Douglas N. Yeoman is a partner of the firm with over 30 years of transactional and litigation experience primarily representing school districts and community college districts in the areas of public works construction, real property, environmental compliance, finance, conflicts of interest, and renewable energy projects. Mr. Yeoman provides advisory services, employee training, and financial advice in the firm's Tustin office.
Mr. Yeoman possesses extensive legal experience in providing advice and assistance to school districts and community college districts involving all aspects of public works projects, real property transactions, and energy conservation and renewable energy projects, including required environmental compliance. Mr. Yeoman has developed standardized public works documents for general and multiple-prime contracts, lease leaseback contracts, and design-build contracts, as well as related contracts to be entered into with architects, inspectors, and construction/project managers. These documents are periodically updated to comply with statutory and regulatory changes and new court decisions. Mr. Yeoman regularly advises and provides assistance ranging from disputes which arise prior to the award of bid (e.g., bid protests, validity of bonds, etc.), through the duration of a public works project (e.g., issues involving prevailing wages, subcontractor disputes, stop notices, scope of work, substantial completion of a project, and assessment of liquidated damages).
Mr. Yeoman has negotiated, drafted, and handled hundreds of real property matters, including the acquisition and disposition of surplus real property, property exchanges, granting of easements and licenses, leases, joint-use agreements, joint occupancy agreements, and civic center use agreements. Mr. Yeoman is also a frequent speaker on a variety of relevant real property topics such as the “Utilization or Disposition of Surplus Real Property and Facilities To Raise School and Community College District Revenue.”
With ever increasing utility costs and limited operational budgets, Mr. Yeoman has assisted numerous public entities in implementing energy conservation service and renewable energy projects utilizing such technologies as photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, and hydrogen fuel cells. Through the effective use of Energy Conservation Service Contracts and Power Purchase Agreements, utility costs have been drastically reduced allowing cost savings to be used where needed.