Practices & Industries

Construction and Surety

Our Construction and Surety Group is equipped to serve you, whether you are building, developing, managing, guaranteeing, designing, or financing a construction project.

Our nationally renowned team delivers pragmatic, innovative advice to clients in all aspects of construction and real estate development projects. We combine extensive legal expertise with technical knowledge rather than focusing exclusively on a single skill set. This approach enables our team to efficiently analyze plans, drawings, and other construction documents and assess disputes. This combination of skills enables us to explore a wide range of public and private construction disputes.

We represent clients in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings throughout the United States, achieving outstanding success in construction and surety litigation disputes. In addition, we regularly draft construction and development documents such as general contracts, subcontracts, public and private partnership agreements, design agreements, and LEED®-related contracts. We also are experienced in the newest project-delivery systems, like BIM and IPD.

Our services include:

  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Preparation of bid packages and proposals
  • Building information modeling
  • Drafting and negotiating construction and A/E contracts
  • Drafting and negotiating development, completion, and takeover agreements
  • Financing
  • Representing clients before administrative agencies on project-related regulatory matters
  • Helping owners, contractors, and sureties procure and manage construction services
  • Handling surety bond procurement matters
  • Handling design-build projects
  • Addressing environmental matters
  • Representing clients with integrated project-delivery services
  • Assisting with project administration
  • Working on turnkey projects

Our lawyers negotiate completion agreements for clients and facilitate continued work on “problem” construction projects by working closely with project owners, contractors, and subcontractors to identify potential disputes before they turn into lawsuits.

And when disputes arise, our tough team fights to protect our clients’ legal rights. Our dispute-resolution services include:

  • Claims preparation and analysis
  • Bid permits
  • Change-condition claims
  • Contract disputes
  • Delay and disruption claims
  • Subcontractor and supplier disputes
  • Surety bond claims
  • Civil litigation
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Mechanic’s lien disputes

From the negotiating table to the construction site and, if necessary, in court or arbitration, our lawyers provide effective and efficient services to help our construction clients achieve their financial and business goals.