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Sacramento Attorney
George A. Guthrie, Of Counsel

Phone: 916.441.2430

Email: gguthrie@wilkefleury.com

Languages: English

Mr. Guthrie’s practice focuses on litigation involving Construction, Real Estate and Insurance Coverage law. He has successfully handled complex civil matters including private and public construction disputes and real estate non-disclosure.
Mr. Guthrie’s clients include property owners, property managers, general contractors and subcontractors. His practice also includes counseling and representation in contract negotiation and drafting, including construction contracts, commercial and residential leases, real estate purchase agreements and property management agreements. 
 
Mr. Guthrie is an “AV® Preeminent™” peer rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a licensed general contractor, with a background in residential construction and light commercial. Mr. Guthrie is a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History, cum laude, from California State University, Sacramento and his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.

 

Practice Areas:

  • ADA Compliance
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate, Construction and Land Use

Education:

  • California State University Sacramento – B.A. (1995)
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge – J.D. (1998)

Areas of Current Emphasis:

Construction
Mr. Guthrie’s construction experience provides him with a depth of understanding about the construction process and jobsite realties that most attorneys who practice in this area do not possess. His background provides him with unique advantage when litigating or advising his clients. Mr. Guthrie, acting as lead counsel, has successfully represented his clients in both commercial and residential construction matters involving construction defects, delay claims, mechanic’s lien and stop notice claims, Miller Bond claims, extra work claims, indemnity claims and construction related insurance coverage disputes. He works hard to develop and implement contractual language for his clients that helps to reduce and/or shift liability through indemnity, insurance and other contract provisions.
 
Real Estate
A significant portion of Mr. Guthrie’s practice also involves representing and advising property owners and property management companies. For over 10 years, Mr. Guthrie has acted as general counsel to FPI Management, Inc., the 12th largest property management company in the nation and the single largest management company in California. He routinely handles matters that include premises liability, commercial and residential lease drafting and disputes, real estate non-disclosure, landlord/tenant disputes, ADA and Fair Housing compliance, habitability claims, mold contamination, discrimination and property management policies and procedures. Mr. Guthrie has successfully resolved well over 70 ADA and DFEH claims for property owners and property managers.
  

Admitted to Practice:

Mr. Guthrie is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 
 

Legal Experience:

  • Murphy, Campbell, Guthrie & Alliston, PC
    • Attorney – 2007 – 2013
  • Farmer, Murphy, Smith and Alliston, PC
    • Attorney – 1999-2006

Practice Areas:

  • Litigated on behalf of and counseled developers, contractors, product manufacturers, property owners, property managers, businesses and individuals in Construction, Real Estate, Insurance Coverage, Premises Liability and Product Liability matters. 
  • Regularly obtained insurance coverage for individuals and businesses whose insurance companies had wrongfully and in bad faith denied coverage. 
  • Acted as general counsel for one of the largest multi-residential property managers in California, advising on ADA/DFEH compliance, landlord/tenant law, contract negotiation and employment related matters.
 
 

Contact This Firm

Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP

400 Capitol Mall
Twenty-Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States

Law Firm Contact: David A. Frenznick

Tel: 916.441.2430

Fax: 916.442.6664

Email: dfrenznick@wilkefleury.com

Website: www.wilkefleury.com

Member Since: 2010

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