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Construction Genius

Nov 26, 2019

Bill Porter is the President of Porter Law Group, Inc.  Bill has been awarded the highest possible rating of “AV Preeminent” by America’s premier attorney rating service, Martindale-Hubbell, which has also designated Bill as a “Top Rated Lawyer” in the field of construction law.  Bill’s practice encompasses more than 30 years in private, state and federal construction claims before state and federal courts as well as in mediation and arbitration. Bill regularly represents contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, developers and owners in complex multi-party construction litigation. His areas of expertise include construction collections, mechanics’ liens, stop notices, bond claims, prompt payment remedies, construction contracts, competitive bidding, construction defects and construction-related labor and employment matters. He is an appointed El Dorado Superior Court Temporary Pro Tem Judge, a private mediator and arbitrator and has regularly contributed to legislation on behalf of the construction industry.

Bill’s Websites: 

Porter Law Group, Inc.

Applied Legal

Bill’s Restaurant Recommendations 

Ella Dining Room & Bar

El Papagayo 

Highlights include: 

  • How mugged and stabbed propelled Bill into legal practice 
  • How to discourage illegitimate wrongful termination claims
  • The origin of Applied Legal
  • The common “legal” problem: people 
  • How to be reasonable and have a backbone in contract negotiations 
  • How to handle a mechanics lien 
  • How subcontractors should approach contract negotiations in order to build relationships and secure good terms
  • How good lawyers on both sides of the table help construction contract negotiations 
  • How contractors can use the “squeaky wheel” strategy to secure payment
  • The importance of diplomacy and “speaking softly, but carrying a big stick”

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