Brenda Radmacher is a noted expert in construction law and is called on as a counselor, litigator, and noted speaker in regard to issues involving land owners, general contractors, developers, and builders. She has a varied practice with significant experience in representing companies to address risk management issues, handling their litigation, and drafting critical documents and procedures. Ms. Radmacher has developed further expertise in defending against California Proposition 65 and regularly advises multi-national and Fortune 500 clients on compliance and related litigation. At USC Law School, Ms. Radmacher took honors in Environmental Law and was captain of the 1996 Jessup International Moot Court team. She is a past member of the California Bar Association Committee on ADR, and taught negotiation and mediation for over a decade.
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 on both litigation, contract negotiations, and risk management, 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 and counsel in regard to the interplay of cannabis in the construction industry workplace and the complexities that result from having employees on job sites and working with heavy equipment. In addition, Ms. Radmacher has worked with clients in 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.
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. 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.
- Member, Board of Directors, Associated General Contractors of California, Los Angeles District, 2018
- Board Member, USC Alumni Real Estate Network, 2016-2018
- Women Construction Owners & Executives - California Chapter President, 2015-2018; Vice President, 2013-2015
- Board Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Annual Conference Committee, 2017-2018
- Board Member, West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association, 2016
- Co-Chair, Product Liability Committee, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, 2013 -2016
- Advisory Board Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance's Wiki Claims Handling Resource Guide, 2014-2015
- Advisory Board Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance's Claims Handling Manual, 2013-2015
- Member, Building Industry Association; National Association of Homebuilders
Associated General Contractors of California, Los Angeles District, Board of Directors, 2018-2019
USC Alumni Real Estate Network, Board of Directors, 2016-2019; Board Chair, 2017-2018;
CLM Claims College School of Mediation – Board and Faculty (2017-2018);
Women Construction Owners & Executives, California Chapter President, 2015-2018; Vice President, 2013-2015
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Board Member, Annual Conference Committee, 2017-2019
West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association, Board Member, 2016-2018
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Co-Chair, Product Liability Committee, 2013 -2016
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance's Claims Handling Resource Guide, Advisory Board Member and Author, 2013-2015
Building Industry Association
National Association of Homebuilders
Lecturer – USC Marshall School of Business, With Your Shield, A McMorrow Veterans Initiative