Construction Law

Construction law is a multi-faceted and complex field ranging from contract negotiations, project design, real estate and environmental analysis, dispute resolution, and insurance coverage to workers’ compensation, effective record management and technology.

In short—if a legal challenge is part of the construction process, it’s part of construction law.

Our clients include: general contractors, trade contractors, architects, engineering firms, owners, developers, government agencies and lenders

Rely on us for help with the following:

  • Contract reviews
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Liens
  • Change orders and cardinal changes
  • Termination
  • Bid protests
  • Construction defects
  • Denial of site access
  • Differing site conditions
  • Disruption, delay and acceleration
  • Faulty design, material and workmanship
  • Foreclosure, bankruptcy and receivership
  • Theft by contractor
  • Project Audits
  • Fraud
  • Improper change orders and cardinal changes
  • Improper termination
  • Disadvantaged Business Certifications (DBE, WBE, MBE, SBE, SDVOSB, WOSB, and others)
  • Joint Ventures

We provide a wide range of services to the construction industry, including:

  • Contract Negotiations and Review
  • Standardized Master Form Contracts (subcontracts, Owner-General Contractor, Owner-Architect, etc.)
  • Claims and Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Liens and Payment Disputes
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Claims
  • Surety Bond and Miller Act Claims
  • Mediation and Arbitration (as advocates and neutrals)
  • General Counsel Business Advising
  • Formation, Certification and Counseling of Disadvantaged Businesses (DBE, WBE, MBE, SBE, EBE, SDOSB, WOSB and others
  • Set-aside program development
  • Participant certification and compliance disputes
  • Hiring activities/programs including subcontractor, supplier and Community Block Grant worker hiring

Real Estate Contracts:

  • Multi-tiered lender/investor agreements
  • Title company and real estate acquisition documentation
  • Bond and loan programs: government grants, tax increment financing (TIFs), industrial
  • Corporate structuring—including interlocking and sister entity development
  • Service contracting for architectural, structural, interior and MEP (mechanical/electrical/plumbing)
  • Contractor, subcontractor, supplier, fabricator, construction manager and owner’s representative
  • Cost and schedule evaluation
  • Fiscal audit and review of completed projects
  • Warranty compliance
  • Facility management and renovation analysis

Technology and Administrative Process Contracts:

  • Website and technology management
  • Electronic communications protocols
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • LEED and other environmental certifications/sustainability measuring
  • Cloud records archival