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Clark T. Thiel, Esq., AIA

Attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
San Francisco, California
Clark Thiel's practice is concentrated on construction project and contract dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation. He advises facility owners and developers, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals on anticipating and managing the associated risks inherent in the construction process. He also has extensive knowledge of copyright, trademark, and trade secret issues specific to the construction industry.

Clark's work includes prosecuting and defending complex construction disputes regarding cost overruns, delay and acceleration, breach of contract, professional liability, design and construction defects, economic loss, and insurance recovery issues. He also assists clients in drafting and negotiating design, construction, and EPC contracts.
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Clark Thiel's practice is concentrated on construction project and contract dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation. He advises facility owners and developers, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals on anticipating and managing the associated risks inherent in the construction process. He also has extensive knowledge of copyright, trademark, and trade secret issues specific to the construction industry.

Clark's work includes prosecuting and defending complex construction disputes regarding cost overruns, delay and acceleration, breach of contract, professional liability, design and construction defects, economic loss, and insurance recovery issues. He also assists clients in drafting and negotiating design, construction, and EPC contracts.

Clark is a contributing author to Construction Checklists, Business & Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, and Construction Defects. He has authored numerous articles on construction claims and damages and is a frequent speaker on these topics.

Clark is also a licensed contractor and registered architect. As a practicing architect, he was involved in all phases of the design and construction of commercial and residential projects throughout the U.S. and Asia. In addition to designing various building types, including resort hotels, convention centers, and sports arenas, he performed on-site construction administration services for projects such as a large-scale, mixed-use project in Colombo, Sri Lanka and a 44-unit hillside townhouse development in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Clark is a member of the ABA and the American Institute of Architects and is the former chair of the planning commission for the city of Piedmont, California.

About Me

What publications have you contributed to?
7/16/2015
AAA Revises Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures

2012-2014
Ch. 123, Construction in 11 Business & Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts

2012
Chapter 3 - Liability Theories and Defenses for Construction Defects Claims

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Associations

Association Position
American Institute of Architects Member
American Bar Association Member

Education

School Degree Graduation Year
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), Architecture 1988
University of California, Davis - School of Law Doctor of Law (JD), Law 1997
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee B.S. 1984

Contact Information

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

4 Embarcadero Ctr Fl 22
San Francisco, CA 94111