The infrastructure practice group assists clients with all manner of legal issues arising in the context of public works construction projects. Our attorneys have broad experience in advising both public and private clients undertaking major works of public improvement, including the following: 

  • Preparing construction contract specifications
  • Evaluating alternative project delivery methods
  • Complying with Labor Code requirements
  • Low-bid contract award procedures
  • Prevailing wage laws
  • Design-build contracts
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Stop notice procedures
  • Pre-qualification of bidders
  • Surety issues
  • Bid protest procedures and strategy
  • Warranty issues
  • Federal and state contract requirements
  • Claims resolution for public works projects
  • Litigation

Our attorneys have assisted clients with a wide variety of public works, from office buildings and maintenance facilities to specialized projects involving seismic retrofit, rail transportation, bus and ferry transit facilities, tunnels and pipelines, universities, hospitals, clean water storage and transmission facilities, and waste water treatment facilities. We also have the flexibility to staff large-scale construction projects costing hundreds of millions of dollars, or efficiently handle the smallest of projects.

The infrastructure practice group blends expertise from two of the firm’s prominent practice groups: the public agency section and the construction practice group. The public agency section has served as general counsel to a variety of transportation districts, water districts, sanitation districts, community service districts, fire districts, hospital districts, cities, joint powers authorities and associations of local governmental agencies for more than 40 years. The firm takes pride in its long standing role in the public sector of the Bay Area. The construction practice group has a national level construction practice focusing on complex infrastructure projects, and attorneys that are recognized as being among the best in their field.

For insights on recent infrastructure-related legal issues, please visit our Infrastructure Law Blog




Primary Contact

David S. Gehrig Partner
San Francisco
415-995-5063 Direct Phone
415-995-3416 Fax

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