Mr Michael McKeeman > Seyfarth Shaw LLP > San Francisco, United States > Lawyer Profile

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
560 MISSION STREET
SUITE 3100
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105-2930
United States
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Work Department

Litigation Department; Real Estate Department; Construction Practice Group; Government Contracts Practice Group; Commercial Litigation Practice Group; Commercial Class Action Defense Practice Group; Product Liability Practice Group; White Collar, Internal Investigations, and False Claims Team

Position

Mr. McKeeman is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s San Francisco office. He is co-chair of the national Construction Practice Group, and he leads the firm’s  San Francisco Litigation Group. Mr. McKeeman specializes in transactional and litigation matters throughout Northern and Southern California involving construction law, real estate, and complex commercial matters. He is a member of the California Association of General Contractor’s Legal Advisory Committee. Mr. McKeeman has significant experience in representing public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and design professionals in construction disputes. Mr. McKeeman’s knowledge of the construction industry is bolstered by several years of field experience in which he participated in the construction of large commercial and multi-dwelling residential structures. He also aids contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in contract drafting, contract negotiation, contract interpretation, differing site conditions, bid protests, extra work, changes, payment disputes, design defects, construction defects, warranty claims, and delay and other impact claims. His practice includes both private and public construction projects. Mr. McKeeman has worked on a wide-variety of projects including commercial structures, hospitals, high-rise office buildings, condominiums, apartments, single-family residences, jails, justice centers, earthwork projects, amusement parks, parking structures, golf courses, and educational facilities. When disputes arise, Mr. McKeeman assists clients with claim preparation, arbitration, mediation, debt collection, and preparing and pursuing mechanics’ lien and stop notice remedies. He also advises clients about alternative dispute resolution procedures that offer viable alternatives to expensive and prolonged litigation. Mr. McKeeman assists clients with real estate transactions. These transactions include real property acquisition, development, and disposition, compliance with building regulations and codes, commercial leasing, eminent domain actions, license agreements, CEQA and real property exchanges. Mr. McKeeman’s clients include both private and public entities. Mr. McKeeman also represents clients in complex, multi-party civil litigation matters involving complex commercial disputes, unfair business practices, trade secret disputes, products liability, premises liability, and personal injury.

Memberships

American Bar Association; San Francisco County Bar Association

Education

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law (1994), magna cum laude, Merit Scholar; B.S., University of California, Berkeley (1991), with honors, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Berkeley Alumni Scholar; Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, the construction practice is ‘very knowledgeable and efficient with their inputs‘, being ‘a pleasure to work with and learn from‘ at every turn. San Francisco-based Michael McKeeman and New York-based Alison Ashford co-chair the national practice group, which represents clients on developments for entertainment venues, industrial facilities and social or economic infrastructure. The team has particular strength drafting multi-billion-dollar contracts; Washington DC-based David Blake is negotiating PGP Development LLC’s design and service agreements for its £1.5bn Capitol Crossing Project, an unprecedented engineering feat which includes decking over a portion of Interstate 395. Also in Washington DC, Charles Wall acts as special counsel to the Hampton Roads Transport Accountability Commission and was heavily involved in the agreements over a $3.86bn expansion of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. Bennett Greenberg works on some of the largest P3 and most complex US projects currently under construction and he is handling all matters related to the development of a new $4.5bn San Francisco transit terminal alongside McKeeman.