Brian Mullins is a partner at Wisconsin law firm Axley Brynelson, LLP, and co-chair of the firm’s Construction Law Team. He is also a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and Business Practice Group. Mr. Mullins’ practice focuses on construction and real estate claims, disputes, contracts and transactional work. He is experienced in civil, commercial and insurance claims, mediation, arbitration and litigation matters.
Mr. Mullins has over 30 years of experience as an attorney and advocate for owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, insurers and sureties. He was one of the founding members of the 50 State Network of Lien and Bond Attorneys. Mr. Mullins has been instrumental in the development of construction law in Wisconsin and has been named to the International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers. He has been selected in nearly every statewide survey of lawyers as one of the state’s top construction and real estate lawyers, including being named the Best Lawyers® 2014 Real Estate – Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” and the Best Lawyers 2013 Construction and Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year.” He is a graduate engineer and has received an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™.
Mr. Mullins has prior experience as a project manager in construction projects. He has represented and counseled owners, developers and contractors on large Wisconsin private developments and public works projects in connection with zoning, municipal and government approvals, public and private financing, development agreements, construction contracts, construction claims, dispute resolution and legal affairs. Mr. Mullins also has experience in public procurement, government contracting and EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) and Turnkey contracting.
Mr. Mullins is experienced in representing clients in mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction and real estate matters. He has served as a mediator and an arbitrator of numerous construction and real estate disputes. Mr. Mullins was a member of the Dispute Review Board for the Core and South Leg components of the Marquette Interchange, one of Wisconsin’s largest public works project; and currently serves as the Chair of the Dispute Review Board for the Zoo Interchange/Watertown Plank Interchange project.
Mr. Mullins has additional industry experience in commercial construction, commercial real estate, condominium development, construction contracts, construction claims and defects, differing site conditions, extras, delay claims, design-build project delivery, insurance coverage and defense, heavy highway and transportation, mold and environmental matters, public construction (hospitals, schools and other facilities), real estate, development and leasing, real estate transactions, tax assessment objections and tax incremental financing.
Admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Minnesota, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the United States District Court for Minnesota, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.