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MICHAEL J. TIMPANE

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2101 Webster Street, Suite 515 Oakland, CA 94612 Work: (510) 907-3243 Fax: (510) 285-6052 Email: mt@smtdlaw.com

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MICHAEL J. TIMPANE

Michael J. Timpane is the managing partner for the firm’s Northern California office, located in Oakland. He is an accomplished trial lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, special master and project neutral. Mr. Timpane has thirty years of experience representing sureties, general contractors, subcontractors and owner/developers in complex construction, commercial, real estate and business matters. Mr. Timpane specializes in handling major construction project defaults, with particular expertise in analyzing default scenarios, quickly conceiving and implementing cost-effective and loss-reducing measures for project completion, and resolving project disputes.  Mr. Timpane also has significant expertise representing both insurance carriers and policyholders in a wide variety of insurance and insurance coverage disputes, involving CGL, first-party and E&O policies.

Education:

  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1984, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 1981

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Courts for Northern, Central and Southern California
  • Federal Court of Claims

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • Author and Speaker:  “Issues in Federal Contracting”, presented at the National Association of Surety Bond Producers Annual Meeting, April 2014
  • Author and Speaker:  “ADR as a Means of Avoiding Project Disaster”, presented at the ABA Fidelity and Surety Midwinter Meeting, Jan. 2014
  • Author and Speaker: “Construction Damages Methodologies”, presented at the ABA Fidelity and Surety Midwinter Meeting, January 2013
  • Speaker: “Federal Contracting and the Surety,” presented at the Pearlman Conference, 2012
  • Speaker: “Detecting Lies in Negotiations”, presentation at Construction SuperConference, 2011
  • Author and Speaker: “Use of ADR in Construction”, presented at the Pearlman Conference, 2010
  • Author and Speaker: "Real-Time Resolution Processes on Construction Projects,” presented at the Construction SuperConference, 2009
  • Author and Speaker: “Payment Clauses and the Surety: If or When?” presented at the Construction SuperConference, 1997
  • Author and Speaker: “Aggressive Representation of the Performance Bond Surety,” Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Seminar, 1993
  • Co-Author, Reference Book: “California Fidelity and Surety Law,” CEB 1991

MICHAEL J. TIMPANE

Contact Information


2101 Webster Street, Suite 515 Oakland, CA 94612 Work: (510) 907-3243 Fax: (510) 285-6052 Email: mt@smtdlaw.com

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MICHAEL J. TIMPANE

Michael J. Timpane is the managing partner for the firm’s Northern California office, located in Oakland. He is an accomplished trial lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, special master and project neutral. Mr. Timpane has thirty years of experience representing sureties, general contractors, subcontractors and owner/developers in complex construction, commercial, real estate and business matters. Mr. Timpane specializes in handling major construction project defaults, with particular expertise in analyzing default scenarios, quickly conceiving and implementing cost-effective and loss-reducing measures for project completion, and resolving project disputes.  Mr. Timpane also has significant expertise representing both insurance carriers and policyholders in a wide variety of insurance and insurance coverage disputes, involving CGL, first-party and E&O policies.

Education:

  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1984, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 1981

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Courts for Northern, Central and Southern California
  • Federal Court of Claims

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • Author and Speaker:  “Issues in Federal Contracting”, presented at the National Association of Surety Bond Producers Annual Meeting, April 2014
  • Author and Speaker:  “ADR as a Means of Avoiding Project Disaster”, presented at the ABA Fidelity and Surety Midwinter Meeting, Jan. 2014
  • Author and Speaker: “Construction Damages Methodologies”, presented at the ABA Fidelity and Surety Midwinter Meeting, January 2013
  • Speaker: “Federal Contracting and the Surety,” presented at the Pearlman Conference, 2012
  • Speaker: “Detecting Lies in Negotiations”, presentation at Construction SuperConference, 2011
  • Author and Speaker: “Use of ADR in Construction”, presented at the Pearlman Conference, 2010
  • Author and Speaker: "Real-Time Resolution Processes on Construction Projects,” presented at the Construction SuperConference, 2009
  • Author and Speaker: “Payment Clauses and the Surety: If or When?” presented at the Construction SuperConference, 1997
  • Author and Speaker: “Aggressive Representation of the Performance Bond Surety,” Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Seminar, 1993
  • Co-Author, Reference Book: “California Fidelity and Surety Law,” CEB 1991

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