Leonidou & Rosin Professional Corporation (L&R) is committed to providing quality legal representation to the construction industry. Our firm successfully represents clients in all areas of construction, ranging from planning and design, bidding, contract negotiation, construction and post-construction claims resolution. L&R provides legal services with respect to every level of the construction industry from multi-million dollar public and private works projects to independent and private construction projects. Our experienced attorneys offer efficient and sound legal advice based on actual experience. We are justifiably proud of our reputation as creative and skilled advocates for our clients.

Since its formation more than fifteen years ago, the attorneys at L&R have provided a full complement of legal services to meet the needs of our clients, including:

Contract Negotiation and Drafting.

  • We represent owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in all phases of public and private project development including the negotiation and drafting of contracts. We are familiar with all of the major construction industry forms including those of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Associated General Contractors (AGC), the Engineers Joint Contracts Documents Committee (EJCDC), Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). Our expertise is not limited however to the use of standard forms. We have extensive experience drafting a wide variety of agreements crafted to meet the unique requirements of particular situations. We are also capable of producing construction related corporate documents such as joint venture agreements and have expertise in the unique intellectual property issues, such as software licensing and trade secret protection, which have evolved in the construction industry. We also handle general real estate and business issues.  We are fully conversant with MBE/WBE/DBE requirements and reporting procedures for a wide range of public entities.

Administrative Agency Practice and Procedures.

  • L&R lawyers assist clients in complying with the complex regulatory rules of the various California state, regional and local public entities. In particular, L&R has helped many clients with CalTrans bid and contract compliance issues. We are also very familiar with the rules and procedures of the California Contractors State Licensing Board.

Bid Protests.

  • We have both prosecuted and defended bid protests at almost every level of public project development. Our experience includes documentation of protests, appearances before various California State and local government agencies and trial and appellate court litigation of protests.

Informal Claims Dispute Resolution and Mediation.

  • Because of our extensive hands-on experience with legal issues arising from all phases of construction, we are often able to assist our clients with informal resolution of claims, including through mediation. We have worked with most of the recognized construction mediators and services and bring a high level of credibility to the process. Thus we are often able to assist our clients in avoiding the process of actual litigation by negotiating the resolution of construction disputes before they evolve into lawsuits.

Litigation and Arbitration.

  • L&R attorneys have tried cases in state and federal court and before various administrative agencies.  We have successfully handled arbitrations before individual arbitrators, arbitration panels and dispute resolution boards. This experience is absolutely vital to our representation of our clients because when we say that we will try a case, we mean it. The cases we have tried have involved almost the entire spectrum of construction-related disputes. The cases we have taken to trial range from relatively straight-forward collection matters to extremely complex disputes involving delay and disruption, actual and constructive acceleration, claims for lost labor and equipment productivity, liquidated damages, and extended project costs including home-office overhead. We have dealt with issues raised by defective project designs and specifications, cardinal change, impossibility of performance, differing site conditions, failures of material, soils-related problems, environmental hazards, warranty disputes and contract termination. Often these cases have arisen in the context of mechanic’s liens, stop payment notices and federal Miller Act bond proceedings. In addition, we deal with insurance carriers and sureties on a daily basis.

General Business Litigation.

  • Because of the significant range of experience of our lawyers, we also handle general business, trade secret and unfair competition matters.

Employment Counseling and Litigation.

  • Our attorneys have experience with wage and hour matters, including prevailing wage and Davis-Bacon Act compliance and litigation. We assist clients in developing comprehensive employee policy manuals and employment agreements which are specifically tailored to the particular needs of the client’s workforce. We counsel clients with respect to employee issues on an on-going basis and have appeared before the California Labor Commissioner and the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board.

General Business Counseling.

  • We advise our clients on a broad range of general business matters, including business formation and incorporation, corporate record keeping, business transactions, dissolutions and reorganizations. We have experience in preparing and reviewing a wide range of business contracts, including purchase agreements and licensing agreements.