Construction can be a complicated process involving many participants playing different roles. Big personalities and disputes are common, and those participating in the construction of complex projects require skilled legal advice. Our experience in engineering and construction of more than thirty years covers everything from project delivery approach selection, contracting and course-of-construction counseling to claims resolution. We understand our clients’ commercial objectives and strive to achieve them effectively, efficiently, and without over-lawyering. We take pride in delivering practical and pragmatic legal services to arrive at the ultimate goal of completing quality construction projects on-time and on-budget without needless and costly disputes.
We represent project owners, contractors, and subcontractors, and they need attorneys like us who understand the construction process from start to finish. In our representation, we draft and negotiate design agreements and construction contracts at the front-end of a project. Then during the construction phase, we maximize our clients’ opportunities and mitigate their risks through course-of-construction counseling with the objective of resolving issues quickly on a fair-and-reasonable basis, so that the issues do not become much larger disputes that can end up derailing an otherwise successful project. Further, we resolve our clients’ unavoidable disputes though negotiation, mediation, or if need be, through arbitration or litigation. Finally, to the extent design or construction deficiencies manifest following a project’s completion, we also pursue claims against the responsible parties for our owner clients. Throughout these stages of the construction process, we guide our clients’ projects toward successful close-out.