is available to serve as mediator / arbitrator, or
to assist with alternative dispute resolution strategies.
Gary Ransone, Esq., State Bar No. 141216
Current Employer Title: Law Offices of Gary Ransone
2825 Porter St., Suite A, Soquel, CA 95073; Phone: (831) 476-8784
Profession: Attorney Emphasizing Construction Law. Licensed to practice in all courts in California. Cases involving construction practiced before various Superior Courts and Appellate Court. Familiar with insurance practices.
Work History: Principal, Law Offices of Gary Ransone, 1989 – present.
Experience: 95% of law practice surrounds various different aspects of CONSTRUCTION LAW, primarily representing Owners, General Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers in residential, commercial and public entity related building disputes. EXPERTISE in the drafting, review and interpretation of construction agreements and contract administration documents, including plan and specification review and interpretation. Concentrated experience in single-family residence construction defect and payment disputes. Familiar with Business & Professions Codes & contractor licensing laws, construction trades, procedures customs and practices.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience: Arbitrations and Mediations. AAA Construction Panel arbitrator between 1992 and 2003.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Training: AAA Construction Industry Arbitrator Training Workshop, San Jose, CA (1997); AMI Arbitration Training Workshop (1995); AAA Basic Arbitrator Training, San Francisco, CA (1992); misc. on-going ADR studies.
Professional Licenses: Law License (1989); Licensed to practice in U.S. District Courts. Also licensed in California as Real Estate Broker. Also licensed in California as General Building Contractor.
Education: University of California Berkeley and Santa Cruz, BA 1979; Monterey College of Law, JD (1988).
Publications and Speaking Engagements: Author of numerous articles on construction law and one book, The Contractor’s Legal Kit, 344 pages, Builderburg Group (1996) and Second Edition (2003); Created numerous contracts for Microsoft’s, Reader’s Digest Guide To Home Improvement with template contracts for owners & contractors; Edited Mechanic’s Liens (1998) by Nolo Press. Authored numerous articles on construction contracts and construction administration that were published in national builder’s magazines. Have been featured Construction Law speaker at numerous local and national builder’s conferences from San Francisco to Chicago to the east coast.
Compensation: Contact office for rates.
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