Brooke H. Anderson - Complex Commercial Disputes - Nixon Peabody LLP

Brooke H. Anderson

Brooke Anderson is counsel in the Complex Commercial Dispute practice group. She primarily represents clients in the real estate field, including developers, general contractors, architects, and consultants.

What do you focus on?

Construction and Real Estate Development

I focus my practice on the construction and real estate development industry. I counsel and represent developers, general contractors, architects, consultants, environmental consultants, and engineers in all aspects of contract negotiations, risk management, and construction litigation. I focus on applying my knowledge of how claims can develop during and after construction projects to provide pre-construction counsel and drafting to avoid such claims.

I provide counsel to clients on disputes involving large commercial projects that arise both during and after construction, such as project delay, change orders, differing site conditions, contract disputes, and payment bond claims.

I use the tools and knowledge gained after over 10 years of experience in the Bay Area construction industry to provide innovative transactional and dispute resolution counsel that is unique to each client’s circumstances and goals.

Commercial Litigation

I also represent clients in a wide range of general litigation matters, including property title claims, title insurance and escrow claims, general breach of contract in business products/services setting, medical malpractice, wrongful death, claims against administrative agencies, and breach of contract in environmental remediation industry.

Client Relationship

My focus is always centered on the client. The most important aspect of my practice is communicating with the client and to ensure that I am providing counsel that is focused around a client’s stated goals. I focus on understanding not only the legal implications to the client, but also the business implications of all claims-related matters.

What do you see on the horizon?

A push to use careful contract drafting, peer review of design and construction documents prior to construction, and utilization of contract and project managers to monitor ongoing projects to provide the tools to avoid claims, and to set up a foundation and environment for early dispute resolution.


Brooke H. Anderson


San Francisco

Phone: 415-984-8262

Fax: 866-560-0546

Villanova University School of Law, J.D.

University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A.




  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for pro bono work from the State Bar of California.
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