H James Wulfsberg, Chair of Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP's Construction Law Practice Group, is a nationally recognized expert in construction law. He has over 35 years' experience in all phases of the construction process, including design, bid build, design build, engineering procurement construction contracting, construction management at risk, and numerous public works projects. He has assisted EPC contractors, project owners, contractors, architects and engineers, construction managers and developers in developing procurement methodologies, developing all phases of construction process documents, negotiating and drafting contracts, negotiating and administering contract claims, and developing claims avoidance and dispute resolution strategies and procedures.
Mr Wulfsberg has tried numerous cases to verdict including jury, court trials and arbitration proceedings, with matters exceeding $500 million in dispute. Mr Wulfsberg has represented clients in mediation, arbitration, and litigation. He has represented EPC contractors, public and private owners, architects, and engineers in a variety of major private-public works and power process projects throughout the United States, Latin America and the Middle East. Mr Wulfsberg is a frequent lecturer and has spoken before a wide variety of public and private forums. He frequently counsels clients, providing in-house seminars on claims evaluation and claims avoidance.
Mr Wulfsberg is a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers. He has been designated as one of the leading construction litigation lawyers in The Legal 500 United States and has been rated by the BTI Client Service as an "All Star" attorney. Mr Wulfsberg is also a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America. Mr Wulfsberg is a member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, a member of the AAA Large, Complex Construction Case Panel of Arbitrators, a member of the AAA Construction Mega Project Panel, and a certified arbitrator of the California State Construction Contract Arbitration Committee.
Shifting or limiting certain risks in construction contracts is nothing new. Owners and contractors have sought to incorporate contract protections that best suit their respective interests. Risk shifting is even more important today because project funding is often limited and owners seek to...