CONSTRUCTION LAW

We have an active and dynamic full-service construction law practice. We represent individuals and businesses at all levels of participation in construction projects, including property owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, construction companies, architects, design professionals, and other parties involved in quality, delay and payment litigation regarding construction involved in both public and private works of improvement.

We represent clients involved in both commercial and residential projects in a very vast range in size. We represent clients from home remodel disputes of less than couple thousand dollars to commercial disputes involving millions of dollars.

We assist and advise clients in all aspects of construction. 

Construction contracts are specific to construction, and their drafting and review require an expert. The consequences of signing a construction contract with bad clauses, or which contain language, which is not in your favor, can be highly damaging.

We assist you with the preparation and negotiation of a full range of construction contracts, including Owner-Builder Agreements, Design-Build Agreements, Subcontracts, Home Improvement Contracts and Material Purchase Orders. We are available for guidance not only during the course of negotiations but also during the project itself as needed to preemptively eliminate or mitigate disputes. Contact our office before you sign a construction contract, to know what obligations and liabilities you may be taking on that can involve substantial risk.

A preliminary notice is a legal document which must be served by most subcontractors and material suppliers and, in certain cases, by direct contractors, in order to record a mechanics lien, serve a stop notice, or make a payment bond claim. Failure to serve a preliminary notice may invalidate your right to pursue these statutory payment remedies. We provide you with all these services according to the provisions of THE state of California.

 

- Preliminary Lien Notices

- Mechanic’s Lien Recording

- Stop Notices

- Bond Claim

- Miller Act

- Lien Releases 

If you have provided labor or materials on a project and have not been paid, we can take steps to help you get paid, including recording mechanics liens, issuing stop notices, filing lawsuits to perfect these remedies.

We help our clients to form an appropriate entity. We are very familiar with the rules and procedures of the California Contractors State Licensing Board, and advise clients regarding compliance with licensing laws.

Contract Review and Negotiation

Demand Payment

Business Formation & Liscensing