Kevin S. Collins - Alston & Bird LLP

Kevin S. Collins

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 213-576-1184

Kevin Collins is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office and a member of its Construction and Government Contracts Groups. Mr. Collins specializes in construction industry business litigation and transactions representing contractors, owners, subcontractors and design professionals on public and private works of improvement. Mr. Collins has specific expertise in the prosecution and defense of construction claims involving competitive bidding, delays, disruption, changed conditions, inaccuracies and other deficiencies in plans and specifications, contract terminations, mechanic’s liens, stop notices, payment and performance bonds. Mr. Collins' transactional expertise includes the negotiation and drafting of construction contract documents for project delivery methods, including design/bid/build, design/build, EPC, design-build-operate-maintain and CM at-risk.

Pitzer CollegeBA 1985University of California, Los AngelesMA 1989Loyola Law School Los AngelesJ.D. 1992

Case History

  • Represented an owner in a negotiation of a completion contract and prosecution of claims following the default of a design-builder on three contracts totaling over $250 million.
  • Represented a city in defense of a $16 million claim by a contractor arising from construction of a new airport terminal. Achieved a settlement in which the city paid less than contract price and retained a portion of the liquidated damages.
  • Represented an international contractor in the successful negotiation of a $13 million additive change to an EPC contract for the modernization of a hydroelectric pumped storage generating facility.
  • Represented a project owner as part of the trial team in a three-month jury trial of a contractor’s $66 million claim arising from the construction of a major industrial processing facility in which the contractor recovered less than half of the amount claimed.
  • Lead outside construction claims counsel for a public agency in connection with the agency’s $3.4 billion capital improvement program.
Part 2
  • Represented a general contractor in an action arising from a hotel modernization and expansion to recover an $800,000 contract balance, extras and prompt payment penalties. Recovered the entire amount sought, including attorneys´ fees.
  • Following legislative enactment of competitive bidding requirements, drafted a public agency’s procurement policies and procedures for the competitive bidding of construction contracts and solicitation of professional services. Drafted standard design, professional services and construction procurement and contract documents for the agency’s capital improvement program.
  • Prepared EPC contract documents for an acetylene pipeline project
  • Prepared design-build documents for groundwater treatment facilities.
  • Prepared contract documents for the design and construction of a major groundwater desalination plant.
  • Prepared standard form agreements for a major telecommunications company for the expansion of its cellular telephone network.

Office Location

333 South Hope Street, 16th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3004
United States

Practice Areas

Construction Law
Litigation - Construction