Contractor License Matters:
Counsel clients on matters relating to their contractor's state license, including obtaining, maintaining and avoiding licensing gaps.
Provide clients with analysis and drafting of
contract documents and bid packages involving not only traditional
project delivery relationships, but also alternative systems such as
design-build, construction manager/multiple prime contractors, joint
ventures, partnering, and continuously evolving variations fashioned by
the industry to finance, design, and construct projects.
Counsel clients with respect to
claims avoidance and resolution procedures, risk management, insurance,
and bonding requirements.
Counsel clients with respect to contract acquisition matters,
including debarment, suspensions, bid protests, and competitive
Provide clients with project management assistance,
including contract administration and interpretation during performance,
documentation of disputes, informal negotiations with project
management, and project close-out.
Counsel clients with respect to claims and change order
documentation, preparation, and presentation.
Represent and counsel clients in alternative dispute resolution ("ADR")
in a variety of forums, including administrative boards and agencies,
private mediations, arbitrations, and mini-trials.
Represent and counsel clients with respect to litigation before both federal
and state courts and administrative agencies involving virtually every
type of performance issue, including delay, impact and acceleration
claims, construction defects, design errors, cost overruns, and
Complex vs.Streamlined Litigation:
Not all construction issues are of equal
complexity or value. Therefore, GGLTSW is structured to provide our
clients with whatever level of service required, adding value at each
level. For example, some of our attorneys have developed a streamlined
practice to efficiently enforce statutory mechanic's lien, stop notice,
and payment bond rights. Others are skilled in assembling a team of
attorneys, paralegals, and consultants necessary to handle highly
complex and document intensive construction disputes.
Delay and Disruption:
GGLTSW has litigated numerous delay and disruption cases, including the construction of various Metro Rail Transit projects, the Port of Long Beach, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, San Francisco International Airport, John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Kaiser Riverside Medical Center, Los Angeles County Central Jail Expansion Project, Southeast Resource Recovery Facility in Long Beach, the Space Shuttle launch facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant in Los Angeles, Coso Geothermal Plant located near China Lake, and the Aladdin and Venetian Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bid Protests and Administrative Proceedings:
We have successfully represented numerous public agencies and contractors in bid protests, affirmative action issues, subcontractor listing law disputes, and other administrative proceedings.
GGLTSW takes pride in handling all aspects of construction projects, from conception to completion. We assist many public agencies in proactively planning and managing their projects to ensure that they are delivered on time and within budget. These projects include the Diamond Valley Lake constructed by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the Alameda Corridor project running between the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and downtown Los Angeles, and the expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center.
Consulting Relationships That Add Value:
In addition to the lawyers and paralegals in our firm, we have developed relationships with outside consultants with construction, architectural, engineering, and accounting expertise who assist us in the evaluation of construction claims and the preparation of technical analysis. We have found that both our expertise and reputation have facilitated the resolution of disputes on every type of project at the earliest possible time with favorable outcomes for our clients.