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Law Offices of Troy Sutton - 900 Industrial Rd. Ste. E, San Carlos, CA 94070

Troy Vernon Sutton

Qualification Summary:

Licensed California attorney with extensive experience in negotiating, drafting, and advising clients regarding contracts.

Strong project management skills (people, schedule, quality, and budget) including tactful communications with colleagues at all levels.

20+ years expertise in entertainment, construction, and information technology.

Professional Experience

Law Offices of Troy Sutton (2008-Present) - Attorney

Solo Practitioner specializing in music, construction, small business, and HOA law with a focus on negotiating and drafting contracts.

My experience in the music industry, general business & corporate law, employment contracts, consulting agreements, construction contracts and disputes resolution, commercial lending, commercial real estate, IP licensing, trademarks, and trade secrets, helps clients make good deals and, more importantly, avoid bad deals.

I enjoy providing excellent quality, reliable yet cost-effective counsel that enables my clients to make the best possible decisions in their business ventures and musical careers.

Examples of Commercial Transactions

  • Negotiating, drafting, and providing plain English explanation of complex legal concepts and counsel regarding rights, obligations, and implications of a variety of music recording, performance, licensing and endorsement contracts.

  • Preparing contracts and other legal documents for final execution in an IP licensing and exclusive distribution deal with an European buyer for a small chemical client.

  • Delivering timely and sound counsel on a number of commercial real estate financing deals for a high net worth individual client, and preparing for final execution all related documents.

  • Drafting standard form contracts for a number of small to medium size construction clients and instructing them on latest updates in California State Contractor's License Law requirements.

Examples of Contract Dispute Resolution

  • Acting for a defendant HOA in a dispute with a title company over title to exclusive use parking spaces on HOA property affected by a previous lot line adjustment. After several rounds of negotiations the title company dropped all claims against my client.

  • Review and analysis of arguments presented to the BART Airport Extension project Dispute Review Board (DRB), draft opinions & recommendations for the DRB panel members.

  • Acting for a contractor in a dispute with a national bank over lien priority on foreclosed property. Matter reached settlement on terms favorable to my client.

  • Acting for a defendant benevolent society in a $6 million dispute relating to the delays and changes to the construction of a building in downtown San Francisco.

  • Analysis of Loss of Labor Productivity and Related Claims on the Intel FAB 32 Project, Chandler, AZ. Prepare key deliverables for expert testimony.

  • Review and analysis of subcontractor activity during construction of the Director General for Intelligence & Security (DGIS) Headquarters, IRAQ. Identify key issues, draft analysis opinions and key deliverables for expert testimony.

Kutner-Ross Associates, Inc. (2005-2011) - Senior Consultant
Sol KutnerAssociates, Inc. (2001-2005) - Senior Consultant

Construction contract disputes resolution and expert consulting for owners, contractors, developers, architects, and subcontractors. Providing guidance in developing, analyzing, defending, and negotiating construction claims and successfully resolving a broad range of construction contract disputes on a variety of projects located throughout the United States and internationally.

Zing Networks, Inc. (2000-2001) - Senior Information Architect

Development and documentation of site functionality, navigation architecture scheme, and data flow. Analysis and development of task models and usage scenarios. Project team management and scheduling during implementation of usability engineering.

SFSU College of Education, (1999-2000) - Computer Technical Support

Team management, scheduling, development and implementation of functionality and usability improvements to technology based instructional systems. Weekly instruction to professors in systems use. Technical support for the internal computer network.

Sol Kutner Associates, Inc. (1997-1999) - Consultant

Construction disputes resolution consulting specializing in the avoidance, analysis and resolution of construction claims.

Pixar Animation Studios (1996-1997) - Sound Designer / Animation Coordinator

Creative design, content development, digital audio editing and processing, team management, tools development, usability analysis, and product testing. Projects included: Academy Award winning short animation "Geri's Game,"   Toy Story Activity Center and Toy Story Animated Story Book CD-ROMs, and the "Tree of Life" (for Disney Theme Parks)

Unocal (1995-1996) - POS Network Coordinator

Coordinate Point of Sale (POS) satellite network installations throughout the western US.

IBM (1995) - Summer Internship

Variety of work related to hard drive manufacturing.

Tecton Builders (1986-1995) - Carpenter/Assistant to General Contractor

Hands on experience in all phases (foundations to finish work) of high end residential and small commercial construction projects.


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