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Our insights

Blueprints

The idea behind "Blueprints" is to provide a series of how-to guides on California and federal construction laws. Check back periodically as we add more Blueprints.

  • Contractor Licensing
    Contractor licensing - Part I Contractor licensing - Part II CSLB enforcement actions
  • Construction Contracts
    Required contract provisions Indemnity provisions Change orders Waivers and releases
  • Statutory Payment Remedies
    Preliminary notices Mechanics liens Design professional liens Stop payment notices Stop work notices Payment bonds Security on large construction projects Prompt payment penalties Notices of completion, cessation and nonresponsibility
  • State and Local Public Works
    The Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act Bid protests
  • Federal Public Works
    The Miller Act
  • Other Issues
    Bankruptcy The importance of "completion"

Toolbox

"Toolbox" is a collection of construction payment forms that can be used to enforce, or, if you're an owner, limit enforcement of, California's construction payment remedies.

  • Contractor Licensing
    Contractor licensing - Part I Contractor licensing - Part II CSLB enforcement actions
  • Construction Contracts
    Required contract provisions Indemnity provisions Change orders Waivers and releases
  • Statutory Payment Remedies
    Preliminary notices Mechanics liens Design professional liens Stop payment notices Stop work notices Payment bonds Security on large construction projects Prompt payment penalties Notices of completion, cessation and nonresponsibility
  • State and Local Public Works
    The Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act Bid protests
  • Federal Public Works
    The Miller Act
  • Other Issues
    Bankruptcy The importance of "completion"
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