About Us

David Orbach and David Huff founded the firm in 1997 and Phil Henderson joined in 2009. Since our inception, we have represented public agencies in the planning, implementation and finalization of modernization and ground-up construction projects. The success we achieved from this cornerstone of our practice has led to the firm’s evolution to now representing approximately 100 public agencies throughout California in nearly every aspect of requested services, including labor and employment, public procurement transactions, governance, special education, student services, charter schools, and civil rights.

The companion of our cornerstone practice area has been the representation of private developers, REITs and lenders with the implementation of ground-up and adaptive reuse high-rise hotels, multi-family residential projects, large commercial and industrial developments, and domestic and island resorts. We help deliver the private development by providing services at every step from inception to post-completion.

We maintain a conflict-free practice by only representing owners, public and private, and routinely decline to work against the interests of our owner clients by representing contractors, designers and other consultants in construction matters.

We are not only transactional advisors, but a team of experienced jury trial lawyers with demonstrated success. This blend of real transactional and trial experience coupled with the decades of achievement for our clients positions our firm to provide precisely the type of services we are privileged to offer.