Construction & Public Contracts:
The firm provides legal guidance and counseling to clients at every stage of a construction project. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in virtually every type of construction project, including airports, power plants, hospitals, major sports venues, office buildings, correctional facilities, retail locations, major residential projects, universities, courthouses, petrochemical plants, dams, pipelines, and wastewater and water treatment facilities. The firm represents public and private owners, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers with respect to almost every conceivable circumstance that can arise before, during, and after completion of a construction project. The firm’s attorneys litigate and counsel clients in the resolution of matters on high profile delay, disruption and cost overrun claims.
Contacts: Glenn E Turner, III, Barbara R Gadbois, Richard J Wittbrodt, Christopher E Ng
Business & Commercial:
The firm assists its construction industry clientele in collection matters and the enforcement of statutory mechanics’ liens, stop notices, and bond rights, as well as a broad spectrum of publicly and privately held companies in a variety of business transactions and litigation, the secured and unsecured creditors, and real and personal property transactions. The firm handles all aspects of creditor representation in bankruptcy proceedings. For corporate clients, the firm offers services equivalent to those of general counsel, as well as counseling on operational issues.
Contacts: William D Locher, Christopher E Ng
Labor & Employment:
The firm offers exceptional and cost-effective representation to employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. The firm’s attorneys provide legal counsel to a wide range of private businesses, municipalities and institutions defending against employment claims, including claims of wrongful termination, retaliation, employment discrimination and harassment. The firm’s attorneys emphasize preventative counseling and education in order to promote a healthy workplace environment and avoid employment disputes. The firm represents employers in prevailing wage matters before the US Department of Labor and the California Labor Commissioner. The firm also advises public and private entities in negotiating and implementing project labor agreements.
Contacts: Gerald A Griffin, Gary E Scalabrini
Insurance & Risk Management:
The firm represents both insureds and insurers in claims and coverage disputes, including first-party property losses, casualty claims, surety claims, reinsurance, excess insurance, and multi-carrier litigation. The firm’s attorneys are highly experienced in risk management, as well as the analysis, negotiation and litigation of insurance coverage issues common to the business, real estate, manufacturing, construction, and title insurance industries. The firm advises developers, businesses and public entities regarding risk management and insurance issues on major capital improvement projects, public contracts and specialized insurance programs, including owner and contractor controlled insurance programs, wrap-up insurance, contractor/subcontractor default insurance, surety bonds, and other special risks.
Contacts: Theodore L Senet, Michael Geibel
The firm’s attorneys assist clients in all aspects of real property transactions, including acquisitions, financing, development, leasing, management and sales. The firm also assists clients with due diligence investigations and the coordination of environmental assessments and evaluations.
Contacts: William D Locher, Jonathan B Wolf, Philip C. Zvonicek
The firm focuses on all phases and legal aspects related to the formation, development, syndication, construction and operation of outpatient surgery centers and private medical practices. The firm provides California and Nevada clients with legal services and consulting relating to State and Federal regulatory compliance.
Contacts: Richard E Haskin, Philip C Zvonicek
Common Interest Community:
The firm is recognized as a premier firm in common interest community law and related practice areas of real estate, insurance and construction law. The firm provides a wide variety of legal services to community associations including: interpretation and enforcement of governing documents, assisting with developer to association transition, construction defects and post litigation recovery guidance.
Contact: Matthew L Grode