John A. Yacovelle

John Yacovelle is the co-leader of the firm's Business Trial Practice Group and a member of the Construction Litigation, Energy, and Tribal and Indian Law Teams.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Yacovelle has been practicing since 1987 and represents clients in a variety of business disputes, with a special emphasis on energy, construction, real estate, general commercial litigation, and Native American law. He has represented owners, developers, investors, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and product manufacturers in connection with private and public works projects. Mr. Yacovelle has provided these clients with a wide range of services including (1) representation in complex commercial litigation; (2) the negotiation, and review of construction contracts; (3) representation in bid disputes on public works projects; (4) representation in private and public works payment disputes (including claims related to changed conditions, delay claims, bond claims, mechanic's lien claims and stop notice claims, and early termination and breach claims); (5) representation of developers, contractors and product manufacturers in construction defect matters; and (6) representation of developers in land acquisition disputes.

In addition, Mr. Yacovelle has represented clients in a variety of commercial disputes including corporate dissolution proceedings, enforcement of covenants not to compete, unfair competition, trade secret disputes, matters before the Probate Court, breach of contract disputes and products liability matters.

Mr. Yacovelle has extensive trial experience, including representing clients in jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Construction & Infrastructure, 3) Real Estate, 4) Land Use, 5) and Environmental and 6) Tribal and Indian Law
Law School Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1987
Education University of Southern California (B.A., 1984)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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