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Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, INC.


the cornerstone of construction law

Hunt Ortmann is one of the foremost authorities on California construction law, contracts, dispute resolution and litigation offering additional legal services in the areas of business and commercial law, employment matters and labor law compliance, real estate, insurance and suretyship.

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John H. Woo




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John Woo is a consummate and seasoned litigator, prioritizing clients’ objectives at the forefront.  Service driven and results based, he grounds his advocacy in honesty, integrity, and resilience.  Critical and urgent crises are resolved using dynamic and innovative strategies.

Mr. Woo manages cases through trial and appellate courts, including construction defect, warranty claims, prime/subcontractor conflicts, mechanics liens and foreclosures, developer/partnership disputes, and public works.  Alternative dispute resolution through mediation and arbitration is strategically utilized to resolve matters as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible.

Mr. Woo helmed his own practice prior to joining Hunt Ortmann, in which he litigated business disputes, contract actions, wholesaler/distributor conflicts, NDA and non-compete agreements, independent contractor relationships, Prop. 65 defense, quiet title, unlawful detainer, and real property claims.  He is well-versed in negotiating and drafting commercial real estate purchase and lease agreements, along with prosecuting trademark applications for design and word marks.  He has had tremendous success in litigating consumer rights and unfair business practice violations involving the Consumers Legal Remedies Act, Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, and Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.



University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D.
University of California at Berkeley, B.A.

Proficient in Mandarin

Practice Areas

Construction Disputes & Litigation
Payment Remedies
Contract Disputes
Construction Defects
Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosures
Construction Payment & Performance Bond Claims
Construction Agreements
Drafting / Negotiation / Procurement / Review of Contracts
Contractor Licensing
Public Works
Public Entity Representation
Bid Mistakes & Protests
Change Orders / Extra Work
Real Estate
Transactions / Sales / Leases
Commercial Lease Disputes
Unlawful Detainers
Litigation, Real Estate
Business & Commercial
Asset Purchase Agreements
Entity Formation & Transactions
Closely Held Shareholder Disputes

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