Construction Law

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Elliott Greenleaf’s lawyers provide a full range of legal services in all aspects of construction law and government contracting.  Our lawyers have assisted clients throughout the design, financing, development, execution and management of a wide variety of construction contracts both regionally and nationally.  The Firm regularly represents public and private owners, general contractors and subcontractors, construction managers, equipment suppliers, architects, engineers, and sureties.

With our first-hand knowledge of the construction industry, our attorneys are able to handle disputes such as: contract interpretation, complex public or private contract claims and surety litigation, contract defaults, contract terminations, and delay and inefficiency claims. The Firm regularly handles disputes involving traditional contract documents (AIA, Consensus DOCS, EJCDC and CMAA).

Our Firm regularly handles creditor’s rights issues involving the construction industry.  We provide our clients with services to address default terminations, no-cost terminations, terminations for convenience, and resolving disputes against sureties relating to payment and performance bond claims and indemnity obligations.  The Firm has resolved disputes involving bid, payment, and performance surety bonds; mechanic’s liens; contractor licensing; state insolvency (receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors); insurance coverage and claim disputes; property damage claims; and all forms of bankruptcy including liquidations and reorganizations under the United States Bankruptcy Code.

The Firm is uniquely experienced to assist clients in the bidding and procurement processes, bid protests, injunctions, and selection and award processes.  Our experience includes handling federal procurement matters, including transportation and other infrastructure projects.  We have assisted clients in sustainable design projects and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).  The Firms has counseled clients on alternatives available to address sustainable green building design and construction, and can prepare contract documents to reflect the added responsibilities inherent in those projects.

We are also well versed in contracting with public and private entities and Public/Private Partnership Projects (P3), including developing and managing the bid process and any resulting protests, construction administration services and risk management, management of legal issues resulting from stakeholder interests, including but not limited to labor, community, zoning and historic preservation.