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Treven I. Tilbury
Auburn, California
phone 530-885-8500
fax 530-885-8113
email Email Me

Treven Tilbury has extensive experience representing a wide range of clients on complex and far-reaching issues. Treven takes pride in finding common-sense solutions to difficult problems, and providing the smartest path through the thorniest issues. His practice includes providing general-counsel advice to some of the region’s most innovative and fastest-growing companies, advising clients about and litigating construction issues and disputes at the highest level, and managing real estate disputes of virtually every type and dimension.

In his role as general counsel, national, regional, and local companies alike trust Treven’s guidance on the full panoply of issues faced by businesses. Where a business faces an issue outside Treven’s practice areas, Treven expertly manages relationships with other lawyers and firms to provide the best and most cost-effective service available. Having spent 16 years as a litigator in the Sacramento region’s largest law firm, he is no stranger to advising on and handling large-scale litigation.

In the construction arena, Treven has significant expertise in the representation of owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, designers, lenders, and sureties in virtually every aspect of the construction process. He has the knowledge and experience to assist clients with construction claims, liens, stop-notices, bonds, scope-of-work disputes, delays, construction defects, and bid protests.

Treven’s practice also involves drafting and reviewing construction-related contracts for every facet of the construction process, including general contracts, subcontracts, material-supply contracts, and design contracts. He has drafted and advised clients on virtually every type of building contract, including fixed-price, cost-plus, design-assist, EPC, and design-build agreements. Treven’s expertise allows him to identify common trouble spots between contracting parties, and to give his clients guidance while negotiating the best available deal and minimizing risk. He has an understanding of the construction industry coupled with the intelligence and common-sense that make him a powerful ally before, during, and after the construction phase.

Treven also advises and represents clients in all manner of real-estate disputes, including complex property-line, landlord-tenant, and title disputes.

Areas of Practice:
Construction Litigation
Construction Law
Real Property
General Counsel
Bar Admissions:
California 2000
J.D., with distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2000
B.A., Law and Society, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1997
Professional Associations and Memberships/Involvement:

− Member, Associated General Contractors Legal Advisory Committee, 2006 - Present
− RECON, Sacramento Chapter, Chair, 2015 – 2016
− RECON, Sacramento Chapter, Board of Directors, 2012 - 2014
− Founding Former Chair, Make-A-Wish Sacramento Advisory Committee, 2007- 2009
− Member, State Bar of California

Honors & Rankings:

Sacramento Magazine, Top Lawyers, Construction, 2015-2016

Legal Alerts:

SB 854 Public Bid Requirements Take Effect March 1, 2015, March 1, 2015
Many Construction Contracts Continue to Violate 2013 Indemnity Law Changes, January 2014
When a Private Project Isn't Really Private, January 2013
Spoliation of Electronic Evidence in Construction Claims Process, December 2012
Prevailing Wages Don't Prevail in Charter Cities, July 2012
Changes are Coming , April 2012
PACE promises to spur green energy retrofit projects, January 2012
SWPPP Requirements Coming Online in September, August 2011
CSLB Enforcement Strategy Focuses on Prime Contractors, July 2011
New Year Brings New Rules for Mechanic's Liens, October 2010
Lagging Economy and State Budget Woes Create a Trend in Publicly Bid Projects That Has Public Entities and Contractors Feeling Troubled, August 2010
Life in the Fast Lane: Contracting Without a Proper License, March 2008