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Law School: University of San Diego School of Law
College: University of San Diego, B.A., Business
California; U.S. District Courts for Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern districts of California
Construction Law; Business/Commercial Litigation; Business/Commercial Transactions; Insurance Coverage; Real Estate
Finch’s significant recent achievements include his work on California Senate Bill 392, Florez: Contractors: Limited Liability Companies [allowing contractor licenses to be issued to LLCs] and trial and settlement of dozens of construction claims in the past two years in which his clients recovered millions of dollars. Notable construction projects at issue in claims and litigation handled by Finch include the City Centre project in Las Vegas, the John Wayne Airport, Rady Children's Hospital, the Port of Long Beach, the San Diego Regional Airport Authority, China Lake military base, the University of California campuses, and California freeways under the jurisdiction of Caltrans.
P. Randolph Finch Jr. is the managing partner of Marks, Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP. He joined the firm under its predecessor name as a law clerk in 1995, and became an equity partner in 2000. His law practice includes representation of construction industry and other business clients. Finch's litigation practice includes public and private works construction cases involving mechanic's liens, stop notices, payment and performance bond claims; contract defaults; professional liability of architects and engineers; latent and patent defects in construction and design; extra work claims; changed conditions claims; delay, disruption and acceleration claims; federal, state and local agency bid protests; defense of construction related casualty and property damage claims; enforcement of creditors' rights and defense of debtors; business litigation such as shareholder disputes, contract interpretation and enforcement, unfair business practices, trade secret violations, and false claims; and lender and vendor disputes. Finch represents policyholders and their insurers in insurance covered and coverage disputes, and provides business transaction and pre-construction services, including insurance, licensing and bonding matters; joint venture agreements; construction management agreements; takeover agreements; formation and counseling of corporations and limited liability companies; shareholder and officer agreements; debt work out agreements; development issues; and general corporate counseling.
He is a member of the State Bar of California, San Diego County Bar Association (Construction Law section), American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum), serves on the Government Relations Committee, Political Action Committee and Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter. He received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating, A.V., in recognition of his high level of skill and integrity. He was named a "California Super Lawyer," a Top San Diego Construction Attorney and The Daily Transcript's 2010 Top Influential honoring him as a San Diego Top Industry Leader.
Finch is married and has three children.
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