Construction Law


We provide a broad range of legal services on all aspects of construction law. We guide our clients through all phases of the construction process, including feasibility analyses and design, bidding, construction, and closeout. Our lawyers negotiate and draft construction and development contracts, counsel clients on organized labor issues, appear before regulatory bodies, and assist clients in overcoming issues on troubled projects. We have assisted our clients in the development and construction of a 147,000-square foot, LEED-certified medical center; a 255,000-square foot, LEED-certified office building and warehouse; a large-scale solar panel installation project; and a 365,000-square foot addition to an academic institution. Often, we are called upon to negotiate, draft, and review construction contracts that include substantial environmental components, including wastewater treatment plants; air pollution control equipment; performance of groundwater and soil remediation performed pursuant to CERCLA, RCRA, and state law statutes; Brownfields redevelopment; renewable energy equipment; and waste disposal units including landfills.

When problems pertaining to design defects, delays, construction means and methods, specifications compliance, quality of work, site conditions, changes, cost recovery, remediation, organized labor, personal injury, mechanics’ liens, or the Prompt Payment Act arise, our experienced construction litigators have the answers. Appearing in state and federal courts, and before arbitration panels and the NLRB, our lawyers have successfully resolved disputes concerning matters that include the development of a 225-mile fiber optic network from New York to Washington, DC, the construction of a residential apartment complex built using concrete that off-gassed ammonia, the construction of a corporate campus using defective cement panels, a death during a rooftop installation of solar panels, obstruction of the non-union construction of a shopping mall by organized labor, the defense of a national homebuilder against Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act claims at residential townhouse complexes where quality of work and specifications compliance was at issue, and the prosecution of mechanic’s lien and Prompt Payment Act claims for a subcontractor that had performed work on more than a dozen commercial projects.