Kent W.Lindsay

Of Counsel

San Francisco + 1.415.875.5881

For more than 30 years, Kent Lindsay has represented stakeholders on some of the largest and most complex engineering and construction projects in the world. Kent assists clients with project and contract structuring, contract negotiation, claim preparation and defense, and formal and informal dispute resolution. He knows the construction industry and is experienced with the issues that often arise on construction projects.

Kent has worked on domestic and international projects, including oil and gas, major infrastructure, power and process plants, industrial facilities, pipelines, tunnels, mining projects, infrastructure, and heavy construction. He has litigated or arbitrated cases involving delay and disruption, incomplete or defective design, extra and defective work claims, differing site conditions, inadequate and uncoordinated project management, rejection and repair of nonconforming work, terminations for default and convenience, lien and bond issues, and post-completion warranty issues. Kent has prepared and negotiated all types of construction contracts, design-build agreements, joint venture agreements, consortium and partnering agreements, and guaranty contracts.

Kent is a member of the American Bar Association (Litigation Section, Public Contracts Section, and Forum on the Construction Industry).

Experience

  • Riverside and The Dwyer Group acquire Service Brands International and related franchise conceptsJones Day advised The Riverside Company and The Dwyer Group in connection with the acquisition of Service Brands International and its related Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman, and ProTect Painters franchise concepts.
  • Mehoopany Wind Energy settles litigation with RES America Construction over multi-million dollar wind farm developmentJones Day represented Mehoopany Wind Energy LLC ("MWE"), the owner of a 9,000 acre wind farm in Pennsylvania consisting of 88 wind turbines.
  • CityCenter disputes claims by contractors on multi-billion dollar Las Vegas developmentJones Day represented the owner in disputes with contractors regarding the $8.5 billion CityCenter development.
  • The following represents experience prior to joining Jones Day.

    H.C. Price v. Golden Valley Electric Association. Trial counsel in arbitration arising out of termination for default by utility company of EPC contractor on project to construct a power generating facility in Alaska.

    Bechtel Power Corp. v. Intergen. Lead counsel for Bechtel in claims relating to construction of coal-fired electrical generating facility in Fujian province in the People's Republic of China.

    National Cement Company v. Bechtel Corp. Lead counsel in construction dispute arising out of a modernization project at a manufacturing facility.

    Bechtel Corp. v. BASF. Lead counsel for the EPC contractor regarding a significant delay and extra work claims arising out of a project to design and build a chemical manufacturing facility in Malaysia.

    Trial counsel for Weyerhaeuser, an international building materials manufacturer, in numerous product liability and breach of warranty cases.

    Speaking Engagements

    • January 31, 2012 and
      February 1, 2012
      Construction Law Update
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