Construction Law

Construction Law

We are experienced Construction Lawyers located in the Milwaukee Area

Construction law is a multi-faceted and complex field ranging from contract negotiations, project design, insurance coverage, real estate and environmental analysis, employment/unemployment claim change order negotiation, delay/defect/payment dispute resolution, to effective management and adaption to 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 Lien and Bond
  • Change Orders 
  • Termination
  • Bid Protests
  • Construction Defects
  • Denial of Site Access
  • Land Use Disputes
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • Disruption, Delay and Acceleration
  • Design-Build
  • Construction Mangement
  • Public Private Partnerships (P3s)
  • Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
  • Defective Design, Material and Workmanship
  • Foreclosure
  • Bankruptcy and Receivership
  • Theft by Contractor
  • Project Audits
  • Fraud/Misrepresentation
  • Disadvantaged Business Certification (DBE, WBE, EBE, MBE, SBE, SDVOSB, WOSB, and others)
  • Joint Venturing
  • Copyright/Trademark
  • Employment Agreements
  • Zoning and Government Approvals
  • Title and Eminent Domain
  • Environment/Shoreland Regulation
  • Sustainability Contracting and Project Site Compliance

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

  • Contract Negotiations and Review
  • Modification of standardized forms (AIA, DBIA, ConsensusDocs, EJCDC and others) and development of Master Contracts and Purchase Orders (Subcontracts, Owner-General Contractor, Owner-Architect, Design/Builder, Construction Management, Consultant.
  • 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 Agreements and compliance Issues

Technology and Administrative Process Contracts:

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