Contractors and their associations were some of our first clients when the firm was founded in 1979—and we’ve been extensively involved in all aspects of construction matters throughout California ever since. A recognized leader in the construction industry, our attorneys represent owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and public entities in all phases of the construction process, from corporate formation to contract drafting and negotiation; bid document preparation; alternative delivery methods; competitive bidding, compliance with MBE/WBE/DBE goals; bid protests; substitutions; project management and contract administration; risk-management; safety and health issues, including compliance with Cal/OSHA regulations; all facets of labor issues, including prevailing wage, project labor agreements, and wage and hour issues; scheduling, delay, and disruption issues; change orders and directives; and claims litigation and defense, including breach of contract, complex time-related litigation, and mechanics lien, stop payment notice, and payment bond actions. We have achieved significant victories for our clients in litigation, arbitration, through favorable settlements at mediation, and through direct negotiation. We have advised clients on buying and selling companies, as well as transition plans. Our construction attorneys have a significant breadth of experience and demonstrated proven excellence, and are routinely recognized by trade organizations, the community, and our clients as providing superior legal service.   

Many of our attorneys serve on the legislative or employee relations committees of organizations like Associated Builders & Contractors, the Associated General Contractors of America, the Southern California Contractor’s Association, the California Chamber of Commerce, Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee, and the Engineering Contractors Association. Others have professional degrees related to construction, which provides technical knowledge of the field and enhances their ability to craft practical, real-world solutions. Our “insider’s knowledge” allows us to work hand-in-hand with clients to provide proactive advice and, when needed, precise litigation strategies.

We have successfully implemented flexible and innovative approaches that have been used in resolving construction and design performance issues disputes and budgetary constraints, which has allowed us to assist clients in resolving problems and getting their projects completed, thereby avoiding costly litigation.

We work with a diverse clientele, including developers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and public entities, on a full range of construction-related services, including contract drafting and negotiation; bid document preparation, negotiation, and administration; public bidding and contracting; bid protests; mechanics liens, stop payment notice, and bond claims; safety issues; and much more. With a long history in the field and a deep bench of expert attorneys, we can help you make the right impact in the construction industry.


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