Hanson Bridgett LLP

Construction Department

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What the team is known for Maintains a strong profile for its work in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) development, structuring complex contracts across a range of construction schemes. Also advises clients on matters such as insurance coverage disputes, contract negotiation and surety disputes as part of its broad practice. Known for advising on projects in the infrastructure, healthcare and education sectors, among others. Able to offer expertise in CEQA and other environmental law compliance matters arising in construction projects.

Strengths Clients note that the team offers "comprehensive experience and top advice on all aspects of project finance in the construction industry."

Another client says: "We judge firms on their ability to make and meet their commitments to the project, and we are very pleased with their performance."

Work highlights Acted in litigation arising from the $700 million State Route 91 Corridor Improvement Project, a case concerning the design professional's alleged failure to perform which lead to increased costs.

Notable practitioners

David Buoncristiani
is described by interviewees as a "top litigator,"and has over four decades of experience handling construction-related disputes. He is well versed in both public and private construction cases, and is regularly called upon to represent his clients in international matters.

Howard Ashcraft
is a highly regarded construction litigator, noted for his handling of complex disputes in the US and further afield. His extensive experience encompasses a range of technical design and infrastructure projects.

Lisa Dal Gallo
"is very flexible and works to understand our company and how we do business," reports one impressed client. She advises on large public and private projects, and offers expertise concerning a variety of construction contract delivery models.