Since the firm’s founding in 1987, LGC has solidified itself as one of the premier construction law firms in California, Arizona, and Nevada. LGC’s attorneys have experience representing owners, developers, general contractors, builders, subcontractors, design professionals, material suppliers, and product manufacturers in nearly every aspect of construction law and litigation.
Construction Defect Litigation
LGC represents developers, general contractors, builders, subcontractors, design professionals, material suppliers, and product manufacturers in construction defect litigation. Our attorneys have experience representing clients in construction defect claims arising out of every conceivable type of project, including single-family homes, multi-family residences, high-rise condos, commercial buildings, apartments, timeshares, hotels, and government buildings. Through that experience, LGC’s attorneys are often able to use creative and cost-effective solutions to favorably resolve these cases. When cases cannot be resolved, LGC’s trial attorneys also have experience successfully trying and arbitrating construction defect cases through verdict or decision.
LGC routinely represents clients in both pre-claim handling and litigation of mechanic’s liens, stop notices, bond claims, and Miller Act claims pertaining to public and private works projects, and our attorneys have significant experience pursuing such claims through trial and judgment. We also aggressively pursue collection actions for our clients based upon those judgments.
Contract Drafting & Review
LGC’s attorneys have substantial experience drafting subcontracts and other agreements for our construction clients, as well as updating contracts to conform to changes in ever-evolving indemnity law and other requirements. We also frequently review proposed contracts for our construction clients to evaluate risk, minimize exposure, and ensure fairness.
In conjunction with LGC’s insurance practice , LGC’s attorneys advise our construction clients on numerous insurance coverage issues, including evaluating potential coverage of claims under general liability, professional liability, and OCIP policies. We also advise clients on additional insured issues and assist in evaluating potential policies prior to purchase.
LGC’s attorneys are well-versed in construction pre-litigation claim statutes, including SB 800 in California and Chapter 40 in Nevada. Using that experience, LGC’s attorneys provide recommendations to clients on how to maximize effectiveness of pre-litigation procedures to minimize or even eliminate claims. Our attorneys have also effectively used the limitations and defenses available in those statutes to limit or dispose of construction defect claims brought against our clients.
OCIP / Wrap Claims
LGC routinely represents construction clients enrolled in Owner Controlled Insurance Programs (“OCIP”) and covered by wrap-up insurance policies. In such cases, LGC is often able to represent the general contractor and all enrolled subcontractors simultaneously, thereby presenting a unified defense against large-exposure claims. LGC has the size, experience, and resources needed to represent numerous parties in complex construction defect claims.
As part of our well-established catastrophic injury practice, LGC’s trial attorneys frequently represent construction clients in connection with jobsite accidents. We also advise and represent our construction clients in connection with safety issues, risk management, incident documentation, and OSHA investigations.
Other Litigation & Counseling
LGC’s attorneys represent our construction clients in nearly every other type of legal service needed, including contract disputes, change order disputes, delay/disruption/acceleration claims, material disputes, licensing board issues, and many other areas.
To learn more about LGC’s broad construction practice, or to discuss how we can be of assistance to you, contact us.