John H. Ernster is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. John has thirty-five years of experience representing all three Class I railroads operating in the Western United States. During that time, he also re...
Practice areas & skills: Construction & Development, Litigation, Transportation
Super Lawyer Scott Behrendt is a results-oriented attorney specializing in high-stakes and complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on providing excellent client service in a cost-effective and efficient manner
Practice areas & skills: Construction & Development, Litigation, Commercial
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Construction companies and developers use the services of construction / development lawyers. These lawyers handle bigger developments that involve many parties, regulations, and permits. For example, developers of big projects are often required to determine a project's environmental impact, as well as file paperwork, hold public hearings, obtain local government agency approval, maintain worksite safety standards, and negotiate project financing. Construction and development law firms ensure you meet all regulatory requirements and prepare the legal documents and contracts you need.