Andrew represents clients in various commercial matters with emphasis in contracting, from drafting contracts and contract formation through public bidding, construction, and dispute resolution processes. His experience includes representation of contractors and surety companies in state and federal courts in California and Washington, and he has successfully tried cases in front of juries, judges, arbitrators and on appeal. Subject matters include contested contractor default terminations, disputed requests for equitable adjustment, and contractual claims for additional compensation, including claims resulting from design changes, defective specifications, and poor contract administration. His specific litigation experience includes construction delay, disruption, inefficiency and impact claims, including on public utility, waste water, and hospital projects.
For surety clients, Andrew has also negotiated takeovers, tenders, and other completion arrangements. He has also prosecuted adversary proceedings and litigated creditor claims in bankruptcy court. He has also been engaged to assist with regulatory compliance, including creation of a training program for surety claims representatives.
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