Deborah S. Griffin is senior counsel in the Litigation Group
and concentrates her practice in the area of construction, commercial litigation
and bankruptcy. She regularly advises contractors, owners and sureties on
construction contract, administration and claim matters and handles construction
disputes from start to finish.
Ms. Griffin's experience includes the representation of contractors,
construction managers, owners, sureties, banks and bank regulators in loan and
contract default situations, both before and during litigation or bankruptcy
proceedings. She has helped draft a contract addendum for the use of building
information modeling (BIM) on construction projects which has been published as
ConsensusDOCS form 301.
Her practice includes: structuring project delivery methods and reviewing,
structuring and negotiating construction, design and construction management
contracts; advising clients on contract interpretation and contract and project
administration for commercial, institutional, and public building projects and
public works projects; claim avoidance counseling; public procurement laws and
bid protests; construction industry labor and employment issues; OSHA and
building code matters; change order management; project close-out management;
assessment, preparation and defense of claims; litigation and arbitration of
construction related disputes; contract default management and providing general
business advice to construction industry clients.