The Ponist Law Group has significant construction/construction defect experience which includes the handling of complex, multi-party disputes involving developers, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. We have successfully handled complex construction claims involving office, retail, industrial and other commercial spaces as well as large (400-600 units) residential and high-end single-family homes.

The firm has handled numerous matters before Special Masters, arbitrators, mediators and judges. We understand the need to litigate cases, especially construction defect cases, in a cost-effective manner. Our years of experience, as well as solid execution of well-planned strategy, allow us to achieve excellent results for our clients without excessive costs.

Our construction litigation practice includes the following:

  • Breach of Construction Agreements

  • Construction Defects

  • Construction Insurance Claims

  • Delay Disputes

  • Design Defects

  • Mechanic’s liens

“Sean and I worked on the same criminal trial team in the Marin District Attorney’s Office, where we often worked on cases together. I found he was a good strategic thinker, analyzed legal issues thoughtfully, and communicated very well with juries. He’s a great trial attorney, and I’m sure his communication skills make him a hit with his clients, too.”

John Alden
Managing Attorney at Independent Investigations Bureau. San Francisco District Attorney's Office

“Sean provided careful, accurate counsel in a complicated legal matter I was involved in for a period of three years. He is well trained and allocates his time well. In short he is a very good attorney”

Richard Wilson
Former Director of the California Department of Forestry (CDF)

“I worked previously with Sean as an attorney at a firm that handles complex and high-stakes litigation, as well as general commercial disputes. Sean worked closely with clients to craft business solutions and, if necessary, zealously pursue litigation on their behalf. He is an effective advocate both in and out of the courtroom. Sean is also especially gifted at explaining legal concepts and at helping clients assess their legal options, including arbitration, mediation, trial, and settlement.”

Neil Swartzberg
Counsel at Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP

“Sean and I were both attorneys at a former firm with which we were affiliated. Sean is a very smart, experienced attorney, and a really nice guy besides! He works very hard and is dedicated to doing excellent work for his clients.”

Robert Silverman
Attorney, R. Silverman Law Group

“I have had the good fortune to work with Sean on a very complex real estate matter. In spite of these challenges, Sean was able to distill the issues down to manageable components. This is the mark of a skilled attorney. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with him.”

Michael Pallamary
Founding Member at Land Surveyors Advisory Council on Technical Standards (LSACTS)

“Handled a complex situation very professionally.”

Dr. H. Tenenbaum
President/CEO of Harten Resources, Inc.

“Great firm! Responsive to client needs and thoughtful as to what cases need and don’t need. Recommend them highly.”

Audette Morales
Partner at the law firm of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani

Proven Results

The Ponist Law Group Obtains Summary Adjudication in Clients’ Favor in Lawsuit Alleging Fraud in Connection with Commercial Construction Loan

In a lawsuit alleging fraud and misrepresentations in connection with a commercial construction loan, the Ponist Law Group obtained summary adjudication on behalf of its clients, leading to a favorable defense settlement with the remaining plaintiffs for less than 3% of the amount of damages sought.

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