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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

 

 

Publications

New Bay Area Shelter-in-Place Orders Permit All Construction to Resume

New Bay Area Shelter-in-Place Orders Permit All Construction to Resume

04/29/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

On April 29, 2020, seven Bay Area public health officers began to issue substantially-similar updated Shelter-in-Place orders (“April 29 SIP Orders”) which become effective at 11:59 p.m. on May 3,…

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State Legislators Criticize Bay Area Health Officers’ “Arbitrary” Shelter-in-Place Rules Limiting Housing Construction

State Legislators Criticize Bay Area Health Officers’ “Arbitrary” Shelter-in-Place Rules Limiting Housing Construction

04/21/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

Sixteen State legislators from the greater Bay Area took issue with the residential construction limitations contained in the March 31 shelter-in-place order issued by six County (and the City of…

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Bay Area Counties’ Extended Shelter-In-Place Order Imposes Strict Limits on Development and Construction

Bay Area Counties’ Extended Shelter-In-Place Order Imposes Strict Limits on Development and Construction

04/01/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

On March 31, 2020, the public health officers of Alameda County, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties released a revised Shelter in Place Order (the…

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Date Category Publication Title
03/19/2020 Publication Wendel Rosen LLP Impacts of the Bay Area Shelter-In-Place Orders on Development and Related Litigation
02/28/2018 Publication Construction Practice Newsletter The Wendel Report: Construction and Infrastructure Update, February 2018
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12/18/2017 Blog Post Gary A. Barrera California Court Broadly Interprets Insurance Policy’s “Liability Arising Out of” Language
09/11/2017 Blog Post Gary A. Barrera California Court of Appeal: Inserting The Phrase “Ongoing Operations” In An Additional Endorsement Is Not Enough to Preclude Coverage for Completed Operations
08/28/2017 Blog Post Gary A. Barrera What You Need to Know About Additional Insured Endorsements
08/28/2017 Publication Gary Barrera What You Need to Know About Additional Insured Endorsements
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 Construction Practice 2017 Construction Outlook: Slow, Mature Growth
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01/18/2017 Publication Construction Practice An Owner’s Guide to Notices of Completion, Cessation and Non-Responsibility
01/18/2017 Publication Construction Practice 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 Construction Practice Newsletter The Wendel Report: Construction and Infrastructure Update, August 2016
08/17/2016 Publication Construction Practice “Do Change Orders Need to be In Writing?” and Other Things That Might Surprise You.
08/17/2016 Publication Construction Practice Is it the End of Lease-Leasebacks as We Know it?
08/17/2016 Publication Construction Practice Is it the Dawning of the Age of Strict Products Liability for California Contractors?
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01/25/2016 Publication Wendel Rosen LLP 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
03/26/2015 Publication Construction Practice Newsletter Art Dao, Executive Director of the ACTC, Speaks at the Wendel Rosen Breakfast Forum
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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
01/17/2014 Publication California Constructor Just When You Thought You Knew The Rules
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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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Construction Defect

Construction Defect

04/26/2018 | Alameda County Bar Association

Wendel Rosen Construction attorney Gary Barrera will present, “Construction Defect,” on Thursday, April 26th from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Alameda County Bar Association’s office. Location  Alameda County Bar…

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Top Ten Construction and Design Provisions Every Owner, Tenant, Contractor and Design Professional Should Understand

Top Ten Construction and Design Provisions Every Owner, Tenant, Contractor and Design Professional Should Understand

04/17/2018 | Wendel Rosen Client Seminar

Wendel Rosen attorney Gary Barrera co-presented at the client seminar, “Top Ten Construction and Design Provisions Every Owner, Tenant, Contractor and Design Professional Should Understand” on Tuesday, April 17, 2018,…

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Date Category Host Title
10/05/2017 Sponsorship Bisnow The Future of Oakland
11/10/2016 Sponsorship Bisnow Oakland Construction & Development: The Boom Continues!
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09/27/2016 Seminar Wendel Rosen Client Seminar Infrastructure Forum: What Would $3.5 Billion Do for BART’s Infrastructure?
05/12/2015 Seminar Wendel Rosen Client Seminar Wrap Traps: Wrap Insurance for Construction Projects
03/12/2015 Seminar Wendel Rosen Seminar 8 Billion – What Will It Do for Alameda County and the Region?
10/30/2014 Seminar Wendel Rosen Seminar The Next Decade of Transportation in the East Bay and Beyond
09/05/2012 Seminar Green California Community College Summit Practical Necessities and Preparation Requirements for Successful Solar Projects

News

Wendel Rosen Attorneys Selected to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

Wendel Rosen Attorneys Selected to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

07/13/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

Wendel Rosen LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the county, announced that 19 attorneys have been named to the 2020 edition of the Northern…

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New Bay Area Shelter-in-Place Orders Permit All Construction to Resume

New Bay Area Shelter-in-Place Orders Permit All Construction to Resume

04/29/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

On April 29, 2020, seven Bay Area public health officers began to issue substantially-similar updated Shelter-in-Place orders (“April 29 SIP Orders”) which become effective at 11:59 p.m. on May 3,…

Full Article
State Legislators Criticize Bay Area Health Officers’ “Arbitrary” Shelter-in-Place Rules Limiting Housing Construction

State Legislators Criticize Bay Area Health Officers’ “Arbitrary” Shelter-in-Place Rules Limiting Housing Construction

04/21/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

Sixteen State legislators from the greater Bay Area took issue with the residential construction limitations contained in the March 31 shelter-in-place order issued by six County (and the City of…

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Date Category Publication Title
04/15/2020 COVID-19 Articles Wendel Rosen LLP  Alameda County Health Officer Rebukes Oakland Over Interpretation of Alameda County’s Shelter-in-Place Order Regarding Residential Construction
04/09/2020 COVID-19 Articles Wendel Rosen LLP  Oakland’s Updated Rules for Construction During Alameda County’s Shelter in Place
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04/03/2020 In the News San Francisco Chronicle  Zack Wasserman Discusses the New Study Released on Sea-Level Rise in the Bay Area
04/01/2020 COVID-19 Articles Wendel Rosen LLP  Bay Area Counties’ Extended Shelter-In-Place Order Imposes Strict Limits on Development and Construction
03/19/2020 COVID-19 Articles Wendel Rosen LLP  Impacts of the Bay Area Shelter-In-Place Orders on Development and Related Litigation
02/20/2020 In the News NBC Bay Area  Zack Wasserman Discusses Impacts of Sea Level Rise
11/11/2019 In the News Construction Executive  Gary Barrera Reviews Insurance Basics for Construction Startups
11/01/2019 Press Release Wendel Rosen LLP  Wendel Rosen Scores Seven “Tier 1” Rankings on Best Lawyers 2020 Best Law Firms List
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08/19/2019 Press Release Wendel Rosen  Wendel Rosen Lands 12 in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
11/20/2017 Press Release   Wendel Rosen Receives Five “Tier 1” on Best Lawyers 2018 Best Law Firms List
07/06/2017 Press Release   Gary Barrera Joins Wendel Rosen’s Insurance Practice Group
12/15/2015 Press Release   Wendel Rosen Bolsters Trusts and Estates and Construction Practices with Trio of New Attorneys