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Construction Law / Real Estate

The attorneys in this practice group specialize in the representation of a broad spectrum of businesses and individuals with an emphasis on owner/developer and general contractors, construction managers, design professionals in litigation, risk management, mechanic’s liens, hi-rises, condominium conversions, mixed use, catastrophic losses and other important and emerging areas. The cases vary in both size and complexity. These actions arise out of the construction of residential, industrial and commercial projects throughout the State of California, including schools, universities, churches, casinos, apartment buildings, office buildings, hi-rises, modular, and strip malls. These matters often involve claims for construction defects, mechanic liens, breach of contract and delay claims, as well as risk management.

Given the significant expense associated with construction litigation, we are particularly committed to exploring expeditious and economical alternatives for extricating our clients from disputes or lawsuits.

We have developed and established a well-respected relationship with the judiciary, retired judges, mediators, special masters, and experts who are routinely engaged in this type of litigation. Our retention and regular appearances before these individuals has yielded a continuity of superlative results for our clients. Furthermore, our relationship and contacts with a seasoned, experienced, and pragmatic group of experts has consistently served our clients well.

Our attorneys are leaders in the community chairing national, state, and local real estate and construction conferences, seminars, writing articles and participating as speakers and presenters at numerous trade, judicial and other programs.

On behalf of our developer/general contractor clients, we focus on maximizing risk transfer for our clients, including implementing a cost saving agreement with the relevant parties and entities. We meet with our clients to discuss the matter, review job file documents and develop an effective, aggressive and pragmatic strategy.

Our substantial experience in construction litigation has demonstrated that there are numerous factors that distinguish each action, and unique opportunities for successful, creative and disposition-oriented results, while providing aggressive representation. The results that we have achieved through trial, arbitration, and mediation have been very favorable for our clients.