Maria J. Giardina is Special Counsel in Sedgwick’s San Francisco Construction Practices Group and Commercial Division. Ms. Giardina’s practice focuses on a wide variety of construction-related matters. Ms. Giardina has over twenty years experience in advising clients on legal issues arising during the construction process. Ms. Giardina litigates and resolves complex construction disputes involving contract performance, payment disputes, unfair practices, project delays and impacts, design scope, differing site conditions, project administration and coordination, and design and construction defects on both the private and public works projects. Ms. Giardina also performs claims analysis, contract reviews, drafting and negotiation of contracts, and counsels clients on preventative measures, claim avoidance, insurance and risk management and compliance with legal requirements.