Construction

VLTA CONSTRUCTION COUNSELING AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

VLTA’s Construction Counseling and Dispute Resolution team represents clients in California, throughout the United States, and internationally in all phases of the construction process in a variety of roles, from advising project participants on optimal project delivery systems, to negotiating and drafting all manner of construction-related contracts, to serving in a course-of-construction advisory role to project owners, developers, and contractors, to representing clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation, judicial reference proceedings, administrative law proceedings, and arbitration.

While our attorneys are driven first and foremost to anticipate and avoid disputes for our clients without resorting to costly and time-consuming litigation, when the gloves come off and litigation is inevitable, we’ve got your back. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience successfully representing some of California’s and the nation’s largest, most prominent construction industry participants in all stages of litigation from state court proceedings at the county level, to appeals in both state and federal court, to matters that have been decided in the California and United States Supreme Court.

Our Construction Counseling and Dispute Resolution team has extensive experience with the following:

Construction Law and Counseling Project Delivery Methods
Contract Drafting and Negotiation Public Works Contracting
Bid Protests Subcontractor Listing Laws
Unbalances Bids Bid Errors and Mistakes
Course-of-Construction Dispute Resolution Delay Claims and CPM Schedule Analysis
Construction and Design Defects Change Order Disputes
Lost Productivity Claims Cumulative Impact of Changes
Construction Damages Accounting and Forensic Analysis
Caltrans Specifications Differing Site Conditions
Mechanic’s Liens Miller Act Claims
Bond Claims Public Records Act
State and Federal False Claims Acts Government Code Claims
Fraud Investigations (Internal and External) Litigation Risk Analysis, and more….

Recognition & Publications

  • Our attorneys have been invited to testify before the California State Legislature to provide their expert opinion on the potential impact of proposed legislation on California’s construction community.
  • Our attorneys serve, or have served, on various boards and panels related to the construction industry, including membership and advisory roles in various construction industry and dispute resolution groups, such as the AGC Legal Advisory Committee and the Congress of Neutrals.
  • Our attorneys have given lectures and presented seminars and classes to various construction industry groups, speakers bureaus, and educational institutions, including the following:
    • California Construction Law – Lorman
    • Advanced Construction Law – Lorman
    • Disappearing Dirt and other Games Contractors Play – (Caltrans District 4)
    • Construction Delay Claims – Project Management Institute – Honolulu, HA
    • California Lien Law – NBI
    • Legal Strategies for Successfully Working with OSHPD – California AGC
    • Fundamentals of Construction Law in California – NBI
    • 10 Ways to Stay Out of Trouble with your Lawyers – University of California, Graduate School of Engineering
    • Force Majeure Clauses in EPC Contracts – Oil & Gas Law Symposium (Houston, Tx)
    • Project Management Boot Camp – Three-day, in-house seminar for Bay Area City’s Public Works Department
Our Construction Counseling and Dispute Resolution team is comprised of :

David M. Levy
Richard G. Arneal
Yvonne V. Jorgensen
Eric J. Phillips

Please feel free to reach out to any of the attorneys above with any of your Construction questions.

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