Barbara R. Gadbois, is a senior partner at the Gibbs Giden law firm in Los Angeles, with over 35 years of experience in public and private construction law. She concentrates her practice in the development and management of construction projects, including drafting and negotiation of bid and contract documents, procurement issues, public works, competitive bidding requirements, bid protest issues, pre-qualification, project delivery methods, design-build projects, risk allocation in contracts, claims avoidance, and project closeout. She represents municipal clients, private developers, and general contractors in all aspects of major multi-million dollar projects. Barbara’s clients value her experience, insight, and practical advice, in design and construction contract negotiation, administration, and dispute resolution. Over the past year, her practice focused on transactional and project administration matters for residential development, hospitals, and school construction as well as dispute resolution in the hospitality sector.
Sara H. Kornblatt is a partner whose practice is concentrated in both the development and management of construction projects as well as handling claims and complex litigation matters. She is skilled in drafting and negotiating bid and contract documents for owners, contractors, and subcontractors, and handling bid protest and subcontractor substitution issues for both public entity owners and bidders. She represents clients in both litigation and arbitration, and has successfully advocated for her clients a number of times before the California Court of Appeal, including the published opinion Lydig Construction, Inc. v. Martinez Steel Corporation, which was a matter of first impression regarding writs of attachment. She has served as second chair trial counsel in two multi-million dollar construction disputes, representing a national construction firm and a public entity.
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