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Bryan C. Jackson

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Bryan C. Jackson is a national expert in drafting and negotiating design/build, construction and design professional contracts for all project types including hospitals, sports facilities, dams, bridges, highways, airports, universities, hotels, high-rise office buildings, desalination plants, mass transit systems, retail power centers, environmental remediation projects, climate-controlled public storage facilities, tenant improvements, luxury apartments, condominium, parking structures, themed rides at amusement parks, and mixed-use projects.

Since 1990 Bryan has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) and a guest lecturer at the USC Gould School of Law. In the fall of 2008 Bryan taught the "Green Building and Sustainable Construction" course for the USC Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program. For the prior 18 years he taught the MRED course entitled "Construction Management and Technology". As a frequent speaker and author, Bryan addresses a wide range of construction topics including green and sustainable construction issues.

Bryan is the Editor of the Green Building Update (GBU), a weekly publication on green and sustainable building issues. Launched in January 2008, the GBU has gained thousands of subscribers. The GBU is designed for those who want to stay on top of green building issues but do not have the time to read the hundreds of articles and studies published each week on the topic. Each week, the GBU summarizes the top 10 to 15 published articles, highlights significant green building projects, and provides links to new research and guidelines.

In 2003 Bryan was admitted into the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. At Allen Matkins, Bryan is Chair of the Green Building and Sustainable Construction Group and Past Chair of the Construction Transactional Group. Bryan is the past Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Subsection on Construction Law, and the past Chair of the Real Property Section. He is an International Board Member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and an Area Director of the California Region.  Bryan serves on the Planning Committee for the USC Real Estate and Business Symposium. Also, Bryan serves on the La Canada Green Task Force.

Bryan received The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services presented by the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California. Bryan is recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer, 2004 - present (Los Angeles Magazine) and received the People Making Waves Award from Adventist Healthcare in 2002.

Before attending law school, Bryan served as a legislative intern for then Senator Paul Laxalt and was the full-time manager of fundraising and development for the National Center on Deafness at California State University, Northridge.  Also, he lived in Brazil for two years and speaks Portuguese.  Bryan served as Cub Master, Scout Master and Varsity Scout Coach for Troop 398.

A sample of Bryan's recent design/build, design and construction transactions include the following:

  • Adventist Health  -  4 Major Hospital and Seismic Rehabilitation Projects in Southern California
  • Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority  --  Schuyler Heim Bridge Replacement and State Route 47 Expressway Project
  • American Water  -  Desalination Plant and Dam Removal Project
  • AMGEN  -  $1.8 Billion Pharmaceutical Plant
  • Art Center College of Design  -  Various Construction Projects on the Hillside Campus and the South Pasadena Campus.
  • Bancroft Capital  -  $80 Million Condo Project in Colorado
  • Big 5 Sports  -  High Tech Distribution and Warehouse Center; Photo Voltaic Project
  • California Institute of Technology  -  Astrophysics Building, IST Building, Nanoscience Institute, South Houses Rehabilitation, Chemistry Building, Photo Voltaic Projects, and Solar Fuel Project joint research project with CALTECH and Berkley.
  • CIM Group  -  80+ Mixed Use, Hotel and Commercial Projects
  • IDE/Ambient  -  Desalination Plants
  • Kamehameha Schools  -  Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center Rehabilitation in Hawaii
  • KeatingKhang  -  4 High Rise Projects in California and Arizona
  • LNR  -  Warner Center and Entrada Office Buildings
  • MidState  -  Warehouse, Distribution and Logistics Center
  • Muller Company  -  4 Major Construction Projects
  • RAND  -  Corporate Headquarters and Washington D.C. Project
  • Shangri-La Construction  -  LEED Office Building in Las Vegas
  • St. John's Health Center  -  New Tower, Major Hospital Projects and Master Plan Projects
  • St. Vincent Medical Center  -  Major Hospital and Seismic Rehabilitation Project
  • Weintraub Financial  -  Numerous Mixed-Use Projects including the Malibu Lumber Project and Malibu Ranch Project.
  • Western Asset  -  Los Angeles and New York Headquarters

 J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 1986
 B.A., Brigham Young University, 1983


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