LCW represents and advises public education clients and special districts on a broad spectrum of issues relating to business, construction, and facilities. LCW handles both transactions and litigation, no matter how complex. Our services include items listed below.
LCW is a trusted advisor to its public education and special district clients on a variety of issues they are likely to encounter in day to day operations. We advise and represent clients in all phases of transactions involving vendor and consultant contracts, energy efficiency contracts, purchase and service contracts, leases, and other business arrangements. Our services include reviewing and drafting contracts, negotiating contract terms and conditions, and advising clients regarding applicable laws. Our goal is to ensure our public education and special district clients are properly protected to avoid unnecessary risk under business contracts. We also handle disputes arising out of business transactions, and defend and prosecute litigation if disputes cannot be resolved informally.
Our services include advice on issues related to the following:
LCW advises public education and special district clients on all phases of construction, from pre-development through completion, as well as construction defect issues. We advise on various project delivery methods including design-bid-build, design-build, and lease-leaseback. We handle all aspects of competitive bidding, including notice and publication requirements, competitive selection requirements and procedures (including best value selection) and requests for proposals. We assist with requests for qualifications, prequalification of bidders, bid protests, rejection of apparent low bidders, bid withdrawal, and award of contracts. We also advise clients on the course of construction issues relating to change order disputes, withholding, and release of project funds, prompt pay statutes, contractor termination issues, takeover agreements, and completion issues.
We draft and review all construction-related documents, including an invitation to bid, requests for proposals, general conditions, construction agreement documents, payment and performance surety bonds, architect and engineering agreements, and construction management agreements.
We represent public education and special district clients in all aspects of litigation against contractors, sureties, construction managers, architects and other design professionals, the California Labor Commissioner, and insurance companies. We specialize in construction litigation matters involving payment and performance issues, including delay and disruption claims, stop payment notice actions, breach of statutory provisions, and breach of contract.
LCW advises on laws applicable to construction projects, including:
LCW handles issues relating to:
LCW assists public education and special district clients to acquire, sell, dedicate, lease, license, or enter into other arrangements for use of real property. We also represent clients in disputes involving real estate transactions and a breadth of facilities issues. We provide advice relating to: