Todd Bressler

Todd Bressler has joined BBG to lead operations in California.  Todd has spent his 28+ year legal career providing strategic legal and business guidance to clients across the AEC industry. In doing so, Todd has advised and collaborated with CEOs, Boards of Directors, executive leadership, corporate partners, and in-house counsel in an outside general counsel capacity, focusing on contract negotiations, corporate governance, employment matters, compliance protocols, project safety, and the general management of risk, whether through internal mitigation efforts or the litigation/arbitration process. In doing so, Todd served as a trusted advisor to executive leadership related to the mitigation of risk and disputes, strategic planning, and the development of operational management through empowerment and coaching. Todd has also served as lead litigation counsel in a variety of construction and real estate disputes.


Most recently, Todd served as the Chief Legal Officer at Bernards, a regional general contractor in Los Angeles and, immediately prior to that, as General Counsel, West Region at Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., a national contractor headquartered in Boston.  Before that, Todd practiced in construction and real estate law firms where he provided corporate management guidance and assisted his clients with all legal matters.


Todd recently held positions on the executive board of the Southern California Development Forum, a philanthropic industry association, where he currently serves the Board’s Legal Advisor, a role he also provides to the Board of the ACE Mentor Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter.

Todd Bressler


Representative Experience

  • Successfully represented a top-10 ENR Contractor against a challenge of its best value procurement selection process of a critical subcontractor on a highly visible public project that made its way to the State Appellate Court.
  • Defeated a challenge of the State Contracting License status of a top-25 ENR Contractor which, if successful, would have resulting in the disgorgement of all proceeds paid under the original construction contract.
  • Negotiated and drafted a construction agreement with an Airport Authority on behalf of a joint venture comprised of two top-20 ENR Contractors and, in the capacity as project counsel, successfully resolved all project-related disputes allowing close-out without any claims.

Recent Speaking and Writing

  • Todd is passionate about educating the next generation of leaders and, as such, offers training as often as possible to construction project teams and senior leadership, insurance professionals, construction and law students, and at industry conferences hosted by organization such as the American Bar Association Construction Forum, the Construction Superconference, the American Arbitration Association Forum, the Woman Construction Owners & Executives, and the Associated General Contractors of America, among others.


  • Juris Doctorate, Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California


  • California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California