Ryan Wood

Ryan Wood

Ryan Wood practices in the firm’s Real Estate and Construction group focusing on construction and business litigation. Ryan has a record of success challenging public agencies in bidding and contract administration, achieving favorable results in bid protests and public contract litigation. In addition to his litigation practice, Ryan functions as outside general counsel for both construction and commercial entities, where he advises clients on a wide range of matters affecting the day-to-day operations of their businesses. Ryan also has experience in environmental litigation, appellate and writs, corporate law and intellectual property and licensing.

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Subcontractor Costs May Become Public Record in Federal Aid Contracts

Contractors who bid on public projects that utilize federal money  can be surprised by additional administrative requirements they do not usually find in their contracts.  In my recent article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, I discuss one of those requirements that may require you to disclose  subcontractor agreements, and what you can do to … Continue Reading

Contractors Are Running into Unexpected Trouble as Local Air Quality Management Districts Stretch the Limits of Their Authority

It has long been the case that the California Air Resources Board (“ARB”) and each of California’s local Air Quality Management Districts (“AQMDs”) may regulate sources of portable emissions. However, about two decades ago, the legislature recognized that it was often impractical and too costly for businesses traveling throughout the state to acquire permits for … Continue Reading
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