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Cory P. DiBene

Attorney

Cory is a zealous client advocate who pays attention to the details while endeavoring to anticipate the bigger picture. His prompt and aggressive communication skills with third parties contribute to an ability to effectively and efficiently achieve client objectives.

(858) 737-3100, Ext. 3115

(858) 737-3101

Cory DiBene works with in-house counsel, business owners, project executives and managers to provide legal advice focused on real property and construction law.  This includes matters involving public and private construction claims and disputes, insurance coverage, real estate, and commercial litigation.  Clients include general contractors, specialty subcontractors, engineering firms, and owners.

Cory is a zealous client advocate who pays attention to the details while endeavoring to anticipate the bigger picture.  His prompt and aggressive communication skills with third parties contribute to an ability to effectively and efficiently achieve client objectives.

CLAIMS AND DISPUTES

Delays and disputes over contract interpretation, work delays, breach by subcontractors, and not being paid by owners are common.  Cory’s knowledge of construction contracts and agreement processes enables him to identify key issues and prepare a strategy to best leverage the client’s position.  He also understands the importance of maintaining valued relationships between general contractors and specialty subcontractors.  It is a distinction that often results in keeping critical subcontractors working on a project and minimizing the harmful effects of work slowdowns or stoppages.

COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

Cory represents business and residential property owners on a variety of matters including tenant in common disputes, real estate transactions, professional negligence, and more.  Attention to detail, strong research and writing skills, and aptitude for innovative legal strategies serve Cory — and the firm’s clients — very well.

FEDERAL PROCUREMENT AND CLAIMS

The highly regulated federal construction domain presents frequent challenges to both federal prime contractors and subcontractors.  Payment disputes with the government or between subcontractors and prime contractors are common.  It is an environment that requires Cory to be well versed about the Federal Acquisition Regulations, the Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA) process, and the Contract Disputes Act and Miller Act.  And it is the type of experience that proves valuable when the resolution of claims or reconsideration of procurements is the goal.

  • Construction litigation
  • Public works of improvement and government contracts, including projects with local public agencies, cities, counties, state agencies, and federal government
  • Delay, inefficiency, and extra work claims
  • Coordination with schedule, design, accounting, and subject matter experts on construction claims
  • Contract defaults
  • Surety obligations
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Stop payment notices
  • Payment bond claims
  • Performance bond claims
  • Requests for equitable adjustments (REAs)
  • Contract Disputes Act claims
  • Miller Act claims
  • Transactional matters specializing in the drafting and review of construction project agreements and public procurement compliance
  • Local, state, and federal bid protests
  • General business litigation

Cory DiBene works with in-house counsel, business owners, project executives and managers to provide legal advice focused on real property and construction law.  This includes matters involving public and private construction claims and disputes, insurance coverage, real estate, and commercial litigation.  Clients include general contractors, specialty subcontractors, engineering firms, and owners.

Cory is a zealous client advocate who pays attention to the details while endeavoring to anticipate the bigger picture.  His prompt and aggressive communication skills with third parties contribute to an ability to effectively and efficiently achieve client objectives.

CLAIMS AND DISPUTES

Delays and disputes over contract interpretation, work delays, breach by subcontractors, and not being paid by owners are common.  Cory’s knowledge of construction contracts and agreement processes enables him to identify key issues and prepare a strategy to best leverage the client’s position.  He also understands the importance of maintaining valued relationships between general contractors and specialty subcontractors.  It is a distinction that often results in keeping critical subcontractors working on a project and minimizing the harmful effects of work slowdowns or stoppages.

COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

Cory represents business and residential property owners on a variety of matters including tenant in common disputes, real estate transactions, professional negligence, and more.  Attention to detail, strong research and writing skills, and aptitude for innovative legal strategies serve Cory — and the firm’s clients — very well.

FEDERAL PROCUREMENT AND CLAIMS

The highly regulated federal construction domain presents frequent challenges to both federal prime contractors and subcontractors.  Payment disputes with the government or between subcontractors and prime contractors are common.  It is an environment that requires Cory to be well versed about the Federal Acquisition Regulations, the Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA) process, and the Contract Disputes Act and Miller Act.  And it is the type of experience that proves valuable when the resolution of claims or reconsideration of procurements is the goal.

  • Construction litigation
  • Public works of improvement and government contracts, including projects with local public agencies, cities, counties, state agencies, and federal government
  • Delay, inefficiency, and extra work claims
  • Coordination with schedule, design, accounting, and subject matter experts on construction claims
  • Contract defaults
  • Surety obligations
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Stop payment notices
  • Payment bond claims
  • Performance bond claims
  • Requests for equitable adjustments (REAs)
  • Contract Disputes Act claims
  • Miller Act claims
  • Transactional matters specializing in the drafting and review of construction project agreements and public procurement compliance
  • Local, state, and federal bid protests
  • General business litigation

Cory is a zealous client advocate who pays attention to the details while endeavoring to anticipate the bigger picture. His prompt and aggressive communication skills with third parties contribute to an ability to effectively and efficiently achieve client objectives.

(858) 737-3100, Ext. 3115

(858) 737-3101

  • Construction Law
    • Claims & Disputes
    • Federal Procurement & Claims
    • Prime Contracts & Subcontracts
    • Real Estate
    • Corporate
    • Labor & Employment
    • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Liability Defense
  • California: State Courts
  • U.S. District Court of California: Southern
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., cum laude
    • The Order of Barristers
    • Editorial Board — Articles Editor, San Diego International Law Journal
    • Executive Board Member, San Diego Moot Court
    • CALI (AmJur) Award for highest grade in Tax 1
    • First Place, 2017 Paul A. McLennon Sr. Honors Moot Court Competition
    • Certified Legal Intern, USD Veterans Legal Clinic
    • Judicial Extern, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
    • Published “Sir, The Radar Sir, It Appears To Be … Jammed: The Future Of ‘The Right to Be Forgotten’ In A Post-Brexit United Kingdom”, Vol. 19, San Diego International Law Journal
  • San Diego State University, B.S., Criminal Justice (minor in History), cum laude
    • Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honor Society)
  • State Bar of California
  • History of community participation and volunteerism with organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association and Best Buddies Program (mentor)
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