Dustin M. Amrein

Senior Associate

Dustin Amrein is an experienced litigation attorney representing contractors, subcontractors, owners, and material suppliers in complex construction and real estate disputes.

Dustin regularly assists clients in actions involving mechanics liens, stop notices, construction delays, and construction defects disputes. His practice also represents commercial real estate clients through easement and quiet title actions, encroachment disputes, breach of lease and unlawful detainer actions, and complex contract disputes.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Sacramento Regional Builder’s Exchange (SRBX), 2019-present; Construction Legal Committee Member, 2021-present
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), 2019-present
  • Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE), 2019-present
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Emerging Leaders Board Member, 2019-2021
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, Section Chair, 2016-2017
  • Placer County Bar Association, MCLE Planning Committee, 2018-2019

Honors & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in America©, Ones to Watch, Sacramento – Commercial Litigation, 2022
  • Super Lawyers, Northern California Rising Star, 2020-2022

Construction

  • Successfully represented general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in mechanics’ lien, stop payment, and contract actions to favorable termination.
  • Archived arbitration award in favor of general contractor over claims of contractor license violations, construction defect, and abandonment.
  • Successfully represented general contractors and subcontractors in mediation to resolve multi-million dollar claims concerning project delays and liquidated damages.
  • Represented subcontractors in defense of complex construction cases involving SB 800 litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
  • Represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, and materials suppliers in many facets of contract and construction claims disputes.
  • Represented subcontractors in defense of complex construction cases involving SB 800 litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
  • Represented contractors in CSLB licensing investigations, arbitrations, and resolved contractor’s licensing bond claims.
  • Advise contractors on CSLB compliance and licensing.

Real Estate and Commercial Litigation

  • Represented landowners in action against neighbors involving boundary line dispute, easements and adverse possession.
  • Represented several real estate purchasers in non-disclosure of material defects actions, including obtaining a favorable arbitration award for a purchaser in excess of $100,000.00.
  • Defended owners in code enforcement hearings involving violations of the municipal codes related to building permits.
  • Represented commercial landlord in lease dispute, quite title, and specific performance action.
  • Represented commercial landlords in every aspect of unlawful detainer actions, including trial and enforcement of judgment.
  • Assisted commercial landlords in recovery and disposition of abandoned property.
  • Represented client counsel in a partnership dispute involving real property ownership, which resulted in a favorable settlement through dispute resolution.
  • Represented several national banks, fortune 500 companies, and clients in the collection of outstanding debts and the enforcement judgments.

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Dustin enjoys engaging with the local trades and promoting the development of skilled trades by being a contributing member of the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange. He also supports the local legal community as active member of the Sacramento County Bar Association where he is a board member and past Chair of the Sacramento Real Property Section.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Sacramento Regional Builder’s Exchange (SRBX), 2019-present; Construction Legal Committee Member, 2021-present
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), 2019-present
  • Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE), 2019-present
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Emerging Leaders Board Member, 2019-2021
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, Section Chair, 2016-2017
  • Placer County Bar Association, MCLE Planning Committee, 2018-2019

Honors & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in America©, Ones to Watch, Sacramento – Commercial Litigation, 2022
  • Super Lawyers, Northern California Rising Star, 2020-2022