Christopher Ng

Managing Partner at Gibbs Giden LLP

Location:

Los Angeles, CA and Irvine, CA

About Christopher Ng
Chris is the managing partner of Gibbs Giden LLP and primarily represents construction industry material suppliers, contractors, design professionals, and property owners in connection with all aspects of private and public construction projects, including the enforcement and defense of contract, mechanics lien, stop payment notice, payment bond, and other statutory claims and remedies. Chris is also an adjunct professor, active speaker, and published author, and is nationally recognized in the field of construction law. In fact, in addition to his steering committee appointments within the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law, Chris regularly pens articles for, contributes to, and co-authors several treatises for credit, finance, legal, and other industry professionals including California Construction Law (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business), Acret’s California Mechanics Lien Laws (BNi®), California Mechanics Liens and Related Construction Remedies (Continuing Education of the Bar), California Construction Contracts, Defects and Litigation (CEB), and other national publications including ENR Engineering News-Record, Business Credit Magazine, and the ABA Forum on Construction Law. For his achievements, Chris has been named a “Rising Star” and “Superlawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine and Super Lawyers® (Thomson/Reuters) regularly since 2009 (including again in 2019).
Recent articles by Christopher Ng

Attorney Fees Reserved For Prevailing Party Under Civil Code §1717

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  de la Carriere v. Greene, 39 Cal. App. 5th 270 (Cal. Ct. App. 2019). Date of Opinion: August 28, 2019   California Court of Appeal held that, under California... Read more


BEWARE OF COPY AND PASTE!

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Make Sure The General Release Language In Your Settlement Agreement Is Current. As of January 1, 2019, Senate Bill No. 1431 (“SB 1431”) amended California Civil Code Section 1542 as... Read more


2019 Southern California’s Best Lawyers

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The post 2019 Southern California’s Best Lawyers appeared first on Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP. Read more


NEW CALIFORNIA LAW COULD INCREASE THE COST OF HOUSING AND DRIVE SMALL CONTRACTORS OUT OF BUSINESS

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On all subcontracts entered into after January 1, 2018, direct contractors (such as general contractors, home-builders, and builders/developers) could become liable for unpaid wages of employees of subcontractors on private... Read more


The Danger of Unconditional Waivers and Releases in Construction

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If you are a specialty trade contractor, material supplier or other potential lien or bond claimant, you’ve undoubtedly faced this dilemma: “The customer will only release payment if we give them... Read more


IMPACT OF NEW CLAIMS PROCEDURES ON PROJECT ADMINISTRATION FOR PUBLIC ENTITIES AND CONTRACTORS

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This focuses on Public Contract Code § 9204, the new law requiring a minimum claims resolution procedure for claims arising in public contracts (“Section 9204”). Below is a listing of... Read more


Prevailing Wage…for Material Suppliers???!!!

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Last week, I came back from the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. On my last night there, my wife and I went to... Read more


Introduction to Public Contracting Procurement and Public Works

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Introduction to Public Contracting Procurement and Public Works, Presented by Barbara R. Gadbois, Esq. and Theodore L. Senet, Esq. at the County Counsels’ Association of California, March 17, 2016 Download in PDF. The... Read more


Change in Home Improvement Salesperson Registration Requirements

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On January 1, 2016, in accordance with Senate Bill 561, certain changes in home improvement salesperson registration requirements took effect. Under previous law, home improvement salespersons employed by one or... Read more


New Appellate Case Weighs in on the Technical Requirements for a Proper California Preliminary Notice

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While the facts are interesting, there is nothing particularly groundbreaking in a new appellate case about California preliminary notices (Hub Construction Specialties, Inc. v. Esperanza Charities, Inc. – filed February... Read more

18
Years of Experience

Since 2001


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Expertise Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Energy & Environmental Law
Licenses
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • California Bar
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