Mr. Michael T. McKeeman is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s San Francisco office. He co-leads the San Francisco Commercial Litigation Practice Group and is a member of the Construction Practice Group. Mr. McKeeman specializes in transactional and litigation matters throughout Northern and Southern California involving construction law, real estate, and complex commercial matters. He is a member of the California Association of General Contractor’s Legal Advisory Committee.
Mr. McKeeman has significant experience in representing public and private owners, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in construction disputes. Mr. McKeeman’s knowledge of the construction industry is bolstered by several years of field experience in which he participated in the construction of large commercial and multi-dwelling residential structures.
He also aids owners, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in contract drafting, contract negotiation, contract interpretation, bid protests, differing site conditions, bid protests, extra work, changes, payment disputes, design defects, construction defects, warranty claims, and delay and other impact claims. His practice includes both private and public construction projects.
Mr. McKeeman has worked on a wide-variety of projects including commercial structures, transportation facilities, hospitals, high-rise office buildings, condominiums, apartments, single-family residences, jails, justice centers, earthwork projects, amusement parks, parking structures, golf courses, and educational facilities.
When disputes arise, Mr. McKeeman assists clients with claim preparation, arbitration, mediation, dispute resolution boards, debt collection, and preparing and pursuing mechanics’ lien, stop notice and bond remedies. He advises clients about alternative dispute resolution procedures that offer viable alternatives to expensive and prolonged litigation.
- J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law (1994)
- Merit Scholar
- B.S., University of California, Berkeley (1991)
- Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
- Berkeley Alumni Scholar
- Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
- Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers as a Leading Lawyer for Construction in California (2013-2017)
- Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers as a Notable Practitioner for Construction in California (2011-2012)
- San Francisco County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
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