Managing Partner

BRIAN S. CASE is the managing partner of CASE, IBRAHIM & CLAUSS, LLP. Mr. Case represents all sectors of the Construction Industry including owners and developers, public entities, general contractors, engineering contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, material suppliers, and construction sureties and insurers. Mr. Case also has significant corporate transactions and corporate acquisition experience.

Education: Mr. Case holds a Associate Degree from Santa Ana Community College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from U.C.L.A. (1980) and a Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University (1984).

Practice: Mr. Case is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in the State of California as well as the United States Court of Appeals-Ninth Circuit; the United States Court of Federal Claims; and, the United States Supreme Court.

Member: Mr. Case is a member of the American Bar Association-Forum on Construction Industry; Orange and Los Angeles County Bar Associations; State Bar Section of Real Property and Sub-Section of Construction Law; He is a member of the State Bar Section of Real Property and Sub-Section of Construction Law. He is also a member of various industry organizations including the Western Construction Consumers Counsel (an industry support group for public entities and private owners); Legal Advisory Committee to the Associated General Contractors of California (AGC-California); CAL-SMACNA, the, American Subcontractor Association (ASA), Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and other industry support groups.

Speaker/Author/Publishing: Mr. Case has lectured and written on various construction related subjects including:

"Construction Contracting for Public Entities in California" (Pasadena, 1999 and Glendale, 2001)

"Indoor Air Quality Issues" ("IAQ") for Lorman Business Center (Orange County, 1997)
"Construction Contract Workshops" for CalTrans/ Triaxial Management Services (Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego, 1987-1997)
"Changes, Delays and Impacts" for CAL-SMACNA (La Costa, 1996)
"Comprehensive Legal Guide For Contractors" for CAL-SMACNA (1st Edition, 1996)
"California Construction Law - What To Do When" for the National Business Institute (Anaheim, 1992)
"Construction Managers-Rights, Liabilities and Positions" for the Legal Advisory Committee to the AGC-California (Carmel, 1991)
"Claims, Bonding and Construction Contracts" for the Los Angeles Department of Airports (Los Angeles, 1990)

Appellate Publications: Wright v. United States Postal Service (1994) 29 Fed 3d. 1426 - Subcontractor's right to an "equitable lien" against, and payment by, federal governmental agency where agency is aware of claim and prime contractor and surety are insolvent or fail to pay.

E-mail:  Brian S. Case