Construction Law | San Francisco Attorney | Lawyer | Bogaards Davis

Residential and Commercial

General and Subcontractor Projects, Contracts, Disputes

Public Entities Bidding, Projects, Compliance

Union and Collective Bargaining Agreements, Disputes and Claims

Mechanics Liens
Surety and Performance Bonds
Design and Construction Defects
Construction Delays
Environmental Engineering, Design, Hazards, Remediation, Cleanup
Insurance Liability Property Claims and Litigation
Dispute Resolution Services
Transactional Services
Business Organization
Risk Management
Due Diligence


Bogaards Davis construction law attorneys represent developers, general contractors and subcontractors, design professionals, lenders, owners and suppliers, as well as major sureties, insurers, consulting and management firms. Our construction law practice serves clients involved in all phases of private and public construction projects, from planning and design through contract negotiation and drafting, to construction, dispute avoidance and bid protests, claims, litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Bogaards Davis construction lawyers have participated in projects ranging from new residences to renovations of historic structures, from construction of high-rise office buildings to hospitals, schools and shopping malls. We advise on the legal and practical advantages of bidding and construction scenarios, from design/bid/build with a single prime contractor, to fast-track design/build and multi-prime construction, to Lean construction. Our attorneys draft manuscript contracts, and modify standard industry templates for specific projects.

Bogaards Davis attorneys excel at providing counsel and defending the claims that inevitably arise in the construction industry. With decades of experience in trial and appellate litigation, as well as mediation and arbitration, we specialize in creative dispute resolution to obtain fast, economical, and just results for our clients. We have litigated issues from design to structural defects, personal injury to property damage, and mechanic's liens to economic loss caused by delays. We represent owners and contractors as well as their insurers.

Bogaards Davis lawyers also offers a full range of transactional services involving contracting, regulatory and statutory compliance, and related matters. We advise on acquisitions and dispositions of property and materials; compliance with environmental laws and regulations; and insurance, regulatory and administrative reviews. We pride ourselves on project planning and proper contracts, which are crucial to successful construction projects and dispute avoidance. Our construction law attorneys are experienced in establishing project procedures, including drafting and reviewing design services, construction management, and construction contracts.

We also help new ventures to industry leaders with a full range of corporate legal matters, including business organization and operation, labor and employment issues. Preparing clients for potential challenges and risk mitigation is one of our practice strengths. We counsel on due diligence, risk management, occupational safety and health and regulatory compliance. We also bring great value to our clients through extensive knowledge of insurance. Unwinding complex liability and other insurance coverage issues is a major factor in our very successful win rate for construction litigation.

If Bogaards Davis attorneys can help with your construction law matters, from planning to litigation, please call 415.979.0480