1880 Century Park East, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067-1621
"Always knows what the facts are and always puts together a very practical solution. She is clearly going to be a star."
Marion Hack is a top tier trial lawyer with a solid track record of favorable verdicts and settlements. Specifically, Ms. Hack obtained a $52,000,000 unanimous jury verdict in favor of the City of Victorville for the failed Foxborough Power Plant Project, one of the largest verdicts ever in Riverside County.
Ms. Hack is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office with over 18 years of experience practicing in construction and business law. Ms. Hack specializes in handling multi-million dollar claim disputes involving high profile, complex construction projects achieving either favorable settlements on behalf of her clients or taking those cases to trial resulting in favorable verdicts or judgments.
Her practice also includes a wide array of construction industry matters such as Bidding Disputes, Contract Negotiations and Drafting, Scheduling and Delay Issues, Mechanics Lien and Claims Resolution. She also has extensive experience with Construction Licensing Issues and has been asked to be an expert witness in this field.
She has represented some of the largest general contractors and subcontractors regarding claims and issues arising from major construction projects, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Arizona Cardinals Stadium, Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters, UNLV Student Recreation Center, Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant, Pasadena School District Modernization projects, Lawndale Performing Arts Center, Ventura Community College Exotic Animal Center, U. C. Davis Medical Center, and St. John's Regional Medical Center.
Ms. Hack has also represented many public owners including the City of Victorville, City of Huntington Beach and the Southern California Public Power Authority.
Ms. Hack's experience also includes transactional matters which greatly assist her in her litigation practice. Ms. Hack was the lead attorney in several merger and acquisition transactions for clients in tech, real estate, and online advertising, involving multinational corporations. For her clients, she completed those transactions at significant less cost than her counterparts. She has experience in drafting Employment Agreements, Commercial Leases, and Stock Purchase Agreements. She also has drafted numerous Attorney Opinions For Real Estate Sales Purchases.
Gibbs, Giden, Locher, Turner, & Senet LLP
Partner (2004- present)
Breidenbach, Buckley, Hutching, Halm and Hamblet LLP
Concept Development Company
V.P. of Construction (1989-1992)
HONORS AND AWARDS
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating)
Chambers USA, Key Individual, 2013
Southern California Super Lawyers, 2012, 2013
Super Lawyers Business Edition - 2013
Top LA Women Lawyers, 2012
Los Angeles’ Women Leaders in the Law, 2013
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2004 – 2007
The Legal 500 – “outstanding lawyer” who is “highly recommended”, 2012
State by State Review of Licensing Requirements Affecting Construction Managers, 2010 Review Update Contributing Author, Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), 2011 Edition.
Home Improvement Contracts, Chapter 13, co-author, California Construction Law 17th Ed., Gibbs/Hunt Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, Aspen Publisher 2011.
Starting in 2012, LLC’s Can Hold A Contractor’s License, California Constructor (Journal of the Associated General Contractors of California), March, 2011.
Contractors Licensing; Remedies for Unlicensed Work, chapter co-author, Chapter 1, CEB Construction Contracts, Defects, and Litigation Treatise. California Continuing Education of the Bar, California (“CEB”), 2010. CEB is the official publication of the
California Bar Association.The California Court of Appeals Give Construction Managers Guidance, eInsight (Construction Law Update), April 15, 2009 (re-published in the CMAA Southern California Summer 2009 Newsletter).
New California Construction Law Case Alert - Sanders Const. Co. v. Cerda 2009 WL 1844280, eInsight (Construction Law Update), July 30, 2009.
California Construction Law – 2007 Edition, Editor (HLK Global Communications, Inc. 2007).
New Requirements for Home Improvement Contracts, Los Angeles Lawyer (the Los Angeles County Bar Association Magazine), February 2007.
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS AND EXPERIENCE
Walt Disney Concert Hall:
Mediated $43 million dispute on project in favor of general contractor.
Jefferson Elementary School Modernization: (F. H. Paschen/SN Nielsen)
Successfully arbitrated claim resulting in $1.2 million award to contractor including attorney fees.
Magnolia Power Plant:
Mediated dispute on project resulting in owner paying minimal amount on $14 million claim by contractor.
Other Representative Clients:
• AECOM Design
• Vratsinas Construction Company
• Valleycrest Companies
• FH Paschen/SN Neilsen Inc.
• Arizona Cardinals
• M.A. Mortenson
• City of Huntington Beach
• City of Victorville
Construction Litigation and Transactions;
University of the Pacific– McGeorge School of Law – (J.D., Dean’s List), Sacramento, CA, 1995
University of Southern California – (B.S., Business Administration), Los Angeles, CA, 1989
Past President , Southern California Development Forum
American Bar Association, Construction Industry Subsection
CMAA, Legal Committee
Association of General Contractors, Legal Committee, (President Elect for 2015)
California Bar No. 179216, 1995
U.S. District Courts of California (Northern, Central & Southern)