Construction

Construction drives our economy, as a state and as a nation.  Consequently, it is a huge factor in the health of our state and its people. 

Construction disputes are often complex, involving many parties and substantial amounts of money, so Ericksen’s lawyers routinely engage in complex commercial litigation to address these issues. Because many construction contracts can call for dispute resolution through dispute review boards, mediation, and arbitration, Ericksen’s attorneys will turn to alternative dispute resolution techniques when required.

Ericksen’s attorneys have handled matters relating to building construction, engineering and related fields. In addition, they have resolved matters including contract, negligence, bonds and bonding, guarantees and sureties, liens and other security interests, tendering, construction claims, and related consultancy contracts. Because construction law is an amalgam of contract law, commercial law, planning law, employment law and tort, Ericksen’s attorneys are well versed in the full range of legal assistance required in construction matters.

FOCUS – Everyone benefits from construction.  From tech giants like eBay and Google to individuals like you and me, everyone depends on the ability of the construction industry to meet their needs for places to work, play, and live.  We understand this.  It is at the core of what we do, underpinning our work for our clients at every level, driving the members of Ericksen Arbuthnot’s Construction Practice Group to passionately follow and actively pursue the legal and regulatory issues surrounding construction in California.

LEADERSHIP – The old saying is that “as California goes, so goes the nation.”  For example, California regularly tops the nation in construction starts.  Equally true, however, is that California also leads the way in enacting laws such as environmental restrictions, green building codes, gender and race equality enactments, and global warming initiatives, all of which can have monumental impacts on how and when construction can be accomplished.  Builders and related businesses and individuals must wade through this legal and regulatory quagmire to find the way forward.  Ericksen Arbuthnot’s Construction Practice Group seeks to lead, as well, by actively participating in the discussions about new or proposed laws and regulations, as well as those already in place, that are affecting the construction industry.

COMMITMENT – Ericksen Arbuthnot’s firm-wide practice groups collaborate to maintain a broad spectrum of industry and legal acumen for the benefit of clients like you.  Our firm has experienced advisors and litigators in every jurisdiction in the State, with seven offices across California and people who know the local courts and personalities.  We are your statewide provider for legal services and advice from contract review and regulatory issues to complex, multi-party litigation in State and Federal courts.

 

Co-Chairs:

Members:

Archie Chin

Michael D. Ott

Carol Ann M. Seita

Kara Wild