In-depth Understanding of the Process and Key Players in Projects of All Sizes

In-depth knowledge in real estate, development, construction financing, contract and construction law allow the attorneys in our Construction Law Group to deliver great results to clients from project inception to completion. With LEED-accredited attorneys on our team, we also bring added green building / sustainable development, construction bid and project specification expertise to clients as they plan and execute green-focused initiatives. By anticipating and responding rapidly to legal issues on behalf of clients, litigators on our team help ensure minimal project disruptions, as well as on-time payments for contractors and sub-tier contractors or suppliers.

We serve real estate investors and developers, public entities and construction lenders, as well as architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers and contractors working on projects. Client projects have ranged from custom home construction and multi-unit residential developments to the construction and renovation of schools, commercial buildings, airports and large-scale industrial plant projects for multi-national corporations.

Attorneys on our transactional team draft custom contracts for conventional design-build and build-to-suit projects. As appropriate, we also adapt the American Institute for Architects (AIA) and American General Contractors (AGC) form contracts to efficiently achieve client objectives while comprehensively protecting their interests. 

Litigation attorneys at the firm are well versed in the Mechanic’s Lien law and surety laws, and regularly assist clients in navigating the complex regulatory environment governing project claims. We leverage our comprehensive knowledge of the contractor’s licensing laws, Public Contract Code, payment and performance bonds and the Prompt Payment Acts to promptly and efficiently pursue client rights and adherence to contract terms.  We have a proven track record as lead trial counsel in multi-party, complex construction contract and defect disputes, including change orders, project delays, labor inefficiencies, site conditions, contract abandonment and contract termination claims. Carr McClellan attorneys’ experience includes both private and public works projects, and includes representing clients in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration forums, including the AAA, where many construction disputes are resolved.

Practice Contacts

Kendall Patton

P: 650-342-9600

Robert A. Bleicher

Practicing Attorneys