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Pleasanton
5075 Hopyard Road
Suite 210
Pleasanton, CA 94588

925-227-9200
925-227-9202 fax

Sacramento
2485 Natomas Park Drive
Suite 240
Sacramento, CA 95833

916-923-1200
916-923-1222 fax

Marin
1050 Northgate Drive
Suite 520
San Rafael, CA 94903

628-234-6200
628-234-6899 fax

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley (B.A.)
  • Golden Gate University School of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • Coalition for Adequate School Housing
  • Community College Facilities Coalition
  • U.S. Green Building Council

W. Bryce Chastain

Partner

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Experience
Bryce Chastain has practiced law for 16 years. He focuses on complex matters in construction law, from site investigation and acquisition, through design and construction, to post-completion defect, warranty, and premises liability matters. He has worked on contract issues such as conformance with design, indemnity, and delay; tort liability from workmanship and safety practices to professional liability of architects, engineers and consultants in environmental and hazardous materials issues; and product defect liability.

His extensive business law experience includes commercial contracts; unfair business practices; trademarks and copyrights; defamation; privacy; employment discrimination and harassment; vendor and consultant agreements, and professional negligence and fiduciary liability, including that of investment brokers and financial advisors as well as real estate brokers and agents.

Mr. Chastain also has expertise in technology issues, including Internet jurisdiction and electronic discovery. As technology constantly changes the business and legal landscapes, Mr. Chastain provides clients with up-to-date legal advice on matters such as pitfalls in adopting and managing electronic data systems according to new statutory schemes and evolving practical implications ranging from preservation of evidence to privacy protection.

Mr. Chastain served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1988 to 1996, with periods of active duty during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant.

Education
Mr. Chastain earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law.

Memberships
State Bar of California
San Francisco Bar Association

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