We help clients plan for and manage the many issues that accompany land acquisition, development and construction.
We represent owners and contractors, as well as architects, engineers and other construction professionals. We advise construction clients on a myriad of projects. We help engineers and engineering firms structure their activities and respond to issues and claims arising out of their work. We have experience with builders’ liens, procurement (RFP and Tender) disputes, contracts, delay and extra claims and insurance and bond claims.
We recognize that in this sector, addressing and resolving legal issues early typically leads to more efficient outcomes and can preserve relationships with partners and sub-contractors. We keep this in mind when assessing potential outcomes and solutions for our clients.
We negotiate, structure and draft construction documents, including standard commercial and government forms, design/build agreements, development planning, project and construction management agreements, prime, trade and material supply contracts, consultants’ agreements, bonding facilities and insurance policies.
We help you manage the risk inherent in any construction project. We are experienced in developing contractual options to allocate risk. We allow for mechanisms for dispute resolution. We help you determine appropriate insurance coverage and related requisite bonding. Our aim is to provide you with creative solutions to minimize risk and to educate you on how to run your business with an eye to Risk Management.
We help you resolve disputes by bringing significant experience and creativity to the table. While litigation is sometimes unavoidable, we focus on structuring appropriate contractual approaches to dispute resolution and helping clients resolve disputes before they reach the final and very costly court option.
We deal regularly with construction lien disputes, contractual interpretation issues during construction, progress draws and completion issues, delay and extra claims, third party claims for business interruption or damage and insurance and bond claims management.