Scott Lane is a partner at Lane & McGowan, LLP. Mr. Lane has a Bachelor of Arts degree (1994) from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He obtained his juris doctorate degree (1997) from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Mr. Lane was admitted to the California State Bar in 1997. He began his legal career at Monteleone & McCrory, LLP where he became a partner in 2006.
Mr. Lane has represented individuals and companies in private, business, contract, and real estate disputes throughout his career. Clients include contractors, subcontractors, property owners, buyers and sellers of real property, developers, landlords, tenants, architects, material suppliers, inspection firms, small business owners and private individuals.
Mr. Lane tailors his legal advice towards litigation avoidance through careful contract drafting and negotiation. Mr. Lane counsels risk management through mediation and negotiated settlements. Such efforts are not always successful and Mr. Lane has 18 years of experience in courtroom litigation and arbitration, including briefing and appearances in the Court of Appeal.
Mr. Lane has represented heavy engineering public works construction contractors throughout his career on projects ranging from freeways, waste water treatment plants, subways, schools, and large diameter underground pipelines. Notable public works projects include the Santa Ana River Interceptor in Orange County, the City Trunkline South project in Los Angeles, Hyperion Treatment Plant in Los Angeles, the 22 Freeway in Orange County, the Vacaville Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Perris Valley North and South Reach pipeline project in Riverside, the Arrowhead East and West Tunnels in San Bernardino, and the B-251 and C-331 Redline Subway projects in Los Angeles.
Mr. Lane has defended developers, contractors, architects, landscape architects, structural engineers, civil engineers, resident inspectors and land surveyors in construction defects actions on a variety of projects including single family residences, hotels, warehouses, school and government buildings, office buildings, recreation centers, college athletic facilities and community centers.
Mr. Lane has represented private individuals who are parties to commercial leases, residential leases, real estate sales contracts, purchase orders, private construction contracts and other contractual arrangements.
Mr. Lane is married with three children and lives in San Pedro, California where he serves as the President of the San Pedro Youth Coalition, a local non-profit now in its 27th year, and on the Advisory School Board of Holy Trinity School. Mr. Lane was appointed by the mayor as a Commissioner on the City of Los Angeles Harbor Area Planning Commissioner, where he currently serves.