Contractor’s Licensing

Contractor’s Licensing

Overview

Cox, Castle & Nicholson is experienced in advising contractors with respect to licensing issues under the Contractors' State License Law, including advice with respect to the types of license which must be held for the work to be performed, the advantages and disadvantages of holding licenses in a particular form of entity (e.g., corporate v. LLC), qualifier responsibilities, and the paperwork to be submitted in connection with obtaining a new license.

In addition, we have defended contractors before the Contractor's State License Board (CLSB) with respect to disciplinary issues, and similarly have processed complaints against problem contractors before the CLSB. We have also successfully litigated challenges to compensation claims in court where a failure of licensure was alleged.

Representative
Matters

Successfully defended an owner against a $3.4 million claim by a trade contractor on high-rise, multi-prime project following rulings on motions that because contractor was not licensed for substantial scopes of work it performed it must disgorge payments.

Obtained a favorable settlement for an owner of a multi-million dollar home in litigation against the builder for failure to maintain a contractor's license and against the builder and the numerous subcontractors in a complex construction defect action.

Represented a developer in construction claims lawsuit involving construction of concrete curb and gutter median on a public roadway. Lawsuit involved mechanic's lien dispute and dispute over change order work, delay damages and defective construction. Lawsuit also involved contractor's license issues and fraud claims. Defended against alter ego claims against a number of other defendants.

Represented a developer in fraud lawsuit brought by homeowners in Thousand Oaks. Lawsuit involved fraud claims relating to non-disclosure of contractor license issues at the time of sale. Also defended against alter ego claims against a number of other defendants.

Attorneys &
Paralegals

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Campbell, Robert G. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2259
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Noneman, Charles E. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2236
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Potter, Trevor B. Associate Orange County 949.260.4624
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Quigley, Edward F. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2271
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Stewart, Sandra C. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2250
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Vaz, Alicia N. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2273
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Williams, Kenneth Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2209
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