Practice Areas

Construction Law

construction lawEdward H. Cross grew up in the construction industry and has nearly 30 years of experience in the construction trades.  He has devoted much of his legal career to representation of contractors and service providers.  He prosecutes breach of contract claims and has successfully recovered many millions of dollars for contractors, professional cleaning companies and environmental consultants across the country.  He has nationally-recognized expertise in the drafting of a wide array of contracts for restoration, construction, subcontracts, environmental consulting, and more.  See Contracts.

Cleaning & Restoration Law

Cross & Associates is the nation's leading law firm advocating for the interests of the cleaning and restoration industries. Edward H. Cross has represented over 50 cleaning and restoration companies across the country. He has obtained trial court victories on behalf of cleaning and restoration companies, successfully resolving over 1,000 disputes and recovering many millions of dollars. He was a key contributor to the IICRC's published standards for professional water damage restoration and mold remediation.

Contracts, Risk Management and Problem-Solving

Business owners in the current economy need legal counsel with the ability to help anticipate and address legal issues on every level, from day-to-day corporate counseling and regulatory compliance to customer and vendor relations, to major management crises.

Cross & Associates is an owner's best friend, skilled at thinking outside the box to find quick and economical solutions to the special challenges facing businesses in today's economy. This includes contract drafting and negotiation, dispute resolution and business planning in the areas of construction, property restoration, professional cleaning, environmental consulting, real estate and general business. Cross & Associates provides complete business services for ventures small and large.

Real Property Law

real estateCross & Associates has a proven track record of success in trial on real property issues, including non-disclosure and intentional misrepresentation. We represent contractors and owners in controversies over mechanic’s liens, and we represent owners in boundary disputes, encroachment claims, claims against homeowners associations and neighbor vs. neighbor disputes.

Government Claims

construction lawClaims against any public entity are specifically regulated by statute and are controlled by the highly-technical provisions of California’s Government Tort Claims Act. Cross & Associates’ government claims practice provides aggressive representation to contractors and property owners in claims against government entities throughout California. This has been a mainstay of our practice since the firm opened in 1995.