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.
Tony leads the firm’s Litigation department, which comprises various practice areas including Complex Disputes, Construction & Real Estate Litigation, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Privacy and Technology, and Government Investigations & White Collar Defense.
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 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 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. Sometimes I handle these cases from inception and frequently I am brought in closer to trial. As examples of the breadth of my practice, in recent years I have successfully resolved a high-stakes whistleblower action, a fraud/theft of intellectual property claim brought by a disappointed acquisition target, suits for malfeasance against officers and directors of a failed bank, and a commercial lease dispute involving one of the world’s preeminent asset managers.
I have led numerous successful trial and arbitration teams, including winning the last ten straight that have gone to final verdict and award. These include:
Uncertainty reigns over the construction and real estate development industries and will for some time to come. Some sectors including health care, housing, and many forms of public works will thrive while others will need to dig in through a drought. In this environment, it will be paramount to proactively avoid legal disputes, but also to be positioned to prevail when disputes are unavoidable.
UCLA School of Law, J.D.
Williams College, B.A., cum laude
Tony was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 in the field of Construction Law. Tony has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2021.
Tony has been recognized for exceptional standing in the national legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 for Construction (California) which states: “Clients praise him as ‘a highly experienced litigator in the field,’ noting that he is ‘a great communicator who never loses sight of the big picture.’" He has been listed in Chambers for many years and in prior editions has been described as “very responsive and strategic,” “an excellent litigator and a flawless writer,” and “a construction expert.” “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 2021 editorial for Real estate—Construction (including construction litigation). He has also been recognized in previous years.
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