The City Attorney’s Construction Team plays a major role in helping shape public development projects in San Francisco. Advising City departments on all aspects of public construction including design contracts, bid protests, contract awards, design and structural issues, mediation of contentious disputes — and even drafting public works-related legislation — the team is typically also embroiled in complex litigation where hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars are at stake.

The team represents a number of City departments on development matters, including the Department of Public Works (DPW), the Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the Port, the Airport, the Recreation and Parks Department, the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement, the City Architect, the Convention Facilities Department and the Arts Commission. It also advises the San Francisco Unified School District on local school facilities and contracting.