Construction Law


The Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell Construction Law Team provides a combined 80+ 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

The Construction law team is led by two of the firm’s partners: Gerald Clay (Jerry) and Scott Batterman.

Mr. Clay has assisted parties in all matters regarding construction. He has assisted out of state contractors in Hawaii licensing procedures. Mr. Clay is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in Hawaii and Super Lawyers for his work in construction law.

Mr. Clay has written and lectured extensively regarding matters of construction law. Since 1989 Mr. Clay annually presents a seminar for attorneys and construction professionals and is co-author of the annual publication Hawaii Construction Law and Mechanics Liens. He 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 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. He has also lectured to the bar and is a frequent author, speaker and class instructor to the construction industry on insurance coverage issues; alternative dispute resolution; mold litigation; and the use of mechanics’ liens.


Practice Chairs
Gerald Clay Honolulu Attorney Hawaii Law Firm
Gerald S. Clay

Scott Batterman Hawaii Attorney Honolulu Law Firm
Scott I. Batterman

David Matsumiya Honolulu Lawyer Hawaii Law Firm
David Matsumiya

Carlos Perez-Mesa Jr Hawaii Attorney Honolulu Law Firm
Carlos Perez-Mesa, Jr.


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