Kenneth Williams

Partner

Overview

Kenneth is the chair of the firm's transactional Construction Practice. Ken's practice focuses primarily on design and construction agreements, and also involves real property acquisition and development, financing, hotel development, and commercial leasing.

Representative
Matters

Negotiated the architect agreement for a client's Corporate Headquarters Campus Project in Orange County.

Negotiated the construction contract for a luxury high-rise condominium project in Marina del Rey.

Negotiated the construction contract for a luxury high-rise condominium project in San Francisco.

Negotiated the construction contract for a mixed-use project in Hollywood.

Negotiated the construction contract for a new retail building on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Negotiated the construction contract for the Museum of the Holocaust in Los Angeles.

Negotiated the construction contract for the remodel of a synagogue.

Negotiated the construction contract for the Sherman Oaks Galleria Remodel Project.

Negotiated the design contracts and the construction contract for a remodel and new congregate care facility.

Negotiated the design contracts and the construction contract for the remodel of a movie studio and a new office tower and parking structure.

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Negotiated the Design-Build Agreement for the Oakland Army Base Project.

Represented the State Bar of California in connection with a number of construction projects, including the preparation and negotiation of design, engineering, and construction contracts for the remodeling of the State Bar's Los Angeles office, and the earthquake retrofit of its San Francisco office.

Represented various owners of hotels: Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California; negotiated the construction contract, Montage Hotel in Deer Valley, Utah; negotiated the construction contract, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Half Moon Bay, California; negotiated the design contracts and the construction contract, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Beaver Creek, Colorado; negotiated the construction contract, Four Seasons Hotel, Big Island, Hawaii; negotiated the design contracts and the construction contract, Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, California; negotiated the construction contract in connection with a remodel, The Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, California; and negotiated the construction contract in connection with a remodel

Publications &
Speaking Engagements

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Top 10 Legal Issues Facing Private Equity Investors Who Unwittingly Have Become Developers, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2/26/2009

Understanding The New Generation Of AIA Standard Contract Forms Lorman Educational Services, 1/27/2009

AIA Contracts In California

Introduction To Standard Design And Construction Forms And Their Use

Construction Loan Disbursement

The Financeable Construction Contract

Awards &
Affiliations

Awards & Recognition

  • Recommended Attorney, Real Estate - Construction, Legal 500 USA, 2017
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California

Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1985, cum laude
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1981, with high distinction