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We prosecute and defend claims arising from private and public works involving breach of contract, third party rights (mechanic’s liens, stop notices, payment bonds under California law and the Miller Act), extra work, delay and impact claims, and construction defects.

Our extensive experience in construction litigation includes many interesting cases. In D'Orsay International Partners v. Superior Court (Stone), 123 Cal.App.4th 836, 20 Cal. Rptr. 3d 399 (2004), we successfully defended the owner against an attempt by a design-build contractor to assert mechanic's lien rights for pre-construction services when actual construction did not go forward. We then successfully defended the owner in a following arbitration against the contractor's multi-million dollar lost profits claim by proving the defense of impossibility in obtaining financing for the subject hotel project because of the effect of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

While we pride ourselves on our ability to litigate construction cases, we are proactive in advising clients who are entering into construction agreements or who are encountering issues during a project so they may minimize their risk of litigation and maximize their chance of success should litigation be necessary.