Construction

We provide fast, practical legal solutions to clients at every stage of their construction projects.

Our Construction practice handles private and public construction projects of all sizes, including state, local, and federal government projects, with experience across the full range of project delivery systems. We also represent clients in litigation in state and federal courts nationwide; in arbitration proceedings conducted by the American Arbitration Association or JAMS, or administered by the parties; and before numerous local, state, and federal governmental agencies and boards.

During the construction process, we offer advice and counseling tailored to our clients’ specific needs. On the developer side, we offer assistance with land acquisition and obtaining land use approvals. For contractors, we offer guidance on everything from contract bidding, bid disputes, and bid protests to contract negotiations, change order disputes, claims, procedures for minimizing payment disputes, mechanics’ lien claims, and obtaining final payment. For surety companies, we analyze payment and performance bond claims and defend such claims, or take over and complete projects.

Because construction projects can be highly complex, even the best-planned projects may require dispute resolution upon completion. We work proactively to avoid or quickly resolve disputed issues that may lead to litigation. When litigation or arbitration is required, we represent our clients with determination, strength, and forcefulness.

Finally, when issues arise involving environmental, tax, workers’ compensation, bankruptcy, or general labor and employment law, our lawyers in those areas stand ready to provide efficient, effective solutions.

Our Clients

  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors and suppliers
  • Project owners and developers
  • Architects, engineers, and construction managers
  • Sureties
  • Commercial lenders and investors
  • State and local governments

Our Services

  • Licensing
  • Bidding and bid protests
  • Contract negotiation and preparation
  • Government contracts
  • Environmental issues and claims
  • Extra work
  • Defective work
  • Delay, acceleration, and inefficiency
  • Change order disputes
  • Liens
  • Payment and performance bond claims
  • Preparation and presentation of claims or defense of claims
  • OSHA
  • Dispute resolution
  • Mediation, arbitration, and litigation