Mr. Nikles has represented private and public owners, contractors, architects, and engineers on large, complex, and high-profile construction projects throughout California and the United States for the past 26 years. His experience encompasses a wide array of construction-industry matters from project finance, selection of project delivery methods, contract drafting, contract administration, project monitoring, scheduling and delay issues, cost overruns, work out of troubled projects, and construction defects. He has managed many hundreds of claims to resolution through mediations, arbitrations and trials.
Mr. Nikles was chair (2011-2013) of Division 4 of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry (Project Delivery Systems). He is a past chair of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Associated General Contractors of California and is a current member of the AGC legislative review committee, and is an active participant on editorial boards for revising industry form agreements for both the American Institute of Architects, and ConsensusDocs. Mr. Nikles is a frequent author and lecturer on construction law matters. He is the lead editor of Construction Defects (2012, ABA publication), and is the author of a chapter on construction defect law in the ABA Publication The Fundamentals of Construction Law(2013, 2d ed).
J.D., Seattle University School of Law
B.A., University of Washington