PETER S. BAUMAN
PETER BAUMAN is a Senior Associate of the Firm in the Sherman Oaks office. His experience includes Federal and State litigation involving:
Mr. Bauman has assisted in the Firm's representation of owners, developers, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, product suppliers, and insurers in high exposure and complex construction matters. Firm notable cases include:
Photovoltaic Solar Litigation: Successful representation of a commercial property owner with 42 kilowatt photovoltaic solar electric system in binding Arbitration against major California solar company involving claims of construction defect, water intrusion, breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation, failure to meet specified energy production, and failure to use suitable attachment hardware.
City & County of San Francisco re Japantown Peace Plaza: Defense of a general contractor against $5,000,000 in alleged construction defect claims from City and bonding company related to public works project.
General Counsel: Effective assistance to general counsel for multiple businesses in food, herbal, and dietary supplement industry. [Issues related to intellectual property, risk management, contracts, and compliance with government regulations.]
San Clemente Landslide Litigation: Defense of a Homeowners' Association in $30,000,000 landslide case involving red tagged single family homes arising from defective geotechnical engineering. Architected global settlement, with limited insurance funding, that led to reconstruction of canyon and red tagged homes.
Los Angeles Commercial Building: Defense of a general contractor in relation to a public works senior citizens housing project against claim for $8,000,000 in repairs.
City & County of San Francisco re Portsmouth Square: Defense of a general contractor against $1,000,000 in alleged construction defect claims related to public works project.
County of San Luis Obispo re New Government Center: Defense of a structural reinforcing steel subcontractor involving a 158,000 square foot office building.
Mechanical Engineer for Commercial Building: Representation of a mechanical engineer in design professional construction subrogation matter.
Mechanical Engineer for Commercial Building: Representation of a mechanical engineer in dispute with general contractor and developer.
Architect for Residential Building: Representation of an architect in a custom single family home matter in San Francisco.
Framer for Residential Building: Defense of a framing subcontractor in a large custom single family home matter in Santa Barbara.
California Residential Development: Representation of a developer in binding arbitration against claims pursuant to SB800.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Certification, Pepperdine Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law, 2003
Certification, Pepperdine’s Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution, 2003
J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2003
B.S., University of Southern California, 2000
State Bar of California
State of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
American Bar Association
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association