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Construction Contracting & Disputes

From the most sophisticated public and private commercial and industrial projects to residential construction that exemplifies the culmination of personal achievements, Brouse McDowell’s construction law attorneys provide a full complement of legal services for all types of construction projects.

We work with developers, owners, general and specialty contractors, design professionals, construction managers, owner’s representatives, and material manufacturers on project conceptualization, design, contracting, contract administration, and claims resolution. We focus on risk management and loss avoidance from conception to close-out.

Brouse McDowell’s attorneys have experience negotiating and litigating the most common contract forms such as those published by the AIA, the AGC, Consensus Docs, and the EJCDC. We are equally familiar with many of the forms utilized by public entities, and we can assist with the preparation and review of customized contracts. We protect our clients’ interests with contract forms and terminology, identify and consult on contractual, OSHA, environmental, employment and labor issues that arise during the course of the project, provide counsel and dispute resolution services relating to insurance coverage, defects, and claims, and prepare and defend against mechanic’s liens.

Brouse McDowell’s construction experience includes:

  • Contract Drafting, Review and Administration
  • Project Management
  • Program Management
  • Construction Management
  • Bid and Specification Development
  • Value Engineering
  • Public Bid Disputes
  • Change Order Management
  • ADR—Negotiations, Mediation, Dispute Resolution Boards, and Arbitration
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Mechanics’ Lien Filing, Foreclosure and Defense
  • Labor Disputes, Strikes and Project Interruptions
  • OSHA Compliance and Workplace Safety
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Design Professional Liability Claims
  • Lost Productivity, Delay and Differing Site Conditions Claims
  • Surety Bond and Insurance Coverage Claims

 

We have unique experience with public construction projects involving tunneling, highway and bridge construction and storm and sanitary improvement projects, with water intrusion issues in any structure, with specialty roofing materials such as TPO, with material failures involving wood composite, concrete, coatings, and specialty siding materials, and with residential disputes involving new construction and renovation. 


Representative Matters
:

  • Provided construction management for collegiate stadium construction project
  • Represented subcontractor in litigation to pursue payment on municipal project following wrongful termination
  • Represented client in claims arising from private commercial construction
  • Represented client in contract litigation involving multi-million dollar private commercial project
  • Represented public owner to resolve contractor defects from water transmission line installation project
  • Prepared project management agreement for construction of new corporate world headquarters
  • Prepared design-build agreement, owner-contractor agreements and similar construction agreements for the construction of a new surgical center, medical center and other medical building construction projects
  • Prepared owner-contractor agreement for construction of private church project
  • Developed custom subcontractor agreement, terms and conditions
  • Developed warranty manual and claims documentation for homebuilder industry association
  • Developed design-build agreements for federal construction projects
  • Negotiated development agreement and resulting construction contracts
  • Prosecuted warranty claims arising from university construction project
  • Arbitrated multi-party claims associated with delays to private industrial project
  • Mediated claims dispute resolution concerning new construction of state appellate courthouse
  • Mediated claims involving private commercial box store construction
  • Served as general counsel for builders’ association
  • Overview

    Construction Contracting & Disputes

    From the most sophisticated public and private commercial and industrial projects to residential construction that exemplifies the culmination of personal achievements, Brouse McDowell’s construction law attorneys provide a full complement of legal services for all types of construction projects.

    We work with developers, owners, general and specialty contractors, design professionals, construction managers, owner’s representatives, and material manufacturers on project conceptualization, design, contracting, contract administration, and claims resolution. We focus on risk management and loss avoidance from conception to close-out.

    Brouse McDowell’s attorneys have experience negotiating and litigating the most common contract forms such as those published by the AIA, the AGC, Consensus Docs, and the EJCDC. We are equally familiar with many of the forms utilized by public entities, and we can assist with the preparation and review of customized contracts. We protect our clients’ interests with contract forms and terminology, identify and consult on contractual, OSHA, environmental, employment and labor issues that arise during the course of the project, provide counsel and dispute resolution services relating to insurance coverage, defects, and claims, and prepare and defend against mechanic’s liens.

    Brouse McDowell’s construction experience includes:

    • Contract Drafting, Review and Administration
    • Project Management
    • Program Management
    • Construction Management
    • Bid and Specification Development
    • Value Engineering
    • Public Bid Disputes
    • Change Order Management
    • ADR—Negotiations, Mediation, Dispute Resolution Boards, and Arbitration
    • Construction Litigation
    • Contract Disputes
    • Mechanics’ Lien Filing, Foreclosure and Defense
    • Labor Disputes, Strikes and Project Interruptions
    • OSHA Compliance and Workplace Safety
    • Environmental Compliance
    • Design Professional Liability Claims
    • Lost Productivity, Delay and Differing Site Conditions Claims
    • Surety Bond and Insurance Coverage Claims

     

    We have unique experience with public construction projects involving tunneling, highway and bridge construction and storm and sanitary improvement projects, with water intrusion issues in any structure, with specialty roofing materials such as TPO, with material failures involving wood composite, concrete, coatings, and specialty siding materials, and with residential disputes involving new construction and renovation. 


    Representative Matters
    :

    • Provided construction management for collegiate stadium construction project
    • Represented subcontractor in litigation to pursue payment on municipal project following wrongful termination
    • Represented client in claims arising from private commercial construction
    • Represented client in contract litigation involving multi-million dollar private commercial project
    • Represented public owner to resolve contractor defects from water transmission line installation project
    • Prepared project management agreement for construction of new corporate world headquarters
    • Prepared design-build agreement, owner-contractor agreements and similar construction agreements for the construction of a new surgical center, medical center and other medical building construction projects
    • Prepared owner-contractor agreement for construction of private church project
    • Developed custom subcontractor agreement, terms and conditions
    • Developed warranty manual and claims documentation for homebuilder industry association
    • Developed design-build agreements for federal construction projects
    • Negotiated development agreement and resulting construction contracts
    • Prosecuted warranty claims arising from university construction project
    • Arbitrated multi-party claims associated with delays to private industrial project
    • Mediated claims dispute resolution concerning new construction of state appellate courthouse
    • Mediated claims involving private commercial box store construction
    • Served as general counsel for builders’ association