Construction Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Our lawyers have extensive experience representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties in complex, high-dollar dispute resolution and litigation. Our mediation, arbitration and litigation experience includes handling disputes involving the full spectrum of potential construction-related controversies, including defaults and terminations, change order and extra work claims, payment and performance bond claims, mechanics’ liens, schedule accelerations, impacts and delays, construction defects, site access and differing site conditions issues.

Client Focused Approach

Initially, our lawyers work to understand our clients’ goals and work relentlessly to achieve them.  Protecting and enforcing contract rights rests at the core of most all construction litigation and dispute resolution.  Our lawyers are well versed in enforcing and defending claims based on provisions typically found in construction contracts and subcontracts, including

  • Changes and Change Orders
  • Delays and Time Extensions – Including No-Damages-for Delay
  • Termination or Suspension
  • Payment – Including Pay-if-Paid or Pay-When-Paid
  • Waivers of Consequential Damages
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • Force Majeure

Minimizing Costs – A Priority Achieved Through Technology

Our client-focused approach recognizes that as a means of maximizing results, all clients want to minimize costs.  Construction litigation and dispute resolution are notoriously expensive due to the costs of discovery.  The primary drivers of discovery costs are the volume of information and documentation produced on construction projects and the need for counsel to review and understand this information.  To minimize these costs, our lawyers use sophisticated computer technology to store, organize and review voluminous documentation and information.  Application of this technology leads to efficient usage of attorney time, minimizing costs and maximizing results.

 

The following attorneys practice in our construction law practice group and have extensive experience with construction litigation and dispute resolution:

David R. Cook Jr.
George Reid
Chadd Reynolds