Payne & Fears LLP has unparalleled experience representing companies in all types and sizes of construction matters.  We take a proactive approach to our clients' legal needs, advising them on practices to help them minimize exposure to risk and strengthen their positions should they need to pursue or defend a claim.  We work with our clients in all phases of construction, from drafting and negotiating contracts, to resolving indemnity and property loss disputes, to representing clients in construction defect litigation and warranty disputes.

Recent Successes


Persistence Pays Off for Home Builder

A home builder client of the firm was recently sued for alleged non-disclosure and fraud in the California Superior Court based on allegations that the home builder misrepresented the sales prices of other homes sold in the new home community and conspired with the lender and appraiser to inflate the appraised value of the home purchased by the plaintiffs.  The home builder denied all allegations of wrongdoing, believing that the accusations against it were unwarranted.  Payne & Fears LLP vigorously defended the action...

Attorneys: Erik M. Andersen, Thomas L. Vincent


Payne & Fears LLP Homebuilder Client Wins Appeal (Greystone Homes, Inc. v. Midtec, Inc., 168 Cal.App.4th 1194 (2008))

Payne & Fears LLP attorneys represented Greystone Homes in an appeal of a judgment against a product manufacturer.  In a case of first impression, the court ruled in Greystone Homes, Inc. v. Midtec, Inc., et al. that a homebuilder may pursue claims for equitable indemnity against individual product manufacturers for purely economic losses where the losses would be recoverable by a homeowner under the Right to Repair Act.  Greystone was represented on the appeal by Thomas L. Vincent and ...

Attorneys: Erik M. Andersen, Thomas L. Vincent