Brenda Radmacher is a noted expert in construction law and is called on as a counselor, litigator, and noted speaker on issues involving land owners, general contractors, developers, and builders. She has a multi-faceted practice handling litigation and providing advice and counsel/transactional support to her construction-industry clients. Ms. Radmacher has significant experience advising clients on risk management best practices, drafting critical documents and procedures, and effectively resolving disputes.
In her role as counselor and dispute resolution expert, Ms. Radmacher often serves her construction industry clients providing the big picture while also ensuring the nuances of complex construction claims are considered. As a result of her nearly 25 years of working with construction contractors, construction managers, design professionals, and owners she brings a robust understanding and viewpoint on matters to help her clients reach their desired goals with efficiency.
Ms. Radmacher's practice emphasizes resolving complex construction disputes through negotiation, mediation, and, when necessary, arbitration and litigation, on projects in California, nationwide, and internationally. Construction companies and design professionals call on Ms. Radmacher's legal and negotiation expertise for issues including course of construction disputes, claims of construction defects, lien claims, and insurance issues. Many of the nation’s largest contractors, developers, and homebuilders have found her to be their go-to trusted legal counsel. The more complex the dispute, the more clients turn to Ms. Radmacher to assist with resolution. She has substantial experience in building envelope, water infiltration, and mold-related claims, having counseled clients with respect to hundreds of such matters.
Ms. Radmacher also provides her clients with assistance on employment-related concerns and issues and particularly those issues impacting companies with employees on different job sites. With the recent legalization of cannabis, she has helped clients understand how to ensure they are in compliance with the changing tide of regulations and laws. Ms. Radmacher works with her construction clients to provide advice regarding issues raised by cannabis and construction jobsites as well as with regard to the construction and renovation of facilities being used in the growth and distribution of cannabis products. She has been a speaker on the impact of the legalization of cannabis on the real estate and construction industries. Clients also seek Ms. Radmacher's assistance on other regulatory issues including ADA, Title VII, FDCPA, as well as state and local laws, including California’s Proposition 65. Ms. Radmacher is one of the handful of defense attorneys in California with Proposition 65 knowledge and experience and regularly advises multi-national and Fortune 500 clients on compliance and related litigation.
In her over two decades of practice, Ms. Radmacher has secured multiple victories for her clients early in the litigation through aggressive law and motion practice, effective negotiation, and early dispute resolution techniques. She is a past member of the California Bar Association Committee on ADR, and taught negotiation and mediation for over a decade and is a frequent speaker on negotiation and dispute resolution. Due to her experience as a private and court-appointed mediator, Ms. Radmacher is an excellent negotiator and is sought out to resolve the most difficult and complex matters.
- Associated General Contractors of California, Los Angeles District
- Women Construction Owners & Executives
- USC Alumni Real Estate Network
- Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
- West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association
- Building Industry Association
- National Association of Homebuilders
USC Marshall School of Business, With Your Shield, A McMorrow Veterans Initiative, Lecturer (2018-present)
Associated General Contractors of California, Los Angeles District, Board of Directors (2018-2020)
USC Alumni Real Estate Network, Board of Directors (2016-2019); Board Chair, (2017-2018)
Women Construction Owners & Executives - California Chapter, Vice President, (2013-2015), President (2015-2018), Board Member (2018-present)
CLM Claims College School of Mediation, Board and Faculty Member (2017-2018)
CLM Annual Conference Education Committee, Board Member (2017-2019)
CLM Claims Handling Resource Guide, Advisory Board Member (2013-2015)
CLM Product Liability Committee, Co-Chair (2013 -2016)
West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association, Board Member, 2016-2018