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Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, INC.

the cornerstone of construction law

Hunt Ortmann is one of the foremost authorities on California construction law, contracts, dispute resolution and litigation offering additional legal services in the areas of business and commercial law, employment matters and labor law compliance, real estate, insurance and suretyship.

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Hunt Ortmann is one of the foremost authorities on California construction law, contracts, dispute resolution and litigation offering additional legal services in the areas of business and commercial law, employment matters and labor law compliance, real estate, insurance and suretyship.

Construction expertise

Hunt Ortmann knows construction. In addition to being lawyers, many professionals at the firm also have experience as architects, engineers, project managers and consultants to the construction industry. For nearly five decades, Gordon Hunt has authored extensive works on construction law and lectured at length for many groups in the construction industry. “California Construction Law”, of which he is co-author, is widely read and considered the authoritative guide for construction firms doing business in California. No firm has a longer history with California construction law than Hunt Ortmann.

Effective solutions for clients

The Hunt Ortmann way. Large enough to handle complex matters, yet small enough to be nimble, our firm is dedicated to providing the best possible legal services at a reasonable cost. We can do this because our experience and knowledge allow us to handle many problems with special skill and without the need to spend extensive time on basic research, something most competitors cannot offer. Our clients get the benefit of our unparalleled collective experience and expertise. We provide creative approaches to solving the business problems of our clients including risk analysis, avoidance and mitigation strategies.

Firm expertise can assist you and your projects from cradle to grave. Assessing and negotiating the appropriate contract documents, forming the appropriate legal entity, addressing employment and labor matters, establishing and enforcing bonding, insurance and surety matters, resolving disputes that arise during the life of the project, and collecting amounts owed are all matters with which the Firm has substantial and ongoing experience.

Most disputes do not need to incur the significant costs of litigation. Our clients are looking for solutions to their business problems, not litigation. Alternative dispute resolution, mediation and expedited arbitration offer cost effective alternatives to costly litigation. However, if necessary, Hunt Ortmann has the depth and experience to aggressively pursue litigation. See accomplishments.

Diversity of client representation

Hunt Ortmann knows the issues because we have seen them from various perspectives. Whether a large public or municipal entity, a general contractor, a subcontractor or a material supplier, Hunt Ortmann understands your business needs and offers precision solutions tailored to fit your situation. See a representative list of our clients.

Hands on approach

The engagement team at Hunt Ortmann is tailored to the client’s needs. Our efficiency is borne from experience; we roll up our sleeves. The many long standing clients of the firm know us as trusted advisors here for the long haul. An important part of our firm philosophy is that we endeavor to always conduct ourselves in an honest, professional and trustworthy manner, while aggressively advancing our clients’ rights.

If you would like more information about Hunt Ortmann please contact us.

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