Blank Rome’s construction attorneys provide comprehensive legal services to owners, developers, design professionals, prime contractors, and subcontractors, as well as material and equipment suppliers in both the public and private sectors, nationally and internationally, with respect to all types of construction claims before various state and federal courts and arbitration panels.
Our construction attorneys are committed to providing an upfront analysis of a construction problem, devising a strategy to achieve the client’s objectives and ultimately getting the problem resolved with a minimum amount of time and expense.
Our construction attorneys have extensive experience with:
- Drafting construction contracts
- Advising on contract administration and project management matters
- Handling cases involving all types of direct and indirect cost claims, including claims for:
- Loss of productivity
- Extra work
- Defective specifications
- Design errors and omissions
- Differing site conditions
- Product defects/failures cases
- Bid protests
- Mechanic liens
- Payment and performance bond claims
Professional liability claims are essentially two cases in one: the liability claim and the causal litigation or transaction. A team with significant dispute and transactional experience is essential to understanding the underlying case. When called upon, we work closely with our clients to define the near-term and overarching objectives of the representation and to implement a comprehensive plan to address the substantive issues of the primary claim, and to understand the underlying intricacies of the causal matter.
Blank Rome’s construction attorneys work with clients in an efficient and cost-effective way to minimize risk and maximize success by developing creative contract delivery systems; resolving problems before, during and after the project with unique solutions; and, if needed, expeditiously and cost effectively representing clients in all types of disputes forums including mediation, arbitration, and the courts.
Our construction law team takes an interdisciplinary approach and is composed of attorneys across several of our nationally-recognized practice areas including government contracts, labor and employment, real estate, energy, insurance recovery, project tax and finance, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, environmental, criminal defense, corporate investigations, and regulatory compliance.
Our attorneys have significant experience with large projects, EPC and EPCM projects, and alternate project delivery systems, particularly in power generation, infrastructure, and heavy industrial process facilities, including:
- Coal, gas-fired, combined cycle nuclear, biomass, hydroelectric, and power generation projects
- Chemical plants
- Mining facilities
- Steel mills
- Coke and coal by-product plants
- Liquid natural gas (“LNG”) and sour gas processing plants
- Mass transit, bridge and highway projects
In addition to their extensive government contracts experience before Boards of Contract Appeals and with cases in the United States Claims Court, Blank Rome’s attorneys have appeared before the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”) of the American Arbitration Association, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and the Singapore Industrial Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”). They are experienced in the international enforcement of any arbitral awards pursuant to the United Nation Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 1958 (the New York Convention).