Construction Law

Calvo Fisher & Jacob has advised a wide variety of construction industry clients, large and small, including general contractors and sub-contractors, engineers, developers, owners and suppliers on a full range of business and litigation matters.  Our firm plays a dominant role in the $16 billion construction program associated with the Guam military build-up, including design-build multiple award contracts managed by the U.S. Navy Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC Marianas).

Our business attorneys currently advise many of the largest construction contractors on Guam and in the Pacific region, and we have worked successfully on procurement matters, contract negotiations, owner-client dispute resolution, construction defect litigation, contract enforcement and company organization and set-up involving military, government, commercial and residential projects.  The depth of our professional experience and expertise is further demonstrated by one of our attorneys who was primarily responsible for drafting Guam’s mechanics’ lien law.  Our current transactional clients include Watts Constructors, Obayashi Corporation, Leighton Contractors, and Core Tech International.

In the Pacific Region, Calvo Fisher & Jacob is a recognized leader in using arbitration and mediation in reaching cost-effective and timely resolutions of construction disputes.  While we are capable of prosecuting complex litigation through more traditional lawsuits, the firm follows a core philosophy of seeking alternative dispute resolution methods that work effectively in construction and contract cases where time delays can potentially derail a project.

In the construction litigation area, we have handled cases ranging from straightforward mechanics’ lien claims to complex multi-party actions involving substantial defects in major structures.  We also have extensive experience advising industry clients in regulatory disputes.  Our litigation attorneys in both San Francisco and Guam have represented some of the most respected contractors in the world, as well as some of the largest contractors currently active on Guam.