Construction

RTW’s construction attorneys have decades of experience at the highest level in both state and federal Public Works as well as Private Projects.  We provide top-notch representation to contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals and owners with construction contract drafting and review, bid protests, licensing issues, and dispute avoidance and resolution both before and during construction.

We excel at claims management during the course of projects, including negotiating and litigating construction claims arising from scope-of-work disputes, unforeseen site conditions, change-order disputes, and critical-path delay issues.  When conflicts cannot be avoided, we are well versed in all aspects of mechanic’s liens, stop-notices, payment and performance bond claims, and other construction remedies.

RTW also has years of experience with atypical and more complicated construction issues.  We have a successful record handling construction-surety issues, including general indemnity agreements, takeover agreements, and defending claims by sureties and pursuing claims against sureties.  In addition, we have assisted contractors in numerous disputes where false-claims act claims have been asserted by federal and state authorities.  Our construction attorneys are as experienced as any attorneys in the state with advising on and litigating contractor termination issues.

ATTORNEYS

ARTHUR G. WOODWARD
Partner

PHONE: 530.885.8500
FAX: 530.885.8113

EMAIL: email me

TREVEN I. TILBURY
Partner

PHONE: 530.885.8500
FAX: 530.885.8113

EMAIL: email me

JAKE C. WEAVER
Attorney at Law

PHONE: 530.885.8500
FAX: 530.885.8113

EMAIL: email me

ADRIAN J. WEBBER
Attorney at Law

PHONE: 530.885.8500
FAX: 530.885.8113

EMAIL: email me

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Lead counsel for the general contractor in a public works contract termination case arising from the construction of a library and community center project.

Appellate counsel for a public entity in a leading unforeseen site conditions case.

Lead counsel for a nationwide metal building and components manufacturer in numerous cases, including a large casino and a regional events center.

Lead counsel for the owner of a hotel against the general contractor and multiple subcontractors arising from the construction of the hotel.

Lead counsel for the general contractor in a public works contract termination matter arising from the construction of juvenile detention facility.

Lead counsel for general contractors and subcontractors on numerous mechanics lien, stop payment notice, payment bond, prompt payment penalties, and related payment remedy actions.

Legal counsel with respect to all development aspects of natural gas fired power plant in Tunisia, including on-site negotiations and preparation of Power Purchase Agreement  Joint Development Agreements, Gas Purchase Agreements, and many other project documents

Legal counsel with respect to natural gas fired power plant in Florida including preparation of Engineering Procurement and Construction Agreement, Operation and Maintenance Agreement, Thermal Host Agreements; work on Thermal Host issues including feedstock agreements; assist in financing in excess of $100,000,000

Extensive experience representing general contractor clients in bid protests for both responsiveness and responsibility, including public-works contracts in excess of $400 million.

Extensive experience drafting construction contracts, joint venture agreements, equipment lease agreements, and related construction documents.

Lead counsel to industry-leading structural metal deck installation subcontractor involving matters in the Bay Area and Sacramento area.

Lead counsel to structural steel erector subcontractor in various matters spanning more than eighteen years.

Lead counsel to major steel fabricator/erector in the San Francisco Bay Area spanning numerous issues including critical-path delay, payment disputes, construction remedies, and many other areas.

Lead counsel to large curtain-wall installation subcontractor performing high-rise work in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lead counsel for large federal contractor performing work around the country at military bases and other federal facilities.

Trial counsel for general contractor in $20+ million litigation arising from improper termination for default and critical-path delay allegations in heavy-civil construction matter.

Lead counsel for a federal contractor in litigation and negotiation of construction surety’s general-indemnity-agreement enforcement action arising from cost overruns and disputes with the government on federal construction projects throughout the state.

Lead counsel for national food processor in negotiation of EPC contract for solar farm.

Lead counsel for co-generation design and installation company.