The construction industry is fraught with areas of dispute including construction defects, disagreements over a scope of work, mechanics’ liens, stop notices, payment disputes among contractors or between contractors and property owners, abandoned projects and permit issues.  Stephens Friedland LLP’s lawyers have handled numerous matters involving these issues. 

Select Experience:

  • Obtained advantageous settlements on behalf of sub-contractors in disputes involving underpayment on construction contracts. 
  • Successfully defended PVC pipe manufacturer in jury trial with multi-million dollars at stake. 
  • Obtained $12 million jury verdict for subcontractor in dispute over manufacture of tunnel liners for construction of tunnel under San Diego Bay.   
  • Successfully litigated and then negotiated settlements in favor of manufacturer of prefabricated school buildings in over 10 construction disputes.
  • Successfully represented architects and engineers in defense of claimed professional negligence in commercial developments and individual family multi-unit projects seeking damages in excess of $3,000,000.
  • Defeated $300,000 claim against designer/developer of retaining wall.
  • Defeated $4,000,000 claim brought against a designer of a HVAC and plumbing system in a Hawaiian hotel.
  • Secured an award of $300,000 for homeowner against general contractor who had built his single family residence.
  • Prosecuted claims of non-payment by contractor and owner on billion dollar development.
  • Represented steal contractor regarding specifications, workmanship and payment.
  • Represented high rise building owner in dispute over plans and contact terms.