Areas of Practice
Mr. McGowan is a member of the firm's Construction Law and Government Contracts Practice Groups.
Mr. McGowan has represented prime contractors, owners, subcontractors, surety companies and banks in all forms of construction and commercial disputes. He has extensive trial experience and has tried cases before both state and federal judges, private arbitrators and juries. Mr. McGowan has litigated major cases involving improvements to a river, a major outdoor amphitheater, a bus maintenance facility, a fiber optic cable network, a pump station and pipeline, a personal residence, and a contract to manufacture buses for the San Francisco Municipal Railway. He has handled numerous state and federal bid protests. He also regularly handles foreclosure, receivership and real property issues.
Mr. McGowan formerly served as general counsel for Kajima Engineering and Construction, Inc., where he drafted and negotiated all forms of construction and lending documents, and handled disputes arising from a variety of projects including construction of tunnels, bridges, subway stations, roads, a federal court house and a prison.
Mr. McGowan has lived in Japan and Mexico, and is conversant in both Japanese and Spanish.
J.D., McGeorge School of Law, 1993
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1986
California - 1993