Bryce Chastain brings the acumen and expertise he has developed over more than two decades in the practice of law for our clients. His primary areas of practice are in construction, real estate, and business transactions for California public agencies with a deep focus on complex matters in public works. He has deep experience in the full real estate development cycle, including property assessment and acquisition, counseling and contract development for engineering, design and construction, and resolution of any conflicts arising at any stage in the cycle, including development entitlements, contract disputes, and post-completion defect, warranty, and premises liability matters. He represents clients in disputes and litigation on matters ranging from environmental issues to professional liability issues, including California Environmental Quality Act compliance, site contamination and asbestos remediation, engineers' and architects' standards of care and contract performance, contractor disputes ranging from design conformance, construction defect, indemnity, delay and defaults, to surety takeovers. 

Since joining AALRR in 2007, Bryce has developed expertise in public agency law common to many of the firm’s clients, including the Brown Act, California Public Records Act, Government Claims Act, and procurement for local educational agencies, among others. He connects detailed knowledge and understanding of the law, legal trends, and practical necessities to serve clients' particular interests.

Mr. Chastain is a leading expert on alternative delivery methods for construction such as design-build, as well as renewable energy and energy conservation projects, federally funded procurement for local agencies, and disaster response and recovery - including securing funding and following required procurement procedures.

Mr. Chastain is a California native and graduate of the University of California at Berkeley who 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 as a veteran at the rank of Sergeant. He and his family live in the Bay Area, where his children have thrived attending California’s public schools.

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


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


  • 2001, California
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