Toshi Dezaki

Toshi Dezaki
Managing Director

Quantum/Damages Testifying Expert; Focus on Construction & Government Contracts

Toshi Dezaki is a Managing Director at Ankura with 20 years of national and international consulting experience in construction and government contracting related issues. Toshi provides project advisory services during the course of construction and also analyzes and reviews construction claims post project completion in mediation, arbitration (including international arbitration), and trial. He is based in Washington, DC and Miami.

  • Experience

    Toshi’s construction and government contracting project experience spans a variety of industry sectors including energy, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, infrastructure, oil and gas, power, marine, residential, telecommunication, and transportation. A large portion of this experience also includes addressing issues related to the allocation of damages between parties including insurance carriers, insured parties, and others as well as surety bonds, principals, and obligees.

    Toshi has assisted clients and counsel with many types of construction cost analyses, including changes in scope, lost productivity, acceleration, cost categorization reviews, cost variance analyses, reimbursable contract cost reviews, and jobsite/home office overhead cost allocation. He has also performed construction audits, reconciliations, change order cost and documentation reviews, forensic accounting, fact finding investigations, and reasonableness reviews.

    Toshi’s experience address issues related to alleged defective construction, errors and omissions, builder’s risk, differing site conditions, inclement weather, breaches of contract, additional work requests, terminations for convenience/default, contractor abandonment, changed scope of work, delay, disruption, and various owner/developer, contractor, subcontractor, and vendor issues.

  • Honors & awards

     

    • Who’s Who Legal says: “The ‘excellent’ Toshi Dezaki is someone who clients state they ‘would return to without hesitation’. His practice features broad experience on construction cost analysis.”
    • Who’s Who Legal, Construction
    • Who’s Who Legal, Consulting Experts (Construction – Quantum & Delay)

  • News & events
    • Construction Project Scheduling and Delay Claims, 05/2018, “Time is Money: Determining the Amount of Damages,” Miami, FL
    • Construction Superconference, 12/2017, “Getting Your Construction Expert’s Opinions Admitted into Evidence,” San Francisco, CA
    • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, 21st Annual Meeting, 09/2017, “Avoiding Pitfalls on Cost and Scheduling Presentations to Dispute Boards,” Chicago, IL
    • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation Annual Conference, 05/2017, “Jury Selection in the Age of Millennials: Who Do I Want? How Do I Find Them? How Do I Keep Them Engaged?” San Francisco, CA