KAMINE LAW PC’s cases range from breach of contract (e.g., extra work, differing site conditions, change orders, delays, and acceleration issues); to mechanics lien and stop notice actions; to multi-million dollar delay, disruption and changed conditions claims for major works of improvement.
The firm represents clients on challenging non-responsive bids or non-responsible bidders, or-equal submittals, and payment and performance bond claims. Kamine Law PC drafts and reviews contracts and provides legal support in other business and real estate matters, and helps contractors demonstrate compliance with MBE/WBE/DBE goals.
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 admitted to practice in California, Colorado and the southern California federal courts, and are active members of local, state and national bar associations.
Additional Resources & Publications
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BID PROTESTS By Bernard S. Kamine
How to challenge the low bid. How to defend against a challenge to your bid. When competitive bidding is required. Bid protest procedures. What documents to inspect. Grounds for protests. Costs and risks of bid protests.
DIFFERING SITE CONDITIONS By Bernard S. Kamine
Reasons for differing site conditions (DSC) clauses (also known as changed conditions clauses), types of DSC, limits on owner efforts to circumvent DSC clauses, proving a DSC exists. Versions appeared in the ECA Magazine 6/07 and 7/07.
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT EXTRA WORK AND THE CHANGES CLAUSE By Bernard S. Kamine
Explains why contracts have a clause allowing change orders, describes the limits on the owner’s power to order changes, lays out various bases for extra work claims, and describes contract clauses designed to control or prevent extra work claims and how the courts respond to those clauses.
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