The Sullivan Hill Construction Law and Insurance Coverage group is one of the largest and best known in California and Nevada. Our attorneys specializing in construction law 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 represent developers and contractors in resolving construction defect claims, and represent all segments of the construction industry on both private and public projects. For those needing assistance with private projects, our lawyers consult with clients on regulatory, insurance, land use and environmental issues and requirements, prepare, review and negotiate contracts, and assist in the resolution of construction-related disputes, including construction defect claims and bid protests.
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.