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On any construction project, seemingly simple issues can quickly become complex if not handled correctly. That's why it's essential to have an in-depth understanding of critical construction project legal matters that have the potential to cause severe headaches for your clients. In this advanced-level construction law overview, you will obtain valuable tools you can use to help your clients through change order disasters, project delay disagreements, construction defect disputes and more. Provide your clients with the best representation possible by expanding your knowledge of complicated construction project issues - order today!
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KAYSIE D. GARCIA is an attorney at Rogers Nemeth Germain PC, where she focuses her practice in the areas of construction, general commercial litigation, and surety law; and represents a broad range of clients, including general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, suppliers, engineers, sureties and lenders. She has significant experience litigating a wide variety of public and private construction disputes and surety bond claims in state and federal courts and tribunals. Ms. Garcia also counsels and assists her clients with contracts, bids protests and disputes, and claims, including differing site conditions and change orders. Ms. Garcia received her B.A. degree from the University of California, San Diego, and her J.D. degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.
WILLIAM INGALSBE is of counsel at Monteleone & McCrory, LLP. Mr. Ingalsbe is one of the firm’s senior litigators, with more than 42 years of experience in the courtroom. Although he specializes in public and private construction law, he also has tried numerous general business and civil cases, including large, complex business disputes, employee wrongful termination, and personal injury cases. He has litigated and tried cases in both state and federal courts throughout California and other states, as well as matters before state and commercial arbitrators. In recent years, Mr. Ingalsbe has actively represented concrete suppliers in major sulfate and mold litigation and participated in the first sulfate trial in California. In 2005, he was the defense trial attorney in the Orange County, California case known as Castron v. Fieldstone, in which he not only successfully prevented the use of “junk science” by plaintiffs in the first phase of this large, complex case, he then successfully obtained a complete defense verdict for the concrete supplier in the second phase of the trial. Mr. Ingalsbe’s extensive experience in construction and construction defect litigation has made him a nationally sought-after speaker. He has participated in seminars and workshops for such groups as the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the California Construction Material Association, as well as for numerous private and corporate sponsors. He continues to speak, both nationally and to local industry associations, on issues facing the construction industry as a result of recent court decisions and newly enacted legislation. As a well-respected trial attorney, Mr. Ingalsbe has earned the reputation as a tenacious lawyer who has the proven ability to manage and try large and complex cases. He has gained the respect of his peers, receiving an “AV” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Mr. Ingalsbe is a member of several professional organizations, including the Orange County Bar Association and the Legal Advisory Committee of the General Contractors of California. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California, and both the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Ingalsbe received his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University in 1969. In 1975, he received his law degree from Southwestern School of Law.
R. JANE LYNCH, voted one of Southern California's Super Lawyers in 2017 by Los Angeles Magazine, has more than 20 years of extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of insurance coverage, real estate litigation, business litigation and risk management. Her work with developers, home builders, lenders, and investors includes first-hand experience in litigating claims that could have been minimized or avoided through better risk management at the inception of the project. As a result, Ms. Lynch brings a unique perspective to managing all risk exposure for her clients. She has litigated real estate cases involving individual homeowner and homeowner association construction disputes, purchase and sale agreements, and insurance coverage disputes, including coverage for a mass tort national food poisoning claim. Her expertise includes the negotiation and settlement of difficult claims involving high-risk exposures such as mold and soils subsidence. Representing a large number of residential developers in California, Nevada and Arizona, Ms. Lynch's recent experience includes assisting with compliance with California's Right to Repair Act (SB 800); Energy Efficiency: Equity, Jobs and Green Buildings Act (AB 758); and accessibility for disabled persons requirements of the Civil Rights Act of 2005 (AB 1400), as well as Nevada's Revised Statutes Chapter 40 governing homeowners' pre-litigation requirements. A co-author of a number of professional publications, Ms. Lynch has been a featured speaker on risk management, insurance coverage, and mold and related construction issues at local, regional and national conferences of a number of industry and professional organizations. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her J.D. degree from the University of Southern California.