Breton Peace


+1 619 255 4461 
[email protected]


Stanford University B.A. 2003
Univ. of Michigan Law School J.D. 2006, Clarence Darrow Scholar / cum laude


Bret has substantial experience representing sponsors, host governments and lenders in project development and finance transactions involving a variety of infrastructure and real estate development projects, both domestically in the United States and internationally.

He has successfully structured, negotiated and documented a wide range of complex and
first-of-a-kind commercial transactions in highly regulated industries including nuclear energy, federal land management, gaming, and telecommunications. 

Bret's prior experience includes practicing at an international law firm and in-house for a
new-build nuclear power plant project in the Middle East. 

Bret was the recipient of the University of Michigan Law School’s most prestigious academic
scholarship, the Clarence Darrow Award. 

Bret lives in El Cajon, California with his wife Noel, his daughter Elena, and his two sons, August and Ezra.

He travels regularly to the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Korea.

Professional Affiliations: 

Admitted to practice in California.

Publications and Speeches:

Co-Author, The Handbook, Nuclear Power Moratorium in California: Perspectives in Technology and Financing, Los Alamos National Laboratory, September 2011, June 10, 2010

Co-Author, Financing the Nuclear Renaissance: the Benefits and Potential Pitfalls of Federal and State Governmental Subsidies and the Future of Nuclear Power in California,” 30 Energy Law Journal 497 (2009)

Project Finance 101, Lecturer for China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group, University of California San Diego, Global Leadership Institute School of International Relations & Pacific Studies

Practice Areas

We are capable of handling a wide range of commercial transactions and disputes. Our attorneys have handled matters in highly regulated areas such as renewable and nuclear energy, telecommunications, waste management, environmental conservation and federal, state and local elections. They have also practiced before the highest state and federal courts handling complex adversarial matters in both civil and criminal forums. It’s this breadth and quality of experience that makes Peace & Shea unique among boutique firms and capable of serving our clients effectively on matters big and small.



Peace & Shea LLP

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