Our Construction Team has the skill, experience, and industry-specific knowledge that clients need to manage risk, protect their interests and enable a successful project. Unique to our practice, we provide transactional legal services relating to the entire construction process to better serve our clients. These non-litigation services include drafting architectural services and construction contracts, counseling clients during the design, bidding and construction phases of the project, identifying, avoiding and resolving claims during the project, filing and/or discharging liens, among others.
Our lawyers also represent clients in a full range of land use litigation. We have experience in all aspects of the construction industry, including real estate, land use, energy, manufacturing, retail, infrastructure and development.
With offices located throughout the country, we combine the benefits of a national law firm with the efficiencies of a regional firm that understands the local implications of each project. We have represented some of the world’s largest companies and developers of office parks, shopping centers and residential developments; general contractors and subcontractors; architects and engineers; national real estate and construction lenders; national title insurers; construction equipment manufacturers; and residential home owners who have embarked on large construction or renovation projects.
The success of a construction project depends, in large part, on the negotiation and contract drafting done before the project even begins. What’s more, today’s sophisticated construction projects often require creative solutions to risk allocation.
Parties may seek to share the risks inherent in the construction process by utilizing new concepts of contracting, such as partnerships, variations on traditional design-build construction and management, and increased technical coordination and collaboration. Not only do novel approaches to construction risk management increase efficiency, but they can also reduce conflicts, deficiencies, and disputes. By working with clients at the outset to assess risks associated with a project, we are able to advise clients on the most appropriate way to structure the project.
We help clients develop creative solutions and draft airtight documents so that they can mitigate risks, minimize the probability of litigation, and increase the likelihood of a successful project. If a dispute does arise, we have the industry-specific knowledge and astute litigation skills necessary to pursue the client’s claims and protect their interests before arbitration panels, federal and state courts and international tribunals. Our lawyers have litigated and arbitrated issues involving construction projects, real estate transactions, land use and development approvals in venues throughout the country.