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From airports and apartment buildings, to schools and solar farms, Wendel Rosen has paved the way for some of the most important and iconic projects shaping the skyline in California and beyond. Our construction practice group connects deep experience and insight to assist clients in legal issues from project inception to completion.

Who we serve

We represent clients in nearly every aspect of design and construction, including owners, developers, architects, engineers, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, equipment lessors, sureties and insurers. Our diverse experience informs a thorough understanding of construction issues from a variety of perspectives.

Broad project experience

Our work spans a wide range of public and private projects, from mixed-use developments to high-tech manufacturing facilities. The projects we’ve assisted clients with include construction of airports, apartments, bridges, commercial buildings, highways, hospitals, military bases, ports, power plants, prisons, residential developments, retail buildings, schools, solar farms, universities and water projects.

Tailored client services

Our attorneys work closely with clients to understand their unique project needs. Wendel Rosen offers the resources to solve construction legal issues from project formation through project closeout, as well as related business, land use, real estate, employment and other issues. Frequent matters addressed include:

 

  • Contractor licensing
  • Pre-qualification
  • Local preferences
  • MBE/WBE/DVBE
  • Bid protests
  • Subcontractor substitutions
  • Prevailing wage issues
  • Contract drafting and negotiations
  • Green building
  • Performance and payment issues
  • Defect, delay and acceleration claims
  • Mechanics liens
  • Stop notice and bond claims
  • Abandonment and termination
  • False claims
  • Liquidated damages
  • Indemnity and insurance issues

 

Learn more

The California Construction Law Blog, an award-winning publication by Wendel Rosen attorneys, features analysis of recent rulings, guidance on construction laws, and a collection of forms for contractors and suppliers.

 

publications

The Wendel Report: Construction and Infrastructure Update, February 2018

The Wendel Report: Construction and Infrastructure Update, February 2018

02/28/2018 | Construction Practice Newsletter

2018 California Construction Law Update During the first year of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, while much political attention was focused on several California laws that could be viewed as California’s…

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And the Winner Is…The Right to Repair Act!

And the Winner Is…The Right to Repair Act!

02/07/2018 | AGC of California Legal Brief

Click here to read article "And the Winner Is…The Right to Repair Act!," originally published in AGC of California Legal Brief on February 7, 2018 to find out what attorney Garret…

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What You Need to Know About Additional Insured Endorsements

What You Need to Know About Additional Insured Endorsements

08/28/2017 | Gary Barrera

In the article “What You Need to Know About Additional Insured Endorsements,” construction attorney, Garry Barrera states a well-drafted insurance clause is an integral part of a construction contract because it…

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Date Category Publication Title
07/25/2017 Publication Construction Practice Newsletter The Wendel Report: Construction and Infrastructure Update, July 2017
07/18/2017 Publication Garret D. Murai California’s New Public Works Claims Resolution Process
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07/18/2017 Publication Garret D. Murai CSLB Releases New Forms and Announces New Fees
07/18/2017 Publication Garret D. Murai The Mechanics of Mechanics Liens
07/18/2017 Publication Garret D. Murai Trump, Infrastructure and the Construction Industry
01/20/2017 Publication William C. Acevedo Cannabis Banking _ (Perhaps) There Is An App For That
01/18/2017 Publication Garret D. Murai 2017 California Construction Law Update
01/18/2017 Publication Garret D. Murai 2017 Construction Outlook: Slow, Mature Growth
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01/18/2017 Publication Garret D. Murai An Owner’s Guide to Notices of Completion, Cessation and Non-Responsibility
01/18/2017 Publication Garret D. Murai It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. No, it’s a Drone. Long Awaited FAA Drone Regulations Finally Take Flight
08/24/2016 Publication Western Real Estate Business An Owner’s Guide to Notices of Completion, Cessation and Non-Responsibility
08/24/2016 Publication Construction Practice Newsletter The Wendel Report: Construction and Infrastructure Update, August 2016
08/17/2016 Publication Garret D. Murai “Do Change Orders Need to be In Writing?” and Other Things That Might Surprise You.
08/17/2016 Publication Garret D. Murai Is it the End of Lease-Leasebacks as We Know it?
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08/17/2016 Publication Garret D. Murai Is it the Dawning of the Age of Strict Products Liability for California Contractors?
01/25/2016 Publication Garret Murai California Supreme Court Shifts Gears on “Reverse CEQA”
10/01/2015 Publication Oakland Business Review Three Common Construction Contracts
03/26/2015 Publication Construction Practice Newsletter 2015 Construction Law Update
03/26/2015 Publication Construction Practice Newsletter A Beacon for Homeowners and HOAs. Not So Much for Design Professionals
03/26/2015 Publication Construction Practice Newsletter Anatomy of an Indemnity Provision
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03/26/2015 Publication Construction Practice Newsletter Art Dao, Executive Director of the ACTC, Speaks at the Wendel Rosen Breakfast Forum
03/26/2015 Publication Construction Practice Newsletter Broad-Based Expansion for the Construction Industry Expected in 2015
03/26/2015 Publication Construction Practice Newsletter Department of Industrial Relation’s New Registration Program for Public Works Projects
03/26/2015 Publication Construction Practice Newsletter Just for Fun: The Stuff of Novels
03/26/2015 Publication Construction Practice Newsletter You’ve Just Become Your Brother’s Keeper
09/01/2014 Publication California Constructor Evolving Storm Water Requirements Emphasize Long-Term Benefits
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01/17/2014 Publication California Constructor Just When You Thought You Knew The Rules

Events

Emerging Owner Roadblocks to Getting to a Decision on the Merits

Emerging Owner Roadblocks to Getting to a Decision on the Merits

09/06/2019 | Associated General Contractors of California

Construction attorney Quinlan Tom will speak at the “Emerging Owner Roadblocks to Getting to a Decision on the Merits” on September 6, 2019 at the Legal Advisory Committee –Associated General…

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News

Wendel Rosen Lands 12 in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Wendel Rosen Lands 12 in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

08/19/2019 | Wendel Rosen

Partner Michael Dean Named “Best Lawyer” for 37th Consecutive Year Wendel Rosen LLP Partners Michael D. Cooper, Patricia E. Curtin, Michael A. Dean, Monica Dell’Osso, Matthew F. Graham, Tracy Green,…

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Wendel Rosen Partner Garret Murai Recognized as JD Supra Top Author for Fourth Straight Year

Wendel Rosen Partner Garret Murai Recognized as JD Supra Top Author for Fourth Straight Year

03/27/2019

 Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the Bay Area and state, congratulates Construction Partner Garret D. Murai on his…

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Wendel Rosen Receives Five “Tier 1” on Best Lawyers 2018 Best Law Firms List

Wendel Rosen Receives Five “Tier 1” on Best Lawyers 2018 Best Law Firms List

11/20/2017

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 20, 2017 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP announces that the firm has been named to the list of 2018 Best Law Firms by U.S. News…

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07/06/2017 Press Release   Gary Barrera Joins Wendel Rosen’s Insurance Practice Group
03/20/2017 Press Release   Wendel Rosen Partner Garret Murai Named a JD Supra Top Author for Second Year in a Row
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03/23/2016 Press Release   Wendel Rosen Attorney Garret Murai Named JD Supra Top Author
12/15/2015 Press Release   Wendel Rosen Bolsters Trusts and Estates and Construction Practices with Trio of New Attorneys

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