1979

Published Works

  • Navigating the Payment Minefield, Associated General Contractors of California Legal Briefs, Issue 99-1, 1999
  • Contractors Arm Yourselves, the Bonded Stop Notice, Associated General Contractors of California, California Constructor, Vol. 33, No. 5, June, 1999
  • Important New Laws Regarding Prequalification on California Public Works Projects, Associated General Contractors of California Legal Briefs, Issue 00-01, 2000
  • Important Developments in California Construction Defect Law, Associated General Contractors of California Legal Briefs, Issue 01-02, 2001
  • Arizona Significantly Broadens Prompt Payment Protections, www.constructionweblinks.com, April 30, 2001
  • Important Clarifications in California Prompt Payment Laws, Associated General Contractors of California Legal Briefs, Issue 01-13, 2001
  • California Decision Further Limits Potential Liability for Construction Defects, www.constructionweblinks.com, April 15, 2002
  • SB 800: A Poorly Drafted Law Leaves Many Transition Issues to be Litigated, San Francisco Recorder, April 14, 2003
  • SB 800's Nasty Surprise: An Expanded 10-Year Warranty for Construction Defects, www.constructionweblinks.com, June 9, 2003
  • Owners Can Use Binding Reference Provisions to Reduce Their Exposure in California Construction Defect Suits, www.constructionweblinks.com, July 28, 2003
  • The Current Status of Construction Defects Law in California - An Overview, www.constructionweblinks.com, March 7, 2005
  • California Decision Erodes Certainty of 10 Year Limit on Potential Liability for Construction Defects, www.constructionweblinks.com, July 25, 2005
  • California Decision Erodes Certainty of 10 Year Limit on Potential Liability for Construction Defects, www.ConstructionRisk.com, Vol. 7, November, 2005
  • Your Additional Insured Endorsements - How Coverage May Be Narrowing, www.constructionweblinks.com, October 17, 2005
  • New Law Restricts Scope of Indemnity Clauses In Subcontracts on Residental Construction In California - 2005
  • Prevailing Owners Are Entitled to Recover Prompt Payment Penalties In California - 2005
  • Trend In California To Enforce Reference Provisions in Residential Real Estate Contracts - 2006

Classes/Seminars

  • Managing Builder's Risk Insurance Claims, Associated General Contractors of California Legal Advisory Committee
  • Influence of Insurance Claims, Associated General Contractors of California Legal Advisory Committee
  • Residential Construction Defect Litigation, Lorman Educational Services
  • Insurance Coverage on Commercial Construction Projects, International Quality & Productivity Center
  • Construction Claims in California, Lorman Educational Services
  • Construction Law from Contract to Close in California, Lorman Educational Services
  • Residential Construction Defect Litigation in California, Lorman Educational Services
  • Building the Cross-Border Construction Contract, State Bar of California, Annual Convention
  • Managing International Construction Projects: A Practical Legal Seminar, Overseas Construction Association of Japan
  • Construction Defect Claims in California, Lorman Educational Services

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association, Panelist, Northern California Commercial Panel of Arbitrators
  • American Bar Association, Section on Litigation; Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
  • California Associated General Contractors, Associate Member
  • California Associated General Contractors, Member, Legal Advisory Committee and Standard Forms and Publications Subcommittee

Past Employment Positions

  • Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, Associate, 1987 - 1993
  • Sumitomo Construction America, Inc., in Long Beach and Burlingame, California, General Counsel, 1993 - 1995
  • International Division of Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd., in Tokyo, General Counsel, 1996 - 2016
  • Thelen, Reid & Priest, Of Counsel, 1998 - 2006

Ancillary Businesses

  • Licensed General Building Contractor, California