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Patrick W. McManus

Attorney

Clients value Patrick’s ability to clearly and directly explain their legal options, available strategies, and expected outcomes. Behind the scenes, however, his tenacious research and analytical prowess consistently contributes to the strongest possible legal positions to support our clients.

(858) 737-3100, Ext. 3107

(858) 737-3101

Patrick McManus works with in-house counsel, business owners, executive management, and project managers to provide legal expertise in construction law, government and regulatory law, business and commercial litigation and transactions, and real estate issues.  Patrick’s construction law practice focuses on bringing effective and efficient resolution to matters involving public and private works disputes, conflict of interest allegations, validation actions, subcontractor listing and substitution issues, defect and delay claims, and collections.  The scope of his representation includes all aspects of litigation from complaint filing through jury trial and judgment collection.  Clients include general contractors, subcontractors, and high-value homeowners.

Patrick is also well versed in matters pertaining to commercial real estate, contract disputes, zoning and permitting, labor and employment, telecommunications, and environmental law.  Patrick exemplifies the firm’s down-to-earth communications approach.  Clients value his ability to clearly and directly explain their legal options, available strategies, and expected outcomes.  Behind the scenes, however, it is Patrick’s tenacious research and analytical prowess that consistently contributes to the strongest possible legal positions to support our clients.

CONSTRUCTION LAW FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE WORKS

For general contractors and subcontractors, the business pains caused by delay, disruption, and defective work claims are common.  So too are disputes over the validity of public contracts, bid protests, and collections issues.  Patrick understands.  He understands the facts and evidence necessary to prove such claims.  And he understands that maintaining healthy business relationships may be just as important as resolving matters monetarily.  With Patrick in your corner, client frustrations are minimized, claims and disputes are mitigated, and beneficial resolutions are achieved.

COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

Previous real estate litigation and transactions experience has enabled Patrick’s smooth transition into Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP’s real estate law practice.  He represents business and residential property owners on a wide variety of matters including inverse condemnation, public and private nuisances, easement and boundary disputes, access problems, and HOA and CC&R issues.  Attention to detail, strong writing and research skills, and aptitude for innovative legal strategies serve Patrick — and the firm’s clients — very well.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

“Business friendly” is seldom listed among California’s better qualities.  One needs to look no further than to our business and commercial clients for confirmation.  From business dissolutions to collections issues, Patrick consistently embraces the flow of problems for clients including real estate management and retail companies.  The scope of his representation includes all aspects of litigation from complaint filing through jury trial and judgment collection.

  • Construction litigation
  • Public works of improvement and government contracts, including projects with local public agencies, cities, counties, state agencies, and federal government
  • Delay, disruption, inefficiency, and extra work claims
  • Coordination with schedule, design, accounting, and subject matter experts on construction claims
  • Foreclosure litigation
  • Construction activity related personal injury defense
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Construction defect defense
  • Requests for equitable adjustments (REAs)
  • Contract Disputes 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
  • Civil writs and appeals
  • Strategic counseling and compliance advice on general business, construction, and employment and labor issues

Patrick McManus works with in-house counsel, business owners, executive management, and project managers to provide legal expertise in construction law, government and regulatory law, business and commercial litigation and transactions, and real estate issues.  Patrick’s construction law practice focuses on bringing effective and efficient resolution to matters involving public and private works disputes, conflict of interest allegations, validation actions, subcontractor listing and substitution issues, defect and delay claims, and collections.  The scope of his representation includes all aspects of litigation from complaint filing through jury trial and judgment collection.  Clients include general contractors, subcontractors, and high-value homeowners.

Patrick is also well versed in matters pertaining to commercial real estate, contract disputes, zoning and permitting, labor and employment, telecommunications, and environmental law.  Patrick exemplifies the firm’s down-to-earth communications approach.  Clients value his ability to clearly and directly explain their legal options, available strategies, and expected outcomes.  Behind the scenes, however, it is Patrick’s tenacious research and analytical prowess that consistently contributes to the strongest possible legal positions to support our clients.

CONSTRUCTION LAW FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE WORKS

For general contractors and subcontractors, the business pains caused by delay, disruption, and defective work claims are common.  So too are disputes over the validity of public contracts, bid protests, and collections issues.  Patrick understands.  He understands the facts and evidence necessary to prove such claims.  And he understands that maintaining healthy business relationships may be just as important as resolving matters monetarily.  With Patrick in your corner, client frustrations are minimized, claims and disputes are mitigated, and beneficial resolutions are achieved.

COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

Previous real estate litigation and transactions experience has enabled Patrick’s smooth transition into Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP’s real estate law practice.  He represents business and residential property owners on a wide variety of matters including inverse condemnation, public and private nuisances, easement and boundary disputes, access problems, and HOA and CC&R issues.  Attention to detail, strong writing and research skills, and aptitude for innovative legal strategies serve Patrick — and the firm’s clients — very well.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

“Business friendly” is seldom listed among California’s better qualities.  One needs to look no further than to our business and commercial clients for confirmation.  From business dissolutions to collections issues, Patrick consistently embraces the flow of problems for clients including real estate management and retail companies.  The scope of his representation includes all aspects of litigation from complaint filing through jury trial and judgment collection.

  • Construction litigation
  • Public works of improvement and government contracts, including projects with local public agencies, cities, counties, state agencies, and federal government
  • Delay, disruption, inefficiency, and extra work claims
  • Coordination with schedule, design, accounting, and subject matter experts on construction claims
  • Foreclosure litigation
  • Construction activity related personal injury defense
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Construction defect defense
  • Requests for equitable adjustments (REAs)
  • Contract Disputes 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
  • Civil writs and appeals
  • Strategic counseling and compliance advice on general business, construction, and employment and labor issues

Clients value Patrick’s ability to clearly and directly explain their legal options, available strategies, and expected outcomes. Behind the scenes, however, his tenacious research and analytical prowess consistently contributes to the strongest possible legal positions to support our clients.

(858) 737-3100, Ext. 3107

(858) 737-3101

  • Construction Law
    • Claims & Disputes
    • Local Agency, Municipal & State Contracts
    • Federal Procurement & Claims
    • Prime Contracts & Subcontracts
    • Real Estate
    • Collections
    • Liability Defense
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Liability Defense
  • Real Estate
  • California: State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts of California: Eastern, Southern
  • California Western School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
    • CALI (AmJur) Awards for highest grades in Torts I, Property II, Business Organizations, Secured Transactions, Advanced Legal Research, Internet and Media Law Clinic, and Skills Training for Ethical and Preventative Practice and Career Satisfaction (STEPPS)
    • Executive Lead Articles Editor, Law Review and International Law Journal
    • Honors instructor in Property I and II
    • Legal Intern, California Department of Business Oversight’s Enforcement Division and New Media Rights
  • Seton Hall University, B.A., History
    • Chapter president, Phi Kappa Theta
  • San Diego County Bar Association
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