Construction Law

We are experienced Construction Lawyers. 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 adaption of new technologies.

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

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 
  • Termination
  • Bid Protests
  • Construction Defects
  • Denial of Site Access
  • Land Use Disputes
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • Disruption, Delay and Acceleration
  • Design-Build
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Integrated Project Delivery
  • Defective Design, Material and Workmanship
  • Foreclosure
  • Bankruptcy and Receivership
  • Theft by Contractor
  • Project Audits
  • Fraud/Misrepresentation
  • Disadvantaged Business Certifications (DBE, WBE, EBE, MBE, SBE, SDVOSB, WOSB, and others)
  • Joint Venturing
  • Copyright/Trademark
  • Employment Agreements
  • Zoning and Government Approvals
  • Tithe and Eminent Domain
  • Environment/Shoreland Regulation

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

  • Contract Negotiations and Review
  • Modification of standardized forms and development of Master Form Contracts (Subcontracts, Owner-General Contractor, Owner-Architect, Design/Builder, Construction Management, Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)
  • 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 Advice
  • Formation, Certification and Counseling of Disadvantaged Businesses (DBE, WBE, MBE, SBE, EBE, SDOSB, WOSB and others
  • Bids/Requests for Proposals and Bid Challenges
  • Set-aside Program Development
  • Participant Certification and Compliance Disputes
  • Hiring 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, municipal grants
  • Corporate structuring—including interlocking and sister entity development
  • Service Contracts for architectural, structural, interior and MEP (mechanical/electrical/plumbing)
  • Contractor, subcontractor, supplier, fabricator, design/builder construction manager and owner’s representative
  • Environmental/geotechnical appraisal and civil/surveying
  • Cost and schedule evaluation
  • Accounting
  • Fiscal audit and review of completed projects
  • Warranty compliance
  • Facility management and renovation analysis
  • DBE and Joint Venture

Technology and Administrative Process Contracts:

  • Website and technology management
  • Electronic communications protocols
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) and BIM Execution Planning (BXP)
  • LEED and other environmental certifications/sustainability measurement
  • Cloud records archival and computer-related issues