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Christine D. Barker

Partner

(949) 255-6985
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Practices

Orange County
2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


Education

J.D., Chapman University School of Law, 2003

B.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 2000

Christine Barker is a partner with the Construction practice group in the Orange County office.  Ms. Barker is a highly accomplished attorney with significant experience in general and complex matters with an emphasis in construction law.  Ms. Barker has counseled owners, general contractors, design professional and subcontractors during all phases of project design and construction. During the project planning phase, she provides advice concerning contractor selection, contract drafting and negotiation, insurance requirements, and bidding.  During the construction phase Ms. Barker continues to counsel clients on change order disputes, delays, defect claims (commercial and residential), as well as construction remedies, including mechanics liens, stop notices, performance/payment bond claims, and prompt payment laws.

In additional to construction counseling, Ms. Barker has extensive experience in public procurement law including advising on bid protests, contract drafting/negotiation, contract performance and compliance issues, claims and dispute resolution. Ms. Barker has successfully represented her clients in both protesting and defending against protests in a variety of solicitation formats, including best value, negotiated best value and lowest responsible bidder.

Finally, Ms. Barker is also a highly accomplished litigator in both public and private matters.  Ms. Barker's ability to effectively evaluate a case early on allows her to develop a realistic case strategy and cost effective solutions. Ms. Barker represents owners, developers, subcontractors and design professionals, in all aspects of litigation including, creating and implementing discovery plans and trial strategy, filing and defending against mechanic's liens and stop notices, evaluating and resolving defect and delay claims, making resolution recommendations, and effectively representing her clients at Mediation, Binding Arbitration, Settlement Conference and Trial.

Construction projects include commercial retail developments, luxury hotels and apartments, hospitals and schools pipelines and industrial tanks, large residential developments, and single family remodels.

Admissions

California
United States District Court, Central District 

Professional Associations

Orange County Bar Association

Board for the Construction Law Section Group of the Orange County Bar Association (Secretary/Treasurer)

Community Activities

Mentor for Orangewood Children’s Foundation
Assistance League of Orange – Professional Auxiliary Chapter

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Contact

(949) 255-6985

cbarker@grsm.com


Offices

Orange County

Education

J.D., Chapman University School of Law, 2003

B.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 2000

Christine D. Barker

Partner

Practices

Biography

Christine Barker is a partner with the Construction practice group in the Orange County office.  Ms. Barker is a highly accomplished attorney with significant experience in general and complex matters with an emphasis in construction law.  Ms. Barker has counseled owners, general contractors, design professional and subcontractors during all phases of project design and construction. During the project planning phase, she provides advice concerning contractor selection, contract drafting and negotiation, insurance requirements, and bidding.  During the construction phase Ms. Barker continues to counsel clients on change order disputes, delays, defect claims (commercial and residential), as well as construction remedies, including mechanics liens, stop notices, performance/payment bond claims, and prompt payment laws.

In additional to construction counseling, Ms. Barker has extensive experience in public procurement law including advising on bid protests, contract drafting/negotiation, contract performance and compliance issues, claims and dispute resolution. Ms. Barker has successfully represented her clients in both protesting and defending against protests in a variety of solicitation formats, including best value, negotiated best value and lowest responsible bidder.

Finally, Ms. Barker is also a highly accomplished litigator in both public and private matters.  Ms. Barker's ability to effectively evaluate a case early on allows her to develop a realistic case strategy and cost effective solutions. Ms. Barker represents owners, developers, subcontractors and design professionals, in all aspects of litigation including, creating and implementing discovery plans and trial strategy, filing and defending against mechanic's liens and stop notices, evaluating and resolving defect and delay claims, making resolution recommendations, and effectively representing her clients at Mediation, Binding Arbitration, Settlement Conference and Trial.

Construction projects include commercial retail developments, luxury hotels and apartments, hospitals and schools pipelines and industrial tanks, large residential developments, and single family remodels.

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Admissions

California
United States District Court, Central District 

Professional Associations

Orange County Bar Association

Board for the Construction Law Section Group of the Orange County Bar Association (Secretary/Treasurer)

Community Activities

Mentor for Orangewood Children’s Foundation
Assistance League of Orange – Professional Auxiliary Chapter

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