Candace L. Matson: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Candace L. Matson


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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Finance
  • Litigation
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • and Environmental
University University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1977; California Lutheran University, M.S., 1980
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1989
Admitted1989, California


•Member (Allied Affiliate), AIA Los Angeles

•Member and Former Chair, Construction Subsection, Los Angeles County Bar Association

•Member and Former Chair, Legal Advisory Committee, Associated General Contractors of California

•Member, Legislative Committee, Associated General Contractors of California

•Former Los Angeles Region Board Member, Associated General Contractors of California

•Former Executive Board Member, Women Construction Owners & Executives, USA (California Chapter)

•Member and Former Director, National Association of Women in Construction

•Member and Former Executive Board Member, California Dispute Resolution Council

•Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association

•Arbitrator/Mediator, Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Center

•Member, Construction Industry Forum, American Bar Association

•Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers

•Member, California Women Lawyers

•Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

•Member, Lesbian and Gay Lawyers of Los Angeles

•Co-Chair, Out at Sheppard

•Co-Chair, Alumni Network, The Williams Institute

•Member, Legal Affairs Committee, Pasadena Waldorf School

•Trustee, Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance


Candace L. Matson is a partner in Sheppard Mullin's Los Angeles office where she is a member of the Business Trials, Real Estate, and Finance & Bankruptcy Practice Groups and specializes in design and construction law, as well as title issues.

Advocacy, Advice & Transactional Services

Ms. Matson represents owners, lenders, investment funds, contractors, design professionals and others as an advocate in a wide range of private and public contexts relating to design and construction. The subject of such representation includes:

Preconstruction phase : assistance with requests for proposals and bid packages; prosecuting and defending against bid protests; negotiation, drafting and review of build-to-suit agreements, contracts for construction, architectural and engineering services, construction management, and procurement services; advice regarding construction loans, insurance (title and liability), surety issues and licensing.

Construction phase : advice regarding contract compliance, project documentation, and mechanics lien law; early dispute resolution.

Post-construction phase : mediation, arbitration and litigation of disputes, including extra and changed work claims; delay, disruption and acceleration claims; design professionals liens, mechanics liens and stop notice claims; construction defect claims (including water intrusion and mold issues); insurance and surety bond claims; assistance with title insurance issues, including obtaining defense, indemnity and clean title.

Service as Neutral

Ms. Matson serves as an arbitrator and mediator of construction disputes, both privately and through the auspices of various ADR providers.


•Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500 United States, 2013

•Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent


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Candace L. Matson

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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