Ms Candace Matson > Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
United States

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Candace L. Matson is a partner in Sheppard Mullin’s Los Angeles office where she is a member of the Business Trials, Real Estate, and Finance & Bankruptcy Practice Groups and specializes in design and construction law, as well as title issues.


Ms. Matson represents owners, lenders, investment funds, contractors, design professionals and others as an advocate in a wide range of private and public contexts relating to design and construction. Ms. Matson serves as an arbitrator and mediator of construction disputes, both privately and through the auspices of various ADR providers.


Member (Allied Affiliate), AIA Los Angeles; Member and Former Chair, Construction Subsection, Los Angeles County Bar Association; Member and Former Chair, Legal Advisory Committee, Associated General Contractors of California; Member, Legislative Committee, Associated General Contractors of California; Former Los Angeles Region Board; Member, Associated General Contractors of California; Former Executive Board Member, Women Construction Owners & Executives, USA (California Chapter); Former Director, National Association of Women in Construction; Former Executive Board Member, California Dispute Resolution Council; Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association Arbitrator/Mediator, Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Center; Member, Construction Industry Forum, American Bar Association; Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers; Member, California Women Lawyers; Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles; Board of Governors, Co-President Elect, Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles; Co-Chair, Out at Sheppard; Legal Council, The Williams Institute; Member, Legal Affairs Committee, Pasadena Waldorf School; Trustee, Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1989; M.S., California Lutheran University, 1980; B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1977

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

West Coast-based firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has offices across California, and primarily handles disputes related to public and private projects. Co-chair of the construction group Candace Matson, supported by Robert Sturgeon, defended Parsons Corporation against claims amounting to $136m relating to an accident on a cell tower site. San Diego-based partners John Yacovelle and Marisa Miller successfully secured a $152m settlement for long-term client San Diego Gas and Electric Company against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries relating to the premature shutdown of a nuclear facility. The pair were supported by Neil Popović and associate Shanna Pearce, based in the San Francisco and San Diego offices respectively. Matson worked alongside Harold Hamersmith to defend Jacobs Project Management Company in a bid protest lodged by a competitor for major works in Los Angeles. Washington DC-based Hwan Kim is also noted. Unless otherwise stated, named attorneys are based in Los Angeles.