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).
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
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
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
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
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
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