We understand the unique challenges and opportunities facing the construction and real estate industries. Our team of efficient, solutions-oriented counsel will focus on the legal details so you can focus on what matters to you — your project.
Our clients include project owners, investors, developers, financiers, contractors, project managers, engineers, commercial tenants, and materials suppliers. We have worked every angle in the industry and our footprints are all over a wide range of projects.
Areas of Focus
- Biotechnology, clinical, and medical research facilities
- Classroom, dormitory, and education infrastructure projects
- Major high-rise developments
- Mixed-use retail and residential
- Public authorities and public / private partnerships
- Real estate funds
- Retail development
- Transportation projects, such as roads, bridges, and airports
- Urban redevelopment
Contract, Drafting & Negotiation
Our attorneys have a great deal of experience working with the construction and real estate industries. Our construction attorneys are familiar with standard construction and design contract documentation, including AIA, ConsensusDocs, and other industry forms.
We’ll prepare customized agreements when the situation calls for something out of the ordinary, and we’ll negotiate on your behalf on everything from routine supplier agreements to complicated public bidding and procurement issues.
Corporate, Financing & Transactions
Your project requires legal counsel that understands the unique structure, funding, or transactions that will make it successful. Private or public, debt or equity, acquisition or divestiture, investor, developer, or institution — we can help lead you through the process so that you and your project are funded and protected. And we are well-versed in the purchase and sale of construction companies.
Our Public Finance Practice has a national reputation for working with state and federal agencies and institutional underwriters on major transportation, health care, educational, and other infrastructure projects through bond issuances.
Immigration & EB-5 Visas
For more information on our immigration work, including EB-5 real estate investments, visit our Immigration Practice page.
Labor & Employment
Our employment counsel handles issues such as employment policies, documentation, immigration, compensation, and benefits. We have experience in complicated labor issues within the construction industry — from project labor agreements to job actions. We have addressed trade union issues, OSHA, and the NLRB on numerous occasions in order to help our construction industry clients get the job done.
Leasing & Acquisitions
Our real estate group has experience with all aspects of commercial real estate leasing and can help with a wide range of all lease negotiations and construction issues arising out of those transactions.
Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation
We know that sometimes litigation is unavoidable, and our litigators are uniquely skilled in the strategies and techniques used in the construction and real estate industries. We’ve handled everything from bid protests and change order disputes to performance bond claims, contract terminations, construction defects, and delay claims. We’ve fought for our clients in state and federal courts, in front of administrative and regulatory agencies, and other venues where real estate and construction matters are resolved.
We also know that arbitration and mediation as well as other forms of ADR can be a more cost-effective and private process to resolve construction disputes. Our construction attorneys have arbitrated and mediated hundreds of matters before arbitrators and mediators throughout the country.
Minority, Women & Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
Our construction attorneys have assisted numerous companies in achieving certification as an MBE, WBE, and/or DBE. Similarly, we have represented companies whose minority or disadvantaged status comes under challenge from competitors or regulatory authorities. And we have worked with our public owner clients on compliance programs to ensure their set-aside programs are achieving the desired goals and fulfilling the regulatory requirements.