Overview

Bryce Chastain has practiced law for 17 years. He focuses on complex matters in construction law, from site investigation and acquisition, through design and construction, to post-completion defect, warranty, and premises liability matters. He has worked on contract issues such as conformance with design, indemnity, and delay; tort liability from workmanship and safety practices to professional liability of architects, engineers and consultants in environmental and hazardous materials issues; and product defect liability.

His extensive business law experience includes commercial contracts; unfair business practices; trademarks and copyrights; defamation; privacy; employment discrimination and harassment; vendor and consultant agreements, and professional negligence and fiduciary liability, including that of investment brokers and financial advisors as well as real estate brokers and agents.

Mr. Chastain also has expertise in technology issues, including Internet jurisdiction and electronic discovery. As technology constantly changes the business and legal landscapes, Mr. Chastain provides clients with up-to-date legal advice on matters such as pitfalls in adopting and managing electronic data systems according to new statutory schemes and evolving practical implications ranging from preservation of evidence to privacy protection.

Mr. Chastain served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1988 to 1996, with periods of active duty during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant.

Practice Areas

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Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • San Francisco Bar Association, Member
  • Coalition for Adequate School Housing, Member
  • Community College Facilities Coalition, Member
  • U.S. Green Building Council, Member

Education

J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Admissions

  • 2001, California
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