Kamine Construction Law

Bernard Kamine presented with the biennial Los Angeles County Bar Association award for outstanding achievement in construction law.

Founded in 1976, KAMINE LAW PC is a construction law firm whose practice focuses on helping contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, design professionals, and their sureties avoid and resolve disputes on construction projects.  Clients are assisted in all stages of construction:  planning, design, bidding, project management, close-out and dispute resolution.  The firm has extensive experience with state and local government projects as well as private work and public utility projects.

KAMINE LAW PC believes the practice of law is a profession, not merely an occupation.  The firm continually works to improve the law, the construction industry and our community.  Attorneys and staff actively participate in legal, community and industry associations, author articles in legal and construction industry publications and work on legislation affecting the construction industry.  The firm regularly files amicus (friend of the court) briefs in important construction industry cases, and was commended for its public service in California State Assembly Members Resolution No. 136 (11/01/11)

KAMINE LAW PC attorneys frequently give lectures and seminars on litigation and construction industry problems for groups such as California Continuing Education of the Bar, American Arbitration Association, Engineering Contractors’ Association, Associated General Contractors of California, and Building Industry Association. They also serve as arbitrators and mediators in American Arbitration Association proceedings, including on the Large Complex Case Construction Panel; mediators for the Los Angeles Superior Court; arbitrators in California State Contract Act Public Works Contract Arbitrations; and on dispute review boards.



The 1996 Engineering Contractors’ Association annual D.I.G. (Dignity Integrity Generosity) Award presented to        Bernard Kamine.

Typical issues that KAMINE LAW PC handles are:  Bidder qualification, bid protests, rejection of or-equal product, subcontractor listing, subcontractor substitution, breach of contract (e.g., nonpayment, backcharges, extra work, differing site conditions or other changed conditions, change order, defective plans, excused or prevented performance, notice of claim, delay, disruption and acceleration), contract interpretation, unmarked utilities or other utility interference, punchlist, liquidated damages, as-built plans, project close-out, preliminary notice, mechanics lien, stop payment notice, payment bond, Miller Act bond, performance bond, termination for default, termination for convenience, waiver, estoppel, DBE/SBE/DVBE/MBE/WBE qualification and outreach, and prompt-payment statute violation.  KAMINE LAW PC also drafts and reviews contracts and other documentation used with construction projects, and helps clients directly, or by finding expert attorneys for them, in other business, real estate and personal matters.

KAMINE LAW PC helps resolve disputes and represents clients in negotiation, mediation, arbitration, disputes review boards, administrative hearings, appellate courts, and before contract awarding authorities.  Attorneys are admitted to practice in California, Colorado and many federal courts, and have been recognized as Best Lawyers and Southern California SuperLawyers, and received Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent peer review ratings.



Attorneys in the firm are serving, or have served, in the following leadership positions:

  • Board of Directors member, Engineering Contractors’ Association
  • Legal Counsel, Engineering Contractors’ Association
  • Board of Registered Construction Inspectors member
  • Chair, Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Property section, Construction Law subsection
  • Board of Directors and “Greenbook Commitee” member, Public Works Standard, Inc.
  • Board of Directors member, Associated General Contractors of California (Los Angeles District)
  • Chair, California Continuing Education of the Bar Governing Committee
  • Chair, Calendar Coordinating Committee, California State Bar Conference of Delegates

Attorneys in the firm also are actively involved in:

  • Construction Lawyers Study Group
  • The Beavers
  • Southern California Contractors Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Engineering Contractors’ Association
  • Associated General Contractors of America