The Construction Lawyers Society of America is pleased to announce that Charter Fellow Peter C. Sheridan of Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP in Los Angeles, California, has been named 2023 President of the CLSA.
Peter C. Sheridan, the Chair of Glaser Weil’s Construction Law Practice Group, heads a team of attorneys who focus on construction law primarily and also handle complex real estate, eminent domain and inverse condemnation cases. He represents owners, developers and architects in California, Nevada, Hawaii, New York, and internationally.
Mr. Sheridan litigates and tries cases in all courts and before JAMS and AAA on a variety of issues, including construction close-out and defects, design error, delay, and related construction disputes. He has negotiated and renegotiated scores of construction and design contracts for U.S.-based and international clients and has litigated and negotiated all-risk, commercial and project-specific CCIP and OCIP insurance for multi-billion dollar projects. Mr. Sheridan also focuses on complex real estate disputes. Mr. Sheridan also represents government as well as landowners in eminent domain and inverse condemnation litigation.
His focus on construction has also allowed him to develop a specialty in construction disputes involving very large hotels, casinos and resorts, such as the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara; Diamond Resorts in Kaanapali, Maui, and Poipu, Kauai; City Center in Las Vegas; Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas; W/Element Hotel in Philadelphia; Fairmont Century Plaza redevelopment project in Los Angeles; and La Quinta Resort in La Quinta, California. Mr Sheridan also recently helped the San Francisco 49ers in their case against the architect of Levi’s Stadium arising from ADA violations, leading that team to a settlement on the eve of trial on mutually agreeable terms.
Mr. Sheridan received bachelor’s degrees in both political science and speech communication from California State University, Northridge, and his law degree, cum laude, from Willamette University College of Law. He is licensed to practice in California and Nevada. As a much honored collegiate debater, collegiate debate scholarship recipient, adjunct professor coaching debate teams at both CSUN and Willamette, and a Law School Moot Court and Mock Trial Champion, Mr. Sheridan developed early the oral advocacy skills he puts to use litigating for his clients.
Mr. Sheridan formerly headed the Firm’s Pro Bono Program and Recruiting Committee. Additionally, he has served on several boards for his law school, church and elsewhere and has actively supported numerous charities and outreach programs.