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USA California Construction

Construction covers contractual advisor work within the construction industry for both the suppliers (e.g., developers, contractors, engineers and architects), and those clients employing these types of companies (e.g., corporates or state authorities) on their building plans. Our construction sections cover both litigious and non-litigious matters.

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Band 1
  1. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  2. Hanson Bridgett LLP
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Band 2
  1. Alston & Bird LLP
    Alston & Bird LLP
  2. Jones Day
    Jones Day
  3. Rutan & Tucker LLP
    Rutan & Tucker LLP
  4. Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP
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Band 4
  1. Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
    Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
  2. Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  3. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  4. SMTD Law LLP
    SMTD Law LLP
  5. Allen Matkins
  6. Farella Braun + Martel LLP
  7. Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP
  8. Pierce Kavcioglu Espinosa & Cesar LLP
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Band 5
  1. Hennigh Law Corporation
    Hennigh Law Corporation
  2. Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
    Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
  3. Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

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Band 1
  1. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is recognized for its full-service construction offering, housing particular expertise in high-stakes contentious construction matters, such as litigation stemming from delays, defective construction and change order issues. Recommended for its work on construction contracting, including EPC contracts. Advises international clients on issues such as engineering, procurement and public-private partnerships. Also noted for its expertise in areas such as government contracts and insurance recovery.
  2. Hanson Bridgett LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Alston & Bird LLP
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    Alston & Bird LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Alston & Bird LLP offers expertise spanning the full range of construction disputes involving major private and public projects. The firm is further able to advise on the full spectrum of construction issues, including project planning and contract negotiations, through to contract claims and litigation. Its clients include engineering and design companies, contractors and subcontractors, as well as both public and private owners. The group demonstrates notable strength in infrastructure, power generation and renewable energy developments. Alston & Bird demonstrates recent activity in connection with residential, commercial and mixed-use construction projects.
  2. Jones Day
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    Jones Day
    Construction
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Jones Day is home to a celebrated construction practice that attracts an impressive client base on major transactions and litigation. The team receives praise for its work on infrastructure projects both in the US and abroad, with experience of significant matters in Asia, Australasia and Europe. Its experience includes significant energy, healthcare and transportation projects. The attorneys offer noted expertise in cases concerning completed projects, including those involving defective designs and structural failures.
  3. Rutan & Tucker LLP
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    Rutan & Tucker LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Rutan & Tucker LLP is an established construction group that advises on project delivery relating to public-private partnerships and major infrastructure developments. The team enjoys extensive experience in construction contract and design-build contract drafting and negotiations. It demonstrates additional capacity for handling claims management and procurement issues. The firm's clients include contractors, developers, public bodies and design professionals.
  4. Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Nixon Peabody LLP
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    Nixon Peabody LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco and Los Angeles-based practice advises contractor and owner-side clients including public entities throughout the life cycle of a construction project. The firm advises clients in contract formation, project management and litigation arising in court or ADR forums.
  2. Ralls Gruber & Niece
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    Ralls Gruber & Niece
    Construction
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Ralls Gruber & Niece represents Dragados USA / Flatiron Joint Venture, in a series of arbitrations involving change orders, delay and disruption claims in the construction of California’s multi-billion-dollar High Speed Rail Project.
  3. Rogers Joseph O'Donnell
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    Rogers Joseph O'Donnell
    Construction
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Rogers Joseph O'Donnell is a boutique construction firm with notable expertise in advising on public sector projects such as transport and energy infrastructure developments. Acts in a variety of construction disputes, including contract award controversies, design contract claims and bid protests. Clients include major national and international contractors and designers, as well as subcontractors and suppliers.
  4. Troutman Pepper
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    Troutman Pepper
    Construction
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Troutman Pepper is noted for its representation of clients in high-stakes construction disputes, including those relating to highly technical, time-sensitive infrastructure projects such as power plants, transportation projects and oil and gas pipelines. The team impresses in both litigation and arbitration.
  5. Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino
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    Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino
    Construction
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Verela, Lee, Metz & Guarino is home to an experienced team with a large presence in Northern California. The group handles the full gamut of construction law matters, from contract drafting to project management and dispute resolution. It has a particular focus on public work projects, often acting for state, federal and local governments. The firm also acts for major energy, transportation and engineering corporations.
  6. 3
    Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Watt, Tieder is recognized for its notable construction litigation capabilities, maintaining an active presence in disputes arising from major public projects. The team also frequently advises on contract negotiation and administration. It has significant experience advising insurance companies in their roles as sureties for construction projects. The firm offers particular strength in the south of the state from its Irvine office.
  7. Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
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    Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
    Construction
    2023 | Band 4 |
    Peckar & Abramson, P.C. advises on construction litigation such as negligence claims, contract disputes and lease issues. Peckar also offers day-to-day advice on a range of projects including hospitals, residential buildings and manufacturing facilities. It is recognized for its extensive experience in representing contractors and construction managers. Offers an impressive coverage of the state, with offices in both Northern and Southern California.
  2. Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 4 |
    Seyfarth Shaw has offices located in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento from which they represent contractors and owners, including public entities, in construction drafting, mechanics' liens and construction-related disputes. The firm's construction expertise in the state is bolstered by a strong real estate department.
  3. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 4 |
    Sheppard, Mullin is able to advise on all aspects of major local, national and international projects. It assists clients from the start of a project to completion on everything from contract negotiations to high-stakes litigation. The firm acts for clients from across the construction space, including developers, design professionals and lenders. The group displays notable expertise in renewable energy matters.
  4. SMTD Law LLP
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    SMTD Law LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 4 |
    SMTD Law LLP advises owners, developers, contractors and suppliers on a wide range of construction and government contracts matters. It is noted for its expertise in public works and in commercial and private construction projects. The firm represents its clients in complex contract negotiations, as well as disputes concerning payment, design and delays.
  5. Allen Matkins
    Construction
    2023 | Band 4
  6. Farella Braun + Martel LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 4
  7. Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 4
  8. Pierce Kavcioglu Espinosa & Cesar LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Hennigh Law Corporation
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    Hennigh Law Corporation
    Construction
    2023 | Band 5 |
    Hennigh Law successfully represented the owner of The Pointe in a long-running construction dispute with Viracon pursuant to the design of the curtainwall system for the premier office building, wherein over $13 million in direct damages were awarded in an arbitration finding.
  2. Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
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    Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
    Construction
    2023 | Band 5 |
    Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP is a national construction-focused firm with a growing reputation in San Francisco. It advises on private, public, residential and commercial projects. The firm represents clients in a range of construction disputes, including delay and payment claims. It is also capable of handling a variety of construction-related insurance coverage disputes.
  3. Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
    Construction
    2023 | Band 5