Christopher Ng

Managing Partner at Gibbs Giden LLP


Los Angeles, CA; Irvine, CA; Westlake Village, CA; and Las Vegas, NV

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 2020).
Recent articles by Christopher Ng

California Appellate Court Provides Guidance on Commonly Asked Mechanics Lien Issues

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Contractors, suppliers, and others providing labor, materials, and equipment to California private works of improvement must navigate a minefield of conditions precedent to ensure they have a valid lien claim against the... Read more


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A new and significant California Court of Appeal decision that will have substantial financial impacts on direct contractors, their sureties, and subcontractors was published on April 17, 2020, called Crosno... Read more


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The State of California has released guidance exempting construction workers “who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction)” from Governor Newsom’s... Read more

Seven Key Issues for Construction Professionals to Consider When Dealing With COVID-19

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By now every construction professional has been inundated with articles regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on the construction industry. The sheer volume of information is overwhelming and changes by the hour.... Read more

What Most Don’t Understand About California Lien Rights

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  You can find the full transcript and slides here.  For more information contact: Christopher E. Ng Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP 1880 Century Park East, 12th... Read more

Coronavirus & Construction: How to Get Paid During Delays and Cancellations

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You can find the full transcript and slides here. For more information contact: Christopher E. Ng Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP 1880 Century Park East, 12th Floor... Read more

What are construction lawyers saying contractors should do to survive this global shut-down?

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Levelset collected advice from leading construction law attorneys. Gibbs Giden partner Christopher Ng suggests that “parties should get ahead of a very tangled legal situation NOW.”  Read 8 Construction Lawyers... Read more

PCC § 5110: Oh What a Relief It Is, Or Not?

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Public Contract Code section 5110 provides a very narrow exception to the general rule that a contractor cannot recover costs of work performed if a construction contract with a public... Read more

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


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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

Years of Experience

Since 2001

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