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 in litigation, risk management, mechanic's liens, hi-rises, podium construction, condominium conversions, mixed use 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 throughout the State of California, including schools, universities, casinos, apartment buildings and strip malls. These matters often involve claims for construction defects, mechanic liens, breach of contract and delay claims. The breadth of experience includes trials, appeals, arbitration and mediation.
Given the significant expense associated with construction litigation, this practice group is particularly committed to exploring expeditious and economical alternatives for extricating our clients from disputes or lawsuits. It is also here where the full benefits of our advanced computer technology and paralegals are employed, in order to conserve expenses in these often multi-party, document-intensive actions.
As a leader in construction litigation matters, 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. We have been leaders in chairing national and state seminars, writing articles and participating as speakers and presenters at numerous trade, judicial and other programs. 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.
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. At the inception of cases, we meet with our clients to discuss the matter, review job file documents and develop an effective, aggressive and pragmatic strategy. We then aggressively attack the plaintiff's claims pursuant to a customized litigation strategy or case management order in which we strive not just to meet, but exceed, our client's expectations.
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.