Recent Successes

Construction & Surety
  • Negotiated resolution of multimillion dollar cross claims between owner and principal subcontractor on internationally renowned Museum in Los Angeles
  • Settlement on behalf of window wall contractor, near trial conclusion,  of $50 million claim  for repair and replacement of every window contained in a 50 story luxury hotel in downtown San Francisco
  • Negotiated resolution of multi-million dollar delay claim with the University of California
  • Settled $3,500,000 claim against Probate Bond surety, with zero dollars paid by surety
  • Successfully represented contractor on bid protest with the County of Napa, with the contract being awarded to the contractor
  • Successfully represented contractor on bid protest with CalTrans, with the contract being awarded to the contractor
  • Obtained $15,500,000-plus judgment in favor of surety
  • Successful resolution of first party bad faith suits resulting from the Weed fire
Insurance Practice
  • Trial court victory for CGL carrier upholding denial based on failure to establish “abandonment prong” of products completed operation hazard
  • Repeated successes involving “multiple occurrence claims” arising from construction defect litigation
  • Triggered excess carriers duty to defend an insured due to unreasonable failure to contribute to settlement
  • Negotiated multi-million-dollar settlement with E & O carrier after receiving “late notice denial”
  • Resolved environmental claim of State Water Quality Control Board coordinating Pollution, D&O ,E&O and CGL coverages
  • Eve of trial settlement of multiple consolidated habitability claims in light of mold exclusions in triggered CGL  policy
  • Expertise in progressive damage endorsements, resulting in multiple favorable settlements representing both carriers and policyholders
  • Continued decades long resolution of wrap-up claims including multiple insured versus insured disputes, designated premises and  enrollment issues and the effect of business risk exclusions