Law School/Year: Pepperdine University School of Law, 1997
College/Year: UCSD, B.A., 1993
California; U.S. District Court, Southern, Northern, Eastern District; U.S. District Court, Colorado
Real Estate/Construction Litigation
Laurence R. Phillips' significant litigation experience includes the
representation of contractors, public entities, real estate developers, manufacturers and other clients and their sureties and insurers in the mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal of complex matters concerning government and private contract disputes, commercial disputes, lease disputes, real estate/land-use disputes and construction disputes; including payment and performance bond claims, changed conditions claims, delay and disruption claims, prompt payment issues, stop notice and mechanic's lien claims, latent and patent defects in construction and design, products liability and professional liability.
Phillips’ range of experience relating to California public works and federal contracts includes bid protests, subcontractor listing issues, termination issues, Miller Act claims and actions under the California and Federal False Claims Acts. He has been
instrumental in successfully defending clients against alleged false claims in excess of $50 million. Phillips also has significant experience negotiating and drafting public and private works construction contracts, joint venture agreements, commercial leases, work letters, real estate purchase and sale agreements, escrow instructions and related loan documents.
Phillips lectures regularly on issues relating to public and private works contracting and is a contributing author to Aspen Publishers' Construction Law Update, which is published annually and distributed nationally.
Phillips speaks and writes fluently in Spanish. Prior to starting law school, he traveled and worked extensively in Caracas, Venezuela and Lima, Peru.