Successful project completion requires seasoned advice, creative strategies and effective risk mitigation tools.

Construction projects can be complicated and expensive. There are many issues to consider, including scheduling and project completion, budget planning and cost control, construction sequencing, design issues and changes, risk management and loss control, and insurance, bonding, and surety issues, among a myriad of other matters to consider.  Our attorneys have the experience, background, and skill to help you achieve a successful project.

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 the entire construction process.  We can assist you in the negotiation of construction and design projects, all aspects of contract placement, public (competitive) and private bidding, insurance and bonding issues, and coordination with construction experts and disciplines.  We provide practical guidance in all aspects of construction and design, and work throughout the process to facilitate effective outcomes.

We provide mediation and arbitration services for construction disputes (Shamus O'Meara 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.  We have represented clients in State and Federal Court, arbitration and alternative dispute forums.  Our experienced attorneys provide seminars and training 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.

The Common Enterprise Defense is Alive and Well, But Still Not Without Limits

OLWK Attorneys Brian McSherry and Lance Meyer recently co-authored an article regarding the Minnesota Supreme Court's decision...

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Minnesota Supreme Court Issues Anti-Manufacturer Decision in Products-Liability Case and Grants Review in Another Significant Case for Product Manufacturers

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently took action in two products-liability cases we have been monitoring. First, the court issued...

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This week, the Minnesota Supreme Court held in Kelly v. Kraemer Construction, Inc., A15-1751 , that a general contractor hired...

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