Partner, Construction Practice Group. Has devoted his practice exclusively to construction law for more than 37 years, including the representation of contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and institutional owners on both private and public works projects. Also has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration of disputes involving delay and impact claims, scope of work disputes, mechanic’s liens and stop notices, bid protests and construction defects, as well as contract drafting and review. Experience includes: recovering (after trial and appeal) $10.9 million for electrical subcontractor on its pass-through claims against public entity owner of a large waste treatment plant in Southern California; recovering over $7 million for general contractor in litigation over construction of a wastewater treatment plant in Northern California; and successfully arguing to the California Supreme Court, the unenforceability of a “pay if paid” clause in a subcontract.
Member, Large Complex Case Program, American Arbitration Association.
J.D., University of West Los Angeles School of Law, 1980, member, UWLA Law Review; B.A., Sonoma State College, 1973.