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Candace L Matson

Attorney at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Los Angeles, California
Candace L. Matson is a partner in Sheppard Mullin's Los Angeles office where she is a member of the Business Trials, Real Estate, and Finance & Bankruptcy Practice Groups, and co-chairs the firm's Construction and Infrastructure Group.
Ms. Matson represents owners, lenders, investment funds, contractors, design professionals and others as an advocate in a wide range of private and public contexts relating to design and construction. The subject of such representation includes:

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Candace L. Matson is a partner in Sheppard Mullin's Los Angeles office where she is a member of the Business Trials, Real Estate, and Finance & Bankruptcy Practice Groups, and co-chairs the firm's Construction and Infrastructure Group.
Ms. Matson represents owners, lenders, investment funds, contractors, design professionals and others as an advocate in a wide range of private and public contexts relating to design and construction. The subject of such representation includes:

Preconstruction phase: assistance with requests for proposals and bid packages; prosecuting and defending against bid protests; negotiation, drafting and review of build-to-suit agreements, contracts for construction, architectural and engineering services, construction management, and procurement services; advice regarding construction loans, insurance (title and liability), surety issues and licensing.

Construction phase: advice regarding contract compliance, project documentation, and mechanics lien law; early dispute resolution.

Post-construction phase: mediation, arbitration and litigation of disputes, including extra and changed work claims; delay, disruption and acceleration claims; design professionals liens, mechanics liens and stop notice claims; construction defect claims (including water intrusion and mold issues); insurance and surety bond claims; assistance with title insurance issues, including obtaining defense, indemnity and clean title.

About Me

What professional recognitions do you have?
Leading Lawyer, Chambers USA, 2015, 2016, Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500, 2013, 2015, 2016, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent
What have you written, co-written or published within your profession?
Co-authored chapters pertaining to owners and lenders in CEB book entitled "California Mechanics Liens and Related Construction Remedies" (4th Ed. through 4th update), Authored article entitled "A Primer on Construction Surety Bonds," 29 CEB Cal Bus L Prac 53 (Spring 2014), lectured on Preventing and Managing Construction Claims and many others.

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Associations

Association Position
American Bar Association Member, Construction Industry Forum
Association of Business Trial Lawyers Member
Associated General Contractors of California Member, Legislative Committee
Associated General Contractors of California Member and Former Chair,Legal Advisory Committee
California Women Lawyers Member
Construction Subsection, Los Angeles County Bar Association Member and Former Chair
AIA Los Angeles Member (Allied Affiliate)

Education

School Degree Graduation Year
University of California, Berkeley B.A. 1977
California Lutheran University M.S. 1980
University of California, Los Angeles J.D. 1989

Contact Information

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

333 S Hope St Fl 43
Los Angeles, CA 90071