Bowles & Verna represents some of the largest contractors in California and the U.S., demonstrating legal expertise in all aspects of the design and construction process.
Our significant experience encompasses a diverse range of matters, including:
- Construction and design contracts
- Construction claims and dispute resolution
- OCIP, CCIP, Builder’s Risk, CGL and other construction insurance programs
- Commercial, residential, and public works projects
- Contractor labor law
The firm has handled numerous complex claims involving all aspects and phases of construction. We have particular expertise and experience in resolving the following types of matters:
- Payment claims
- Construction defect claims
- Design team errors and omissions
- Change order disputes
- Delay, disruption and productivity claims
- Unforeseen site conditions
- Contractor-subcontractor disputes
- Mechanics lien and stop notice actions
- Prompt payment claims
- False claims
- State and Federal claim resolution schemes
Our litigation team prides itself on providing time-sensitive and cost-effective legal representation to our clients. We are well versed in the various forums in which construction disputes can and must be resolved. In addition to our trial experience, we have handled hundreds of arbitrations, reference proceedings and mediations. The team has also accrued extensive experience pursuing informal means of dispute resolution through the frequent negotiation and documentation of settlement agreements.
Our team has allied itself with some of the most well regarded experts in the field of construction including schedule and delay experts, waterproofing consultants, architects and structural engineers. Our experts are available to assist our clients in understanding and evaluating their claims and, if the need requires, communicate complex construction issues to a jury during trial.
Our team has researched, analyzed and tested numerous theories of liability and defense arguments. We closely monitor current developments in the law, including federal and state regulatory enactments, and help shape the ever changing legal environment surrounding the construction industry. Our attorneys are also well regarded and active participants in various industry trade associations, often lecturing and publishing articles on a myriad of cutting edge construction and insurance issues.
Finally, our team is at the forefront of the insurance issues most pertinent to the construction industry. We understand the important role that insurance plays in resolving complex construction disputes and we possess the skills to maximize the benefits, not only our client’s insurance, but of that carried by all involved parties in a construction project. Our attorneys have actively prepared, negotiated and settled numerous insurance claims and successfully litigated coverage disputes where settlement could not be obtained.
To learn more about B&V’s construction litigation services, please contact Kenneth G. Jones at (925) 935-3300 or by email at email@example.com.