N America News May 2017

168 NORTH AMERICA NEWS / MAY 2017 , Andrade & Associates is a Laguna Hills based lawfirm serving all Southern California in business and civil litigation, with an emphasis on litigation, dispute resolution, and transactional matters in the construction industry. Labor of Law A great deal of time, money, and effort goes into every construction project. Their aim is to see that our clients’ business goals are met while protecting their legal rights, now and in the future. Andrade & Associates brings together experience in the field with experience in the courtroom to provide outstanding legal representation with a deep understanding of the issues at hand. Firm founder Richard B. Andrade holds a California State Contractor’s License and has been actively involved in the construction industry as an owner of a company that, over the last ten years, has constructed more than 60 projects, the value of which exceeds $30 million. With this combination of practical and legal experience, this legal team is uniquely situated to handle any construction contract or litigation issue that may arise. Andrade & Associates is a small firm that is experienced in a big way, and they have helped dozens of clients in the construction industry, including construction companies, suppliers, insurance companies and sureties. By maintaining specific expertise and focusing on an area of law, they can represent their clients in the most efficient and effective manner. The attorneys at Andrade & Associates combine industry and legal skill and experience to provide excellent advice and representation to companies involved in the construction industry throughout California. Their lawyers put their knowledge and talents to work in preparing well-drafted construction contracts, providing effective advocacy in a variety of construction litigation, including construction defects, and dealing with the labor and employment issues regularly faced by companies in the field of construction. Construction contracts underlie every aspect of a construction project, from the siting and purchase of land to application of the final coat of paint. By taking special care in the negotiation, drafting, and review of contracts, not only are a party’s interests effectively represented, but many potential disputes can be avoided as well. If disputes do arise, a carefully worded contract will protect the party’s rights and help to ensure a fair resolution of the dispute. the firm represents all the major players in the construction industry, including contractors, suppliers, sureties, and owners, whilst their attorneys routinely craft contracts across the scope of construction projects, including, statement of work, scope of work, general contractor, subcontractor, design-build, architectural and real estate. An unfortunate fact of doing business is that disputes will arise, regardless of how diligent one is in the drafting or performance of contracts. When a construction project is ongoing, a problem in any one area can slow down or halt progress on the entire project. In the industry, every day spent resolving a problem is money out of the pockets of basically every party involved in the project. As attorneys, Andrade & Associates understand the importance of protecting their client’s legal rights. As contractors and construction company owners, they understand the value of a solution that achieves the optimum cost-benefit result in any solution. They provide services to solve problems, not create them, and to do so in an aggressive yet ethical manner. Their litigation practice includes many of the issues typically encountered in the construction industry, including Scope of Work, Stop Notice, Mechanic’s Liens, Miller Act, Payment Bonds, Performance Bonds, Bid Protests and Construction Defects. The construction industry is labor-intensive and presents many facets of labor law that companies must deal with regularly. The construction industry is also heavily regulated, with employment-related laws and regulations at both the federal and state levels. In addition to common issues such as overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, and expense reimbursement, the employment lawyer in the construction field must also be prepared to deal with Davis-Bacon and related acts regarding prevailing wages and prime contracts. The construction industry can also be heavily unionized, and charges of unfair labor practices must sometimes be handled or litigated with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and in the courts. the labor law attorneys at Andrade & Associates assist companies throughout Southern California, with a focus on clients in the construction industry. They regularly provide advice, counsel, and legal representation, in a wide variety of matters, such as wage and hour, unfair labor practices, trust fund litigation, equal employment opportunity, osha standards and anti-kickback claims In Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and throughout the State of California, construction companies trust the knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced attorneys at Andrade & Associates to handle their construction contracts and litigation matters. Company: Andrade & Associates Name: Rick Andrade Email: [email protected] Web Address: http://aalaws.com/ Address: 23332 Mill Creek Drive, Suite 225, Laguna Hills, California, 92653 Telephone: 001 949 553 1951 1701CA54

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