Weintraub’s team of construction litigators and counselors have decades of experience assisting clients in navigating the complexities of California’s construction industry. In over $1 billion in contracts annually, Weintraub attorneys represent international, national, and local construction companies, developers, property owners, subcontractors, material suppliers, and design professionals to ensure that their interests are protected at every stage of a project.
Whether a client comes to us as an owner, designer, or contractor, strong and favorable contracts are the foundation of any construction project, and our construction team applies their experience and in-depth industry knowledge to develop and negotiate the best possible contracts. Even before the bidding process begins, our attorneys work with clients on pre-qualifications as well as design, pre-construction, and construction contracts. As the project progresses, we assist clients dealing with change orders, delays, and disputes in an effort to prevent litigation.
The Weintraub construction team’s broad experience spans all aspects of the construction industry, including innovative work with public-private projects, hybrid/modular construction, and Native American tribes. Our attorneys’ long relationship with the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) enables us to seek guidance on evolving trends in and modes of construction, such as ADUs. In addition, our Construction attorneys appear before the CSLB on behalf of contractors dealing with licensing matters.
When disputes arise, Weintraub clients have already been advised on the risks and have assessed their liability so that they can make informed decisions on the best path toward a favorable outcome. From project disputes to construction defect litigation, our attorneys’ deep experience in mediation, arbitration, litigation, and trial ensures that clients utilize the most effective form of resolution.
Before breaking ground or even submitting a bid, it is imperative to ensure contracts with all parties provide the terms to protect client interests. We assist clients with the drafting and negotiation of complex contract terms, including construction standards, indemnity, insurance and employee safety. This representation includes drafting and revising all types of construction agreements, mediation and arbitration of construction disputes, and related advice. Our primary goal is to help clients address and prepare for the recent changes in the industry by protecting their interests to position them for optimal outcomes.
- Preconstruction Analysis
- Contract Draft, Review, and Negotiation
- Risk Management
- Preliminary Notice, Notices of Non-Responsibility, and Stop Notices
- Mechanic’s Liens, Waivers, and Releases
- Cost and Time Management
- Change Order Disputes and Active Project Disputes
- Bonds and Insurance
- Bid Projects
- Prevailing Wage Issues and Wage Audits
- Mediations During Construction and Contract Dispute Resolution
Our Construction team has a long and proven track record in addressing and resolving disputes at every stage of a project. Weintraub construction attorneys have industry-specific experience in a variety of alternative dispute resolution methods which help clients avoid costly and time-consuming legal proceedings. In the event litigation cannot be avoided, our construction litigators will vigorously pursue a favorable outcome. We work closely with clients to exceed their expectations, whether the resolutions are obtained in the courtroom, through arbitration, or through settlement.
- Construction Defect Litigation
- Construction Contract Litigation
- Mechanic’s Liens, Stop Notices, and Collections
- Delay Claims
- Civil Trials
- ADA Litigation
Daniel Steinberg’s background in construction has given him an exceptional understanding of the issues involved in construction-related disputes. He was raised in the industry, and paid his way through college and law school by working in construction. That experience was followed by 25 years of practicing construction law, so Daniel understands the challenges of working in the field, dealing with change orders, sequencing, scheduling, and how insurance can affect construction disputes and resolution. He has seen first-hand how following contract formalities can make the construction process difficult and at times, lead to disputes.
After representing clients in hundreds of mediations, numerous arbitrations, and many multiple-month-long trials, Daniel has launched a practice as a neutral mediator. Uniquely, Daniel handles mediations during the construction process as well as post-completion. Drawing on his experience in contract negotiation, project management, and dispute resolution representing plaintiff and defendant owners, contractors, developers, suppliers, engineers, architects, and design professionals, he is able to bring an unmatched understanding of the issues affecting each party, and how to work toward a solution that all parties can live with so projects can move forward to completion.
Daniel’s process is both cost-effective and efficient, as he preps all parties with everything they may need before a mediation begins, and then firmly pushes claims and disputes to resolution with the goal of reaching an agreement in a single session. In light of the Covid-related court backup and over-burdened arbitrators, mediation can provide a timely resolution so that clients can return to what they do best – creating and building outstanding projects.