The Wendel Report: Construction and Infrastructure Update, July 2017

Wendel Rosen Welcomes New Attorney Gary Barrera

Gary is an insurance and risk management authority with more than 15 years of experience handling and resolving insurance-related disputes as both an attorney and claims professional. His practice focuses primarily on helping real estate developers and contractors maximize their profits by transferring risk when things go wrong.


California’s New Public Works Claims Resolution Process

If you’re a public entity or contractor involved in public works construction, you should be aware of a new law that took effect this year establishing a new mandatory claims resolution process for disputes on public works projects

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Trump, Infrastructure and the Construction Industry

If you are like us, you’ve been glued to your television, radio or one of your many smart devices to find out the latest happenings in Washington. And there’s A LOT going on. But we’re here to keep things straight for you . . . at least with respect to how decisions in D.C. are expected to impact the construction industry.   

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CSLB Releases New Forms and Announces New Fees

The California Contractors  State License Board (CSLB) has released new forms, which must be used beginning May 1, 2017. In addition, the CSLB has announced new fees that will take effect beginning July 1, 2017.

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The Mechanics of Mechanics Liens

California has a number of statutory construction payment remedies available to direct contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and equipment lessors, as well as laborers. Of these, the one most people are familiar with is the mechanics lien.

First conceived by Thomas Jefferson to encourage construction of the then “new” capital city of Washington, D.C., the long history of mechanics liens also extends through California’s history, which is the only state among the 50 to guarantee mechanics lien rights in its constitution.

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Wendel Rosen’s Construction Practice Group Receives JD Supra 2017 Reader’s Choice Award

JD Supra, one of the world’s leading content distribution companies for the legal industry, announced its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2017. We were honored that the firm’s California Construction Law Blog was included among a group of 200 authors selected from more than 40,000 who publish legal news, commentary and analysis on legal issues. We’ve been told by Warren Beatty that this is not a mistake.