We have handled a wide variety of construction disputes in trials, arbitrations, and mediations, and frequently provide advice about construction contracts, ownership, and use of construction documents and related issues.

Representing Owners against Contractors

We have represented owners such as municipalities, hotel developers, commercial owners, condominium associations, industrial owners, and public institutions in disputes over compliance of design-build turbines with performance specifications, restoration of historically significant buildings, code compliance, lien claims, change order disputes, breach of contract claims, and other issues.

Defending Contractors and Subcontractors

We have represented contractors and subcontractors in commercial litigation and bid disputes and in many types of claims by owners and third-party occupants or visitors of facilities. In addition, we have extensive experience with construction contract disputes and negotiations.

Defending Design Professionals

We have represented architects and engineers against a wide variety of claims of defective or unsafe design and construction, including claims of wrongful death, personal injury, structural failures causing property damage, roofing failures, facade failures, spalled flooring, and many other internal and external conditions. We have assisted architects and engineers in disputes with regulatory agencies, such as licensing disputes. We have defended architects in claims of cost overruns involving entertainment facilities, shopping mall developments, institutional facilities, and other types of projects. In some cases, these claims have been resolved in arbitrations or mediations. In other cases, we have been able to resolve the disputes through negotiations—often in a way that preserves the client relationship and opportunities for additional business.