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.
Kathlynn Smith specializes in construction and general business litigation. She has successfully represented owners, developers, contractors, and subcontractors in a wide variety of matters relating to contract administration and construction claims. Ms. Smith places a particular emphasis on construction claims involving payment disputes, delay and disruption, false claims, construction defects, and actions on payment and performance bonds. Ms. Smith has successfully litigated and resolved complex construction disputes involving multi-million dollar claims.
Ms. Smith is the co-author of the “Smart Girls’ Guide To Construction Law” and architect of the “Smart Girls’” initiative directed at women-owned and/or operated companies in the construction industry. The Smart Girls’ mission is to advance and support the success of women in the construction industry. The “Smart Girls’ Guide” is a practical tool for the construction professional with legal tips and understandable breakdowns of legal principles. Learn more about the Smart Girls and the “Smart Girls’ Guide” at www.smartgirlsconstruction.com.
Prior to joining Hunt Ortmann, Ms. Smith represented public agencies and property owners in connection with direct and inverse condemnations of commercial and residential properties. Ms. Smith also represented lenders in litigation involving real property, including breach of contract, judicial foreclosure, forfeiture, quiet title, and fraud actions.