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REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE IN OTHER PRACTICES

Nearly all litigation matters handled by the firm result in resolution on confidential terms. For this reason, and to protect client confidentiality, non-public results are not published. The following representative experience reflects public results in trials, appeals, agency rulings, arbitrations, and mediations. These individual results were dependent on the facts of each case, and results will differ if based on different facts.

General Contractor v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

The Firm represented a general contractor in a bid protest for award of a $100mm project.  The Firm’s client protested…

Subcontractor v. Subcontractor: Firm Defeats Multi-Million Dollar Indemnity Claim

The firm represented a subcontractor as independent counsel in connection with a multi-million dollar personal injury case filed by one…

ENR Top 20 Engineering Contractor v. Caltrans, District 7, OAH Arbitration

The firm represented an ENR Top 20 engineering contractor in recovery against Caltrans for delay, disruption, differing site conditions, and…

Engineering Contractor v. Caltrans

The firm represented an ENR Top 20 engineering contractor in recovery against Caltrans for delay, disruption, differing site conditions, and…

ENR Top 30 Engineering Contractor v. Caltrans

The firm represented an ENR Top 30 engineering contractor in recovery against Caltrans for delay, disruption, differing site conditions, and…

Engineering Contractor v. City of Los Angeles

The firm represented the general contractor as project counsel with regard to a bridge replacement job in the City of…

Subcontractor v. General Contractor, Breach of Contract and Wrongful Termination

The firm represented a subcontractor in a claim for breach of contract and wrongful termination with a general contractor.  The…

MHS Customer Services, Inc. V. South Central Valley Mortgage Services, Inc.

The firm’s client performed property inspection and preservation services for SCVMS throughout Southern California. Disputes arose over the non-payment or…

Complete Defense Of Labor Code Section 98 Wage Claims At A California Labor Commissioner “Berman Hearing”

The firm represented TXL, Inc., an oil change business with operations in Brawley, California. The plaintiff, an oil change technician,…

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Protest

The firm successfully protested the award of a United States Department of Air Force $45,000,000 Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ),…

J.B. Riha Corporation v. Andrew and Mary Connors-Nicholls

Three week jury trial regarding private work of improvement resulting in 11-0 verdict in favor of firm's contractor client on…

Kims v. Rowley et al.

Two week jury trial regarding private work of improvement resulting in 9-3 defense verdict in favor of firm's client on…

General Contractor v. Subcontractor

The firm successfully defended a general contractor and its surety against a lawsuit from a mechanical subcontractor. The subcontractor quit…

Extra Work Claims – Subcontractor v. General Contractor

While working on a large community park project for a Southern California city, the firm’s subcontractor client encountered multiple unforeseen…

Recovery Against School District Following Discovery of Asbestos

The firm represented a trade contractor who discovered unanticipated asbestos in the walls and ceilings of school classroom buildings while…

General Engineering Contractor v. Inland Empire City

The firm was retained by the general engineering contractor at the end of a public work construction project to pursue…

Recovered Full Amount of Mechanic’s Lien

Legal research revealed that our client had no right to pursue a mechanics' lien. Client's customer had lien rights, but…

Subcontractor Payment Claim on a Public Project

The firm represented a subcontractor in a claim for recovery of amounts due for scope and extra work performed on…

Supplier Payment Claim on Public Project

The firm represented a material supplier in a claim for recovery of amounts due for materials it furnished to a…

Subdivision Development Bond Exoneration

The firm was retained by a multi-home developer to obtain a partial release of surety bonds securing a large subdivision…

Subcontract Default And Surety Takeover

The firm was engaged by a prominent specialty constructor with a mixed backlog of bonded and unbonded work to work…

Settlement Of Wrongful Termination Of Retaining Wall Subcontractor

The firm represented a retaining wall subcontractor in a dispute over wrongful termination of the subcontractor’s contract. Subcontractor sought payment…

Settlement Of Federal Termination For Convenience

The firm’s client was terminated for convenience on a Federal project. The firm assisted the client in preparing a termination…

Wrongful Termination Of Construction Manager By Public School District

The firm represented a construction manager who was wrongfully terminated from two school district projects and was owed substantial amounts…

Bid Protest From Second Position – Interstate 5 Rehabilitation

The firm’s client was the second-low bidder on an Interstate 5 rehabilitation project (Engineer’s Estimate $38 million).  The firm identified…

Project Counsel for Resolution of $100 Million in Extra and Changed Work Claims

​The firm was engaged pre-contract through project closeout to assist a key trade contractor with this unique government contract over…

Insurance Company – Collections / Judgment Enforcement

​​The firm represented an insurance company and filed multiple lawsuits against customers who failed to pay workers’ comp and bond…

Arbitration Of Software Agreement

The firm's client contacted with a software developer for a custom, cloud based software application to support the client's business. …

Claim of Copyright Infringement

The firm's construction client was sued for violation of copyright over the use of images on its website. The firm…

Local Agency Public Work – Prime Contractor v. Water District

The firm’s client experienced cost overruns and changed conditions on a northern California waste water treatment plant project.  The firm…

First Class Water and Shower v. B. L. Murphy, dba B. L. Murphy & Sons

Two week jury trial regarding breach of contract and conversion resulting in 10-2 verdict in favor of firm's client on…

Insurance Company – Collections and Judgment Enforcement

The firm represented an insurance company and filed multiple lawsuits against customers who failed to pay workers’ comp and bond…

David Bahena v. KTA Construction, Inc.

A bicyclist sued the firm’s client for personal injuries from a bicycle accident that occurred in an alley near an…

Subcontractor v. General Contractor, Payment Bond Surety and Public Agency Project Owner

The firm represented a subcontractor in a claim for recovery of subcontract balance and extra work performed on a publicly…

Private Golf Club v. Directors of an HOA

The firm’s three clients were sued by a private golf club for breach of fiduciary duty, interference with prospective economic…

Defense Of Qui Tam False Claims Act Lawsuit On Light Rail Project

The firm’s client was the prime contractor on a regional light rail modernization project. A qui tam plaintiff filed a…

Wrongful Termination Of Prime Contractor (Settlement)

The Firm represented General Contractor in litigation contesting the Owner’s termination of General Contractor for cause on two separate contracts.…

Public Works: Dismissal After Demurrer Of General Contractor Claim Versus Subcontractor Performance Bond Surety

The Firm defended a performance bond, obtaining a dismissal of the client after filing a series of demurrers. A large…

Dispute Over Enforceability Of “Settlement Agreement” (Arbitration)

The Firm represented an auditing company in a dispute with a software development firm hired to develop software on a…

Public Works: Prime Earthwork Contractor Claim For Extra Quantities

The Firm represented its client earth work contractor against a public water district in Northern California, in a claim for…

Public Works: Claim For Delay, Disruption And Extra Work

The Firm sued a large prime contractor and its performance bond sureties on behalf of its subcontractor client after the…

Public Works: Prime Contractor Claim Against Caltrans For Changed Conditions, Delay, And Disruption

The Firm represented the prime contractor and one of its subcontractors against Caltrans on a claim for extra costs from…

Insurance Coverage: Failure to Defend

After mediation, the Firm obtained a settlement on behalf of its contractor client from the client’s directors and officers insurance…

Medical Office Building Project

The firm represented client in structuring and implementation of every aspect of a state of the art design-build medical office…

Prompt Payment Dispute (Bench Trial)

The Firm defended general contractor in a claim by a subcontractor for violation of California’s prompt payment laws. The general…

Public Works: Defense Against Claims Arising From Damaged Pipeline

The Firm represented its client in claim arising from damage caused to a oil pipeline while the client was constructing…

Defective Grading Dispute (Jury Trial)

The Firm represented Building Owner against a retaining wall builder, claiming repair cost resulting from subsidence and wall movement. A…

Defense Of Employment Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

The firm defended an international manufacturer of environmental and construction specialty products in an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by a…

Lower Tier Subcontractor v. General Contractor and Miller Act Payment Bond Surety

The firm represented a subcontractor on a federal work of improvement in Arizona.  The firm filed suit against the general…

Firm Prevented A Former Corporate Officer Of A Claim From Misappropriating Trade Secrets And Other Proprietary Business Information

The firm represented a company against the company’s former high-ranking officer and other former employees who resigned abruptly to form a…

General Contractor v. County of San Diego

Immediately after award on a hard-bid sewer project, the firm’s general contractor client discovered defects in the plans requiring a…

Defense of Federal Miller Act Claim

The firm’s client was the prime contractor on a federal design-build construction project on a military base in Northern California.…

Defense of Civil Wage and Penalty Assessment By The California Labor Commissioner

The firm’s subcontractor client was served with a Civil Wage and Penalty Assessment by the California DLSE relating to a…

General Contractor v. Public Owner

The firm’s client was the general contractor on a local public works project.  The general contractor contended the project was…

Litigation Of General Contractor Mechanic’s Liens Against Commercial Project Owner

The firm represented a general contractor relating to a construction of a charter school in San Diego, California. After failing…

General Contractor v. City of San Diego

The firm’s client was the general contractor for the construction of a City of San Diego lifeguard tower. The general…

Bid Protest – San Diego Unified

The firm’s client was the low bidder for a San Diego Unified School District contract. The client had inadvertently failed…

Subcontractor v. General Contractor and Project Owner

The firm represented a national electrical subcontractor in a claim for recovery of delay and disruption damages.  The firm was…

Claim for Additional Grading Quantities

The firm represented a public works contractor against a water district on a claim for additional grading quantities. The firm…

Complete Defense Of A Prevailing Wage Forfeiture Action

The firm represented a general contractor and its bonding company on a public works school project in Southern California. The…

Differing Site Condition, Cardinal Change, Liquidated Damages, Subcontractor Substitution Penalty Assessment – California Central Coast

The firm’s client was the prime contractor on a flood control construction project involving the widening of a creek that…

Complete Defense Of OSHA Citation

The firm’s client, an electrical contractor on a commercial hotel renovation project, was cited by OSHA for an alleged failure…

Bid Protest From Fourth Position – Water District

The firm’s client submitted the fourth lowest bid to construct water treatment facilities for a municipal water district. After the…

Bid Protest Defense / Subcontractor Listing Inconsistency – Caltrans

The firm’s client was the low bidder on a roadway improvement project for Caltrans.  A competing bidder protested, contending the…

Subcontractor Claims And Product Substitution: Federal Military Installation

The firm’s client was a prime contractor on a federal military base construction project. As the project came to completion,…

Responsibility Challenge – Multi-Prime Public University Construction In Northern California

The firm’s client was the low bidder for the largest bid package on a public university construction project.  Another bidder…

Sole-Sourcing / Brand Name / “Or-Equal” Dispute – Public Procurement

The firm’s client was a prime contractor on a water treatment facility.  During the submittal stage of the project, the…

Response To Bid Protest – West Coast Port Rehabilitation

The firm’s client was the low bidder on a $75 million port facility rehabilitation on one of the largest marine…

Bid Protest Defense (24-Hour Subcontractor Listing) – Caltrans

The firm’s client was the low bidder on a $9 million Caltrans infrastructure rehabilitation project. The second low bidder protested,…

Federal Contracting – Teaming Agreement Member v. Prime Contract Awardee

The firm represented a member of an oral teaming agreement who was not awarded a contract despite the teammate being…

Real Estate – Land Buyer v. Land Seller

The firm represented the purchaser of an automotive related property against the seller for costs related to remediation of hazardous…

Appeal Of Good Faith Effort Determination (Disadvantaged Business Enterprises) – Caltrans

The firm’s client submitted the low bid for a $105 million Caltrans highway project.  Caltrans rejected the bid, concluding the…

Hotel Guest v. Hotel

The firm represented a defendant contractor, who performed renovation work at a hotel. A guest of the hotel allegedly tripped…

Complete Defense Of Prevailing Wage Claim Relating To Travel Time

The California Labor Commissioner issued a Civil Wage And Penalty Assessment (“CWPA”) against the firm’s client for alleged unpaid travel…

Defense of Employee Discrimination Claim

The firm defended a contractor in an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee. The lawsuit alleged disability discrimination,…

Job Order Contract Protest From Second Position – California Municipality

The firm’s client was the second low bidder for a municipal job order contract. The low bidder had included a…

False Claim Act Defense – Multiple Municipal Rail Projects, Western United States

Finch, Thornton & Baird represented two prime contractors that performed large-scale municipal rail projects for the same owner.  Both primes…

Differing Site Condition – U.S. Military Design-Build Project, Island In Pacific Ocean

The Firm's client, a federal design-build contractor, encountered a differing site condition (hard rock) while constructing a Navy Seal training…

Light Rail Construction – Western United States

The firm’s client performed an urban light rail project as a subcontractor.  The project suffered substantial design revisions, delays and…

Prime Contractor v. Receiver – Public Works

The firm’s client was the prime contractor on a California public works project.  After paying one of its subcontractors nearly…

Zurich Specialties London Limited v. A&D Fire Protection, et al.

This case involved the Treo@Kettner condominium development located in downtown San Diego, which was completed in January 2003. Treo@Kettner was…

Antonio Lopez v. Sundt Construction, Inc.

The firm’s client was sued by an employee of a subcontractor for a workplace injury. After proving that the claim…

Defense of Claims Against Construction Manager By Trade Contractor

The firm successfully defended claims by a trade contractor against a construction manager and owner’s agent on a multiunit construction…

Quiet Title Re Commercial Property

The firm identified a significant cloud on title to valuable real property owned by its client in the City of…

Defense Of Federal Miller Act Claim – Naval Base Fire Station

The firm’s client was the prime contractor on a federal design-build construction project—a new fire station on a United States…

Bid Protest Defense (24-Hour Subcontractor Listing) – Caltrans

The firm’s client was the low bidder on a $47 million Caltrans infrastructure rehabilitation project.  The second low bidder protested,…

Government Relations – Prevention Of Mental Health Facility Consolidation

The firm's client operated a retail facility within a Southern California shopping center. Days before the issue was to be…

Joint Venture Dispute – Large Scale Infrastructure Project

Two European based publicly traded infrastructure contractors retained the firm to assist in resolving a dispute over cost allocations in…

Rafael Gonzalez v. Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

The firm’s client was sued for indemnity in connection with a personal injury lawsuit filed by one of its employees.…

General Contractor v. Public Owner

The firm’s client was the general contractor on a local public works project. The general contractor contended the project was…

General Contractor v. Subcontractor

The firm successfully brought a lawsuit by a general contractor against a subcontractor. The subcontractor quit work on a construction…

Project Counsel: California Pedestrian Bridge Project

The firm’s contractor client encountered differing site conditions (hard rock) during construction of a pedestrian bridge for a California municipality.…

Dissolution And Accounting Of Limited Liability Company

The firm represented two members of a limited liability company against a third member in a dissolution and accounting action…

Corona Summit, LLC v. GMI Construction Services, Inc.

The firm’s client was sued for alleged construction deficiencies on a commercial building that was substantially completed more than 10…

Recovery From Unlicensed Contractor

The firm successfully pursued claims for disgorgement for unlicensed contracting and for defective construction on a private construction project, resulting…

General Contractor v. Owner/Lender – Quasi Public Works

The firm represented a general contractor client on a major rehabilitation project involving the redevelopment of historical land.  The project…

Commercial Openings, Inc. v. Southwest General Contractors, Inc.

The firm represented a construction manager in defense of a cross-complaint filed by a prime trade contractor.  The prime trade…

Federal Design Build Contractor v. Structural Engineer

The Firm represented plaintiff design/build contractor in a dispute with defendant civil engineer after the Department of the Navy required…

Trade Contractor v. Thomas Jefferson School of Law

The firm represented plaintiff subcontractor who installed a glass and glazing system at defendant’s new law school campus facility in…

Wage and Hour Class Action v. Contractor

The firm defended a contractor against a class action lawsuit based on alleged violations of wage and hour and prevailing…

Carmel Cove Homeowners’ Association, Inc. v. Carmel Cove, LLC, et. al.

The firm represented a condominium developer in a construction defect action brought by the homeowners’ association.  The homeowners’ association was…

Protest of International Airport Electrical Upgrade Project

The firm’s client was the second low bidder on a $17 million electrical upgrade project at San Diego International Airport. …

Protest Of Light Rail Transit Upgrade Project

The firm’s client submitted the low bid for a major Southern California light rail transit project valued in excess of…

Los Angeles Area Community College District v. Construction Management Firm

The firm represented the construction manager for three community college construction projects.  The owner of the projects claimed the construction…

Cease and Desist of Trademark and Copyright Infringement

The firm represents a multi-national manufacturer and retailer of luxury clothing goods. The firm’s client was notified that an unauthorized…

Protest Of Municipal Project

The firm represented the low bidder on a street and bicycle path improvement project for a large California city. The…

Declaration of Bid Non-Responsiveness

The firm’s general contractor client submitted a prime bid for a $9.3 million City of Riverside fire station project.  The…

Subcontractor Default – Caltrans Highway Facility Rehabilitation

The firms' client was the prime contractor on a highway facility rehabilitation project for the California Department of Transportation.  The…

Infinity Structures, Inc. v. ASR Constructors, Inc., et al.

The firm represented a Riverside-based public works framing contractor in disputes covering seven separate public projects.  The projects included public…

Corporate Structuring, Planning And Protection Of Intellectual Property Of Premium Organic Juice Manufacturer In U.S. And International Markets

The firm structured and planned new business with placement in major national retailers. Negotiated and managed corporate transactions from formation…

Defense Of Claims For Breach Of Commercial Lease, Conversion, And Alter Ego

The Firm represented defendant general contractor, its president, and affiliated entities in an action for breach of lease, property damage,…

Representation Of Plaintiff Property Owner In Claim For Property Damage From Altered Runoff

The Firm represented plaintiff homeowners whose property became inundated with muddy runoff from an adjacent construction project. The Firm sued…

Protest Of Airport Upgrade Project – Ensley Electric, Inc.

The firm’s client submitted the second-low bid for a municipal airport upgrade project. The low bidder submitted documentation of its…

City of San Diego Subcontractor Substitution Hearing

The firm’s client requested substitution of a listed subcontractor due to the subcontractor’s failure to comply with contractual safety requirements.…

ProUsys, Inc. v. Taisei-T&K Joint Venture

The firm represented the programming subcontractor in complex, multi-party litigation arising from the expansion of Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant No.…

Complete Defense Of Cal/OSHA Citations In A Fatal Workplace Accident

The firm represented a general contractor that received multiple Cal/OSHA citations following a fatal on-the-job accident. From the very outset…

Caltrans-Response To Proposed Final Estimate

Following completion of construction, Caltrans notified the firm’s client that it had re-calculated the final pay quantities and that the…

Defense Of Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

The firm defended a contractor in an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee who had been laid off…

Community College Subcontractor Substitution Hearing

The firm’s client requested substitution of a listed subcontractor based on its failure to prosecute its work in a timely…

California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Serious and Willful Misconduct Case

The firm represented a lath, plaster and drywall subcontractor whose employee suffered serious injuries in an on-site hose whipping accident.…

Defense Of Civil Wage And Penalty Assessment By The California Labor Commissioner (DLSE)

The firm’s subcontractor client was served with a massive Civil Wage and Penalty Assessment by the California DLSE relating to…

General Contractor v. Commercial Project Owner/Developer

The firm successfully litigated and resolved a claim by its general contractor client for over $1 million arising from non-payment…

Early And Efficient Dismissal Of Case Involving Independent Contractors

The firm represented a company in a case by independent contractors. The independent contractors alleged such things as breach of…

Protest Of School Modernization Bid – West Coast Air Conditioning, Inc.

The firm’s client submitted the low bid for a multi-school modernization and technology upgrade project, but was protested by the…

Barnhart-Balfour Beatty, Inc. v. Roofing Subcontractor, Roofing Manufacturer and Their Insurers

The firm represented the Design Builder concerning a roof failure on a classified military base project.  After asserting the claim…

Bond V. Salem, et al.

The firm successfully defended a client against a fraudulent transfer action relating to a property transfer made in 2003. The…

Barnhart-Balfour Beatty, Inc. v. Oxnard School District

The firm represented the general contractor relating to a contract balance and claim by the school district that a second…

Cease and Desist of Copyright Infringement

The firm represents a local ecotourism and adventure company. The firm’s client is well known in the San Diego region…

Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. v. State of California, Department of Transportation

The firm represented the general contractor in recovery of damages for inefficiency claims relating to methacrylate application and for return…

Caregiver/Fiduciary/Trust Administrator & Employment Litigation

The firm represented the beneficiary of a multi-million dollar irrevocable trust who was sued by a caregiver and fiduciary engaged…

GAO Protest of Department of Veterans’ Affairs Solicitation

The firm successfully protested the VA’s solicitation for the upgrade and renovations at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System…

Client v. Family Member – Real Estate Dispute

The firm’s client owned a property that was initially titled as a joint tenancy between the client, the client’s spouse,…

T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc. v. Hardy Construction, Inc.

The firm successfully represented T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc., on its claim for payment on the Reunion Trails Project, a…

SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”) – Appeal of Size Determination

The firm successfully represented the client before the Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals in the appeal of…

Fraudulent Solicitation Of Investment In Construction Business (Jury Trial)

The Firm represented General Contractor against a former business partner who fraudulently induced General Contractor’s investment in and eventual purchase…

Property Owner v. Title Insurer

The firm represented plaintiff homeowners who obtained a policy of title insurance from the defendant. The plaintiffs had previously been…

In re: University of California Los Angeles Westwood Replacement Hospital Cases

The firm represented the mechanical subcontractor in claims arising from the University of California’s construction of the Westwood Replacement Hospital.…

Brewer Corporation dba Brewer Crane & Rigging v. TM Structural, Inc.; and Division 8, Inc. v. Mi Arbolito

The firm represented two clients, Brewer Crane & Rigging Company and Division 8, Inc. with claims for payment on a…

Defense of Former Co-Trustee from Claims by Beneficiary and Successor Co-Trustee

Defended former co-trustee from multi-million dollar claim for damages brought by beneficiary and successor trustee. Reached settlement at mediation for…

Breach of Trust and Surcharge Petition Against Corporate Fiduciary

Petitioned for breach of trust, removal, and surcharge against a corporate trustee, succeeding in compelling a multi-million dollar distribution and…

Litigation Of Subcontractor And General Contractor Mechanics Liens And Stop Notices Against Commercial Project Owner And Lender

The firm represented a general contractor relating to a multi-use private development in Rancho Cucamonga, California, which included a hotel,…

JBH Structural Concrete, Inc. v. Cleanline Concrete, Inc., et al.

The firm represented the structural concrete prime trade contractor in litigation arising from the construction of the expansion to the…

Qui Tam Plaintiff v. Design Builder

The firm represented the design builder and general contractor against allegations of violations of the California False Claims Act and…

Valdivia v. CertainTeed Corp.

The firm defended a client in this multimillion dollar product defect lawsuit involving the installation of replacement windows in stucco…

Aage Specialty Piping v. Barnhart-Balfour Beatty, Inc.

On behalf of a general contractor, the firm filed suit against a defaulted subcontractor and its performance bond surety for…

Bid Protest – Army Corps of Engineers

The firm represented a large prime contractor specializing in Federal work in a bid protest against the Army Corps. of…

Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. v. State of California, Department of Transportation

The firm represented the general contractor in pursuit of damages for delay, disruption and inefficiencies arising out of a bridge…

Protest Of Bid Responsiveness And DVBE Outreach

The firm's client was the low bidder for the electrical bid package on a multi-prime California public high school construction…

United States of America, for the use and benefit of YMC, Inc. v. Insurance Company Of The West, et al.

The firm’s surety client’s funds were frozen by a writ of execution served on the surety’s bank account after its…

Class A Office Tower – Design Build

The firm represented the land owner in structuring and drafting the design-build contract for a new Class A office Tower…

Ingeborg Hogue v. West Coast Air Conditioning

An asbestos claim was filed against the firm’s general contractor client by a former employee of a public school district,…

Urbas v. ASM Affiliates, Inc., California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

The firm victoriously defended this client in an administrative wage and hour proceeding before the California Labor Commissioner. A former…

Architectural Aluminum Window Systems, Inc. v. Dick Pacific Construction Co., Ltd.

The firm’s client was a window subcontractor on a federal project at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. As one of the first…

Community College Construction Delay Claim – Southwest United States

The firm represented the prime contractor on a hard-bid new construction of a nine-building adult learning center on a community…

DC Painting, Inc. v. Michael S. Summers

The firm’s client was a painting contractor that was awarded a contract to repaint a commercial building. Upon completion of…

Subcontractor Default And Miller Act Claim – Department Of Army Project

The firm represented the prime contractor on a federal drainage channel project administered by the Army Corps of Engineers.  One-third…

Claim For Extra Work – International Airport Cogeneration Plant

The firm represented the prime contractor on a design-build cogeneration plant project at John Wayne International Airport in Orange County,…

Good Faith Efforts – Caltrans Southern California

The firm’s client was low bidder for the $56 million Caltrans project to construct portions of California Route 76.  Caltrans…

Claims of High-Light Electric, Inc. – Southern California

The firm represented the prime contractor on a more than $100 million freeway expansion project in southern California. The electrical…

California Senate Bill 392, Florez: Contractors: Limited Liability Companies

The firm drafted and successfully aided the passing of legislation permitting California limited liability companies to possess California contractor’s licenses.…

California Senate Bill 392, Florez: Contractors: Limited Liability Companies

The firm drafted and successfully aided the passing of legislation permitting California limited liability companies to possess California contractor’s licenses. …

Sprotte + Watson Architecture & Planning, Inc. v. Santee School District et al.

The dispute involved a nine school site construction project at a local school district, valued at over $100 million. After…

Dhando Investments, Inc. v. Staley, Inc.

The firm's client was an Arkansas corporation that was sued in Los Angeles for various business torts that allegedly occurred…

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Protest

The firm successfully protested the award of a $30,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for construction…

New Dimension Masonry, Inc.

In an administrative proceeding before the California Department Of Industrial Relations, the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) cited the firm’s…

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Protest

The firm successfully protested the award of a GSA IDIQ contract for construction and related services. The solicitation provided for…

Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Size Protest

The firm advised its client as to the structuring of an 8(a) joint venture to pursue an 8(a) sole source…

Echo Pacific Construction, Inc. v. Prism Designs & Services, Inc.

The dispute involved installation of casework at a local school district. After terminating the casework subcontractor, the subcontractor sought $61,650.00…

Expansion Of International Bar And Club Brand Into United States

Negotiated and structured alliance of client's international business with United States venture capitalists to expand operations into the United States,…

The Weitz Company I, Inc. v. Brethren Hillcrest Homes

The firm's client was the general contractor charged with expanding and renovating a large retirement community. The project was delayed…

Acquisition Of SBA Small Business Federal Construction Contractor

Structured and negotiated acquisition of SBA small business federal construction company, including related debt financing, security agreements, and federal approvals…

DOE Aggregates, Inc.

The firm represented its client in all aspects of an aggregate material mining operation, including obtaining state and local agency…

Bid Protest – Palomar Pomerado West Hospital

The firm represented a bidder on the $1 billion hospital project in southern California.  The bid resulted in multiple protests…

Jaynes Corporation of California v. Encina Wastewater Authority

The firm represented the general contractor in pursuit of delay and disruption claims arising out of construction of a wastewater…

Jaynes Corporation of California v. Pro-Tech Fire Protection Systems Corporation

The firm’s client was the prime contractor on a large-scale water treatment plant project.  The fire protection subcontractor on the…

Submission of Proposed Final Estimate

The firm’s client was the prime contractor on a five-year project to widen Interstate 405 in the Culver City/Santa Monica…

Engineered Structures of San Diego, Inc., dba Cairo Construction Company v. CH2M Hill Constructors, Inc. et al.

The firm represented a subcontractor in litigation arising from the construction of a large wastewater treatment plant in North San…

Roel Construction Company, Inc. v. Alcala Co. et al.

The firm recovered over $1.5 million on behalf of its general contractor client and its insurers against numerous subcontractors and…

RePipe – California, Inc. v. W I T Pipeline Rehab et al.

The firm initiated litigation on behalf of a pipeline rehabilitation subcontractor on a City of San Diego Metropolitan Wastewater Department…

Urata & Sons Cement, Inc. v. Lodi Unified School District et al.

A trade contractor on a public works new high school construction project filed suit against the firm’s construction manager client…

C & L Coatings, Inc. v. Apex Development, Inc. et al.

The firm represented a contractor against a defaulting subcontractor for breach of contract and indemnity relating to its work on…

Acquisition Of Mining Rights And Operations

Negotiated and structured acquisition of mining rights via a long term mining lease on behalf of client.  The firm also…

Select Electric, Inc. v. Balfour Beatty/Ortiz Enterprises, Inc. et al.

The firm initiated litigation on behalf of the electrical subcontractor on the Metropolitan Transit System’s light rail construction project which…

California Retail And Restaurant Business Entity Formation And Real Property Acquisition

Negotiated and structured acquisition of restaurant chain serving San Diego and Riverside Counties, including structuring equity incentives for key employees.…

Erickson-Hall Construction Company v. San Diego Unified School District and Graham Champion

The firm recovered over $1 million on behalf of its general contractor client against the school district and its labor…

California Retail And Restaurant Business Entity Formation And Real Property Acquisition

Negotiated and structured acquisition of restaurant chain serving San Diego and Riverside Counties, including structuring equity incentives for key employees.…

Casoleil LP v. Wermers, Inc. et al.

This case involved a multiparty construction defect action with claims by the owner in excess of $34 million. In the…

Quality Interiors, Inc. v. Brawley Luckey Ranch, L.P. et al. [and consolidated cases]

The firm represented six clients with claims for payment on a private 500 unit development project and related public improvements…

Milcon Services, Inc. v. Hemet Unified School District (Western Rim Constructors, Inc.)

This case involved a challenge to the award of a track and field improvement trade package for a Riverside County…

West Coast Air Conditioning Co., Inc. v. Fountain Valley School District

Prime contractor on a $12.8 million four school modernization project suffered delay, disruption, and inefficiency damages as a result of…

Johnson, Barnes & Finch, Inc. v. Meier Pacific, Inc. et al.

Numerous subcontractors initiated litigation against the firm’s general contractor client and the project owner to collect subcontract balances. The firm’s…

Protest of Award to HAR Construction by Jaynes Corporation of California

This matter involved the award of a $4 million educational building project by the Southwestern Community College District.  Based on…

Blackinton Airport Property Owners Association v. Dino DeLuca et al.

The firm represented a homeowners association that sued to foreclose on a lien to collect delinquent assessments in the amount…

Protest of Award to W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. by Jaynes Corporation of California

The firm protested the award of a $19 million office building project by the Eastern Municipal Water District based on…

County of Imperial v. RSM2 Contractors, Inc.

The firm represented the general contractor in disputes concerning the destruction by fire of a $1.5 million public project that…

Protest of Award to Gamut Construction Company, Inc. by Jaynes Corporation of California

The firm protested the award of a $12 million fire station project on the basis of an irregularity in the…

Time And Alarm Systems v. Edge Development, Inc. et al.

A second-tier subcontractor initiated litigation to collect the contract balance on a $42 million dollar new high school project which…

Earth Patterns v. Garville et al.

Arbitration regarding private work of improvement resulting in judgment in favor of firm's contractor client on complaint and zero recovery…

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