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.

Attorneys O’Meara, Thornsjo and Leer Named 2016 SuperLawyers; McSherry Named Rising Star

O'Meara, Leer, Wagner and Kohl is proud to announce that three of the Firm's shareholders –Shamus P. O'Meara, Timothy J. Leer...

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Governor Dayton Signs Law Affecting Undisputed Construction Contract Payments and Retainage

Last Tuesday, the Minnesota State Legislature passed a bill regarding payments under building and construction contracts. The bill...

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Minnesota Supreme Court holds a fact finder may consider embedded-labor-cost depreciation, among other factors, when determining the “actual cash value” of damaged property under the Broad Evidence Rule.

In reformulating and answering a certified question from Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota, the Minnesota...

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