Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
John Yacovelle is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group and a member of the Construction Litigation, Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance, and Tribal and Indian Law Teams.
John has been practicing since 1987 and represents clients in a variety of business disputes, with a special emphasis on energy (including nuclear power), construction, real estate, general commercial litigation, and Native American law. He has represented owners, developers, investors, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and product manufacturers in connection with private and public works projects. John has provided these clients with a wide range of services including (1) international arbitration; (2) representation in complex commercial litigation; (3) representation in private and public works payment disputes (including claims related to changed conditions, delay claims, bond claims, mechanic's lien claims and stop notice claims, and early termination and breach claims); (4) the negotiation and review of engineering and construction contracts; (5) representation of developers, contractors and product manufacturers in construction defect and product liability matters; and (6) representation of developers in land acquisition disputes.
In addition, John has represented clients in a variety of commercial disputes including corporate dissolution proceedings, enforcement of covenants not to compete, unfair competition, trade secret disputes, matters before the Probate Court, breach of contract disputes and products liability matters.
John has extensive trial experience, including representing clients in jury trials, bench trials and domestic and international arbitrations.