California Construction Law Firm
KAMINE LAW PC is a Los Angeles based construction law firm that has been helping contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and owners avoid and resolve construction project disputes since 1976. Our construction lawyers have extensive experience with state and local government projects, as well as private works of improvement in southern California. We represent clients from bidding or contract negotiation through partnering, Dispute Resolution Boards, and other dispute resolution processes during construction, to post-construction claims and dispute resolution.
Our construction lawyers handle issues involving:
- Analysis of proposed contract terms and conditions.
- Certification as a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) and meeting DBE goals.
- Prequalification and Debarment.
- Bid disputes (e.g., bid responsiveness, bidder responsibility, compliance with competitive bidding laws and regulations, bid withdrawal or refusal to honor bid).
- Or-equal submittals.
- Subcontractor listing law issues and subcontractor substitutions.
- Breaches of prime contracts, subcontracts and purchase orders (e.g., non-payment; extra work; differing site conditions; change orders; liquidated damages; delays, disruption or acceleration; prompt payment penalties; defective specifications; limitations on damages and other contract interpretation issues, especially involving the Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction(Greenbook) and Caltrans Standard Specifications).
- Terminations for default; terminations for convenience.
- Mechanics lien, stop payment notice and bond claims.
- Unmarked subsurface utilities and the Underground Service Alert statute.
- Dispute resolution boards, mediation, arbitration, other dispute resolution procedures, Government Code claims.
Although primarily a construction law firm, we also provide our regular clients with advice regarding labor relations and other business matters. Our construction attorneys are licensed in California, Colorado and the southern California federal courts, and are active members of local, state and national bar associations.