Our attorneys are creative and efficient contract drafters and our clients rely on us as business advisors who understand their businesses, goals and long-term growth strategies. Through effective contract drafting and negotiating, we help owners, developers, contractors, design professionals, suppliers and building product manufacturers manage expectations and risks.
We are experienced in all manner of construction and design contracts and delivery systems, and our clients routinely come to us to assist in the negotiation and preparation of a wide range of design and construction agreements, including standard design-bid-build, owner representative, construction management (both "at-risk" and "not at-risk"), design-build, multiple-prime, Engineering Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) and Integrated Project Delivery (“IPD”). We have drafted contracts for all manner of vertical, civil, energy, process plant and manufacturing and industrial projects. We have also drafted suites of master construction and design contract forms for some of America’s most prominent companies, as well as middle-market owners, contractors and design professionals. Our attorneys have drafted and negotiated joint venture and teaming agreements for both public and private projects. We are also well-versed in the legal implications of design, construction, project delivery, project management and regulatory issues.
Our involvement in the contracting process extends beyond drafting and negotiating agreements. The construction group’s lawyers have also been involved in updating various American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) forms, including updates to the AIA’s design-build agreements.