Construction Law

Sullivan Hill’s Construction Law group is well known and regarded throughout California. Our construction law attorneys assist owners, developers, public entities, general contractors, subcontractors, sureties and financial institutions with all of the varied issues that arise on public and private construction projects.  We regularly assist contractors in preparing, reviewing, and negotiating construction contracts, defending construction defect claims, resolving contractual disputes involving claims of delay/disruption, indemnity claims, mechanic’s liens, and stop work notices, handling labor claims arising out of construction projects, prosecuting or defending against bid protests as well as claims arising out of unforeseen site conditions, and maximizing insurance coverage in disputes with insurers.

Cost-Effective Representation

Our attorneys’ extensive experience in all aspects of construction law and litigation ensures knowledgeable and timely advice and cost-effective representation. Our construction attorneys practice in all federal and state courts. In addition, some of our attorneys are licensed to practice in Nevada, so that we can provide representation for clients on matters in that state.

Experience Means Efficient Resolution of Construction Disputes

Despite our emphasis on early consultation and risk management, construction disputes inevitably occur. Employing state-of-the-art litigation technology and an experienced staff, we always strive to resolve your dispute efficiently so as to minimize the financial impact on you and your project. Attorneys in the construction group can assist you with a wide variety of construction-related disputes and claims including: bid protests, prosecution and defense of mechanics’ liens, stop notices and payment bond claims, prosecution and defense of contractual claims, including delay, disruption, acceleration, inefficiency and defective work claims, and state and federal false claims act claims.

Expert Resolution of Coverage Issues

We negotiate for and with underwriters, brokers and risk managers to obtain manuscript coverages for special risks, such as environmental and construction liability coverage. We also provide coverage opinions to policyholders and carriers regarding all types of coverage-related issues, including the potential for coverage, policy limits, exclusions, reservations of rights, independent defense counsel, insurer’s reimbursement and contribution rights, subrogation, self-insured retentions and deductibles, endorsements, and the effect and availability of other insurance.

Defense and Prosecution of Insurance Claims

Our attorneys also have substantial experience representing clients in the defense and prosecution of insurance claims, including the location of lost policies through forensic archeology; tendering claims to carriers; taking sworn statements from claimants and witnesses during the adjustment process; and investigating potentially fraudulent claims. We represent carriers and policyholders in all types of insurance-coverage-related litigation, arbitration and mediation, including claims for declaratory relief, subrogation, contribution, and bad faith.

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