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Christopher Eric Ng

Construction and development Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 13 years
    California - CA 22 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2011
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

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Christopher E. Ng is an equity partner of Gibbs Giden and primarily represents companies in a wide range of business, commercial and construction negotiations and disputes. Chris, a member of the State Bar of California and District of Columbia and licensed to practice in all California state and federal courts, is also an educator, active speaker, published author and frequent contributor to local, regional and national legal publications. For his achievements, Chris has been named a “Rising Star” by Los Angeles Magazine and Super Lawyers® (Thomson/Reuters) regularly since 2009, a distinction conferred upon less than 2.5% of all California attorneys. Chris was also named the 2015-2016 “Educator of the Year” by Credit Management Association (CMA), the largest affiliate of the National Association of Credit Management.

Chris is nationally recognized in the field of construction law and regularly pens articles and contributes to treatises for construction industry professionals and other lawyers including publications by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (California Construction Law), BNi® (Acret’s California Mechanics Lien Laws), the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) (California Mechanics Liens and Related Construction Remedies) and the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Construction Industry.  In addition to his position an Associate Professor of Business Law at the School of Business and Economics at California State University Northridge and guest lecturer of construction law at Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), Chris is also a frequent speaker and educator on construction law for organizations including the ABA, Los Angeles County Bar Association, CMA, Lorman Education Services and American Society of Professional Estimators, and was a featured speaker at both the 2012 (Las Vegas) and the 2015 (Boca Raton) Annual ABA Forum on Construction Law meetings.  In 2013, Chris was appointed to the Division 9 Steering Committee of the ABA Forum on Construction Law primarily representing the interests of subcontractors, specialty trade contractors and suppliers in the construction industry.  In 2015, Chris was appointed to the ABA Forum’s Diversity Committee.

Construction Law

Chris represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals in connection with all aspects of private and public projects, from contract negotiation to enforcing and defending contract, mechanics lien, stop payment notice, bond and other statutory claims.  These projects include commercial and industrial complexes, federal and state government projects, universities and schools, theaters, hospitals, retail stores, hotels, office buildings, restaurants and solar power projects.  Clients range from recognizable world-renowned hotel owners and publicly-traded steel and solar panel manufacturers, to local specialty contractors and supply companies. 

Business Law

Chris is uniquely well-equipped to counsel all types of business (corporations, LLCs, partnerships, startups, entrepreneurs and other business owners) in a wide variety of legal issues.  He provides a broad range of legal services to protect and grow a company in every stage of the business life cycle, including: the proper formation of the appropriate business entity; drafting and negotiating all types of contracts to manage risk; protecting trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property; resolving claims before litigation; prosecuting and defending business-related litigation; collections; restructuring debt; enforcing judgments; and protecting creditors’ rights in bankruptcy.  Chris is also an Associate Professor of Business Law at the School of Business and Economics at California State University, Northridge, where for more than a decade, he has taught subjects including contracts, commercial law, civil procedure, alternative dispute resolution, remedies, negligence and intentional torts such a defamation, trespass, nuisance, commercial misappropriation, and fraud.

Commercial Law

Chris also regularly assists manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a vast array of commercial law issues, including: drafting standard terms and conditions for the sale or purchase of goods; advising clients regarding troublesome contract terms; ensuring proper contract administration; handling shipping disputes and risk of loss; representing clients in commercial disputes and litigation; and assisting with enforcing judgments and collections.  Chris’s varied commercial clientele includes buyers and sellers of all types of goods including steel, solar panels, oil and petroleum products, apparel, electronic components and composite goods.


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Los Angeles, CA, 90067-3039
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Irvine, CA, 92618
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Posted by Andrew | July 13, 2018
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Outstanding and Compassionate
Mr. Ng is one of the most compassionate, pleasant, and helpful attorney's I have ever dealt with. I hired Mr Ng to assist me with an issue I had with a surety bond company. He made himself available any time I needed, was prompt in answering my calls and e-mails, was extremely knowledgable, and more importantly, never treated me like I was bothering him. He always listened to me and made me feel as though he was always by my side. I have dealt with other attorney's who seem to only care about how much money they make. Mr. Ng made me feel as though he only cared about me and my legal issue, not about the money.. I wholeheartedly recommend him.
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Posted by bryan | September 8, 2015
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Excellent representation
Christopher Ng and his firm Gibbs Giden assisted me with a negotiation/settlement agreement. He and his firm did a great job in assisting with this. They were clearly more knowledgable and experienced than the opposing counsel and this lead to a good outcome. I would recommend him and his services without reservation. thanks Bryan
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Posted by Kate | August 31, 2015
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Vital Asset
Chris performs a variety of services for our organization and has successfully collected over 7 figures. From handling all construction law issues, contract issues, negotiating payments and anything else that might arise during the course of business, Chris is always there to lend his expertise. His passion for the law and our client relationship is very apparent in all of our interactions with him. Whether he is educating your customers at a lien law seminar, reviewing a contract or counseling you through a business decision, Chris will always handle your needs professionally and expediently, while ensuring costs are kept low. He is an extremely valuable asset to our company. Having a resource like Chris at our disposal allows us to continue to negotiate business confidently through economic climate changes, as we can rest assured that Chris will be there if needed. Thank you Chris for all you do for us!
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Posted by Sandy | August 27, 2015
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Settlement Agreement
Chris performed in a very professional manner in negotiating a Settlement Agreement on a Guarantee we held against a good customer that had filed chapter 11. The sum recovered as a result of this agreement was in excess of $400,000.
Posted by Roxanne Witzl | August 27, 2015
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Team Lead - Senior Credit Anaylst
Christopher Ng has been a great asset in assisting our company with different facet of legal advice, collections through security agreements, personal guaranty's and of course those notorius preference claims. We've had tremendous results on some cases. He'll explain his results in layman terms and that is a great help to me and others since we're not attorney's. I would recommend his service and this firm. We have used this legal firm for over 30 years.
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Posted by Kim | January 26, 2015
Employee Rights
Mr. Ng provided council regarding complicated 'employee rights in the workplace' situation. Chris was extraordinarily professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. I am extremely grateful for the insight that Chris was able to provide to me in a timely manner. Thank you for all your help Chris!
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2015
Gibbs Giden + Christopher Ng = Highly Refer!
Mr. Ng helped our company in more ways than one. We are well established international brand that needed legal help to start our company on the right foot here in the US. We needed to understand the federal, state and local laws and we couldn't have been referred a better lawyer. He helped us connect with the right people at their firm to create an employee handbook, setup and conducted mandatory employee training sessions, created a solid legal foundation for our company to be successful and many more services. He's a busy lawyer, but as a client we always felt that we were his 1st priority. Chris was extremely professional, efficient, resourceful, helpful and insightful. I think when you find a lawyer like Chris that truly cares about you and your business you feel it and can only wish more people were like him. We are now a thriving business, completely legally covered and forever grateful for the service Chris gave us. Would highly refer him and his firm Gibbs Giden.
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Posted by Steve | January 14, 2015
Fantastic service, responsiveness and execution!
Chris did an extraordinary job with my firm. We have a complex real estate/hospitality business and he was always up to date with real estate law and provided excellent council. We were able to save time and money which was huge fro our small growing business, Thank you Chris!
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt, LLP
  • 2001 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law and Ethics
  • Pepperdine University | Seaver College
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Adjunct Professor
  • California State University, Northridge
  • 2005 - 2018
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  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • California State University, Northridge
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998


  • American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law
  • Diversity Committee Member and Liaison
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
  • D9 Steering Committee Member (Subcontractors and Suppliers)
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Educator of the Year
  • Credit Management Association (CMA)
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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  • ENR Engineering News Record
  • Finding Solutions - Specialty Contractor Roundtable
  • 2017
  • BNi Publications
  • Acret's California Mechanics Lien Laws
  • 2012
  • Real Property Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Change is Coming to California's Mechanics Lien Law
  • 2012
  • The Construction Lawyer
  • Is the Construction Manager Holding Any of the Cards (A Critical Look at Construction Management Today)
  • 2012
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • California Mechanics Liens and Related Construction Remedies (Contributor)
  • 2012
  • HLK Global Communications
  • California Construction Law - Project Closeout
  • 2007
  • CASH Register
  • Investigate the Payment Bond Surety - Or Else!,
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • NACM and SBCS Joint Webinar on Defining Terms and Credit Policies
  • Defining Terms and Credit Policies
  • 2018
  • Fundamentals of Modern Construction Law
  • Fundamentals of Modern Construction Law: Best practices at representing owners, contractors, and suppliers in today’s market during the contracting, contract administration and close out stages of a project.
  • 2017
  • CreditScape Fall Summit
  • What Parts of the Cash-to-Cash Cycle Can you Improve, and How Do You Get To Yes?
  • 2016
  • Credit Management Association Meeting (Fairfield, CA)
  • California Advanced Lien Law - Advanced Collection Techniques for Construction Industry Suppliers and Contractors
  • 2016
  • Credit Management Association Meeting (Century City, CA)
  • Basic Lien Law – The Fundamentals of California’s Mechanics Lien Law
  • 2016
  • Credit Management Association Building Materials & Equipment Group Meeting (Glendale, CA)
  • Advanced Collection Techniques in the Construction Industry – Enhancing Prejudgment and Postjudgment Collection Efforts and How to Efficiently and Effectively Utilize your Attorneys
  • 2016
  • CreditScape 2015 (September 16-17, 2015 - Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • The “Collection Prevention” Department – Utilizing your toolbox to lower the cost of collections, including the proper use of Credit Applications, UCCs, Credit Insurance, Credit Information, and Alternative Funding
  • 2015
  • Credit Management Association Meeting (Burbank, CA)
  • The Battle of the Forms and Commercial Law Issues
  • 2015
  • Credit Management Association - Western Regional Steel Industry Meeting (Burbank, CA)
  • Advanced Collection Techniques for the Steel Industry
  • 2015
  • Nuts & Bolts of California Construction Law
  • Liens, Stop Payment Notices, Payment Bond and Contract Claims and other Collection Issues
  • 2014
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Business Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an exceptional attorney with extensive background and experience in his line of work - definitely someone to have on your side for matters related to business, commercial and construction disputes and negotiations."
Construction and development Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a rock star among construction attorneys. He really knows and understands the nuances of construction law and is happy to share his knowledge with others. Very professional but with a human touch. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
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