Construction Law

Our clients tell us that construction and design are imperfect processes. Similarly, litigation of construction disputes or negotiating construction contracts are anything but perfect. Our clients are confident they know what to expect, as they actively assist in designing and building the case strategy.  We provide a broad spectrum of legal services in assisting construction managers, contractors, design professionals, inspectors, subcontractors and vendors in all phases of commercial and industrial construction projects as well as claims, disputes and litigation arising from such projects. Typical services include contract drafting and negotiation, negotiation of claims and representation in litigation or arbitration involving issues related to acceleration or compression of work; change orders; construction defects; coordination and synchronization of trades; CPM schedule and delay claims; engineering; liquidated and consequential damages; mitigation of damages; personal injury; project management; and termination or default. Our experience in this area ranges from navigating commonplace lien and payment issues encountered on light commercial jobs to cutting edge off-shore marine construction projects involving multiple disciplines and market pressures. Most importantly, we are keenly in tune with the far reaching impact which construction disputes may have on existing business operations, profits, projections and relationships and focus our initial efforts on attempting to keep projects on track and reconciling disputes before protracted litigation is warranted. Nonetheless, when litigation is the chosen route, whether we are representing a Plaintiff or Defendant, our strategy is built around working toward cost effective, yet favorable solutions that make sense.