Public Works Contracting

businessConstruction Law for Public Infrastructure Projects

The Law Offices of James G. Schwartz advises builders and property owners in every aspect of public works contracts. We can capably steer clients through the process and regulatory requirements, from bids and bonds to construction and payment.

Our lawyers have extensive construction law experience, representing general contractors, subcontractors, engineering firms and other parties. Founding attorney and senior partner Jim Schwartz has practiced since 1976, serving Alameda County, Contra Costa County, the Bay Area and Northern California.

We offer planning, contract drafting and dispute resolution services for all manner of public works infrastructure projects: parks and trails, roads and bridges, sewer and water systems, lift stations, treatment plants, and other major and minor construction.

The Law Offices of James G. Schwartz is familiar with the well-established legal process and remedies entailed in public works contracts:

  • Public hearings
  • Public bidding
  • Permits and performance bonds
  • Construction contracts
  • Heavy engineering contracts
  • Environmental compliance and mitigation

We can advise clients on their obligations under California statutes and local government regulations, and enforce their rights in bid disputes, contract disputes, payment disputes, stop notice and payment bond disputes, or lawsuits by adjoining property owners.

Public works contracts are coveted by construction firms, but there are many potential pitfalls. Our role is to facilitate development, protect our clients in bidding and contracts, and resolve conflicts that would hold up the project or tie up timely payment of generals and subcontractors.

Contact our Pleasanton office to arrange a consultation.

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