JONATHAN J. DUNN is a partner in Salamirad Morrow Timpane & Dunn LLP’s Irvine, California office. Jonathan focuses his practice in construction practices, creditor’s rights and remedies, including bankruptcy and work-outs, and transactions in construction, debtor/creditor and commercial matters. Prior to joining Sedgwick, Jonathan was an in-house attorney with two national bonding companies and handled construction defaults in the Western United States, as well as being active in his family’s construction business. Jonathan is a member of the ABA’s Forum on Construction Law and Public Contract Law sections, a prior Vice Chair, Subcommittee of the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, as well as other construction and surety associations and legal bar organizations, including the Legal Advisory Committee of the Associated General Contractors of America. Jonathan obtained his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law (formerly Univ. of Puget Sound L.S.) in 1992, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA in 1989. Jonathan is licensed to practice in the states of Washington and California, as well as various federal courts.
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- Listen as John describes the challenge of joining a group of former colleagues who ran a Professional Corporation (PC). They thought they could just change the name however, they quickly discovered that it wasn’t that easy and they would need to structure as an Limited Liability Partnership (LLP).
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- John talks about the great client support that he received as he moved to the new firm. All of his clients moved with him which was overwhelming and encouraging.
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- Commercial Law cases, mostly in very large construction contracts where there is a question around the scope of the project. Also working on cases involving delays, contractor bankruptcy and creditor matters.
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