PRACTICE AREAS

CONSTRUCTION LAW

Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration, Preparation of Contracts, Business Formation

I have over thirty years of experience in all aspects of construction litigation, including complex disputes.  I have personally handled numerous mediations and arbitrations and am a skilled negotiator.

 

Apart from my litigation practice, I consult with industry professionals concerning business formation, compliance with California’s licensing requirements, and the preparation of contracts which comply with the rigorous requirements of the Home Improvement Statutes.

 

Representative clients from Napa include Vintage Builders, Healthy Buildings USA, Trainer Construction, Givens Construction, Lewis Builders, and Dave May Construction.

SURETYSHIP

Contractor License, Motor Vehicle Dealer, Performance, and Notary Bonds

I have extensive knowledge and experience in defending claims on Contractor’s License Bonds, Payment and Performance Bonds, Vehicle Dealer’s Bonds, Notary bonds and insurance.

 

Many of the cases I have handled personally have resulted in reported decisions which determined case law.

 

Representative clients include SureTec Insurance Company, the HCC Surety Group and Travelers Indemnity Company.

REAL ESTATE

Litigation, Transactions

I have advised consumers and real estate professionals about the intricacies of real estate sales contracts.

 

I have also successfully handled litigation involving breaches of real estate sales contracts, fraud, failure to disclose, etc., as well as various property line disputes and lawsuits.

 

Representative clients include Chanticleer Vineyards, Yerevan LLC and Napa Small Animal Hospital.

“I have worked with Geoffrey Hudson for more than twenty years.  His clarity of thought, economy of concept and quick intellect combine to make him extremely effective as an adviser or as a litigant. I recommend his work without reservation.”

 

David Simpson