Construction

With one of the largest and most experienced construction law practices in the United States, we offer clients the benefits of a classic construction boutique supported by the resources of a large full-service firm.

We represent clients—developers, contractors, owners, architects, engineers, subcontractors and lenders—in all phases of construction projects, from inception to completion, domestically and abroad.

Our clients need innovative solutions to today’s building needs, be they new technologies like Building Information Modeling, green and cleantech building requirements, new delivery methods or the vagaries of the economy. Our collaborative team includes LEED certified professionals, licensed architects and engineers, as well as attorneys adept at BIM tools and public contracting.

We assist clients with the drafting, negotiation, and performance of contracts, and have extensive experience in designing contracts to avoid costly disputes. Additionally, we have detailed knowledge of construction finance, innovative forms of insurance protection, zoning regulations and contract law.

Together, we understand the significant regulatory, technical and business issues involved in construction projects.We also have worked extensively with professional societies, including the Design Build Institute of America and the Associated General Contractors of America, to develop streamlined, standard form agreements for our clients to save time and hassle.

Although we work hard to help our clients avoid disputes, if they do arise we are especially proud of our use of alternative dispute resolution to settle matters, and we have a long track record of successfully litigating in federal and state courts if settlement is not an option. Our construction attorneys are particularly strong in handling large, complex project disputes, such as those involving stadiums, airports, multi-use developments, infrastructure, power plants and wastewater treatment facilities.


Types of Claims We Regularly Prosecute and Defend:

  • Contract claims
  • Delay and extra work claims
  • Defective design and construction claims
  • Performance bond liability claims
  • Warranty claims
  • Employee and third-party personal injury claims
  • Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Lender liability claims
  • Mechanic’s lien claims
  • Fraud actions
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) claims