Practice Areas Overview

The attorneys at Andrade & Associates combine industry and legal skill and experience to provide excellent advice and representation to companies involved in the construction industry throughout California. Our lawyers put their knowledge and talents to work in preparing well-drafted construction contracts, providing effective advocacy in a variety of construction litigation, including construction defects, and dealing with the labor and employment issues regularly faced by companies in the field of construction.

Construction Contracts

Construction contracts underlie every aspect of a construction project, from the siting and purchase of land to application of the final coat of paint. By taking special care in the negotiation, drafting, and review of contracts, not only are a party's interests effectively represented, but many potential disputes can be avoided as well. If disputes do arise, a carefully worded contract will protect the party's rights and help to ensure a fair resolution of the dispute.

Our firm represents all the major players in the construction industry, including contractors, suppliers, sureties, and owners. Our attorneys routinely craft contracts across the scope of construction projects, including:

  • Statement of Work
  • Scope of Work
  • General Contractor
  • Subcontractor
  • Design-Build
  • Architectural
  • Real Estate

Construction Litigation

An unfortunate fact of doing business is that disputes will arise, regardless of how diligent one is in the drafting or performance of contracts. When a construction project is ongoing, a problem in any one area can slow down or halt progress on the entire project. In the industry, every day spent resolving a problem is money out of the pockets of basically every party involved in the project.

As attorneys, we understand the importance of protecting your legal rights. As contractors and construction company owners, we understand the value of a solution that achieves the optimum cost-benefit result in any particular solution. We are here to solve problems, not create them, and to do so in an aggressive yet ethical manner. Our litigation practice includes many of the issues typically encountered in the construction industry, including:

  • Scope of Work
  • Stop Notice
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Miller Act
  • Payment Bonds
  • Performance Bonds
  • Bid Protests
  • Construction Defects

Labor Law

The construction industry is labor-intensive and presents many facets of labor law that companies must deal with regularly. The construction industry is heavily regulated, with employment-related laws and regulations at both the federal and state levels. In addition to common issues such as overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, and expense reimbursement, the employment lawyer in the construction field must also be prepared to deal with Davis-Bacon and related acts regarding prevailing wages and prime contracts. The construction industry can also be heavily unionized, and charges of unfair labor practices must sometimes be handled or litigated with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and in the courts.

Our labor law attorneys assist companies throughout Southern California, with a particular focus on our clients in the construction industry. We regularly provide advice and counsel, and legal representation, in a wide variety of matters, such as:

  • Wage and Hour
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Trust Fund Litigation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • OSHA Standards
  • Anti-Kickback Claims

In Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and throughout the State of California, construction companies trust the knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced attorneys at Andrade & Associates to handle their construction contracts and litigation matters. If you need help with a transactional or litigation matter, or a labor and employment issue, contact Andrade & Associates for immediate assistance.