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Patty H. Lee

Counsel

San Francisco
Direct: (415) 544-1014
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Ms. Lee is counsel in the Litigation Department in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Her practice focuses on representing owners and contractors mitigate risks and resolve disputes on construction projects.  Ms. Lee has significant experience drafting and negotiating agreements with owners, contractors and designers on a wide variety of public and private projects, such as high-rise office buildings, shopping complexes, hotels, wineries, condominiums, parking structures, schools, stadiums, parks, and infrastructure projects. She also assists owners and contractors resolve disputes through claims preparation and presentation, mediation, litigation, and arbitration.

Ms. Lee has particular expertise in California’s prevailing wage laws and regularly assists clients on  prevailing wage compliance matters.

In addition to her construction practice, Ms. Lee assists clients resolve complex commercial and real estate disputes.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Lee clerked for the United States District Court, Central District of California.

Ms. Lee is counsel in the Litigation Department in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Her practice focuses on representing owners and contractors mitigate risks and resolve disputes on construction projects.  Ms. Lee has significant experience drafting and negotiating agreements with owners, contractors and designers on a wide variety of public and private projects, such as high-rise office buildings, shopping complexes, hotels, wineries, condominiums, parking structures, schools, stadiums, parks, and infrastructure projects. She also assists owners and contractors resolve disputes through claims preparation and presentation, mediation, litigation, and arbitration.

Ms. Lee has particular expertise in California’s prevailing wage laws and regularly assists clients on  prevailing wage compliance matters.

In addition to her construction practice, Ms. Lee assists clients resolve complex commercial and real estate disputes.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Lee clerked for the United States District Court, Central District of California.

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School at Los Angeles (2006)
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (2001)

Admissions

  • California

Publications

  • “Chapter 7, California,” State-By-State Guide to Architect, Engineering and Contractor Licensing, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Supplement (2015–2018)
  • “State and Local Government Agencies Face Complex Jurisdictional Issues in Contractual Disputes with the Federal Government,” The Procurement Lawyer, Vol. 52, No. 3 (Spring 2017)
  •  “Prevailing Wages for California Concrete Deliveries,” Concrete Construction (July 29, 2016)
  • “California: prevailing wages paid to drivers delivering concrete to public works projects,” Construction - USA, International Law Office (July 11, 2016)
  • “New California public works requirements,” Construction - USA, International Law Office (November 2, 2015)