Deidree Y.M.K. Sakai

San Francisco

TEL: 415.543.4111


FAX: 415.543.4384


Deidree Y.M.K. Sakai is a Shareholder in the San Francisco office, and head of the Construction Practice Group.  She is also a member of the Business, Property and Finance, and Litigation Practice Groups.  Deidree has represented school districts and community college districts on various construction matters including bid protests, stop payment notice actions, construction defect, and delay claims.  She has prepared and negotiated construction contracts for consultants and contractors for a variety of project delivery methods as well as energy service contracts.  She also advises districts on a variety of real property and business matters.  She has litigated diverse construction matters in state and federal courts in California, Hawaii and Nevada.

Deidree has presented several CLE seminars and roundtables at annual conferences for Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), and California School Boards Association (CSBA) on issues such as project delivery methods, construction claims and record keeping, bidding, contractor prequalification, prevailing wage and labor compliance for public works contracts, California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act, procurement and purchasing.


Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D.)
University of Washington (B.B.A.)


State Bar of California
Nevada State Bar
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Hawaii State Bar Association
U.S. District Court for District of Hawaii
U.S. District Court for District of Nevada

Practice Areas Construction , Business and Property , Community Colleges / Higher Education , Litigation , Public Entities, Nonprofit Corporations and Independent Schools