Tony Barron represents clients in the construction and real estate development industry, primarily owners and contractors, in contract negotiations, project counseling and dispute resolution. Tony has a distinguished track record of trying cases to successful verdict in construction and other commercial disputes.
I focus my practice on all facets of the construction and real estate development industry, both domestically and internationally, in addition to other complex commercial litigation matters.
I litigate complex commercial litigation and other high-stakes matters in a variety of industries—in addition to construction and real estate—including technology, financial services and insurance. While most matters can and should be resolved without the necessity of trial, I have led a number of trial teams to successful verdicts from both courts and juries in state and federal court. I believe these trial successes help establish credibility with adversaries and mediators and pave the way toward favorable out-of-court resolutions.
I value long-term client relationships. I look for opportunities to help clients succeed, not just in the specific matter I may be handling at the moment, but more broadly. I particularly enjoy the role of outside advisor.
I have had a variety of leadership positions over the years, including serving as managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office, and vice-chair of the Litigation Department, in addition to leading attorney recruiting and professional development efforts. This leadership experience helps me lead teams in a way that clearly conveys goals and sets strategies in motion to achieve measurable results in a cost-effective and time-conscious manner.
While the construction industry is strong in some geographies, and weaker in others, industry players need to avoid returning to the era of endless claims and litigation. Proactively avoiding risk, and efficiently and effectively resolving disputes, is more important than ever.
Daily Journal | February 09, 2016
The Jim Henson Co.’s executive vice president of business and legal affairs, is profiled in this Q&A. Noted among go-to outside counsel is Nixon Peabody. The team handling commercial litigation matters includes Tony Barron and John Chatowski.
UCLA School of Law, J.D.
Williams College, B.A., cum laude
Tony has been recognized for exceptional standing in the national legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 for Construction (California) and was described by sources as “an excellent litigator and a flawless writer.” He has been listed in Chambers for many years and in prior editions has been described as “a ‘very strategic’ construction expert whose practice includes advising on disputes as well as contract preparation and negotiation.” “Anthony Barron’s commercial litigation practice at Nixon Peabody LLP is best known for successes in construction disputes. He is adept in negotiation, trial and arbitration and has masterminded a number of successful resolutions for clients…”
Tony has also been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by the publishers of Northern California Super Lawyers magazine for consecutive years since 2009. Inclusion in Super Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey.
Tony has been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2017 editorial for Real estate—Construction (including construction litigation)