Peter L. Stacy
EXPERIENCEPeter Stacy is a partner at Weil & Drage and practices in the areas of general business transactions, professional and commercial litigation, complex contracts, business formation and planning, ownership transitions, employment, franchise law, and intellectual property protection, and real estate. Peter currently serves as outside general counsel to a number of small to medium size firms and companies. He began his legal career in complex business litigation before expanding his practice to provide "full service" legal counseling to clients. This broad range of both litigation and transactional experience gives him a particular advantage in counseling business clients from start to finish.
Peter has drafted and negotiated complex contracts concerning multi-million dollar public works projects, private hotels, casinos, resorts, horse racing organizations, mixed-use developments, and multi-family subdivisions. He represents a wide variety of clients, including architects and engineers, contractors, investment advisors, horse racing organizations, horse owners, veterinarians, entrepreneurs, entertainers, manufacturing and fabrication companies, property managers, and retail businesses.
Peter is a regular speaker at industry-focused seminars and conferences. Residing in the City of Glendora, California, with his wife and two children, Peter is involved in a number of local community and service organizations. He enjoys cycling, trail riding, and Santa Maria-style barbecuing.
EDUCATIONOccidental College, Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Arts-Political Science
The American University
Washington College of Law, Washington D.C.
Juris Doctor, 1995
Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Real Property
Member of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy
MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONSState Bar of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Los Angeles County Bar Association –
Business & Corporations Law Section
Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) –
Southern California Chapter
AUTHORIf You Build It, They Will Sue: a White Paper on Condominium Projects
(co-author, published by the AIA Trust, 2015)
Do You Have a Quality Control Manual?
(July 2009, Beazley A&E Reporter, Volume 5- Issue 3)
Drafting a Quality Control Manual: A Design Professional's Guide
(September, 2009, a/e ProNet Practice Notes, Volume 19, Number 1)
Reasonable Accommodation Must Be Provided Not Just to
the Actually Disabled but to the "Regarded As" Disabled
(August 2006, Orange County Association of Legal Administrators Newsletter)
PRESENTERTop Drop-Dead Contract Clauses Design Professionals Cannot Ignore (and More) (June, 2017, Idaho Society of Professional Engineers, Coeur d'Alene, ID)
Legal Side of Design – Mock Trial 2
(September, 2016, AIA Nevada, Las Vegas, NV)
The Duty to Defend – Private and Public Contracts – A Summary Overview and Discussion (September, 2016, ACEC Nevada, Las Vegas, NV)
If You Build It, They Will Sue (June, 2016, Iranian American Society of Engineers and Architects, Irvine, CA)
If You Build It, They Will Sue (February, 2016, AIA Orange County, Irvine, CA)
The Legal Side of Design – Mock Trial 1
(September, 2015, AIA Nevada, Las Vegas, NV)
Contract Do's & Don'ts (2009, Construction Specifications Institute, Los Angeles Chapter)
Drafting a Quality Control Manual: A Design Professional's Guide (2008, a/e ProNet Annual Professional Development Seminar, Chicago)
CONTACT INFOCalifornia Office (949) 837-8200