Philip F. Atkins-Pattenson
Philip F. Atkins-Pattenson is a partner in the Business Trial and the Construction, Environmental and Real Estate Litigation Practice Groups in the firm’s San Francisco office.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Atkins-Pattenson specializes in litigation, trial and resolution of complex business disputes. His practice encompasses significant real estate litigation, including construction, partnership and land use litigation.
Professional Qualifications and Activities
Mr. Atkins-Pattenson is a member of the State Bar of California, where he is a member of the Litigation and Business Law Sections. He is also a member of the Litigation, Corporate Counsel and Torts and Insurance Practice Sections of the American Bar Association and the Securities Litigation Section of the San Francisco Bar Association. Mr. Atkins-Pattenson has authored articles on business litigation topics for the Practicing Law Institute and served on its program faculty. While attending the University of San Francisco Law School he was the Articles Editor for the Law Review.
Representative Litigation Experience
· Regular representation of Georgia-Pacific Corporation in a numerous construction defect litigations in Northern California involving both residential tract developments and commercial projects.
· Represented pension plan advisor in partnership dispute over ownership and control of $150 million shopping center located in Michigan.
· Representing owner/developer of 1,600 acre parcel in Northern California in connection with land use entitlements for residential subdivision project under California Environmental Quality Act (judgment for owner/developer in June 2003, on appeal).
· Representing owner/developer of 1,600 acre parcel in connection with federal resources permitting for residential subdivision project under two Endangered Species Act (cross-motions for summary judgment submitted in June 2003).
· Represented owners/developers of Macromedia's proposed world headquarters in San Francisco under California Environmental Quality Act (judgment for owners/developers entered in 2002, and appeal dismissed as moot).
· Represented San Francisco-based real estate development company in litigation with minority shareholders over rights to redevelop its San Francisco properties.
· Represented Episcopal Homes Foundation in land use litigation in connection with the construction of a $160 million life care facility for the elderly in downtown San Francisco.
· Represented a series of publicly-traded REITs in defense of shareholder suit and proxy contest relating to its management of real estate assets, including $25 million renovation