Peter S. Bauman - Senior Commercial Litigation Attorney Callahan & Blaine – (714) 241-4444 (office) / (949) 842-1720 (mobile)

3 Hutton Centre, 9th Floor  Santa Ana, California 92707, United States

  • (714) 241-4444

Practice/Organization Description

Peter Bauman is a senior, AV Preeminent rated, commercial litigation attorney, with extensive experience in complex business, construction, and real estate litigation. Mr. Bauman has been a civil litigator since passing the California bar exam in 2003, having received his J.D. degree from Pepperdine University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. Mr. Bauman has successfully litigated and resolved a number of high profile cases through the courts, arbitration, and mediation. Mr. Bauman provides an aggressive, strategic, and creative litigation solution.

Some of Mr. Bauman's more notable cases include:

Callan vs. Marlborough Seaview Estates HOA: Mr. Bauman was instrumental in defending his client and designing a deal that resolved a 30 year old blight and $30 million litigation, with minimal contribution from his client. Case involved a complex landslide that affected numerous homes above the Shorecliffs Golf Course in San Clemente, California.

Private Company vs. Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc.: Mr. Bauman arbitrated this case on behalf of the building owner against a multinational solar energy firm and obtained an exceptional recovery for his client, and enforced the arbitration award in the Los Angeles Superior Court. Case involved a commercial dispute over the sale, design and installation of a 42 kilowatt photovoltaic solar energy system.

County of San Luis Obispo vs. Kajima Construction Services: Mr. Bauman defended the structural steel subcontractor and resolved the case for a de minimis amount. Case involved a San Luis Obispo public works construction lawsuit for several million dollars brought by the County against general contractor Kajima Construction Services and several subcontractors.

City & County of San Francisco vs. Competent Builders: Mr. Bauman successfully represented the general contractor in two lawsuits brought by the City and County of San Francisco and bonding companies over public work construction projects involving the historic Japantown Peace Plaza and Portsmouth Square Plaza. Claims totaled more than $5 million and were resolved for substantially less.

Additionally, Mr. Bauman has represented individuals, families, partnerships, corporations, homeowners associations, and design professionals in a wide variety of real estate, business, insurance, and construction related matters; resolving contentious claims against his clients for minimal payments, shifting liability to others through indemnity mechanisms, and recovering millions of dollars in plaintiff claims.

Bar Admissions

California Federal and State Courts

Education

Pepperdine University School of Law

University of Southern California

Professional Associations & Memberships

California Building Industry Association,

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

San Fernando Valley Bar Association

American Bar Association

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

State Bar of California

State Bar of California - Business Law Section

State Bar of California - Law Practice Management Section

State Bar of California - Litigation Section

Green Energy & Efficiency Products Companies

Honors and Awards

Martindale Hubble - AV Preeminent

Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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