Construction Law


The Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell construction law team provides a combined 60 years of construction law experience. Our construction attorneys have worked with contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects, suppliers and sureties. We work with clients regarding commercial, residential, and state government construction matters in every facet of construction law from licensing to project closeout and payment.

Experienced Construction Attorneys

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Gerald S. Clay (Jerry) has assisted parties in all matters regarding construction. He has assisted out of state contractors in Hawaii licensing procedures. He has drafted all manner of construction agreements, assisted in bonding situations, provided advice with regard to changes, delay and impact claims, and worked with owners, contractors and subcontractors regarding breach of contract issues. Mr. Clay is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in Hawaii and Super Lawyers for his work in construction law.

Scott I. Batterman works closely with Mr. Clay on most of these matters, and also represents contractors and owners in disputes with insurance companies related to construction claims.

About The Construction Law Team

Mr. Clay and Mr. Batterman have written and lectured extensively regarding matters of construction law. Since 1989 Mr. Clay has annually presented a seminar for attorneys and construction professionals. Mr. Clay is co-author of the annual publication "Hawaii Construction Law and Mechanics Liens". Mr. Clay has also authored a series of publications for Builders Industry Digest entitled "Construction and the Law". Mr. Clay, a member of the General Contractors Association, has provided legal consultation for the Hawaii construction industry including assistance in drafting legislation and providing construction legislation testimony. Mr. Batterman has also lectured to the bar and the construction industry on insurance coverage issues; alternative dispute resolution; mold litigation; and the use of mechanics' liens.