Construction and Design
We work with you to resolve complex problems and disputes, with a focus on reducing disruption, controlling costs, and moving forward.
Construction claims can be complicated and expensive. Whether the problem is scheduling, delay, cost overruns, construction defects, design issues, fire, collapse or other catastrophe, or insurance, bonding or surety issues, our attorneys have the experience, background, and skill to help you solve the problem.
By partnering with our clients to tackle construction and design claims in a straightforward, professional manner, attorneys in our Construction and Design Group often resolve disputes before a lawsuit is started. Our attorneys have represented owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, specialty engineers, construction managers, program managers, owners representatives, manufacturers, insurers, local governments and other businesses and entities, in state and federal Court, arbitration and alternative dispute forums.
There is no substitute for preparation: We assist you in the negotiation of construction and design projects, all aspects of contract placement, public and private bidding, insurance and bonding issues, and coordination with construction experts and disciplines. We provide our clients with practical guidance in all aspects of construction and design, and work them throughout the process to facilitate effective outcomes.
We provide mediation and arbitration services for construction disputes (one of our team members serves on the American Arbitration Association's national panel of Construction and Commercial Arbitrators and Mediators). We also serve on dispute resolution panels, conduct early neutral evaluations and provide strategic input and guidance during all phases of design and construction. Our experienced attorneys provide seminars and trainings on a variety of construction-related topics, including contract drafting and negotiation, bidding and procurement, project delivery and closeout, construction operations, design issues, construction defects and claims, and dispute resolution.