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Rutan & Tucker LLP

Construction

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What the team is known for

Established construction group that advises on project delivery relating to public-private partnerships and major infrastructure developments. Enjoys extensive experience in construction contract and design-build contract drafting and negotiations. Additional capacity for handling claims management and procurement issues. Clients include contractors, developers, public bodies and design professionals.

Work highlights

Rutan & Tucker served as lead counsel representing Webcor Builders in litigation arising from a 56-story high-rise residential project in downtown San Francisco on claims asserted by subcontractors concerning payment, productivity and delay valued at $50 million.

Notable practitioners

Justine Kastan fields considerable expertise in design-build and PPP projects, in addition to regularly assisting her clients with the drafting of construction contracts.
"Justine Kastan is a fantastic attorney and great litigator with a strong specialty in infrastructure projects and P3 projects."

William Eliopoulos is well regarded in the market for his handling of complex construction matters. He has notable expertise in design-build and PPP construction projects.
"William Eliopoulos is a tremendous attorney with a great track record. His broad experience of construction law and deep connections make his advice extremely valuable; he understands the construction industry in general as well as the specifics of his client’s business."

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Overview

Rutan's Construction group has unique and in-depth experience in innovative project delivery (including but not limited to Public-Private Partnership (P3) and Design-Build (DB) project delivery). Rutan advises industry participants concerning financing, procurement, risk analysis and mitigation, contract drafting, contract management, and life-cycle energy efficiency incentives on some of the country's most cutting-edge P3s. Rutan's expertise in innovative project delivery and construction law builds on the Construction group's long history and deep experience representing a wide base of clients involved in every facet of the construction process, including contractors, developers, public entities, design professionals, and suppliers, and lenders. Rutan assists these clients in the preparation of bid and contract documents, bid protests, and all aspects of claim presentation, litigation and dispute resolution. Rutan has a long and ongoing history of litigation wins representing both owners and contractors on major claims relating to payment, contract scope, delay, labor productivity and more.  Rutan's client list includes some of the largest owners, contractors, suppliers and lenders in the country.

Members

Eliopoulos, William T. (Head of Department)

Nichols, Steve (Head of Department)

Kastan, Justine

Kastan, Justine

Clients

ARB, Inc.

California High-Speed Rail Authority

Clark Construction Company

Colas Group

Critchfield Mechanical, Inc.

MCM Construction

Plant Construction, LP

Primoris Services Corporation

Rosendin Electric, Inc.

Rudolph & Sletten Construction

Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.

Sundt Construction

Webcor Builders, LP

Industries

Design-Build Construction

Energy Plants

Industrial Plants

Public and commerical infrastructure

Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

Transportation Systems

Construction

Rutan & Tucker LLP

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Location

18575 Jamboree Road, Suite 900

Irvine

California

USA

CA 92612

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California

Construction


Justine Kastan
Up and Coming
William T. Eliopoulos
Band 2