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Eric Firstman

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Eric Firstman is Chair of the Construction and Facilities Practice and the Public Contracts Practice. He focuses his practice on construction litigation, construction project planning, procurement of professional services and contractors, regulatory compliance and facilities plans. Eric also advises clients on public works contracting matters, including competitive bidding requirements, bid protests, contractor prequalification, solicitation documents, subcontractor issues, and claims resolution.

Before joining Meyers Nave, Eric was a Principal at a construction and real estate law firm in Northern California, where he handled large public and private construction and development matters, complex construction litigation, and virtually every aspect of design and construction projects.

Trial Practice – trial of complex construction disputes to final judgment in state and federal court, jury and court trials, and arbitrations involving commercial facilities, detention facilities, libraries, irrigation and power facilities, college bond programs and wastewater treatment plants.

Special Counsel for Procurement, Negotiation and Contracting on Mega Projects – $3 billion hospital construction and renovation program, covering multiple sites and delivery methods; $1.5 billion airport and seaport expansion covering multiple contracts and delivery methods; $2.4 billion airport expansion covering over 40 contracts.

Construction Law Counsel to Capital Improvement Programs, Bidding, Contracting and Litigation – for water, sanitation, port and hospital districts covering multiple projects exceeding $300 million; for nine school districts and community college districts undertaking large bond funded construction programs exceeding $1.5 billion combined value and over 50 separate projects; for the capital improvement programs of over 10 cities and counties on construction projects exceeding $400 million value; for HUD and for housing authorities on HUD- and USDA-funded programs.


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