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Treven I. Tilbury, Partner

Treven Tilbury has extensive experience representing a wide range of clients on complex and far-reaching issues. Treven takes pride in finding common-sense solutions to difficult problems, and providing the smartest path through the thorniest issues. His practice includes providing general-counsel advice to some of the region’s most innovative and fastest-growing companies, advising clients on business, construction, real estate, and other issues at the highest level, and litigating complex and complicated matters in State and Federal courts.

In his role as general counsel, national, regional, and local companies alike trust Treven’s guidance on the full panoply of issues faced by businesses. Where a business faces an issue outside Treven’s practice areas, Treven expertly manages relationships with other lawyers and firms to provide the best and most cost-effective service available.

In addition, having spent more than 16 years as a litigation partner in the Sacramento region’s largest law firm and with RTW since 2017, he is extremely adept at litigating disputes and conducting complex litigation matters. Treven uses his hard-won litigation experience to better inform all of his clients of the risks and rewards of business decisions. Having spent more than 16 years as a litigator in the Sacramento region’s largest law firm, he is adept at both litigating cases and analyzing and advising on complex litigation matters.

In the construction arena, Treven has significant expertise in the representation of owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, designers, lenders, and sureties in virtually every aspect of the construction process. He has the knowledge and experience to assist clients with construction claims, liens, stop-notices, bonds, scope-of- work disputes, delays, construction defects, default terminations, and bid protests.

Treven’s practice also involves drafting and reviewing construction and other contracts. He has extensive experience reviewing and drafting construction-related contracts for every facet of the construction process, including general contracts, subcontracts, material-supply contracts, and design contracts. He has drafted and advised clients on virtually every type of building contract, including fixed-price, cost-plus, design-assist, EPC, and design-build agreements. Treven’s expertise allows him to identify common trouble spots between contracting parties, and to give his clients guidance while negotiating the best available deal and minimizing risk. He has an understanding of the construction industry coupled with the intelligence and common-sense that make him a powerful ally before, during, and after the construction phase.

In addition, Treven has drafted and advised on hundreds of staffing and temporary employment agreements in the travel-nursing and construction staffing fields.

Treven also advises and represents clients in all manner of real-estate matters, including contract and lease review, as well as construction disputes, including property-line, trespass, landlord-tenant, and title disputes.

Treven has also developed an extensive agricultural practice representing almond, walnut, pistachio, and rice farmers as well as an organic fertilizer manufacturer in numerous real-estate, business, and litigation matters.

  • Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Real Property
  • General Counsel
  • Agriculture
  • Temporary Staffing and Travel Nursing
  • California, 2000
  • J.D., with distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2000
  • B.A., Law and Society, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1997
  • Member, Associated General Contractors Legal Advisory Committee, 2006 – Present
  • RECON, Sacramento Chapter, Chair, 2015 – 2016
  • RECON, Sacramento Chapter, Board of Directors, 2012 – 2014
  • Founding Former Chair, Make-A-Wish Sacramento Advisory Council, 2007- 2009
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Sacramento Magazine, Top Lawyers, Construction, 2015-2018
  • Top 100 Finalist in Sacramento Business Journal “40 Under 40”
  • SB 854 Public Bid Requirements Take Effect March 1, 2015, March 2015
  • Many Construction Contracts Continue to Violate 2013 Indemnity Law Changes, January 2014
  • When a Private Project Isn’t Really Private, January 2013
  • Spoliation of Electronic Evidence in Construction Claims Process, December 2012
  • Prevailing Wages Don’t Prevail in Charter Cities, July 2012
  • Changes are Coming, April 2012
  • PACE promises to spur green energy retrofit projects, January 2012
  • SWPPP Requirements Coming Online in September, August 2011
  • CSLB Enforcement Strategy Focuses on Prime Contractors, July 2011
  • New Year Brings New Rules for Mechanic’s Liens, October 2010
  • Lagging Economy and State Budget Woes Create a Trend in Publicly Bid Projects That Has Public Entities and Contractors Feeling Troubled, August 2010
  • Life in the Fast Lane: Contracting Without a Proper License, March 2008