Dave Buoncristiani

USA: California

Jones Day
555 California Street
26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Tel: +1.415.875.5764
Fax: +1.415.875.5700

Email: dbuoncristiani@jonesday.com
Web: www.jonesday.com

Dave Buoncristiani has more than 39 years of commercial litigation experience with primary emphasis on construction industry disputes. His experience includes all facets of public and private construction, including contract negotiation and preparation of contracts. He has represented contractors in connection with bid protest disputes arising under competitively bid contracts, claim preparation and claim evaluation, and prosecution and defense of contractor claims. Dave has represented clients before state and federal courts, as well as arbitration tribunals and governmental administrative panels such as the Board of Contract Appeals, and has extensive experience involving international construction disputes. He has been involved in numerous mediations that resolved extremely complicated construction disputes.

Dave has been recognized as one of the leading construction attorneys in the United States by Chambers and has been rated in Band 1 since the inception of the guide’s USA edition in 2003. His construction teams were recipients of Chambers’ Award for Excellence in Construction in 2008 and 2010. Dave has been named a “Northern California Super Lawyer” by San Francisco magazine from 2004 through 2010 and also has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and The Legal 500.

Dave has spoken extensively on construction law-related issues. He is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and a member of the American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry, Public Contracts and Litigation Sections), Associated General Contractors Legal Advisory Committee, The Bar Association of San Francisco, and The Olympic Club.

The Jones Day construction team of highly experienced lawyers, many with backgrounds in architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate development, regularly advises US, www.jonesdayconstruction.cominternational, and multi-national owners/employers, contractors, consultants, and public sector entities on a wide variety of contracting and disputed matters worldwide.

Our construction team provides the full range of legal support for construction-related issues, representing clients in the initiation of projects and preparation of contract documents, acting as project counsel, and handling dispute resolution matters, including negotiation, adjudication, mediation, arbitration, and trial.

Jones Day’s construction lawyers have played key roles in some of the largest and most prominent infrastructure projects in the world, including mega-projects such as the Taipei Financial Center (then the world’s tallest building) in Taiwan, J.P. Morgan World Headquarters in New York, and the Alameda consolidated rail corridor project in Los Angeles.

We have the experience, depth, and resources to handle virtually any type of matter. Our capabilities encompass all types of problems that arise in the construction process, such as delays, differing site conditions, added work and reduced productivity issues, as well as terminations for default and convenience. In addition we have in-depth knowledge of a wide range of problems with completed projects, such as defective workmanship or equipment, structural failures, and warranty issues. Often working in conjunction with Jones Day’s insurance recovery lawyers, we are experienced at leveraging potential insurance coverage to aid in recovering construction defect losses. Also, a distinctive element of the construction team is our focus on and extensive experience assisting troubled projects in reaching successful completion, while avoiding in many instances the need for formal dispute resolution procedures.

“Superstar” David Buoncristiani enjoys a top reputation for his construction practice.
Chambers USA, 2016