Construction

CHAIR

Hughes, Roger M.

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510.808.4732 F

Overview


A Foundation in Construction.

The attorneys who make up Wendel Rosen’s Construction Practice have worked on some of the most important landmark and infrastructure projects in California, including the Golden Gate Bridge, state highway projects and the Port of Oakland. Today, Wendel Rosen’s Construction Group continues that heritage of excellence, representing owners, developers, design professionals, general contractors, specialty contractors, material suppliers and sureties in a wide range of public and private projects. Whether we’re helping to advise, prepare and negotiate construction documents for the most complex projects or litigating a bet-the-company construction dispute, you know you have a team with a solid foundation.

Wendel Rosen’s veteran construction attorneys have deep roots in the construction industry and understand that it is about the project, not the lawyers. We take the burden of legal complexities off your shoulders so you can do what you do best.

With more than 110 years of collective experience, we understand that disputes can be time-consuming and costly and that the best approach is to anticipate problems before they arise. We also recognize that, despite the best laid plans, some disputes can only be resolved through litigation. When that’s the case, we mobilize for early and decisive action. Our seasoned attorneys bring deep trial experience, coupled with a unique approach to case management, allowing us to assist our clients with pragmatic dispute resolution strategies to obtain favorable legal and business outcomes.

From Public to Private.  From State-of-the-Art to Historic.

Wendel Rosen’s Construction Group has represented clients on a wide range of public and private construction projects, from state-of-the-art net zero facilities to some of the most historic structures in California, including:

  • Airports
  • Apartments
  • Bridges
  • Highways
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial buildings
  • Military bases
  • Mixed-use projects
  • Planned unit developments
  • Ports
  • Prisons
  • Commercial buildings
  • Retail
  • School facilities
  • Solar farms
  • University projects
  • Water projects


Experience in the Areas You Need.

Wendel Rosen's Construction Group assists clients in all aspects of construction law, from project formation to trial. Together with Wendel Rosen's BusinessEmploymentEnvironmental, InsuranceLand UseLitigation and Real Estate attorneys, clients have access to an integrated legal team with a deep bench. Typical matters include: 

  • Contractor licensing
  • Pre-qualification
  • Local preferences
  • MBE/WBE/DVBE
  • Prevailing wage
  • Bid protests
  • Subcontractor substitutions
  • Contract drafting and negotiations
  • Green building
  • Performance issues
  • Payment disputes
  • Defect claims
  • Delay and acceleration claims
  • Mechanics lien, stop notice, and bond claims
  • Abandonment
  • False claims
  • Liquidated damages
  • Indemnity and insurance issues


Supporting the Industry.

Wendel Rosen is a proud member of many industry organizations, including:

  • American Subcontractors Association of California
  • American Institute of Architects, California Council
  • Associated General Contractors of California
  • Bay Area Council
  • Build It Green
  • Building Industry Association of Northern California
  • California Building Industry Association
  • East Bay Leadership Council
  • HomeAid
  • National Retail Tenant Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • US Green Building Council
  • US Green Building Council – Northern California Chapter


Please Stay in Touch.

To sign up for the Wendel Rosen Construction Newsletters and invitations to practice events, please email news@wendel.com.

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  • Hughes, Roger M.
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  • Graham, Matthew F.
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  • Laufenberg, Peter J.
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  • Murai, Garret D.
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  • Simon, Donald S.
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