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Douglas M. McManamon

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Overview

Douglas (Doug) McManamon counsels clients in all aspects of construction, including project planning, delivery method selection, bidding and procurement, contract negotiation, issues that arise during construction, claim analysis and disputes, project close-out, and post-construction warranty and construction defect claims.

Doug’s background is unique. He studied architecture and practiced as an architectural designer for several years on public school and hospitality projects. He has firsthand experience in the design and construction process and understands the process from start to finish. As an attorney, Doug has represented public and private project owners, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers. His architectural training and industry knowledge allow him to quickly understand the complex factual issues involved and provide clients with practical and legal advice.

Doug is admitted to practice in the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California.

Doug’s areas of expertise are summarized below.

Construction Procurement  Assist clients in selecting project delivery methods and drafting and developing construction contracts for public and private projects, from small home remodels through multi-million dollar water treatment plants, hospitals, and schools. Develop Division 00 and 01 specifications for public agencies on design-bid-build, construction manager at-risk projects, and design-build projects and design services agreements based on manuscript and common industry forms. Counsel clients on all steps in the procurement process.

Bidding and Bid Protests  Help public and private clients on hundreds of bid protests. Advise public clients on evaluating and responding to protests, attend hearings, and handle all aspects of writ proceedings pursued by the disappointed bidder. Successfully defended writ proceedings on several multi-million dollar public projects.

Advice During Construction  Provide ongoing support to clients throughout the construction process, from the notice to proceed to the final punch-list and project closeout.  Advise clients on delay and disruption claims, work performance issues, contract termination, subcontractor substitutions, disputes over time and money, change orders requests and warranty and close-out issues.

Post-Construction Claims  Assist clients with the evaluation and pursuit of remedies for defective construction in completed projects, including warranty claims and tort and contract based remedies for faulty construction. Secured multiple favorable settlements that allowed clients to undertake repairs and get the quality of building that they paid for and expected.

Trial Practice  Trial experience includes complex construction disputes to final judgment in arbitration and state court on commercial facilities, hospitals, community college facilities, and multi-family housing projects.

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