Murphy Austin's Construction Law Team provides representation of Sacramento and California owners (both public and private), general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, suppliers, insurers, design professionals, construction managers and forensic laboratories in construction disputes. This representation includes mediation and arbitration of construction disputes, preparation of construction contracts, and representation of property owners.

We also provide representation with respect to construction related issues having environmental impacts or consequences. The specific areas of expertise include:


  • Preparation and Negotiation of Contracts
  • Licensing Matters with the CSLB
  • Pre-Qualifications
  • Bid Protests & Evaluations
  • Review of Contract Documents
  • DBE/DVBE Requirements and Compliance


  • Bid Protests & Evaluations (local, state and Federal, including the US Boards of Contract Appeals and Court of Federal Claims)
  • Responsibility Hearings
  • Evaluation of Issues which Arise
  • Substitution of Subcontractors
  • Procurement Disputes
  • Partnering Sessions

During and After Performance

  • Analysis of Issues in Dispute
  • Consultation Concerning Performance Issues
  • Payment Disputes
  • Government Code Claims
  • Change Orders
  • Delay/Productivity Analysis
  • Lien Release/Payment Issues
  • Stop Notice/Mechanics' Lien/Payment and performance Bond Dispute
  • Defect Analysis
  • Liquidation/Tolling Agreements
  • Prioritization of Rights and Remedies of Creditors/Debtors
  • Evaluation of Insurance Coverage
  • Arbitration/Mediation/Litigation of Claims
  • Negotiation of Disputes
  • Analysis of Options/Risk - Benefit Evaluations
  • False Claims Analysis/Assertion
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Contact Us

Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP
J. Scott Alexander, Managing Partner

555 Capitol Mall, Suite 850
Sacramento, CA 95814



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