Joe’s twenty years of industry experience combined with his training as both a lawyer and an engineer uniquely qualify him to assist clients with the most technically challenging of disputes and transactions. Clients value Joe as an efficient yet relentless advocate. Joe litigates in state court, federal court, and numerous arbitration forums, both domestically and internationally. His experiences include matters administered by the American Arbitration Association, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the DIAC, as well as ad hoc proceedings.
In addition to his disputes practice, Joe assists clients with the structuring, negotiating and drafting of infrastructure and technology related agreements. He is well versed in the leading forms of contracts used domestically and internationally, including the forms published by FIDIC, AIA, ConsensusDOCS, and DBIA. Joe’s experience covers a wide variety of delivery methods, including Design-Bid-Build, EPC, turnkey, and PPP. Joe also maintains an active knowledge of federal, state, and local procurement regulations and claims procedures and provides counsel to clients on government contracting matters arising from the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the various public-entity claims processes.
Joe routinely lectures on various industry-related topics, including dispute resolution, mediation, federal contracting, international arbitration, project delivery methods, AIA, and FIDIC. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Legal Forum of the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the International Projects Committee of the International Bar Association. He is a member of the State Bar of California and is licensed as a professional Civil Engineer. Joe lives north of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife of more than twenty years, his son, and his two daughters.