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.
News & Publications
Alerts & Articles
- Seven Bay Area Counties Release Virtually Identical “Shelter in Place of Residence” Orders That Will Affect Schools And Local Educational Agencies in Those Counties03.17.2020, updated 04.01.20
- SB 89, SB 117, and CDE Guidance: What Local Educational Agencies Need to Know About the State’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)03.21.2020
- Governor Newsom Issues Statewide “Stay at Home” Order – Essential School/College Employees and Contractors Are Exempt03.19.2020
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Issues Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education Including Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations03.18.2020
- Orange County Health Officer Issues Order Immediately Prohibiting “All Public and Private Gatherings of Any Number of People,” Subject to Specified Exceptions: What Schools and Colleges Need to Know03.17.2020
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Issues Interim Guidance for Administrators of K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs – How School Facilities are Affected and Recommended Guidance03.16.2020
- Court of Appeal Affirms That Lease Leaseback Agreements are Exempt from Competitive Bidding Processe05.05.2016
- Assembly Bill 219 - Seeking to Expand Definition of "Public Work" to Include Delivery of Ready-Mix ConcreteEdLawConnect Blog, 04.16.2015
- New Law Provides Postsecondary Education Institutions Exceptions to the Competitive Bidding Requirements for Goods, Services, or Information Technology ContractsEdLawConnect Blog, 01.02.2014
- Public Agencies Must Prepare to Prequalify Mechanical, Electric and Plumbing Subcontractors to Meet the New Prequalification Requirements Starting in 2014EdLawConnect Blog, 12.09.2013
- Education Code section 17463.7’s Additional Flexibility Regarding Use of Proceeds from the Sale of Surplus Property Provisions Extended to January 1, 2016EdLawConnect Blog, 08.27.2013
- EdLawConnect Blog, 07.19.2013
- EdLawConnect Blog, 06.06.2013
- EdLawConnect Blog, 05.23.2013
- EdLawConnect Blog, 04.29.2013
- EdLawConnect Blog, 02.25.2013
- EdLawConnect Blog, 06.08.2012
- EdLawConnect Blog, 02.24.2012
- EdLawConnect Blog, 12.23.2011
- EdLawConnect Blog, 11.22.2011
- EdLawConnect Blog, 10.21.2011
- EdLawConnect Blog, 10.11.2011
Community & Professional
- San Francisco Bar Association, Member
- Coalition for Adequate School Housing, Member
- Community College Facilities Coalition, Member
- U.S. Green Building Council, Member