Mark G. Budwig has focused his practice on construction law and litigation for the past 30 years. He has represented a multitude of contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and owners in a wide variety of actions ranging from simple lien foreclosures to multi-million dollar construction and engineering extra work claims arising from hotels, pipelines, tunnels highways, canals, convention centers, medical facilities, schools, power plant, dams and other complex public work projects. In the course of his career, he has handled virtually every type of design, construction and defect claim, including disputes arising from earth movement, surface and subsurface water intrusion, delays and impacts.
Originally educated and licensed as a professional civil engineer, Mark began his career as a field engineer on a multi-million dollar project for a national general contractor. He later worked a number of years with Pacific Gas & Electric, one of California's largest utilities, as a design engineer. Bridging the worlds of engineering and law, Mark understands and speaks the language of the industry and works closely and effectively with architects, engineers, geologists, material testers, schedulers, construction managers and construction cost accountants.
•Martindale Hubble AV Rating
•“Top Lawyers,” San Diego Magazine, 2013-2018
•Recognized multiple years by the San Diego Daily Transcript as Super Lawyer in Construction.
•“Procopio Welcomes Mark Budwig as Partner on the Construction Team,” Procopio, March 6, 2017.
Mr. Budwig has been a regular speaker at construction law seminars for the past 25 years, covering an array of topics including:
•Mechanics liens and stop payment notices
•Annual construction law updates
•Alternative construction contracting delivery systems
•Key provisions and pitfalls in public contracting
•Construction dispute resolution
•Differing site conditions
•Public works bidding
•Key risk-shifting provisions in construction contracts
•Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), San Diego Chapter, Former Board of Directors
•San Diego County Bar Association-Construction Law Section
•Associated General Contractors of America