Construction Law


The Clay Iwamura Pulice & Nervell Construction Law Team provides decades 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 a firm’s partners: Scott Batterman. The team has assisted parties in all matters regarding construction, including:

* Filing Mechanic’s Liens and litigating Bond Claims (including Miller Act claims)
* Prosecuting and Defending Bid Protests
* Assisting out of state contractors in Hawaii licensing procedures
* Drafting and negotiating construction contracts, subcontracts and bond forms
* Working with owners, contractors and subcontractors regarding breach of contract issues, including construction defects, non-payment, change orders and delay and impact claim.

Mr. Batterman has had an active litigation practice in New York and Hawaii for over 40 years. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America for his work in construction law. He is a faculty member at the University of Hawaii School of Engineering, where he teaches Construction law, and is a member of the General Contractors Association, where he has taught courses on Construction Documents to field supervisors and project managers. He has 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.


Practice Chairs
Scott Batterman Hawaii Attorney Honolulu Law Firm
Scott I. Batterman
Gerald Clay Honolulu Attorney Hawaii Law Firm
Gerald S. Clay
Senior Counsel
Carlos Perez-Mesa Jr Hawaii Attorney Honolulu Law Firm
Carlos Perez-Mesa, Jr.
Allison Yee Honolulu Attorney Hawaii Law Firm
Allison G. Yee