Construction Delay and Disruption Claims

Jacobson Markham’s attorneys are experienced in dealing with all of the issues that typically arise in construction disputes, particularly in delay and disruption issues, including related  claims for extra work.  Our attorneys have handled construction matters before all tiers of the state and federal court systems and administrative agencies. Our team is familiar with sophisticated scheduling techniques and claims analysis used to monitor and evaluate field construction, and to prepare to defend or pursue formal claims for compensation, time extensions, and relief from imposition of damages.  Our expertise in this area of law translates into effective legal representation and successful outcomes for our construction clients.  Jacobson Markham’s attorneys are uniquely experienced in delay and disruption issues, including actual and constructive acceleration and claims for lost labor and equipment productivity, incomplete or defective design, trade stacking, excessive changes, differing site conditions, safety violations, and environmental hazards.


Representative Matters

Delay and Disruption

Jacobson Markham successfully represented a world-wide food processor in a dispute regarding contractor/subcontractor claims for extra compensation in excess of $20 million. A major procedural victory was won regarding the choice of forum clause in the general contract. The matter settled after the issue was appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.