Emphasizing California
Construction Law

Representing construction clients is the heart of our practice. We work with contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, developers, public entities, and others to minimize exposure to liability, comply with legal requirements, and pursue and defend against claims. We actively represent the interests of our clients by serving on industry boards, and by bringing new standards and procedures before the courts and legislature. We regularly present seminars and lectures on legal topics vital to the construction industry. We lead the industry in internet construction education through our educational series found on AppliedLegal.com.

During the early stages of construction, we often assist clients in drafting and negotiating contracts, bringing and defending bid protests and offering timely pre-construction advice. During the late stages of construction we are involved in bringing and defending contract claims, delay claims, mechanics’ lien, stop payment notice, payment bond and prompt payment claims. Years after construction is completed, we represent clients in construction defect litigation and in indemnity and subrogation claims.

While we seek to resolve construction disputes outside of litigation whenever possible, our clients are sometimes left with little choice but to resort to the court system. We are proud to have represented more than 1,000 construction clients in court since the year 2000, receiving favorable outcomes in more than 90% of these cases.

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