Barry MacNaughton is a partner in ECJ’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Department. Mr. MacNaughton focuses on business and commercial litigation with an emphasis on real estate matters, specific performance, eminent domain, purchase and sale disputes and partnership disputes.

He also has significant experience litigating contract disputes, trade secret and unfair competition litigation, trademark rights, litigation over corporate governance matters and insurance bad faith and coverage litigation.

In addition, Mr. MacNaughton handles dispute resolution relating to the preparation, litigation and settlement of construction claims, including matters before the American Arbitration Association and other alternative dispute resolution providers.  He also handles problem and litigation avoidance, protection of contractors trade secrets and data rights and provides counseling regarding various construction and environmental issues.

Mr. MacNaughton received his J.D., with Honors, from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982. He attended Trinity University earning a B.A., magna cum laude, in 1979, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Lambda Delta.

Mr. MacNaughton is admitted to the State Bar of California, the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California.

Mr. MacNaughton is the editor and primary author of the Ervin Cohen & Jessup Real Estate Reporter, a bi-monthly publication focusing on legal issues in the real estate industry. In addition, Mr. MacNaughton’s publications include At Last…Environmental Liability Relief for Lenders and Fiduciaries, ECJ’s Legal Update, Winter 1997; Lead Paint Disclosure: New Rules & Regulations, ECJ’s Legal Update, Summer 1996; Beware: A Trap For the Unwary: Real Estate Construction Contracts, ECJ’s Legal Update, Summer 1991; Environmental Damage: Who Will Pay, ECJ’s Legal Update, Spring 1991; Attorney’s Guide to Law of Competitive Business Practices, (1985 Supp.) ‑ Antitrust (Chapter 5); and Comment, Do Recent Liberalizations in Trade and Currency Regulations Put Japan in the Mainstream of World Commerce or Are They Merely an Illusion? 16 Texas International Law Journal, 1982.

Mr. MacNaughton is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California