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 federal/state/county 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. They have assisted parties in all matters regarding construction, including:

* Assisting out of state contractors in Hawaii licensing procedures
* Drafting and negotiating construction contracts, subcontracts and related agreements
* Creating bond forms and litigating bond claims
* Advising parties with regard to changes, delay and impact claim
* Working 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. He has written and lectured extensively regarding matters of construction law. Since 1989 he annually presents a seminar for attorneys and construction professionals regarding updates in Hawaii Construction Law. He is co-author of the annual publication Hawaii Construction Law and Mechanics Liens. 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 authored a series of articles for Building Industry Hawaii magazine, entitled Construction and the Law. 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. He is also a member of the General Contractors Association, and is the instructor for the Contract Documents segment of their Supervisory Training Program.


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

Scott Batterman Hawaii Attorney Honolulu Law Firm
Scott I. Batterman

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


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