Costa Mesa, California, September 18, 2012 – Rutan attorneys F. Kevin Brazil and Robert Dillaway recently provided pro bono legal assistance on the construction of a special smart home in Temecula, California that has many special features and custom upgrades designed to accommodate the needs of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juan Dominguez, a combat veteran who is a triple amputee as the result of a bomb explosion in Afghanistan two years ago.
The home was constructed by Rutan client Standard Pacific Homes with the support of the nonprofit Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which was founded in memory of a firefighter who lost his life in the 9/11 attack, and the Gary Sinise Foundation, founded by the actor, musician and humanitarian.
The attorneys handled the legal relationships between the builder, the nonprofit foundations, and the subcontractors involved in the construction of the home that features just about every convenience from an elevator to kitchen cabinets that can be lowered and automated doors that can be operated by an electronic sensory system controlled via an iPad.
“We were gratified and honored to play a small role in this important project for an American hero who risked his life and suffered greatly for the cause of defending our country,” said Brazil.
Brazil is a partner and Dillaway is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.
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Rutan & Tucker is California’s largest full-service law firm headquartered in Orange County, California with offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto. Primary practice areas include business and real estate litigation, corporate and securities law, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, municipal and government agency law, land use law, bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, and taxation and estate planning. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.rutan.com.