The representation of individuals and companies in the construction industry is a highly unique field of law. The firm employs several lawyers with backgrounds in engineering and building construction, and provides legal services ranging from simple incorporations to the prosecution of complex claims on multi-million dollar vertical and horizontal construction projects. Our attorneys provide legal consultation on a broad array of issues including:
- Bid Protests
- Building Condition and Property Transfer Surveys
- Construction Defects
- Construction Liens
- Contract Disputes
- Contract Preparation
- Delay, Acceleration and Disruption Claims
- Design Negligence
- False Claim Act Investigations
- Minority and Disadvantaged Participation Programs
- Payment and Performance Bonds
- Public Private Partnership Contract Procurement and Preparation
Our attorneys provide legal consultation on both transactional related work (such as reviewing RFPs and negotiation and consummation of owner contracts, concession agreements, design-build agreements, design sub-consultant agreements, subcontracts and purchase orders, including public-private partnership contracts) as well as dispute resolution/litigation. Our practice generally involves dispute resolution proceedings and/or litigation with owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors and others in the construction arena, including architects, engineers, sureties, insurance adjusters, and their respective legal counsel.
Our legal work involves projects as diverse as seismic retrofit work on the Golden Gate Bridge on the West Coast to waste-rock landslides on the East Coast, and from bridge demolition projects off the coast of Venezuela to manufacturing processes in the northeast. Problem solving and litigation activities related to water treatment plants, reservoirs, high schools, airport expansions, high-speed rail transportation, highways, bridges, residential and commercial high-rises, parking structures, and smaller residential disputes make up our typical work day. Lawsuits concerning threshold inspections, soil stability studies, environmental assessments, design negligence and construction defects also make up a large percentage of our construction-related work.