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Chris A. McCandless, Esq.

Attorney at Diepenbrock Elkin Gleason LLP
Sacramento, California
Partner in the Business and Construction Law/Litigation group at Diepenbrock Elkin Gleason LLP (Sacramento, CA). With over 25 years of experience in the construction and real estate development industry his practice involves the representation of prime contractors, subcontractors, municipalities, school districts, suppliers, and private property owners in virtually all areas of construction law, including contract disputes, construction claims, public bid protests, mechanic’s liens, surety bonds, differing site conditions, construction defects, and related collection matters.

Mr. McCandless also litigates lien claims and real property title disputes, representing lenders, owners, and title companies in resolving the validity and priorities of deeds and other interests in real property. Mr. McCandless is active in the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California. He is the 2016 Vice-Chair of the Legal Advisory Committee for the AGC of California.

About Me

What are some topics you lectured on or written about?
California Contractor License Law Update, Construction Lien law, A Practical Guide to Construction Liens, Understanding California's Public Construction Bidding Process and many others
What is your background experience?
Mr. McCandless also worked in the construction and real estate industry prior to embarking on his legal career. Mr. McCandless was involved in the development of a national custom home sales and construction firm where he was active in all aspects of the business, from construction and design, to sales and marketing.


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Association Position
Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California Member
2016 Vice-Chair of the Legal Advisory Committee for the AGC of California Vice-Chair
Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange Member
California State Bar Member


School Degree Graduation Year
University of California, Sacramento B.S., Magna Cum Laude 1996
Pacific McGeorge School of Law J.D. 2000

Contact Information

Diepenbrock Elkin Gleason LLP

500 Capitol Mall Ste 2200
Sacramento, CA 95814