David Buoncristiani

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.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Business and Tort Litigation (USA) and 3) Construction
Law School UC Hastings College of the Law
Education University of San Francisco (B.A., 1968)
Bar Member / Association California; U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Most recent firm Jones Day
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