Jake C. Weaver, Partner
Jake Weaver’s practice encompasses all aspects of general and complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on construction and real estate. Jake began his career at Sacramento’s largest law firm, Downey Brand LLP, gaining experience in all types of litigation and building a reputation based on work ethic and integrity. Jake’s experience allows him to utilize an informed and practical approach to the practice of law to successfully develop both legal and non-legal solutions in a cost-effective manner for his clients.
In the construction field, Jake represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and sureties in both public and private projects. He has extensive experience with construction payment remedies, including mechanic’s liens, stop payment notice claims, payment bond claims, and prompt payment penalties. Additionally, Jake has litigated numerous contractor disruption claims, including claims for extra work, acceleration, lost productivity, and delay.
Jake also regularly represents contractors in public project bid disputes due to his in-depth knowledge of the California public bidding laws. Jake’s experience ranges from small local projects to representing a general contractor in a bid dispute on a public project in excess of $400 million.
In addition, Jake’s practice includes contract review and drafting for all stages of the construction process. Jake also assists his clients with negotiating and substantiating change orders and back-charges.
Based on Jake’s construction experience and success, he has been selected to Super Lawyers’ Northern California Rising Stars list for Construction Litigation in four consecutive years from 2018 through 2021. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Northern California receive this distinction each year.
On the real estate side, Jake handles a broad spectrum of real estate related litigation, including commercial lease disputes, partition actions, easements, boundary disputes, and title disputes.
Jake is also experienced in real estate transactional matters, including the purchase and sale of real property and commercial lease agreements.
In addition to his construction and real estate practice, Jake is well versed in litigating claims for breach of contract, business interference, shareholder disputes, fraudulent transfers, unfair business practices, and many other business disputes.